I absolutely love revisiting families that I have met before and those clients that invite me back hold a very special place in my heart!  This amazing family asked me, a year ago, to come every three months and take photos of them and their daughter as she grows up.  What an incredible privilege, to document Julia-Marie's first year!  It was therefore with mixed emotions that I went to meet them for the final, 1 year photoshoot (a little delayed, due to various winter illnesses) on a brisk early Spring day.  I always look forward to a catch-up with them all and I love seeing how Julia-Marie has changed, but I also felt a hint of sadness that our year of regular photoshoots has come to an end! Look at how much this beautiful girl has changed...

3 months

3 months

6 months

6 months

9 months

9 months

1 year

1 year

She has become an unstoppable force and our 1 year photoshoot was like a High Intensity workout!  I couldn't keep up with Julia-Marie's high speed toddling and she seemed to know she was giving me the run-around, looking back over her shoulder with adorable, mischievous smiles whenever I was struggling to catch up!  What a cutie!

Sean and Athena were totally up for getting involved in some silly games - throwing leaves and playing hide-and-seek behind trees.  Our photoshoots have progressed over the year from quite quiet, calm mornings to very energetic events!   

One thing that hasn't changed at all (and that I've mentioned on previous blogs about this family. I'm a bit obsessed) is Julia-Marie's ridiculously enormous, brilliant blue eyes!  That girl is going to get away with ANYTHING!  

3 months

3 months

6 months

6 months

9 months

9 months

1 year

1 year

Julia-Marie is clearly adored by her very special parents and I have loved capturing those relationships.

Honestly, these guys rock!  Thank you, Sean, Athena and Julia-Marie, for putting up with me for a whole year!  I've absolutely loved it!