When mom Kayla came to my office with Mila to plan her first birthday session, I was immediately inspired and so excited to work with them. First of all, Mila is clearly an adorable little lady; so gentle and sweet with big brown eyes that can melt a whole room. Secondly, Kayla shares my obsession with gold things and lace so when styling Mila's session, we were right in sync. She already had the most perfect outfit picked out which we mostly used as the inspiration for location and a few minor props that fit the tone. Ultimately, we just wanted to celebrate Mila's first full wonderful year of life and create a look that fit the family's style as well. 

The session took place on a cloudy morning which cut out some heat and harsh sun and created unique setting for these images. Mila was shy at first but loved being held by mom and tickled by dad, giving us some adorable expressions throughout. I couldn't believe she actually kept those sandals on for the majority of our shoot as well! I mean, what a champ! 

Happy 1 year to Mila! Enjoy some of my favorites from her birthday session below: 

Don't you just love this arrangement she selected?! I think it's just the perfect family trio of decor for the home. How could you not smile walking by this every day!?