These guys... Goodness... I don't even know where to start. I met Christen in, I think either middle school or high school, I honestly cannot recall anymore! A fellow ginger and a wonderful lady, we maintained a friendship over the years, and I was honored when she asked me to photograph her wedding to Nels, an amazing man she'd met through work. Between the two of them, they made one gorgeous little girl, and I considered it an even higher honor that she asked me to chronicle her first year in the world!
I was so clear from the moment I came over when she was 2 weeks old that Amelia already had them both wrapped around her tiny little fingers. Daddy moreso, but still, she had completely stolen their hearts.
I was so thrilled that Christen and Nels wanted to do their session in their home, in the intimacy of their lifestyle. It's such a joy to capture true moments amidst the chaos of real life. The pups were very much on guard watching over Amelia that day, as well.
It's been so fun to watch Amelia grow up as the shoots have gone on! Just as giggly and happy as her parents!
I think we had a record for only one or two mini-meltdowns for the whole One-year series. this family just always seems to have it together!
As we reached her one year portrait session, Amelia's curiosity clearly has reached a high point, because she was everywhere! Instead of making her sit, and keeping her down, we decided to let her roam, and we just had to keep up with her!
I cannot wait to work with this family again, and am so honored to have friends like them to count on and spend time with!
Happy 1 year, Miss Amelia, you crazy fun little frosting monster!! You will, one day, realize how very much you are loved!