This one was so special to us! Benjamin is officially one year old and we can’t believe how amazing it has been to be able to watch him grow up over the course of this past year!
It might be helpful to know that we got to ‘meet’ this baby boy before he was even born. So to say we were excited to see him turn one at his foxy birthday party is an understatement! To give you some context, you can see how he’s grown from Jess & Christina’s maternity session to a newborn baby and to a 6-month old!
Seeing Benjamin surrounded by his grandparents and friends and family at his birthday party was just as amazing as watching him grow up. We can’t believe how much he has grown in this year. At one, he has the cutest smile, is totally in love Christina and seems to have spidey senses when she’s around, and carries his stuffed fox everywhere (a feature that made an appearance in all of his other sessions as well)!
The biggest surprise was in the photo above, when he left his fox and took a few steps forward all on his own! Apparently, while he has taken a guided step or two, this is the most he’s ever walked all by himself! Jess jumped in and caught him just after that picture was taken!
Our favorite part of his party undoubtedly was when Benjamin ate a cupcake! As most babies do, he started by exploring the taste, but quickly learned that it was an amazing one! As Jess held the cupcake for him to eat, Benjamin took bite after bite, a boy after our own hearts. We’re glad he loved it so much, and were super excited to see him help himself with his own “cake smash” — see below!
Jess and Christina, thanks so much for letting us capture these sweet memories of your baby during his first year of life! We feel honored to have been able to watch him grow! You two are the best parents!