First birthdays are such fun milestones and we have an adorable one on the blog for you today for Milestone Monday photographed by Stephanie Kotaniemi of SK Photography.

What We Love:

Stephanie:  What I loved about the session is how easy this little guy was! He was the happiest and most smiley sprout I have ever photographed! Most One year sessions take about an hour to an hour and half to get what we need. We were done with this session in 25 mins! That little smile of his just melts my heart and I just wanted to share it with the world.
Lisa and Rachel: This little guy’s smile melts our hearts too and the upside down “ONE” sign is just too cute! We can tell how cooperative this little cutie was from the photos and the fact that Stephanie got so many great images to help commemorate this special first birthday milestone. The colors are well balanced in these images too and it’s just an adorable milestone session. Thank you for sharing, Stephanie!
Gear Used: Canon 6D;  85mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4 lens
Location: Noble Woods Park in Hillsboro Oregon
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For more First Birthday fun, check out this Simply Sweet First Birthday Cake Smash by Lisa Holloway Photography

We love sharing family milestone celebrations on Life + Lens blog as part of our Milestone Monday series – from birthday parties to baby showers to religious celebrations and of course, we love a good cake smash session!

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Life, Lens + Love,

Lisa + Rachel