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Baby You Can Drive My Car

…and other photos of an adorable one year old!

I first met Nicholas and his parents Melissa and Chip doing a newborn shoot. We couldn’t wait an entire year to photograph him again, so met right before Christmas for a six month session. This weekend I met up with the family again to help mark his first birthday. I cannot tell you how much fun it is to photograph toddlers (and crawlers!) as they never, never hold still. But the joy they find in absolutely everything is so inspiring and delightful that I end up with far more photos than I could ever imagine taking in just an hour. And Nicholas is a special joy, from discovering his dad’s baseball glove and his mom’s stuffed dog to driving his “new” car!  Happy birthday, Nicholas!

The car is the perfect color for this cool special effect (as are Nicholas’s eyes!).

Okay, how can you help but love a kid who reacts like this to a camera? (Not to mention his grandparents waving pompons behind me.)

At first, Nicholas didn’t know exactly what to do with his “prop”. But after awhile, he didn’t want to let it go.

Some of my favorite photos are the ones we cannot possibly plan for. In the middle of our group shot, Nicholas decided it was time for an Eskimo kiss with his mom instead!


  1. alison

    He sure does have great eyes!

    May 19th, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

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