October 2, 2019

Brown Family/1st Birthday Portrait Session

FILED IN: Families

Three years ago I had the privilege of photographing Lauren and Andy Brown’s wedding. Being asked to photograph Lauren and Andy again – this time with their gorgeous little 1 year old, Landon – well, my ideal wedding couple has turned into my ideal family!

Lauren is very organized and had a vision of what she wanted for Landon’s 1st birthday photo shoot. She sent me several Pinterest shots of what she liked; scoped out locations in Saratoga that she thought might work well; listed props she planned on bringing; coordinated the baby’s outfits with the props at each location; color coordinated outfits for the family pics. You have no idea how much I, as a photographer, appreciate this!!! Lauren and I are very much alike, so the amount of emails and texts and sending pics back and forth was quite large. Deciding who would bring what to the session, where we’d meet, and where our first stop for pics would be, was planned.

You should have seen us walking to our first location – Andy pushing Landon in his jam-packed stroller; Lauren pulling the baby’s Radio Flyer wagon, loaded with props and outfit changes; me hauling my camera bag and step stool. A merry band of travelers!

Landon was the absolute best little boy the entire time! Cried once when Andy lifted him off the wooden crate to stand behind it, then just went with the flow no matter where we put him. Sitting in the washtub or his wagon, any piece of tall grass or flower was fair game! Little nature boy in his Yankee cap and Andy’s denim overalls from when he was a boy – so sweet! Oh, and how can you not love the red Converse sneakers?!!

Crawling on the mirror cracked Landon up, as well as playing “so big” with mom and dad. Such a cutie! The end of the night, he just wanted to be holding his parents’ hands and walk, especially after the smushy cheek kisses!

This family session could not have gone any better! Not only did we get some beautiful shots, but reconnecting with such a lovely couple was the icing on the proverbial cake. Lauren and Andy, you two are the best, and now you three are just fantastic!! You know where to find me for any/all of your future photography needs! Love the Brown’s!!

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