Laughing in the face of love | Fairbanks Baby Photographer

Little Miss Ella-Bella! I can't believe she's almost one at this point. Her mama & I have waited a looooooong time for this session :) ... our last session was over 6 months ago (!) ... time flies for sure. And whether we're ready or not ... they just keep growing & growing. Actually, our parents would probably say that about us too. Not sure how many out there know this, but Miss Ella's mom & I go waaaaaay back. Like slumber parties, first-day-of-school way back. I honestly couldn't remember it's been so long, but Heidi's pretty sure this all started in Kindergarten. Of course who would have thought at this point we'd have five kids & several businesses between us! It's been so great to catch-up again and, of course, photograph & document little Ella as she grows into her one year old self. And while these images & our photo shoots are totally about little Ella ... they are also about Heidi too. I can't tell you how much I look at what's in front of me & start to tear up a little - I really do think she looks so much like you! It's incredible to look at her through the lens & feel like I am seeing you from when we were kids. I don't know how that happens ... but there really aren't words to explain it. Ella, you are just as beautiful & smart as that big sister & big brother of yours! Keep up the good work! And thank you for showing me your fabulous serious side, along with a few giggles & grins that I can tell you reserve only for those that let you laugh in the face of love. As the song rightly says,

Who on Earth d'you think you are? A superstar? Well, right you are ...

Keep shining for your mama, Ella. She loves you more than you'll ever know.