madison wisconsin one year old photography

E Turns One! | Family Photography at James Madison Park

This sweet girl is one!

It was a warm, but beautiful evening for a family photography session at James Madison Park! After E’s one year photos, I had, “If all the rain drops were lemon drops and gumdrops, oh what a rain that would be!” stuck in my head for DAYS!! I was a Barney fanatic when I was little, but I haven’t sung that song in a very long time. I still get it stuck in my head when I look at these adorable photos. See if you can spot the photos where we got to the part: “Standing outside with my mouth open wide…Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah!” (Hint: It looks like E is yelling at me)

No, I didn’t just start randomly singing Barney songs. There are a lot of techniques I use to get a child to look at the camera, and of course mom and dad usually know them best! They started singing E’s favorite songs, and it worked like a charm. If mom and dad weren’t right behind me, my singing got E to look at me, and often got the cutest reactions.

Funny facial expressions and a busy park

This ADORABLE one-year-old was full of smiley and funny facial expressions. I had the honor of taking her 6-month-old pictures too, and while she of course was just as cute, she didn’t have as many expressions up her sleeve. Scroll down to see her at 6 months, and some bonus side-by-side photos!

We spent the evening at  James Madison Park in downtown Madison, where it was very busy with people starting to come out of coronavirus quarantine. Luckily, the pretty spots I had in mind for photos were on the far ends of the park! They made for the perfect backdrops for this stylish, pink-tutu-wearing girl. E’s talented momma even made her adorable “One” button shirt! I became friends with Kelli and Erich through tennis shortly after I moved to Madison, and I LOVE watching their family grow. Thank you both for asking me to capture this special season of your lives!

one year old photography madison wisconsinbaby walking photo madisonbaby photos madison wisconsinfamily photography james madison parkjames madison park photographyone year old family photos madisonone year old photo shoot wisconsinbaby holding stuffed animalmadison wisconsin one year old photographyone year old birthday shirtfamily photography wisconsinmadison one year photosmadison family photographymom and daughter photographybaby walking sunone year photos madison wisconsin photographerfamily photography james madison parkone year photos madison wisconsin photographerfamily photography james madison parkfamily photography james madison parkone year photos madison wisconsin photographerfamily photography james madison parkone year photos madison wisconsin photographerfamily photography james madison parkone year photos madison wisconsin photographerfamily photography james madison parkone year photos madison wisconsin photographerfamily photography james madison parkone year photos madison wisconsin photographer

 

Some of E’s 6-month photos from October!

 

6 month photos madison wisconsin 6 month photos uw arboretum 6 month photos madison wisconsin 6 month photos uw arboretum 6 month photos madison wisconsin 6 month photos uw arboretum 6 month photos madison wisconsin 6 month photos uw arboretum

 

And some side-by-side just for fun!

 

6 months to one year photography

She’s always had a great taste in shoes 🙂

family photography madison family photography wisconsin 6 months to one year photos 6 months to one year photos

Click here for information on Morgan Madeleine Family Sessions!