The First 365 Days
Posted On July 15, 2018
helpful site A. Smith Reflections has been Facebook official for one year! To celebrate, I am announcing my brand spanking new website, asmithreflections.com, and sharing my first blog post. How better to celebrate the first year of my photography business than to share about my first ever One Year Session?!
you could try here Say hello to Teagan, the smart and beautiful daughter of my dear friends Arthur and Maggie.
Arthur and Maggie are my first repeat clients! In addition to the One Year Session for their daughter’s 1st birthday, I had the pleasure of doing Teagan’s Newborn Session last summer. Here’s a throwback to when she was teeny tiny.
For the Newborn Session, I traveled to their home. It worked out great for my husband and I to spend a weekend visiting them and my husband’s sister who lived in the same area. For the One Year Session, Arthur and Maggie booked it to coincide with Teagan’s first birthday party at her grandparents house. We did the session in the backyard at Arthur’s parents’ house. Not only was it a great chance to visit with Arthur’s parents, but their backyard is to die for. I am seriously jealous of their backyard – it’s great for photos and relaxing!
In the days leading up to the session I discussed with Arthur and Maggie what they wanted for the photo session. Once we had gone over the basics, Maggie let me know that Teagan was going through a phase of not liking the camera. Knowing this ahead of time was helpful. I let Teagan do her thing and went with her flow. She really wanted to ride in her little car so we improvised and got some really cute photos while she was driving her car!
In addition to riding around the backyard in her car, Teagan really wanted to play in the backyard pond feature. Of course, Mom wanted her to stay clean for her photos. Teagan, like any other one year old, was not a fan of being told no!
Eventually, Mom let her stand in the stream feeding the water feature. Of course, she promptly sat down in the stream and played with the rocks. While Teagan played in the stream, her grandpa shaded her with a hosta leaf from his garden and told her a story about one of the rocks which he had brought back from Australia. It was seriously the sweetest interaction between a grandfather and his granddaughter!
If you made it this far, thank you for reading to the end! In addition to posts on Sessions like this one, I will also be including posts that help you to get to know me better. If you are interested in discussing your next photo Session see my Facebook page or website Contact page.
And, one last photo because I couldn’t help myself!