How would you measure a year? In minutes and hours or days and weeks…or in photographs? Being a baby photographer I typically default to the latter. I categorize images of my son over the year based on months that I’ve taken the photo, except for all the images on my cell phone, I still need to figure out a plan for those. But I can honestly say it’s a pleasure watching the little ones that I photograph grow up before my camera. Zoe and I were first introduced in Chicago at her mom’s maternity session and I’ve also had the pleasure of documenting her first few days, brand new, fresh out of the hospital and again at only a few months old. This time we celebrated her first birthday! Crazy right, where does a year go? Zoe has grown into a beautiful little girl full of personality and curiosity. I think at times she was more interested in the backdrop stand and sandbags than in the props we had for her, but was more than accommodating throwing out real smiles for the camera. After Zoe’s cake smash, mom gave her a quick scrub down and we were able to capture a few more images bundled in a towel, how cute is that! It was a pleasure photographing Zoe again and I look forward to our future sessions together.