It was such a treat to pay another visit to my new friend Leo and his family. This was the second of four sessions I'll be doing with them as part of 'A Year in the Life' film and photo package. If you didn't catch the collection of footage with Leo from my first visit, you can check it out here. The two images below are Leo from our first session at 10 days old, and from our second session, now 4.5 months old.
What a huge change! When I visited them for the first time, Leo was barely opening his eyes, slept almost the entire time, and the parents were exhausted and still trying to find their bearings—as we all do in those very early days. Let's just say there was a lot of yawning going around.
The first thing I noticed when I arrived for the second session were those big blue eyes, now wide open, and following Mum around wherever she went. Leo was smiling, holding his head up like a pro, drooling all over the place (including onto Dad's face), and so very close to rolling over. He also loved the camera, as most babies do. I also noticed a change in the parents. They seemed more confident, calm, and comfortable in their roles.
It's such a fantastic thing to observe. The changes that can occur in both children and parents in just a matter of months is significant. Babies change a great deal in the first year, and it happens real fast! This is why the 'Year in the Life' sessions are so unique. You can capture the changes that become overlooked and forgotten as your child gets older. Having the ability to reflect back on these moments after a year is so special for parents. Seeing the final film footage and photo collection all together as one piece, really gives parents a sense of how much their child and themselves have grown.
It was so lovely visiting Leo and his family for the second time, and I can't wait for our next session. I'll be visiting them again when Leo is about 9 months old, and our final session will be around his first birthday.
If you have any questions regarding 'A Year in the Life' film and photo sessions, please do not hesitate to reach out! I'm always happy to to provide more information and chat about how we can work together.
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