September 7, 2017

Baby Turns 1! | Hendersonville 1st Birthday Photography

I have looked forward to this little guy’s Hendersonville 1st birthday photography session. I have loved all of my sessions with his sweet parents. All 3 are naturals behind the camera! They follow all of my photo session rules. Rules? Well, I wouldn’t call them rules, but I have a philosophy behind all of my photo sessions. When it works, it is magical. Do you want to hear the rules? They are pretty simple. 1. Focus on each other (not me, and definitely NOT the camera). Ok, well as I type, I realize that’s only one rule. But really, it’s the most important rule. I don’t want cheese faces. They aren’t any fun. I want real, genuine smiles and interactions. How do you get those? By focusing on those you love. I think this shot defines this rule.

Capturing real moments in family photography Baby Turns 1! | Hendersonville 1st Birthday Photography

I have learned to go with the flow during photo sessions. I always have a list of mental notes when I go into a session. Sometimes the shots I want happen, sometimes they don’t, and sometimes I get even better ones. These two images below are examples. We were trying to get Mr. C by himself, but he was more interested in the grass. I love his little face while he explores the texture, and I love dad helping him stand.  These are those simple, yet fleeting moments that pass too quickly. Now they are treasured heirlooms.

Family Photography as Art

 Baby Turns 1! | Hendersonville 1st Birthday Photography

This is probably one of my all time favorites. Mom and baby’s smiles are so real and genuine. The love is bursting through the seams. Do you remember your baby’s belly laughs when you tickled them? Do you remember then squeezing your hands to make you stop? Do you remember how contagious that was? I love this so much.

Moments turned into memories

 Baby Turns 1! | Hendersonville 1st Birthday Photography Baby Turns 1! | Hendersonville 1st Birthday Photography

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I love the photo with mom laying down with baby giggling! How adorable and what a perfect moment to have forever!

ADORABLE! Love all the authentic moments you were able to capture! <3

What a smile on this little guy. I love how relaxed and natural this family looks in every image. That can only be accomplished by a photographer who is experienced and loves what they do. Your work is absolutely beautiful!

The joy flows through these images.  What a gift you have captured for them.

Gorgeous family images Shannon, they will be cherished forever!

Awww family photography IS art!!! Love this session! You did a beautiful job Shannon 🙂

I love your rules! They create images that tell a true story of the family, their personality and the love they share for each other. Everything you would want to remember! Brilliant!