Ian's First Birthday Arboretum Shoot!

We interrupt this wedding season to soak up a little cuteness from Ian's first birthday shoot!  We already knew his parents, Janet and Huy from shooting their engagement and wedding but this was our first meeting with Ian.  He was so adorable and so patient as we kept shooting lights at him!!!!  Here is a little more about what the Ngo family was looking for in their session...

What kind of look were you going for in your photos?

We were aiming for a countryside look.

Have we done a session together before? If so, why did you decide to book another?

Yes, we had our engagement and wedding pictures taken by Christian & Melissa! We love their style and photos, their creative shots are amazing and they're a great couple to work with.

Why did you decide on the outfits you chose?

You can't go wrong with a bow tie and some suspenders :), plus the baby driving cap was so adorable!

Why did you choose the particular props you brought? The crate box added to the countryside look I was aiming for. We also used wooden letters to spell out O-N-E for his 1st year photos. What advice do you have for parents planning outfits for a future family session? What about props? Find outfits that will match your theme. You can color match outfits as well, such as all white clothing. Bring extra outfits just in case.

Why did you choose the particular props you brought?

The crate box added to the countryside look I was aiming for. We also used wooden letters to spell out O-N-E for his 1st year photos.

What advice do you have for parents planning outfits for a future family session? What about
props?

Find outfits that will match your theme. You can color match outfits as well, such as all white clothing. Bring extra outfits just in case.

Any tips on what to bring to a shoot? Bring snacks and toys to distract your little one! Anything that can grab their attention when they start being fussy.

Any tips on what to bring to a shoot?

Bring snacks and toys to distract your little one! Anything that can grab their attention when they start being fussy.

I think we finally had bothered him enough at this point and he was ready for the comfort of mom and dad!  Am I a terrible person that I still think he is so cute even while he's crying?  We had a great time and can't wait for your next session with you guys!