It seems like it was just yesterday that Holly texted me to let me know Vinnie & Jenna were having a baby - on the road, underneath the Brooklyn Bride, in their car, mind you - and now here she is already a whole one half of a year old!
We spent what the weather people were calling the "hottest day of the year" so far getting this one ready for her close up. Jenna pored over various outfits for Brooklyn, finally deciding that this gorgeous one piece by Dollcake was the winner. (I'm not going to lie, I can't ever get enough of Dollcake so I did a happy dance on the inside, and maybe a little on the outside, too)!
Once we had her outfit(s) ready to go, we decided that it was simply too hot for a little one to be outside. So, we opted for Vinnie & Jenna's sun porch - a gorgeous, sun-filled room that made it super-easy to photograph Brooklyn on our white rug. Doesn't she look like she's floating on a fuzzy cloud? So gorgeous!
As you can see, this wee one was a total dream to photograph. She was awake, alert, and super interested in her toes that day. I don't know about you guys, but the baby toe-grab is one of my favorite things to witness. We are so lucky that we get to capture these small moments in a baby's life to preserve them for their families forever.
You wouldn't know it from looking at these photos, but this set up was actually super easy to accomplish. We used one of those white faux sheepskin rugs from Ikea (the small one, even) and Holly held a white linen blanket (folded in half) up behind Brooklyn while I army crawled around on the floor to shoot. Because the room was already so light, the additional whites from the rug and blanket actually reflected onto Brooklyn, eliminating any shadows she had on her skin. I couldn't be more thrilled with the results!
After a small rest, and a quick outfit change, we were ready for the last shot of the session. Miss Brooklyn ready to head up up and away in a hot air balloon - sailing straight towards her first birthday! Brooklyn you are a gorgeous gem of a baby girl and we cannot wait to celebrate your very first birthday with you!