Oriana is such a sweet little girl with a big smile. She really does make us work for it during her sessions. She isn’t showing off that smile without seeing us doing some tricks. Good thing we have lots of tricks up our sleeves. When the family arrived we talked about the plan for her half birthday session. We wanted to make sure to save time for pictures of Oriana along in her cute little outfit. Mom also brought a cupcake for her to eat. However first, some mom and me photos in simple black outfits. Oriana loves looking at mom so when we were working to get the smiles for us she wasn’t too excited. We did more candid photos of mom interacting with her so that we could capture that toothless grin. Another idea mom had was to take some intimate breastfeeding photos. These were just glamorous as well as special to the two girls. Capturing these moments between mom and baby are priceless. After a quick snack Oriana was more willing to give us those grins! While she got changed into her half birthday outfit we set up the scene with some a pink background, a banner and her cupcake. We were excited to see what she would do when she saw it. Mom said she didn’t really eat the practice one at home, but still just having the whole thing set up is very cute. Oriana is learning to sit up so we made sure dad stayed close by during her single photos. Mom then realized that she cracks a smile for her favorite song and dance that mom does for her. Yes! That gave us the biggest smiles in the whole session, way to go mom for dancing up a storm for your little girl. It was time to get some cupcake photos. Just as expected Oriana didn’t really eat any of the cupcake but did an amazing job of sitting up on her own next to it. We got so many images this session that we expect mom will have a hard time picking her favorites. See you next time Oriana. Here is some information about our birthday club. #ravettaphotography #birthdayclub #stlphotographer #stlouis #studiosession

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