A first birthday session is a wonderful way to celebrate the end of that first momentous year of a baby’s life. It’s incredible how much a baby changes in just one short year so it’s also the perfect opportunity to capture them just as they are at this fun and exciting milestone age.

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing Miss A several times over her first year and it’s been so much fun watching her personality develop so I was thrilled to be invited to her home to help capture her very special first birthday session.

This lovely family’s beautiful yard was the perfect setting for their session, I now have major backyard envy! We started their very playful session capturing the family together as they played and read together in their yard. Even the dogs came over for some family photos and did a great job posing with their human family.

For Miss A’s first birthday session her Mommy made her a very special cake to try for the first time. Often little ones are hesitant to try cake if they’ve never had it before but Miss A was not shy at all with her cake. I love all of the different expressions on her face as she first tested the cake and then dove right in. After having some cake to herself Miss A was even kind enough to share with her Mama, what a sweetie!

Sara McConnell Photography ~ Ottawa Baby Photos