Charlotte Grace: 1 Year! – Virginia Baby Photographer

Ready for a little first birthday celebration this Wednesday morning?!? Last week I got to spend the evening with Shaun, Leigh, and Charlotte who has changed QUITE a bit since the last time I saw her! I love getting to see the same families year after year and see how much their little ones grow, and I think Charlotte somehow managed to grow twice as fast in this past year! She is the sweetest little girl, and I choose those words carefully. I showed up expecting to see baby Charlotte again, and here’s this beautiful little girl literally running through the house! I’m pretty sure if Shaun and Leigh had a pause button for their lives right about now is when they’d be using it; Charlotte is at such a precious age, so playful and energetic and wanting to explore everything! Leigh and Shaun, thank you for inviting me into your home once again and sharing your Charlie Bear with me for the evening :0) Can’t wait to see the three of you again soon!

Leigh’s ’embrace the belly’ session is still one of my all time favorites!
Look how teeny tiny Charlotte was!
and look at her now! such a sweet girl :0) love those little chubby cheeks :0) these next three are some of my faaaaavorites from our session :0) LOVE! such a pretty girl :0) those petals didn’t stand a chance against CBear :0) love those long eyelashes!
Charlotte was so hilarious with the bubbles, she couldn’t quite figure them out enough to LOVE them, but didn’t want them to stop either ;0) sweet snuggles with her mama :0) such a big girl!! recognize the scarf from their first session? Charlotte was such a trooper considering out little photo shoot took place right during her dinner time. We tried to make it up to her by giving her dessert first… I think she forgave us ;0)
LOVE these ones and her little ponytail! so stinkin cute! look at her little belly!!! and she’s off.. to find the other cupcake! :0) 
Happy Birthday Charlotte!! :0) Happy Wednesday!

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  1. Priscilla says:

    She is as beautiful as her mother! Love the family ones gorgeous!

  2. Becky says:

    LOVE!! These pics are WONDERFUL!! Love you!!

  3. Karen says:

    Completely gorgeous! Jessica Smith is an awesome photographer with a great eye for composition and simple sweetness. Happy Birthday, Charlie Bear. xoxo

  4. Jen says:

    She is such an adorable little girl!

  5. Ceann says:

    These are great pics! Love them all!

  6. Molly says:

    I love them!!!! Yall are the cutest family:) and Charlie Bear is just adorable!!

  7. Robyn says:

    Your family is so beautiful! God really knew what he was doing with this one. ;) Goregous pictures :)

  8. Cera says:

    Good job Jessie! These look great!

  9. Kathryn says:

    Such cute pics! I love the one with S and L kissing while C is just sitting in her tutu! :)

  10. Aimee Eastman says:

    Such a beautiful family. Wish you guys lived closer so Drew could play with Charlotte.

  11. Sarah says:

    Leigh, the pictures are so great! Love the flower picture and the b/w ones! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Hallie says:

    Charlotte is so adorable and photogenic! I want one:-) Can I babysit?! Pwetty please?

  13. Rob says:

    That is just the cutest little thing! You really captured her personality very well in each picture and took some very sharp shots in terms of the color and lighting!!!

  14. Jeremy says:

    She’s really cute. And I don’t even like babies that much!

  15. Leigh and Shaun: She is absolutely gorgeous! It’s so hard to pick a favorite. Jessica’s photography truly captures all of those precious moments that I am sure will live in your hearts forever.

  16. Lisa Wingfield says:

    The pics are absolutely adorable! Beautiful!

  17. Katie says:

    She is the absolute sweetest Charlie Bear! She’s every bit as cute as Brenna said she was!!

  18. Leigh says:

    Jessie…..thank you so much for really capturing the spirit of our sweet Charlie Bear. She is absolutely the light of our lives and everyone can’t get enough of the pictures! I love that you can’t even tell she wasn’t feeling well that day!
    Thank you Thank you Thank you :)

  19. Margaret Lane says:

    These are beautiful. I love the use of light in the color photos.

  20. Erin says:

    She’s adorable!

  21. Maggie says:

    She’s so pretty! I love her ponytail!

  22. Erica says:

    She has gotten so BIG!!!! She is so cute and I love her little denim dress!!!

  23. Joannie says:

    What a cutie patootie!!!

  24. Monica says:

    Love me some Charlie Bear!! I love the swinging pictures :)

  25. Aunt B says:

    I just love her! I’m so glad she showed her ‘pirate’ face!

  26. Brooke says:

    She is adorable. I love the cupcake pics:)

  27. Al says:

    Beautiful!! She’s growing up so fast!

  28. JDUBS says:

    Charlie bear is the cutest 1 yr old ever! the pictures are awesome.

  29. Joanne says:

    These pictures really capture the moment. They are all adorable.

  30. Kim Thruston says:

    Oh my gosh all the pics are great. I cannot pick a favorite.

  31. Judy says:

    Awesome pics!! She’s a cutie.

  32. John says:

    She is so super delightful!!!! Awesome pictures…love em all.

  33. Addie says:

    Charlotte is so cute……and so are you and Shaun ;). Fav pic is ‘smelling the flower’. So much LOVE!

  34. Fishstick says:

    Hi Leigh! :) She’s so cute! Thanks for sharing the pictures with me!

  35. Megan says:

    What a sweet little girl! I love the one of her in the wagon!

  36. Melissa says:

    I love them all!! I really love the Mommy and Charlotte snuggle pic!

  37. Sue says:

    She’s so sweet!

  38. Dwayne says:

    Look at her little belly!

  39. Brenna says:

    I LOVE them! I absolutely adore the one of Leigh and Shaun kissing over Charlotte’s head!

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