Remember this sweet girlie?
We did this photoshoot six months ago when she was six months old... which means OMG, it's time for her
First Birthday Playground Photoshoot
You know when you get a present for your birthday and you just love it soooo much that you have to show it off to everyone? Well that was Miss Z and her new bike. So we started off our first birthday photoshoot last weekend with some time on the bike.
And then we did some big girl walking in the yard.
Madame's been walking, mind you, since she was 10 months old. Look at her as she zooms from Mama to Baba here.
I adore this top photo SO much.
And of course had to do some snuggling/flying photos...
And I do always love to get in the high chair for a few photos to commemorate the big first birthday... even if "cake smash" isn't something you're picturing for your photoshoot... just closeup fun photos sharing a rice cracker with her mamas do the trick.
Not to mention it's our chance to document the sweet ONE banner on the high chair...
Her fox-themed party had been the day before, so she still had some balloons...
And even though this particular balloon was a leeeeetle scary for her, she was willing to give it wave from afar.
We knew we'd get great energy and happy photos at a favorite playground, so after about 20 minutes at home, we popped into our cars and zipped over.
It was time for some...
And of course, everybody needs a break sometimes, and documenting the fact that the breastfeeding's been happening for this whole year?
Definitely something we wanted to do.
A mama snuggle on the playground bench and some sweet cuddles while nursing? Just so lovely. I think my favorite's the bottom one here, where Z reaches up and touches her mama's face and gets a little kiss at the same time.
And she was back at it after her snack! Climbing and zipping around.
Happy happy birthday, Z! I've adored documenting your first year!
And if you're local to Boston and navigating pregnancy, adoption or that first year with a new baby, I just launched a new VIP Facebook Group for local families who are expecting a baby and who have a baby under a year at home and I would just ADORE it if you'd come hang out with me in there!
My new group is called Year One Together.
It's for new parents who are getting excited about or already navigating their baby's first year here in the Boston area. I interview local experts in all things baby every other Wednesday, and then those interviews are saved in the group archive so you can watch them anytime. Topics the experts are covering in their interviews with me include: "Dressing your Baby in Boston Weather", "Do I want a Doula? A Midwife?", "Postpartum: The Emotional Side", "Year One With Twins", "Sensory Play Ideas for Babies"... and so much more. We also have giveaways and fun contests in there all the time.
Don't have a baby in your house right now, but you live in the Boston area and want a fun online community of families to connect with? Come join my group for families with older children - it's called Boston Families Together and you can join that group here.
Not a Facebook person, but want to consider baby photos?
More info about my Baby's First Year Package is here, and my available upcoming photoshoot calendar is posted online here.
I'm Jessica McDaniel, and May 2021 will mark my 18th anniversary photographing babies and their families all around Boston.
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