I am very fortunate to have a best friend who is a fabulous photographer. Her name is Courtney, of Courtney D’ne Brown Photography based in NYC. I am unfortunate in the fact that she lives 7 hours away. Lucky for me, she was able to fly in for the weekend of my Baby Shower last year, and graciously did a maternity photo shoot with me. For months, even prior to my pregnancy, we would share inspiring maternity photos with each other via the internet.
Of course once my baby was born, I wanted her to not only meet him, but be the one to capture his one year photos. It was very last minute but she was thankfully available to fly in yet again for the weekend of his first birthday party this past July. Not only did she take beautiful photos again, but she baked her butt off in my kitchen preparing for the party. She also loves to cook, and takes over the entire kitchen while she visits, feeding us delicious meals. She is, hands down, a very best friend. Now that I am writing this, I sadly realize that we never got a photo of just the two of us! I’m not surprised.
On that Friday evening we did a family photo shoot in our yard. Here are my favorites:
Isn’t she so superbly talented?! I am never, ever disappointed. Thank you love for capturing the essence of my family. You can see more of her photos from Big Guy’s 1st birthday party by clicking here.