Last year when I photographed this family, Miss Ava was not yet walking. This year she is, and had to be woken from her nap to come take pretty pictures with me, so mom came prepared with a furry friend and some snacks. Ava wanted to bring Minnie Mouse, but mom selected a matching bear, which completes their look beautifully! One of my favorite aspects of this session is that we mirrored some of the shots from our last session, like a close up of Ava in dad’s arms at the start of our session, Ava on dad’s shoulders, watching mom and dad kiss, a mixture of posed shots and candids, and even looking at flowers together (this time real ones). It can be fun to continue this trend and watch the growth and change!