Flight

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This birthday invitation is the culmination of one mother's vision, a skilled photographer who understood that vision, and more of a workout than either of us imagined! Ha!

But, oh, it was so worth every effort!
Check out these behind-the-scenes shots and out-takes from our epic hot air balloon adventure!


Creating the final "floating" image involved combining multiple shots. We took pictures of her in the basket on the ground. We took pictures of the empty basket held in the air.

I even took the whole rig out the next morning at dawn to get a few more re-takes with a pretty sky, just because I'm a hopeless perfectionist and was already awake and never unpacked the truck. Ha!


 Baby stays safely on the ground. Images are combined to create the illusion of flight. Safety first! Tiny human on board!

Baby stays safely on the ground. Images are combined to create the illusion of flight. Safety first! Tiny human on board!

And of course, we took more gorgeous portraits while the heavenly sunset light lasted. I believe I'll have a very pleased momma when she sees her baby's girl's complete 1-year gallery!

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Presley and her family are already very special to me, as returning clients. Getting to watch and to document these new little lives as they grow... they become my adopted families. The McGee's are one such family.

 Presley's newborn portrait, one year ago

Presley's newborn portrait, one year ago

 Fall 2017

Fall 2017

I can't wait to WOW them with their full reveal of images from this unique 1st birthday session!
Happy (early) birthday, Presley!! You've only grown more adorable, sweet girl!! And your party invitations are so incredible! Your momma has wonderful ideas and style! I had so much fun with this!
Jessica, I hope you have your address book ready; the invites are on their way!

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