A few weeks ago, the lovely and talented Kelly Benton risked injury and arrest to take photos in celebration of Miles’ one-year birthday.
The day was hot – still in the 90s when we shot at 6 p.m. – and the abandoned factory/brownfield proved less than ideal for shooting a 1-year-old.
And then there’s the actual taking photos of a 1-year-old. It’s not like it was at 3 months when we could prop him in a bassinet and make a face to get him to smile. This kid is on the go, and he’s only stopping when it behooves him.
I learned a long time ago, though, not to worry about whether Kelly would get the photo. Come tears or escape tactics, she always manages to capture the moment.
At least at 1, you can bribe a child with a cracker to get a good photo.
Sometimes two crackers and a hug.
I am so thankful that Kelly caught those moments so that I can always remember what a fiery, determined child I have. One for whom I’m quite grateful – even on days when he wakes up at 5:30.
And because I can, a few more to celebrate my little boy.
This isn’t usually my style but I wanted to share a story with you about a high school classmate. Her son, who is nearly 2, woke up one morning with fever and seizure like symptoms. A trip to the ER turned into months in the hospital and continued rehab. Caleb lost most of his developmental skills and the family still doesn’t know why. Our classmate who sells Mary Kay is donating all profits of sales through Sept. 15 to help raise money for the family. If you plan to buy a beauty product in the future, think of going to Jenny’s site for that purchase and mentioning Caleb in the comments.