I’m the proud father of two girls, they grow like grass in spring, and I’ve started speculating as to when they’ll get taller than their mum and probably me. I often look at them and think, I must put aside some time to get some more photographs, to record that happy giggle on video, to stop time and freeze a memory of them that me and their mum can look back upon in years to come or at least include as a humorous image in a wedding speech. It’s why it is so important to record your life as a family and when significant birthday’s abound then they’re even more of an excuse to take stock of what you’ve got and remember how lucky you are. 1st Birthday Photography sessions are therefore pretty popular and dare I say it great fun.
There’s often lots of tentative little steps supported by mum and dad, smiles in abundance, cuddles, crawls, pull ups against anything that’ll allow and just the great feeling of a young family enjoying themselves. The beauty of being outdoors is that often the entertainment required of very young children is right there in front of them, in the pine cones, in the seas waves lapping on the shore, often just in their bare feet feeling sand between their toes. On this shoot we had a sail boat sailing close to shore to watch, long grass and logs to sit in and on, woodland floor and sandy beaches to explore and the shade of beach huts to which to retire when it all got a bit too bright.
The shoot was booked to mark this little man’s first birthday a whole weekend of celebrations at his favourite beach. After a morning roaming the woods and beach we wore the little guy out and reaped a crop of images that’ll hopefully be admired by a very rightly proud mum and dad for many years to come. If you’re interested in a 1st Birthday Photography Session get in touch, the great outdoors is perfect for a bit of adventure.