The Kellys | Lifestyle Children's Session | Waco Family Photographer

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Remember this family? In early spring, they grew from a family of 3 to a family of 4 with the addition of a sweet little sister. I was invited into their home to meet little Lucy, and to photograph some sweet moments between this mama and daddy and their two precious little ones.

boy looks out window during lifestyle family photography session in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography

Because time moves so fast and any of us who have had children know, that first year of a baby's life is full of so many changes. One minute they're a tiny newborn who sleeps most of the day away. And then you blink and they've got chubby cheeks and a toothless grin. They go from lying helpless to rolling over, to scooting, to crawling, to cruising, to walking, to running away from you. So Lucy's mama asked if I'd be willing to take milestone portraits for Lucy, to photograph her at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and finally, her first birthday. Of course, I agreed.

Which brings us to this children's photography session. Lucy and her family had just moved into their first home in Texas, so we decided to photograph Lucy and her big brother, Jake, in the home they'd look back and remember as their childhood home. Instead of bright sun like we had hoped, rain poured outside, making for a dreary day. But it wasn't something that couldn't be overcome with some playtime with truck in the window sill.

boy plays with trucks and books in lifestyle family photography session in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
boy plays in living room during lifestyle family photography session in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
boy and baby sister lay on rug in lifestyle family photography session in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography

In the three months that had passed since I first photographed Lucy, she had developed such a sweet personality and a huge grin. We even got to hear her laugh and squeal, which was such a change from the fresh new baby she had been in her first portrait session. Seeing the amount she had grown in such a short time reminded me once again of why I do what I do. Time moves so quickly in little one's lives, and I consider it such an honor to freeze time and forever capture each new stage in Lucy's first year.

baby smiles at camera in lifestyle family photography session in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
baby looks seriously at camera in lifestyle family photography session in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
3 month old portraits in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography
3 month old baby smiles at her mama off camera in lifestyle family photography session in Waco, Texas | Jason & Melaina Photography

Thank you, Kelly family, for allowing me to bear witness to Lucy and Jake's growth this year. Seeing her big grin and watching her scoot around this morning at her 6 months portrait session was so much fun, and I can't wait to share those images too!