This smiley little guy is our son Liam. Every year on my children’s half birthdays I like to have a stylized session to see how much they’ve grown. On their real birthdays I just have a regular portrait session and then mix it up a little half way through the year. And these styled sessions tend to be my favorites.
This year it was easy to decide what to do since we just made this little tepee for Liam’s new bedroom. The antlers were a gift from his great grandpa and the lantern was a freebie from the Hartville Flea Market.
As a side note, although this session looks easy and relaxed it was quite the opposite. Liam has reached an age now that he doesn’t like when Mommy has a camera in his face. It is a challenge to get eye contact. And I had to work incredibly fast because the whole session only lasted 10 minutes before he was bored and ran off. Photographing toddlers is quite the challenge, but photographing your own is even harder. So I was so thankful that I was able to get these sweet images of him. Happy 3 1/2 birthday Liam. 😉