When Sarah asked me to take photos of her family, I couldn’t be more thrilled. A year ago, when I was building my portfolio and asking anyone and everyone to give me experience, I photographed sweet newborn baby Ella. One year later, they came back to me. It was so awesome seeing Ella as a happy active little toddler! She might possibly be the easiest one year old I have ever photographed. Normally, I prepare myself mentally because toddler photo sessions can be challenging. One year olds don’t typically like to sit still for photos, and their newfound walking ability (or RUNNING ability) is their favorite thing to do. So I spend a lot of these sessions literally chasing them and trying to catch them smiling. But Ella was so easy! She was active for sure, but she was equally content just hanging out on Mom or Dad’s lap and gave me plenty of chances to capture them just being the sweet family that they are. (Now if you are reading this and thinking, UH-OH my one-year old is anything but mellow, don’t worry! I’m more used to the challenging feisty little things, and I can always catch a few keepers of them too, so don’t let that stop you from getting your photos done!) 🙂
Thank you Sarah, Mark and Ella! It was a pleasure to see you and capture this time in your family’s history!