Oh, sweet Evelyn - I cannot believe you're already a one year old!! From maternity photos and her newborn session to celebrating her first birthday, it has been so amazing watching this beautiful baby girl grow in her first year. I feel so lucky to have this business - to get to meet and build relationships with so many sweet families and capture images that they can cherish for a lifetime! Mom and Dad decided they wanted to take their photos at North Park and I had the perfect hidden treasure location for their sunset fall session. It's a great mix of large fields with tall grass, trees with changing leaves and gorgeous sunset light!
Mom had an adorable custom, monogrammed dress made for the occasion and fit perfectly with her fall themed birthday session. And the little baby pumpkins she brought along were the perfect props to match! We started with some family photos while we allowed Evelyn to get used to the camera. This is the absolute best way to help kids ease into a session - let them stay close to their parents, engage in play while they snuggle together and I slowly get closer as I photograph little details of the family interacting. After Evelyn warmed up a little more, we had her stand or sit on her own for some solo birthday photos. I always love hearing moms and dads behind me trying to get smiles and laughs from their kiddos....the sounds, songs, and silly dances make the best entertainment! And they knew exactly what to do to get beautiful smiles from their sweet baby girl!
In sticking with the pumpkin and fall theme, mom brought a light orange icing smash cake with a pumpkin ONE cake topper in sparkly gold. Evelyn also changed into a pink and gold sparkly tutu, totally fitting for her cake smash! At first she was not too sure about touching or eating the cake, but after some help from mom and dad, she got her hands in to the cake and took a few bites. Sometimes kids need a little help with their cake smash, we never know how they are going to react to this new experience. Most babies have never had cake or this sort of treat before or maybe they are not a fan of soft texture foods, so it's important to stay flexible and understanding that every child is going to respond differently. Luckily, once Evelyn got her hand into the cake, she started to get the hang of it and she had fun with it! Smashing and eating cake is such a fun way to celebrate that first year milestone!!
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.*
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!