The last time Kase was here on the Steph Layne Photography blog he was a little over a week old. It didn't seem possible as we were walking into the park that day that we it was time for his One Year Session already. I feel like the last year has gone far too quickly, so I can only imagine how Brandi and Wade must feel as they have watched their little man grow and change over the last year. Even when Kase was just a few months old, he was all smiles. I remember watching Brandi talk to him and his entire face would light up with joy. I think that his smiles have gotten bigger as he has grown up. He is just so precious. He was all smiles and giggles from the moment I said "Hello" to him the evening of his session. It was so easy to mirror his excitement that evening for sure. There are so many sweet images of Kase with his Mama and Daddy. You can tell how much he loves them both. I love the images of them where you can instantly feel the love between them. It's those little moments, the smiles, giggles, hugs, and laughter that really tug at your heartstrings. Not only viewing the images now, but also during their session when I was photographing them too.
I feel so honored to be a part of the special moments in my clients lives. My connection with Brandi and Wade goes back several years when I photographed their engagement session and wedding day in Destin, Florida. This session in itself was special because their son was turning a year old. What could make it better? The moment Brandi turns to me (with a big smile) and says, "I want to get a few shots of him wearing this shirt"! What ?! Could it be? Oh yes, Brandi and Wade are expecting baby number two at the end of this year! How exciting that Kase will be a big brother very soon! Being apart of something so special, like the announcement of their pregnancy, is so exciting and actually hard to put into words. It's a very cool feeling indeed. The images of The Knapp Family making their special announcement are definitely some of my favorite images. This is a session that we will never forget!
I'm so excited to meet the new Baby Knapp that will be arriving in just a few months. Until then, here are a few of my favorite images from Kase's One Year Session. Enjoy and Happy Wednesday!