Dean is 1 | Grand Rapids Family Photography

It’s crazy to think out of state families plan a photo session with me whenever they come into Grand Rapids. I can’t imagine trying to do a family session with my family during our “vacation” or time away… mostly because I’m pretty sure my almost three year old would give me an anxiety attack before, during and after the photo shoot. Well, not Dean. Dean is a champ! I’ve been able to take a handful of photo sessions with him in it and every time he gives me the best smiles and is such a delight to photograph. Well, the weather won this last photo shoot and Dean wasn’t too happy about getting his picture taken in 45 degree weather… especially in just his diaper! So we rescheduled for the next day and it was much warmer and Dean was much happier!

So he’s one… I can’t believe that! A whole year has gone by for this little guy and I know he’s brought his mom and dad so much joy! One of my favorite things with a one year session is there’s usually a cake or cupcakes involved and it’s so much fun to see how kiddos react to that much sugar (usually for the first time). Dean’s mom was a little skeptical as his cake smash for his actual birthday party was anti-climatic, but he did GREAT! I don’t know what more I could have asked for – a beautiful day, an adorable little guy and a cake!

It was so great to see this family again. I hope I’m able to see them again this summer or fall. Thanks John, Emily and Dean for being such a wonderful family I get the honor of photographing. Can’t wait to see you again!

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