I have said it before and I will say it again: I LOVE one-year-olds! YES; they are a LOT of work for photographers to chase around (especially if they have just discovered the magic of walking!), but they are so dang fun! At this age, little ones have so much to offer a session, if you don't mind doing the work, which I absolutely don't!
Choosing the Location
When Jacob's momma sent me a photo of his dapper little outfit for the session, I knew what location would be perfect: Old Poway Park. With its rustic railroad charm and wide open grassy spaces, I knew this location had to be the one for his special day!
Upon arrival to the park, I was blown away by the gorgeous golden light filtering down from the late afternoon sun. I knew it would add a little something special to the session. We are so spoiled to live in beautiful Southern California!
On her contract, Jacob's momma noted that he loves all kinds of sports balls. So, I brought all of my small sports ball props: football, baseball (and bat), soccer ball, and basketball. When they arrived for their session, the birthday boy lit up like Christmas when he saw that basketball! At only one year of age, he is already working on his dribble and passing game! Very impressive!
On The Move
Speaking of impressive, this kid can MOVE! He has mastered walking (and running) and boy, did he make us work! I left the session sweaty and muddy, but it was worth it for shots like these! Plus, I got to know a sweet little boy on his first birthday...what could be better than that??