Anna, Amelie & Hayden-TLSPhoto-82Hayden's 1st Birthday
Since my first photography job in 2004 and I have even had the pleasure of photographing thousands of children, some even from bumps in the belly through their childhood. It's an amazingly rewarding part of my job, especially when I get to see some children grow up and capture it for their parents year after year.
My good friend from school, Anna, first asked me to photograph her daughter Amelie back in 2010 and now 4 years later I get to photograph her family again in celebration of their youngest son, Hayden's 1st birthday.
I think it is such a great idea to have a family portrait session rather than a party because 1st birthday parties are more for the family to make memories and capture pictures to look at when their little baby is all grown up. Anna's idea of having a special family portrait for Hayden's birthday is just magic. He gets to spend some quality time with his family for his birthday, and she gets to enjoy professional pictures... forever!
Anna wanted natural pictures of the children playing, and I suggested she bring Amelie's favourite toys, dressing up, and Haydens favourite toy, his football and since he had just been bought a new kit for his birthday she also brought it for Hayden to wear. A big helium balloon added a special birthday theme to the images too.
So, chaos indued with a 1 year old who can crawl faster than a ninja cat and a feisty 6 year old with tons of personality, but I think we managed to get some great pictures from the afternoon and Amelie and I even managed to find wonderland :)
Anna loved the pictures and is happily showing them off to everyone.
Happy Birthday Hayden!