Melissa Melek's 1st Precious Year ... Sealed with a Birthday & Cake Smash Photo Session | by New Jersey's award-winning family photographer, Pamira Bezmen Photography
You know how you see them for the first time and you just fall in love? That's how it was.
Long lashes, chubby cheeks, little lips pouty enough to get the hottest top models running for a lip-boost! At 6 days old, sweet Melissa Melek showed up for her first professional photo session with her adorable mommy, daddy and grandma.
(below: 6 days old, Sweet Mermaid. Her grandmother hand-made this costume for her. Isn't she so precious?)
Our session was so much fun, and I loved working with a family who trusted me with everything, but also felt comfortable enough to give me their ideas for each of the set-ups. We changed the precious little sweetheart from a mermaid to a ladybug to a flower girl, seamlessly, and we ended up with so many lovely images.
(below: 6 days old in frilly lilac)
When she was old enough to sit up on her own, the cutie pie came back, totally lovable and chubby. And we had smiles and giggles galore :)
(below: 7 months old and look who is sitting up all on her own!)
Aaaaaand, we had to follow the purple theme for her 1st Birthday and Cake Smash. I've never met a baby so ready to experiment with her cake for the first time! She jumped right in, and if we hadn't taken it away from her to give her a bath, she was probably going to finish it! :)
(look at that face!!! pleeease!!!!)
(below: 14 months old, having a scrumptious cake smash in my studio in Verona, NJ)
Happy 1st Birthday, my little angel! You are a delight, and even more delicious than that cake you liked so much. I am honored to be your photographer and a witness to your growing up.
Together, we've covered each season, and probably every color on the color wheel :) You are just as delightful in yellow as you are in pink or purple, and you are every bit as precious now as you were at 6 days old. Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey!
(below, mixed images from her sitting up session and 1st birthday session)
- Love you, girl!!!! :)