Do you know how cool it is to be a family's go-to-photographer? Not gonna lie....Its pretty awesome! To see a family grow and change over time is a gift and an honor. From pregnancy to birth announcements, annual portraits to 1st year milestones of the babies, I have watched this one special family grow over time from 2 to 4. This last session capped off the many moments in their youngest's first year of life with a First Birthday Photoshoot! Mom didn't want to the usual cake smash for a theme... She chose balloons! The bright garden backdrop allowed a mix of matte faded finishes with bold natural edits. The best bit of all, is that this same location was where we shot his birth announcement a year and a half earlier. People often talk about life as a story with many chapters. The stories that make up our lives are different for each of us, but they all have a happily ever after in their own unique and perfect way if you write it with joy and gratitude. Here's to one family's happily ever after and this little guys first birthday!