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I was thrilled when Addison Martin’s parents, Jeff and Kristy, asked me to take her first year photos. Addison has grown into a beautiful little girl in this past year. She was an excellent model!

girl poses with big pink ball for first year photos taken at Frontier Park in Erie, PA

Our First Meeting

I first met Jeff, Kristy, and Addison during the winter when they hired me for a quick family portraits session. Angie, Jeff’s sister and one of our 2018 MM brides, referred them to us for portraits. During the shoot, it became clear how much this family loves each other. I was so proud to be able to turn my lens towards such a wonderful family. I know that Addison will grow up feeling so loved and cared for by her parents. She will turn out awesome, just like Jeff and Kristy.

studio family portrait session in Erie PA

Mother and father pose with baby for family portrait session in Erie, PA

Addison’s First Year Photos

We took Addison out to Frontier Park in Erie, Pennsylvania. The park is home to the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier (LEAF), which is a tree museum containing 225 different species of trees! It also boasts hiking trails and both indoor and outdoor event space. I could not imagine a better place to take Addison’s photos! She is so lucky to have this wonderful place right in her backyard to play in and explore.

girl poses with big pink flower during first year photos at Frontier Park in Erie PA

The photos turned out amazing! The natural beauty of this Frontier Park served as a perfect backdrop. All of the colors, textures, and smells of the plants fascinated Addison. The flowers were blooming, and the park was filled with people soaking up the sun. She’s at the age when she wants to put every rock or twig she could find right in her mouth. With all of these distractions, it was hard to get her to sit still for the photos. But we just kept trying, and the day turned out picture perfect.

girl looks at her mother during first year photos at Frontier Park in Erie PA

girl poses and smiles for first year photos at Frontier Park in Erie PA

girl waves to the camera for her first year photos at Frontier Park in Erie PA

I feel so honored to get to be a part of these special moments for the families I work with. I hope that these photos become cherished memories for Jeff, Kristy, and Addison. It is such an adventure to watch your children grown up. Before we know it, Addison will become an adult woman, and her parents will get to use these photos to remember this wonderful, crazy time.

girl posing with letters for her first year photos at Frontier Park in Erie PA

Contact us for more information about having first year photos for your child. We would love to capture this special time for you and your family.

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