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Turning One! | Durham Family Photographer

Turning ONE is such a wonderful and special milestone to celebrate! Babies change SO much in their first year and being able to document this time is worth everything. I had the honor of taking one year photos for baby Lilia, and I met her mom, Bree, at a Triangle Area Parenting Support event last year. Her mom dressed Lilia in the most ADORABLE outfit that said, “Sweet One,” which was donut-themed (who else love puns?!). One of the most memorable moments from the shoot was capturing Lilia’s determination to walk. Even though she was still wobbly and would fall down a number of times, she would get right back up and would try again. She showed SO much resilience and determination, but she also expressed so much JOY! One of my favorite photos is of her walking by herself and grinning ear to ear, which you can find below!

I also loved documenting mother-daughter photos of Bree and Lilia. Getting in the photos with your children is something I believe every parent should try and do at least once a year. Your children grow up SO fast and these moments slip by so quickly. To document your love and connection is something you’ll never regret doing.

Happy birthday to baby Lilia, and I hope y’all enjoy some of my favorite photos below!

Location: American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC


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Aiden's 1st Birthday | Durham Family Photography

One of the biggest honors of being a Durham family photographer, is watching families grow! Especially when it comes to babies, they grow WAY too fast! Today's story is about the Yoo family, and I had the special opportunity to take photos for them again. The last time I took photos for them was for his 100th Day Celebration, which is a traditional Korean celebration. This time, we were taking photos of Aiden's 1st birthday and it was a blast!

There were so many delicious treats and decor (which you can see below!), and they also wore hanboks, which are colorful, traditional Korean clothing. Baby Aiden also played a game where he got to "pick his future career" and he picked the stethoscope! We'll see if he becomes a doctor! :)

One of my favorite photos was when we brought out the stuffed animal manatee. I remember they were fond of manatees, and was curious to see if this was something Aiden would love, too...and boy, he sure did! He absolutely LOVED snuggling his face against the stuff manatee and kept giggling! He was so happy he was kicking his feet up and down, and it was SO adorable and cute!!!

The second part of the shoot we went outside to take beautiful fall family photos, and we had so much fun! Aiden loved having his mom softly blow into his face, and his smile will just melt your heart! Seriously, take a look yourself! Enjoy the photos!


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