Lauren: 1 Year! – Northern VA Portrait Photographer

“Ask your heart to tell you her worth
Your heart will say, “Heaven on earth.”
– Peter Pan
Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer01 When I showed up for Lauren’s first birthday session she was still right in the middle of her favorite time of day- breakfast! :)Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer03 three generations of lovely ladies:Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer06bw Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer07 I can only imagine how much it must fill a parents heart to watch their children become good friends. it was so sweet seeing Lauren and Connor really starting to play together: Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer10 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer11bw Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer14 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer17 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer21 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer22 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer26 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer32 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer33 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer35 hi, blue eyes!Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer40 Lauren’s favorite part of her room is her butterflies :)Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer41 I have very similar photos from four years ago exactly of Courtney and Connor during his 6 month session reading the very same book :) I love that their kids have SUCH a love of reading already! Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer45Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer49 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer54 Lauren has mastered the art of sticking that little finger up and saying “no, no, no!” to anyone around her who she feels might need correction ;) Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer55 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer57 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer66 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer70 such a sweet girl!Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer71bw I always tell parents that cake is really hit or miss with kids, in my experience they either LOVE it or really don’t care for it. Well. This is how lauren felt about her cake at first ;) she didn’t even want to sit near it!Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer72 so we may or may not have stuck one of her favorite little snacks inside the cake, to give her a little taste and show her that cake and icing really isn’t so bad after all!Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer74 Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer77Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer82 LOVE those chunky little legs!Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer84 if her big brother likes it, than it MUST be good! :)Northern_VA_Family_Photographer_Filer87Happy First Birthday, Lauren! :)

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  1. […] get to do some mommy&me portraits for Courtney and Lauren! the last time I saw Lauren we were celebrating her very first birthday, and this was a special session to document her sweet toddler personality and how much she adores […]

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