Miss Madeleine Adele is One!

Nothing beats a good “then & now” post, especially when I get to write about someone I love!!

If you’re a blog follower, you may recognize the sweet girl below from Maddie’s newborn session a year ago - I marvel at how tiny her little fingers were!


Just last weekend I had the honor to be part of Madeleine’s one year birthday celebration. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since I took the photos above.

She started off the day with her own dedicated photo-shoot followed by a backyard party with friends, family, and her favorite food- FRUIT.

True to her age, Maddie is quickly learning (and using) the power she has to communicate with the world through her facial expressions and crying. The results are intense and swift mood changes that are quite impressive!!

Apart from being hilarious, this stage in her development is so fun for me as a photographer because you can start to see hints of what adult Madeleine will look like as she cycles through her moods and expressions.

Mads came prepared with some of her favorite people and things to feature in her photos - She brought her ball and other toys, her dog Coconut, and her favorite people in the whole world - her Mom and Dad (Grandpa too)! Our session was brief so afterward she could head home for a power nap before her party guests arrived.

I consider myself incredibly blessed to know and love this sweet girl and her family. The world has been a much brighter place since she arrived a year ago and I’m so looking forward to seeing how she grows in the years to come.

Happy Birthday sweet Madeleine!!