From the first time I met Lena and Steven to photograph their maternity pictures, I knew their child would be absolutely beautiful. And sure enough, when Alexa was born and visited for her newborn pictures I was right. And this year when I saw them for Alexa's first birthday she was just as adorable. We enjoyed a leisurely session, strolling around downtown McKinney. We created beautiful images, even though that morning it chose that location to rain. It hadn't rained in about 30 days and it chose only downtown McKinney to rain! Like, I'm talking lightning when we were driving over! But we made it before the downpour and finished up under some building awnings once it did start. All the while, Alexa flashed her many expressions and loved saying she was "so big." I won't even attempt to type the translation as she and Lena were actually saying this in Russian. Maybe Lena will comment with the actual phrase!
I loved seeing you guys again, Steven, Lena, and Alexa!
Don't be surprised if there is a follow up post with the cake smash we shot at their house!