one year

Evan is ONE | Charlotte, North Carolina Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography

Just like that, our baby boy is one!

The progress over these last 12 months is amazing! Our sweet baby boy came into this world a little small for his gestational age, but he plumped up. He’s meeting all of his developmental milestones, talking, walking, and doing so many fun things. We are having fun with him and can’t wait to see what the rest of our time with him holds.

When I was trying to come up with ideas of monthly photos, I honestly had a lot of options in mind. Too many to choose from! I settled on these three because I liked the crib view, but I also wanted us to be a part of the photos too. You know, to show his size compared to ours. Some months we were a little behind, but looking at all of these together is just amazing! It also makes me a little sad to see how fast he’s growing.

Now, I need to come up with an idea of yearly photos that we can maintain but also show his growth. What have you done for annual photos of your baby? Share your ideas with me in the comments below!

Brooklyn's One Year Cake Smash | Charlotte, North Carolina | Child Portrait Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography

Brooklyn is one!  Can you believe this sweet little baby from this newborn session, this 3 month session, and this 6 month session is already over a year old?!  I cannot believe how fast she's growing, so I know her mom and dad must feel the same way!  Amy, Elliot, and Brooklyn have been a joy to work with over the past year, and I'm excited to continue working with them in the future!

Baby Plan membership includes a one year session, so Amy decided to do outdoor photos in addition to an indoor cake smash.  Brooklyn was not super excited to destroy the cake like most babies.  She's a lady, so she went about it very carefully.  However, once she got a little taste, she was all in!  

The Story of the Cake

Brooklyn did great at her session, considering the type of morning she and her mom were having.  The cake was ordered a few weeks before the session to be picked up at a local bakery.  When Amy arrived, she was told that the cake was actually going to be ready the next Friday.  Wrong.  She needed the cake that morning.  They messed up the date, so they were kind enough to give Amy four cupcakes to use at the session.  Not ideal, but it would work.  

Amy arrives with Brooklyn, unloads her outfits and diaper bag, and sets Brooklyn down.  She goes back for the cupcakes.  She walks in the door and immediately drops them, face down, on the floor!  Poor Amy!  We took a field trip up the road to Daphne's Bakery, and they certainly saved the day!  They had the most tasty almond cake ready to go, and of course it was nice and neutral - just how I like them.  

Luckily, Amy is a good sport and didn't let the cake fiasco ruin her day.  The new cake was delicious!  It was a little too big for Brooklyn, so of course Amy and I had to help her eat it!  Brooklyn was happy throughout her session, and we were able to capture some really cute images of her!