There is no joy like that you get from the smile of a young child, especially when they're covered in chocolate cupcakes.
A little over a year ago, Will's mother reached out to me with an interest to capture her last few weeks of pregnancy. Now, her first born, Will has just turned 1, and I was there again to capture the day. Friends and family hailed from various parts of the U.S. to witness Will's one year milestone.
Throughout the day, I felt the genuine since of family within their home, whether it was watching three generations sitting on the couch enjoying each other's company, or joining the family gathered around the table to eat. Perhaps because I don't get to spend as much time with my own family or simply because Will's family was so caring and open, it was a warm and welcoming experience for me just to be there capturing their family moments.
The one moment and resulting image that melts my heart every time, was watching how proud and loving his parents were of him on this day, which I am sure amounts to everyday. This was the culminating moment that summed up how I hope Will felt on his first birthday, extremely loved and undeniably happy.