Monday, January 13, 2020

Eugene, Oregon baby and child photographer: Braeya is ONE!

This little cutie is my cousin, and I was so excited to see her again for her one-year mini baby photography session! If you ask me, there’s nothing better than the combination of family and photos. Hope you enjoy the pics!

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My photography studio is located in Eugene, Oregon, but we decided to do these baby photos nearer to where Braeya and her family live. I was already traveling up there for another cousin’s wedding (November and December were very busy months both personally and professionally—but a ton of fun!) so the timing was perfect.

We did this baby photography session in November, so I was a little worried about weather. The likelihood of it raining was very high, so I recommended that Braeya’s mom, Sara, find somewhere we could meet that had a gazebo or some kind of cover. Better safe than sorry! We also had to do this session at ten o’clock am, which isn’t ideal for outdoor shooting, so I was worried that if it wasn’t raining the light would be really harsh. I usually do my outdoor photography sessions near sunrise or sunset—the golden hour. As it turned out, we got incredibly lucky with the weather!

Sara selected Happy Valley Park, which had a covered picnic area where we could take shelter in case it rained, but when we met for our session it was cloudy but not raining. No rain, no harsh sunlight—perfect! There was a playground at the park, so we let our girls play for a while after the shoot was over. The rain was nice enough to hold off the whole time we were there—and totally poured only after we were done. Phew!

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Cake smashes are a really popular option for milestone baby photography sessions, and we did attempt one for Braeya this time around, but she was not interested in it at all. Mom ended up choosing mostly non-cake photos, since she was happier without the cake! Every kiddo is different, and you never know how a baby will react to a cake smash until you try it!

Braeya was so cute and gave me some great expressions. Mom had managed to find an outfit that was both cute and warm, so Miss Braeya was happy and comfortable throughout our session. And of course, she and my girls had a great time playing together afterward. I’m so glad the timing worked out and the weather cooperated so that I could be her baby photographer for the big one-year mark!

Thank you for visiting Shanna Chess Photography’s website! Shanna Chess is a Eugene, Oregon photographer offering newborn, maternity, family, and baby and child photography sessions. All sessions except newborn can be held either outdoors or in Shanna’s Eugene, Oregon photography studio. Newborn sessions are available in-studio only. For a list of session options and pricing, please check out the investment page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shanna directly for details. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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