• Elizabeth Schwering

Laurel: First Birthday


I can't believe it, Laurel is already ONE! I was lucky enough to be able to take pictures of her for her first birthday, and I can't believe how much she's grown since the last time I saw her!

Since it's February, her birthday theme was Winter ONEderland. Her outfit matched her decorations and everything turned out SO cute. I can't get over how adorable her chubby cheeks and big brown eyes are and her fluffy tutu and pink little leggings were just so precious.

We put this entire setup in her home and I LOVE being able to capture memories like these, especially when they happen in in-home "studios." They had SUCH a cute house and this shiplap backdrop worked out so perfectly! Laurel's mom, Chelsea, worked really hard to make this session come together and I think that involving this particular rocking chair was the absolute sweetest addition. When Chelsea was younger, she had her photos taken in this same rocking chair. Laurel's older sister also had her one year photos taken in it as well! This is so sweet & sentimental that all of them have used this same exact rocking chair for photos throughout the years! What a true treasure!

Laurel is such a happy baby and taking her photos was so much fun! She's at the age where she wants to constantly be moving, and we were able to capture the sweetest shots of her trying to get around! Her curiosity is growing so much!

Laurel was such a great little model and I loved being able to spend some time capturing her sweet little face! I usually only work with babies who are newborns through six months old, but Laurel was so sweet and it makes me want to take on more babies and toddlers! A new goal I have for 2019 is to book more lifestyle sessions involving kids. I think kids make such natural models, and being able to give them the freedom to explore their imagination and document it through photos is such a fun experience! :) Thanks, Chelsea and Laurel! You guys were awesome!