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How to Celebrate Turning One in Style!

Turning 1 is a major milestone and celebrating that first birthday is always a big occasion. And why shouldn’t it be? It is amazing how much they grow in that first year. Think about this, only a year ago they were a tiny and new little bundle, now they are starting to walk, establish their new found freedom, push some boundaries and delight you as their personality really starts to emerge.

Leila’s Mum selected this beautiful photo as her Milestone Wall Portrait.

Gorgeous Leila came to see us just 2 days after her first birthday for a Milestone Portrait Session and the very first thing I noticed was that she has the most amazing, clear, liquid blue eyes and porcelain doll skin. Added to that, she has quite a serious personality so I knew we were going to be able to take full advantage of those big blue eyes. You see, as much as we all love big smiley photographs of our babies, I always like to see some more serious ones as well. Why? Well when we smile, our cheeks go up and our eyes get that bit smaller (how many of you just tried that???) but when we don’t smile, our eyes are at their largest – just perfect for showing them off!

And show them off, she certainly did!

Frills, lace, tulle, flowers and pearls were always going to be perfect for this adorable little doll.
I love working with families to create these gorgeous Milestone portraits. In these days when time flies by so quickly and we catch up with our friends and families lives with the scroll of a mouse. Where the event or the news is almost instantly forgotten as our poor brains struggle with the massive information overload that we receive every day. I believe portraits of our babies, our kids and our families are becoming more and more important to us. It’s just one of the reasons why I love what I do so much!
Leila’s Storyboard

A huge thank you to Leila’s gorgeous Mum for bringing her baby girl in and allowing us to celebrate with you! Leila is gorgeous and your were both fantastic to work with. I hope your portraits bring you many years of wonderful memories and joy!

Til next time,
Alicia xxx

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