Nearly six months ago I met this sweet family for the first time. We were capturing their daughter’s six month photos. We played in the sand at Bowditch, on Fort Myers Beach. To see a few sneaks from baby Joy’s 6 month session, click here. It’s always shocking to me how quickly little ones grow in the first year. I am so grateful to be able to watch these families grow and see the personalities really start to show!
This year, we have added Holiday Lifestyle sessions to our collections. For this momma, it was so important for her to start capturing the holiday traditions that will be started with her baby girl. What I love about these is being able to see everyone’s different traditions. For this session they had a beautifully decorated tree, a toy train surrounding the tree, and we read a Christmas story with baby Joy.
When this momma was younger, she was told that she might not be able to have children. When she was married, she decided to buy a stocking with a B on it, because she knew that one day she would be a mother. She would hang it every year for the baby she knew she would have. And true to her faith, Diana and Jaime have been blessed with their beautiful daughter, Joy. Capturing traditions is important. Ever a story of having hope and believing, I thought what a fitting way to enter into this joyous session.
I can’t tell you the times I have wished for those things that matter most. With a little bit of unwavering belief, and perfect timing, those things that are closest to your heart, always find a way to you.
Enjoy these sneak peeks, capturing Joy’s first Christmas.