I love watching my clients hit milestones! Last November when I met Ryder, Tracy, and John, for a beautiful outdoor session, Ryder would look right into the camera! I loved photographing him then and loved it again this time! This summer Ryder and his mom, Tracy, came to the studio for a one year session for his first birthday. Well... almost birthday! He was having so much fun crawling and (a few steps!) walking all over the studio. I loved how he would come right at me! He is so curious, I just love it!
Tracy brought along some meaningful props for the session including a red rocking chair passed down from Ryder's grandpa. I love that! And the little pirate and crab outfit was perfect since his dad loves to surf. Could also be a small nod to yummy Sunday lobster bakes at dad's restaurant, The Commissary.
And I just love when a session has a cake smash involved! Tracy is a pastry chef who owns, Sugarcoated, and is a pie goddess! You can read about her in a recent article in GrandLuxe. She brought along Ryder's first cake... I think with a little less sugar than normal, but as you can see, he enjoyed it! And he really loved playing with that 1 year candle!
The whole session wrapped up with a little snuggle time. Of course, Ryder still had lots of energy! But I bet you he passed out on the car ride home!