A baby’s first birthday is a huge milestone.
Every family chooses to celebrate their little one’s birthday differently, but many mark the special occasion with a photo shoot that they can always look back on and cherish.
While some parents (including my own) choose to take their babies to a studio to get their portraits done, others prefer to have the photos taken in a more natural setting, like in their own backyard. This natural environment is not only familiar to the baby, it also makes the photos feel organic and not as staged.
Ahead of baby Luke Lewis’ first birthday on October 13, 2017, mom Mandy Lewis decided to hire photographer Christina Elmore of The Shutter Owl Photography to take some portraits of her son. Mandy decided to shoot Luke’s portraits on her parents’ farm in Lincolnton, North Carolina, which Christina described as an “amazing” backdrop.
While Christina expected the photo shoot to be relatively uneventful, she was taken aback when Mandy asked if they could try to get some photos of Luke with one of the baby calves on the farm.
“It ended up being anything but usual after I arrived,” Christina told LittleThings.
Luckily, the photos of the two babies together turned out more adorable than anyone could have imagined! Check out Luke’s first birthday photo shoot below, and make sure to SHARE this special moment with friends and family on Facebook!
Thumbnail Photo: Christina Elmore / The Shutter Owl Photography