Claire 1 year old | Sherman Springfield IL Baby Photographer

One year sessions are so bittersweet for me, as often times I get to see the adorable babies I work with every couple months and then once they turn one I don’t! Adorable Claire was truly such a pleasure to capture over her first year.  From her newborn session and her *blessing* a book her momma brought, to her sassy 4 month session, we have made some fun memories together but my favorites by far are her infectious smiles.  This cuties has developed such an amazing personality and we always have fun together.  Thank you to her family for entrusting me to capture her first year!

Blaire | Springfield Southern View IL Newborn Photographer

I cannot believe that this sweet little angel is now 9 months old already. It seems like yesterday that I was photographing her mama’s maternity session….the first year flies by folks.  When she came in for her newborn session I was so very excited.  With her adorable strawberry hair and pink skin we not only was a cutie, but she was super easy-going, just like her mom and dad.

Kamryn | Springfield Chatham IL Newborn Photographer

After her amazing maternity session in the spring, I was so excited for the birth of Kelli’s sweet baby girl. Her adorable little man Kyler was such a cutie pie and was so excited for his role as big brother and at his sweet sister Kamryn’s newborn session he did not disappoint.   Little Kamryn was a dream for her session, giving me tons of adorable smiles and sleeping soundly as I moved her throughout several different poses and set-ups.

Isabelle Mommy and Me | Springfield Jerome IL Photographer

Alright folks, I am going to be real with you.  Like REALLY real with you.  Years ago, when I evaluating my business model and knew that I wanted to focus on newborns-  one of the reasons I chose to go that route was the 14 month-3 year old.   You all…toddlers are HARD and frustrating to photograph sometimes.  I mean like, really hard. Especially if you needed them to work with you for more than 10 minutes.  If you have an 18 month-old that doesn’t want to cooperate (which really is most 18 month-olds) there wasn’t a ton I could do.   At the time, I had two pretty young kiddos of my own and had enough of my own toddler battles at home.

However, over the past several years after doing a LOT of newborn/sibling images, with many kiddos in that age range, I began to realize something about this age group. Even though I had to sometimes work REALLY hard, once I got those adorable images, it was really rewarding.   Toddlers, while obstinate and not quiet yet old enough to bribe, were often really fun.   Sure, they may not sit for you when you ask them or give you a big smile but man oh man do they have personality.   Thus enter Miss Isabelle.

This gorgeous little girl had one of the most eventful births I have ever captured and I feel so lucky that her momma entrusted me to capture her first year.  In the spring when her mom mentioned getting some outdoor images of the two of them, I jumped at the chance. Isabelle had always been a joy to capture and even though I knew she was at that tough toddler age,I was up for the challenge.  Sure, this sweetie would NOT keep the gorgeous floral crown her momma got for her on her head for more than a second or two and sure, she was a little bit of a stinker occasionally, but my patience, goofiness and “go with it” attitude allowed me to capture some precious images of this cutie and her mom which I know she will treasure for years to come.


Cannon 1 year old | Rochester Springfield IL Photographer

When it came time to blog this little guys session I couldn’t believe how much he has changed since I capture these images last May.   Since this one year session below was captured, this cutie has become a big brother!!  For his one year session last May, he was his usual happy self with some of his adorable personality coming out in his images.   Of course for his smash cake session, his Cubs fan parents opted for a set-up to support their favorite team and Cannon sure was a fan of his cake!

Victoria Kegg of Blue Daisy Art is a fresh and modern portrait photographer. She specializes in birth, maternity, & infant photography, but also captures families and children. Blue Daisy Art is based in Springfield, IL.

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