Maeve's 1st Birthday / by Julie Cruz

Maeve's mom contacted me back in May for this shoot. With so many holiday family shoots being done, it was a nice little change to be doing a 1 year birthday shoot. We got gorgeous and warm weather, and pretty little Maeve LOVED her birthday cake. She also decided to show off during the shoot and stand ON TOP of the crate I had brought. It gave her daddy and I a heart attack....but I got the shot (and she didn't fall), so it was great :) Prior to the shoot, Maeve's mama had mentioned it would just be Maeve the photos. Luckily (through emails before the shoot...having NO idea what they look like (since it doesn't matter, I believe everyone should be in photos!), I was able to convince her (and her husband) to be in some of the photos, for Maeve's sake. When I saw them, I couldn't believe that they were going to skip out on being in photos. I mean, really?? Here are just a few favorites from our fun little session....