I think this might be my favorite first birthday session to date! When I suggested to Emily that we kick things off with a stop at Blue Cow Ice Cream, she was totally on board. Like Tucker, their little boy is a big fan of eating everything in sight, so I had a feeling he would like the idea, too.
Turns out — he LOVED it, and he even showed me the proper way to eat ice cream (headfirst).
After ice cream (and a much-needed outfit change), we walked down to the Greenway for more photos. The evening light was so pretty coming through the trees along the river — and you'd never know there were walkers and bicyclists right beside us, or a busy bridge above us.
I had the best time watching E play and read with his parents. I think it was the perfect way to celebrate his first year on the outside!
Laura Richards is a natural-light maternity, newborn and family photographer in Roanoke, Virginia. Learn more about the LRP experience.
Welcome to the blog! I'm Laura, and I specialize in authentic, natural-light photography and heirloom print art. I'm currently based in Roanoke, Virginia, but soon Charlottesville! Hope you'll explore my little online home and reach out if you have any questions!