Well, this little girl might look familiar to some of you who follow my blog or see all of my photos posted on Facebook. Gemma has been photographed by me quite a few times over the past year. Although she’s not officially a “Baby’s First Year baby”, I definitely consider her to be one. I first photographed Gemma when she was only about 6-weeks old for a watermelon session last July. Since then, I saw her at 3-months old for a butterfly session, she was the overall winner of our Cutest Child of 2010 Contest, giving her a complimentary in-studio session in February. Then, shortly thereafter, Gemma turned 1, which we celebrated with a smash cake…and now this brings us here. I should explain all of the photos. First of all, she loves having her photo taken…she’s quite the ham! Secondly, she gets entered into Little Miss Pageants (and does quite well, often winning Miss Congeniality and Most Photogenic). I love that she will have so many photos to look back on when she gets older! Her parents are snap-happy at home too. It’s so fun to get tons of photos when they’re little, cute and totally willing to smile and pose. This was definitely the first session we had together where Gemma was able to walk and run around in a large open space. We had fun running (a lot), looking at all kind of pretty things and spending some time in the gardens. She sure is fast and moves and grooves. She loved the water fountains and all of the flowers and ran from one side of the park to the other to try to see it all! Here are some of my favourite images from our time together:
There’s just something I love about this photo. She had this dreamy look on her face while watching the water fountain…
Gemma picked this hat and tutu out of my box of things all by herself. She carried it around with her until we dressed her in them. What good taste, my dear!
Love the facial expressions we captured!! We had tons of fun this day!
I just couldn’t resist posting this photo. She was upset because we wouldn’t let her run into the water. She wanted that fountain so badly and got quite angry with us when we stopped her from entering the water! I think she should head to the splash pads this summer, she might just enjoy it 🙂
Headbands & Petti Rompers provided by Chic Bebe – www.etsy.com/shop/chicbebeh
Hat & tutu combo set by Mudpies & Pigtails Boutique – www.mudpiesandpigtailsboutique.com