That first year, I don’t know where it goes. There are times when you have a screaming baby in your arms and you feel like you’ll never be free again, and then there are times you wish it would all slow down. Slow down long enough to enjoy every last moment, every new sound, every new look, everything. People warn you it goes by too quickly but until that first year passes by, you don’t fully realize just how fast it goes. How quickly they turn from this helpless little thing that just wants cuddled all day to a funny little independent voice that is ready to take on the world. Really… at one? It’s shocking. And those next 5 years, seem to fly by even faster.
All we can do is enjoy the ride. Savour little moments and squeeze them as tight as we can.
It’s always a privilege when clients ask me to capture that first year. I recently did Sloane’s one year photo shoot. Here’s a favourite from her newborn and her 6 month session along with some from her (almost) one year.
(ask me about my baby love package… three sessions of your choice to cover maternity/newborn to one year, the digital files and one gorgeous hardcover book in the end)
[…] I first photographed this wee girl when she was days old. Then I saw her again at 6 months and again at one year. […]