How Ms. Effie is one whole year old this month is beyond me! I do know she is just a doll and such a trooper. Her mama and I talked a lot during her session, which meant it was a long shoot for Effie. But, you would never know it. She gave me all kinds of smiles and sweet faces!
The blue eyes are just stunning. Just like her mama's...who hopped in a few photos with her favorite little gal! I love when moms want to get in front of the camera with their kids. It is so important to have pictures of mamas with her little ones to look back on years down the road.
We incorporated Mom's wedding veil in a set up. Megan wanted to do something sentimental as part of Effie's one year photos and I love this unique touch, especially since it has such a sweet story to go along with it!
Effie's Grandma actually bought the veil in Spain before her OWN wedding! She wore it on her wedding day and then passed it along to Megan who also wore it on her wedding day. One day this veil will be passed down to Effie, and hopefully she will want to wear it on her own wedding day!
For Mother's Day, Megan gave her mom a framed collage that included a photo of her mom Cindy on her wedding day in the veil, a photo of herself wearing the veil the day she was married and the larger photo below of Effie smiling wearing the veil they both wore. I love including special heirlooms into sessions and this is a nice twist on the wedding dress with babies idea.
Happy first birthday to Effie!