Mia has grown up so much since our last session when she was just 6 months old! She's become a busy little thing who loves to talk - she has quite a sophisticated baby language full of emotion and dynamic range. She was telling me all about her love of music and climbing the whole time we were shooting, even though I couldn't understand her words. Her joy upon seeing the tiny chair I brought to our in-home session said it all, and she also showed me her fabulous skills with her baby drum kit during our time together!
Mia is a very loved little one. Her mama Andie and daddy Stephen are such great parents. You can see that raising their beautiful little daughter in a happy home is the most important job they have. Andie told me that becoming a mother was the greatest gift she had ever been given, and she adores Mia and her brother Gregory so much. Andie is completely in touch with Mia's needs, and she dropped everything to feed her during our session - creating some of the sweetest images of mother and child I've ever taken.
I had so much fun documenting the joyful and playful personality that Mia has been blessed with. Being invited into the homes of the families I document is my preferred way of photographing a family. There's something incredibly intimate and freeing about photographing children and their parents in their own space - no pressure to pose or create manufactured moments, but instead celebrating the beauty of the everyday. It's the way life is through Mia's eyes. I think she has it pretty good!