2016 in Review: Favorite Children Portraits

It still absolutely amazes me how much babies change over the first year.  Did you know that a baby will roughly triple his birth weight, grow 1-1/2 times as long as he was when he was born, and have about 1-1/3 times the head circumference in the first year?  That's a lot of growing!  That's why I feel it is so important to capture them every 3 months.  Some photographers only bring them in the studio every 6 months, but they change so much in that time!  

In 2016, I was able to watch 13 children grow over the year.  A couple I only met once hoping to see them again soon, but the ones I saw every 3 months was so much fun!  Here are my favorite images from those sessions.

Blue and green baby boy cake smash

I first met this baby boy in February 2015 when he was only 2 weeks new.  Seeing him again at his first birthday was a special treat!  Although he wasn't into the cake, he was definitely into giving lots of smiles!

This little kiddo holds a special place in my heart being my first Baby's First Year Plan.  Seeing him turn one years old was like watching my own child's first birthday!  His little smiles during that whole year would make the sun shine brighter!

This little kiddo holds a special place in my heart being my first Baby's First Year Plan.  Seeing him turn one years old was like watching my own child's first birthday!  His little smiles during that whole year would make the sun shine brighter!

Seriously, this little kiddo's smiles just brighten anyone's day.  And those bright blue eyes seem to shine brighter every time I would see him!

Seriously, this little kiddo's smiles just brighten anyone's day.  And those bright blue eyes seem to shine brighter every time I would see him!

Pink and blue just seem to make this little girl stand out even more.  She had SO much fun smashing her cake it was definitely a sight for mom and dad too!

Pink and blue just seem to make this little girl stand out even more.  She had SO much fun smashing her cake it was definitely a sight for mom and dad too!

Mom wanted to capture the love between these two brothers and I think these photos about sum it up.  Big brother was so gentle and caring!

Mom wanted to capture the love between these two brothers and I think these photos about sum it up.  Big brother was so gentle and caring!

I adored every little outfit that mom brought for this baby girl to wear!  And although it would take her a little bit to warm up to the camera, she always had the brightest smiles.

I adored every little outfit that mom brought for this baby girl to wear!  And although it would take her a little bit to warm up to the camera, she always had the brightest smiles.

Dad's love of baseball and the outdoors was the perfect setting for this little guy's portraits.  When he finally gave me a smile it was as if his entire body would light up!

Dad's love of baseball and the outdoors was the perfect setting for this little guy's portraits.  When he finally gave me a smile it was as if his entire body would light up!

I may be a little partial to this session being that it is my daughter.  After watching all the other little babies coming into our home studio, she wanted to make sure she received her own little cake smash.  Who says cake smash fun is only for one year olds?

I may be a little partial to this session being that it is my daughter.  After watching all the other little babies coming into our home studio, she wanted to make sure she received her own little cake smash.  Who says cake smash fun is only for one year olds?

I will be so sad when this little girl turns one year old.  I will definitely miss you personality and smiles!  It is so awesome to be able to watch a baby's personality grow!

I will be so sad when this little girl turns one year old.  I will definitely miss you personality and smiles!  It is so awesome to be able to watch a baby's personality grow!

Every single session, mom would bring in the most adorable outfits!  And hats to match!  His little outfits definitely match his personality as well.  This kiddo has style!

Every single session, mom would bring in the most adorable outfits!  And hats to match!  His little outfits definitely match his personality as well.  This kiddo has style!

I first met this kiddo when he turned 2 years old and loved his big smile!  And when his Husky pal would tag along, it was even more fun!

I first met this kiddo when he turned 2 years old and loved his big smile!  And when his Husky pal would tag along, it was even more fun!

This baby boy's mom is a dear friend that I will surely miss when they leave the area.  Being able to capture this little kiddo was extra special because I not only got to see him grow, but it also meant I got to see my friend too.  

This baby boy's mom is a dear friend that I will surely miss when they leave the area.  Being able to capture this little kiddo was extra special because I not only got to see him grow, but it also meant I got to see my friend too.  

This baby girl is so talkative and personality at 3 months already!  Although she was a little camera shy, as soon as I took that black box away from my face and started talking to her, it would light up her entire face!  I'm so excited to watch her grow!

This baby girl is so talkative and personality at 3 months already!  Although she was a little camera shy, as soon as I took that black box away from my face and started talking to her, it would light up her entire face!  I'm so excited to watch her grow!

These babies will always hold a special place in my heart.  I've been able to watch them go from laying down to sitting up to holding their head up high to walking.  I hope that once I've finished capturing their first year, I'll be seeing them again soon!

Do you have a baby you'd like to capture their milestones or to watch them grow over their first year?  I'd love to be a part of it!  If you're interested in Jessica LS Photography capturing your baby's First Year, contact me today. hello@jessicalsphotography.com