Milestone Session: First Birthday. Dundee/Portland Area Photographer

May the sunlight find your face
Even when the rain does fall
And get back on your feet again
Every time you trip and fall
And keep your heart wide open
And always taking in
And even when it's broken
Be strong enough to fix it up again
Oh little baby girl
Sweet little baby girl
Be strong in this great big world
Oh little baby girl

–"Baby Girl", Will Hoge
Baby Girl, Nanci Imagery

Sarah, Miss M's Momma wanted to do the session at a local winery and we are so blessed with many here is the  beautiful Dundee Hills.  I had thought of Sokol Blosser Winery as not only do they create world class wines (their Evolution White was just named as the #8 on Wine Enthusiast's list of 100 Best Buys for 2015!) and not only are their grounds absolutely awe-inspiring and  peaceful, but the people that work their are friendly and super cool! They gave us the ok to shoot on their grounds. Check them out at  and make sure to visit them. 

We started first with family photos. Miss. M was ready for her time for the camera. As well as mom and dad! I had to work with the ever changing light, the clouds acting as a softbox, covering the sun and then breeze moving them away, showing off the bright sun. Yet, Dustin, Sarah and Miss M. were patient with me moving them from spot to spot to get the best light. 

After a few family shots, we moved on to the cake smash. Miss M. was changed into her tutu (made by her momma). How adorable is she?!

Mom bought this hat for her to wear for the shoot....she thought it was bigger. I think it's perfectly  hilarious! 

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Miss M. was unsure at first what to do with her cake but she figured it out and dug right in. 

It was a pleasure capturing this sweet family. Miss M. Go forth and continue rockin' and rock your second year of life!