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Derik Turns One

Derik and his entire ohana (family) hold a very dear place in my heart. I got to photograph his newborn, his family Christmas photos and now his one year. Each time has been such a fun, heart warming, wonderful experience.




Deriks parents are some of the kindest humans I know. They work with foster kids and their giant hearts make them a perfect fit. They are so sweet and wonderful to work with. Derik was not really feeling this session but mostly because he just wanted to snuggle with his mom.


"When I hold you in my arms I feel like I am holding the whole world" - Anonymous


Sometimes sessions with one year olds don't always go as planned. We think they will love one thing and they don't. However I always work with what we have. What I loved about this session was I got to see some Ahmazing parenting. Deriks parents both worked SO hard to get him to smile and get some adorable photos. Here are some "outtakes" from his session that I really LOVE!!




Derik is a sweetie pie. It takes a while for him to warm up to me but once he does I love to give him snuggles. I always feel like their whole family is just an extension of mine. I had the pleasure of meeting both sets of Deriks grandparents as well. Let me tell you the whole family, extended and all are all the kindest, most loving, sweetest people I have ever met. I feel so blessed to get to watch Derik grow and getting to chat with his wonderful family!


After his session they sent me the most wonderful gift of warm cookies. It was so sweet and thoughtful! Thank you both again and thank you for letting me be your photographer! It is always a highlight for me!


Happy birthday Derik! I cant wait to photograph you again!


Enjoy some photos below from his session



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