Callie is a one year old!! It is so amazing how quickly that first year just flies by! I photographed Callie for her newborn photos and what I remember most about Callie's session is her huge, beautiful smile. She gave me one of the best smiles I have ever gotten from a newborn baby. So, when mom asked me to schedule Callie's first birthday session, I was excited to see if she still had that big beautiful smile. And she definitely did not disappoint! Callie was so smiley and happy, she made my job easy!
I met the Licastro family at their home on a bright sunny morning to capture their family photos and Callie's first birthday, cake smash photos. We started with a few images with mom and dad but they primarily wanted to focus on Callie during the session. So I looked to photograph some casual, lifestyle images of this sweet family as they played and laughed with their daughter. I loved that they wanted to keep the focus on Callie in both her newborn and first birthday photos, so I was able to capture some true interactions during each session. Just two parents loving on their baby girl!
Once we finished up the family photos, I moved on to taking Callie's individual birthday photos. Callie was so playful and silly, but what really got her excited and smiling was listening to music. Especially the song, Baby Shark. So mom and I sang Baby Shark over and over to get those beautiful smiles and little hand gestures from Callie, which made for some pretty adorable photographs! I always try to find a favorite song or game that baby likes to play because it always brings out the best smiles and laughs! Towards the end of the session, mom and dad brought out Callie's smash cake. Callie was not as interested in her cake, which not all babies like to play around in a cake, but we were able to get a few photos of her with the cake. A perfect ending to her first birthday photo session!
All images by Becca Baker Photography
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania newborn, maternity, child & family photographer
*Becca Baker Photography specializes in newborn, infant/child, maternity and family photography in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.*
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I'm a natural light, on-location photographer in the Pittsburgh area specializing in newborn, maternity, child and family photography. I focus more on lifestyle and a contemporary style for my portrait sessions. Feel free to check out my site and leave comments!