From Newborn to the Cake Smash! Brooklyn is a YEAR! | Toledo Newborn Photographer

As a newborn, Brooklyn was one of my favorite little clients, probably because her parents are pretty good friends of my husband and I.  But seriously, she was amazing.  She barely cried, she did pose after pose after pose, and her images are still some of my favorites to this day, but how fast a year has gone by.  I’ve gotten to watch her grow over Facebook (I LOVE to be added as a friend so I can watch these little ones grow up even if I’m not photographing them) but the fact that she has now reached a year and I got to have her back in my studio? I was a bit ecstatic. Seriously.  But, before showing you her cake smash images, I wanted to show you a bit of the progress from her first session to her most recent 1 year session.

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Brooklyn’s dad is a huuuuuuge fan of the Detroit Tigers, and they brought this adorable outfit with them for her newborn session with me.  While I do have a selection of props, if you truly want something that is customized and tailored just for your session that you know no one else will have, then bringing your own items that really fit your personality and style is really the best.  Of course, access to my props is also more than welcome as well, for the best of both worlds.

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These are my favorite images from her newborn session with me in my in-home studio.  You can see why.  Of course, safety was my main concern with these, and mom’s hands left baby Brooklyn just long enough to get the shots needed, and then was right back on her.  🙂

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Then we did the parent shots, with her mom and dad.  I love that you can see by their expressions how their love just radiates for their baby girl.  I’m sure these images were ones they cherished, and still do cherish, but oh how she has grown.  She now has completely destroyed a beautiful cake.  It was really pure destruction.

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Of course, Brooklyn was mostly not a messy eater though.  She made sure not to leave much frosting sitting around from the cake.  There may or may not have been a sugar rush from it all.  Only she knows the truth.

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As you can see there was NO excitement about all of that frosting.  Oh, and of course, the cake.  But did you SEE the frosting?  She wasn’t excited about it even a little.  I mean, c’mon, her face wouldn’t suggest that at all.

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This face does say that the cake was pretty good though, doesn’t it?  Josh and Kristen, thank you so much for being able to bless your family with these amazing images from her day.  I can’t wait to see how she continues to grow up.  Hopefully, she’ll be more of a musician than a golfer. 😉  (I’m thinking a photo shoot with drums would be cute, right?!)  And, I know I always say it, but enjoy these moments!  They go by SO quickly!  Thank you again for having me as your photographer.  Without people like you who love my work, my own dreams of “making it” wouldn’t be able to be happening.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deb Guzman says:

Joy, Thank you for such beautiful memories! Thankful for your talent-having a beauty to work with doesn’t hurt:) God Bless You and yours!

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