This mama has been one of my cousin’s besties for as long as I can remember, so I was naturally excited when she contacted me to schedule a family photo session for Solomon’s first birthday. After some indecision on the location, we finally agreed on Tree Tops park because it has a nice mix of green with some water, a mix of lovely light and shade, and the wind isn’t too bad on hair. Solomon was teething pretty badly, and somewhat cranky during our session, but you would never know it from the photos. This couple handled parenting like a champ, not getting upset when their little one was upset, going with the flow, and comforting and loving on their son when he needed it most. Of course they did their very best to excite some giggles too! And when you relax and just enjoy each other at your session, you end up with great photos like these, because that relaxation lets me in a little, allowing me to capture yourselves as you truly are. So You!