1 Year Photo Shoot

18 Feb

No, sorry, this isn’t the monthly rundown – still working on that puppy (and the 11 month one, haha). Jennifer Soots Photography, who did our newborn and 6 month shoot as well, came over a couple hours before Parker’s birthday party to take his pictures. We decided to have her come the day of the party so that she would be there to take pictures of the party and the cake smash as well. Even with all the chaos of trying to organize the pictures and the party at the same time I’m so glad we did it this way so that I didn’t have a camera attached to my face the entire day. Below are some of my favorites and I’ll have more included in the rundown post of the party. So happy with how they came out!


Fun Fact: Jennifer arrived to take pictures 15 minutes early and I still hadn’t done my make-up. So I rushed into the bathroom and tried to hurry to pull myself together. Well when I clamped my eyelash curler on my left eyelashes I somehow lost my grip and the eyelash curler flung out of my hands and landed on the floor. I bent down and picked it up and as I went to put it back on my eyelashes I realized there was a huge clump of eyelashes stuck to it. Eric was in the bathroom too and I turned to him all wide eyed and he was like, “are you ok? holy cow, half your eyelashes are gone!” I immediately turned to the mirror and yes, from the middle of my eyelid to the inner corner of my eye every single lash was gone. I was stunned. Stunned because I didn’t know what to do when I was supposed to be taking professional pictures at any minute and stunned at how this whole episode didn’t hurt – like at all. My eye never stung or got red or itchy or anything. If the eyelashes weren’t left on my curler I wouldn’t even have known it had happened. Apparently it was a clean pull – so weird. I went into my bathroom closet and of course I had like 5 pairs of fake eyelashes but zero glue. Luckily I don’t have super lush eyelashes to begin with so after I did my make-up it somehow wasn’t that noticeable (eyeliner really helped) and Jennier joked she would edit in eyelashes on any close up. I swear this would only happen to me!


5 Responses to “1 Year Photo Shoot”

  1. Jack Smelser (@jackrsmelser) February 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    They grow up fast, don’t they!?

  2. Valerie February 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    These are adorable, I especially love the one of Parker holding the ultrasound pic!

    • Melissa February 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

      Thanks! If I would have pre planned a little better I would have glued it to some thick cardstock or framed it so it didn’t become such a crumbled mess. All he wanted to do was squeeze and and rip it, haha.

  3. jayandjamielynn February 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Love the one of him holding the ultrasound! I may have to borrow that idea! Happy first birthday, little man!

    • Melissa February 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

      Thanks! Like I told someone else depending how old Lucas is when you guys have number 2 I recommend gluing the pic to thicker paper or framing it. P just wanted to crumple it so it was hard to get a good pic, haha!

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