This family is another one of my special families who I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a few times starting with maternity photos for this little monkey–all the way up to her 1st birthday!
But man, did she ever make me work for it! I think there were up to 6 or 7 of us, at one point, trying to get her to smile–dancing, making weird noises, making faces, bonking each other on the head, spinning sock-monkeys in the air–but nothing would make her crack a smile. It was pretty hilarious to us seeing how disdainfully she ignored us, but once we took her mittens off she seemed to feel more like herself and morphed into the little ham we knew she could be.
In the end it was a gorgeous day, beautiful locations and lots of smiles. Happy Birthday Saiyaa!