I got to share an amazing afternoon with this family recently. Their little man was SO good considering we were out on the hottest day I could think of at the beginning of June. We wandered through this gorgeous area and some of my favorite shots were when mom and dad were unsuspecting that I was actually shooting. I am a photographer that very much believes in keeping my clients as comfortable and therefore natural as possible. I try not to pose people and let them find their own natural poses. Especially with kids...I love the pictures with the tongues hanging out, playing with a stick, giving the "attitude face". You want to capture those moments to look back on and remember how much they change. This family wanted the first birthday milestone captured but in a nice natural way. I think we did pretty good (athough I did lose an entire bunch of ballons to the wind)! Enjoy!