I started offering birthday sessions this year for past clients’ children in the studio. I wanted these sessions to be very personal so I encourage clients to bring in their child’s favorite things at this time in their lives. I want them to look back on these portraits and remember their five year old’s obsession with superheros, his favorite jeans, and cowboy boots.
I wanted to create a memory of that special age when they are like mini hoarders carrying around not one passy, but 2 or 3, a bottle, and all of her favorites, so many things that when you pick her up those things start to fall, but you have to pick them back up because she demands all the favorite things at once, because she’s two.
And the nine year old who is becoming focused on the things he enjoys like his favorite books and video games, the fact that he has a thing for maps, especially the United States.
Because next year, things just might change. That superhero costume may be too babyish, and that passy may be gone for good, and certainly they will all be another year older and more mature.
So let’s stop time, just for a few minutes with pictures. And celebrate the way they are right now.
To book your child’s birthday session, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s free for past clients!