It never ceases to blow my mind how fast babies grow in one year. I never really paid too much attention before, but now that I have a little guy of my own, it’s really sinking in. This time last year, I drove down to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia – 8 months pregnant – to photograph this little sweet pea who had just been born. My, was she adorable and delightfully pudgy! I watched her grow through Facebook, of all places, and pictures that her parents would post. I was thrilled when they asked me to come back down and photograph her first birthday and the details of her party the next day.

This sweet little baby had bloomed into this adorable and feisty little girl, in what seemed like, no time at all (and still delightfully roll-y!). Her birthday party was planned by Emery’s mama, Christine. Every detail was planned perfectly and the details were incredible! It was hard not to munch of the beautifully styled goodies as I was photographing! When it came time for the irresistible “cake smash” time, Emery wanted nothing to do with it….she only wanted cuddles from her Mama. Thankfully, she was curious enough to test out a few fingers in the frosting though 🙂 Before all the party details, we walked around Hampton to snap a few family shots as well. Happy Birthday, sweet Emery!


{emery turns one!} Virginia Children’s Photographer

  1. Krista A. Jones

    April 18th, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Melissa this session is amazing! So many adorable details and such a sweet birthday celebration! LOVE!

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