Birthday's are such special occasions - especially for children! Every birthday represents momentous gains in their lives, filled with learning, growth, and happy memories. Kaia is a fun-loving, happy, and determined to get whatever she puts her mind to! Just look at those cupcakes - who wouldn't want more than one? It's also evident that Kaia loves her family, especially her parents and grandparents.
How does the saying go? A picture is worth a thousand words? Let's see if I can come up with a thousand words for these photos: beautiful family, happiness, scenic, surprise, new baby, four, togetherness, big brother, growing...
Not quite a thousand, but you get the idea! I took some family photos of Yong, Quentin and Joshua at the Olympic Sculpture Park on a cloudy but dry day in March. Joshua had a blast running around in the grass, gravel, and up and down the steps! We managed to get some good photos of him in between. Although Baby #2 has yet to be seen, he or she was very cooperative for the first photo shoot!
As a photographer, it's fun to reconnect with old friends to see how their lives have changed. I got the opportunity to do this when Brynn contacted me about taking newborn photos for her daughter. Kendall came into the world in August 2013 to the proud parents of Brynn and Jeremy. Kendall is such a precious newborn, falling in and out of sleep, as big brother Cameron played nearby. It's so wonderful to see great people thrive in their new roles as parents! Congratulations Brynn and Jeremy!
On May 5th, baby Kaia turned one! She celebrated with her parents, Kyle and Bethany, and both their families! It was a gorgeous, warm, almost summer day. Kaia was still learning to stand and walk with assistance. She loved her pretty party dress and head-band, she even made up a new game chasing it! Kaia tasted some birthday cake, although she wasn't sure she liked getting dirty. Kaia was as sweet as ever, dancing and clapping to her mom's singing, making faces, and smiling with her gorgeous baby blues! Happy Birthday Kaia!
My, my, how quickly time flies! It seems like not that long ago that Joshua's mother was pregnant with this little tyke and now he's a standing, communicating 9-month old baby! On this cold day, before the rain started, Joshua, his parents and I met at Lake Meridian Park. Since the ground was wet, he wasn't too keen on being by himself on a blanket! He did enjoy being held by his mom and dad, seeing the birds, and the lake!
Baby Kaia is growing up so fast! At 9 months old, Kaia is crawling, playing with her toys, and loving time with her mom and dad! Although she was a little skeptical at first about having her photos taken, after a few songs and books by mom, Kaia was a smiling, happy baby, full of energy! Here are a few quick glimpses of her milestone.
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