This outdoor lifestyle milestone session for Mina’s first birthday was so much fun! The first time I worked with this family was for her newborn session, and it was so nice to see them all again.
It’s truly amazing what can happen in a year! Mina was getting her one year molars so she was chewing on her fingers, and I liked that this session documents that brief stage. Even though she was teething, Mina was still so happy and sweet. I met them outside of Chicago at a gorgeous forest preserve. Outdoor lifestyle sessions like this always give me amazing, natural movements to capture genuine family interactions. I love the photos of the parents swinging Mina– you can practically hear the laughter! Although I’m in Ann Arbor now, I’m sure I will be seeing this family again. I added a few of my favorites from Mina’s newborn session at the end of the post, it really is crazy to see how much she’s grown!