Betalee’s One Year Photos

As a Moms, we often feel a compulsion to capture every milestone and “first” that our child has. And in those first 12 months, there are so many of them! By the time our little one’s first Birthday comes around, it’s almost bittersweet. They change so much in the first year and it is truly a privilege as a Photographer to help document their growth and to watch them change.It seems like just yesterday that she was tiny enough to fit comfortably in her Father’s hands, yet it’s been a year since Betalee came to my old Photography Studio in East Rochester, and had her newborn photos taken. This weekend she came back with her parents to have One Year Photos taken to commemorate her first birthday.

A Time to Reconnect

Betalee’s Mom brought in this adorable outfit with the purple tutu and bow. It just happened to match perfectly with my new purple backdrop from Intuition Backgrounds. While Betalee was getting dressed, her Mom and I were chatting about the Newborn session and she kindly reminded me of how Betalee took the liberty to relieve herself on me during the shoot. I laughed. It’s funny what parents remember. The truth is that happens to me so often that I lost count a long time ago. I consider it an occupational hazard!

Elegance and Pearls

The little pink dress is one that I bought for the studio because I love the vintage look of it. The headband was one that I made a while ago and just happened to match perfectly! I paired it up with my real pearl necklace and changed the color of the flower in post-processing to match. Tada! Color-coordination Perfection!


The last couple of photos turned out to be my favorite from the whole shoot. I love the simplicity of neutral colors and how they draw all of the attention to the beautiful baby and her stunning blue eyes.

If you are interested in scheduling a photo shoot for your child’s first birthday, please Contact Me today!