(Hope Bray – Charlotte Children’s Photographer)
Last weekend I traveled to Greenville, SC to shoot a wedding & a 1 year shoot for little Clayton & his cousin, Ellison. One of the things that I love the most about my job is that I get so see the same families year after year & to watch their little ones grow. I have known Ellison & her mom for a while b/c they previously lived in Charlotte. When they moved to Greenville I was able to meet Ellison’s new cousin , Clayton, when I did a newborn shoot for them exactly 1 year ago. It is simply AMAZING how fast kids grow in their first year of life. The last time I saw Clayton he was about 2 weeks old & I was positioning him on some towels in front of a window to get just the perfect shot of his tiny little body. When he walked up to the shoot I could hardly believe it! He was SOOO big! I obviously knew he would not be tiny anymore but seriously the last time I held him he was no longer than my arm! And that sweet Ellison… oh, she is growing up so fast too & she was SO tall! I think she will always have a special place in my heart:) Everything in me just wanted to freeze time & not let these kids grow another inch. You guys have such a sweet family… always love being with you… even at 7:00 in the morning!