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Jennifer & Niels – Bryce’s 1-year-old Photo Session – Chapel Hill Baby & Family Photographer

Hey friends!

I usually go in chronological order when I have several sessions in the queue waiting to be blogged (and right now I have a lot!), but I just wrapped up the New Life Collection with Jen & Niels and can’t help but share Bryce’s 1 year session!

If you’re new around here, let’s do a little catching up. I met Jen & Niels when I captured their courthouse wedding November 2019, and we began the New Life Collection after that with maternity, newborn, and 6-month photos! I just delivered their album & some photo art gifts for their parents (all with a compilation of photos from each session), and AH, I cannot wait to share those with you soon. What a beautiful way to showcase Bryce’s growth from belly to birthday!

Jen, Niels, & Baby Bryce
Raleigh In-home 1-year-old Baby Photography

We met at their home for Bryce’s 1-year photo session, which was perfect since it was in January, it was cold, and we could balance our time between being inside and outside.

Enjoy the photos of this sweet, growing boy!

Look at that little smile!


Playing peek-a-boo… We have a lot of fun at these sessions 🙂

A LEAF! Om nom nom. I mean, do you know a 1-year-old who doesn’t munch on everything?

Look how happy!! <3

It got a little chilly and misty outside, so we ventured inside for some photos in the natural light by the window. This is the perfect spot at the front of their home for photos, and we took some newborn photos here just about a year ago, too!

Look how Bryce just leaned back into his mom like that <3 These SNUGGLES!

Little baby hands!

In these next photos, Niels was bouncing him up & down, forward & backward on his knee 🙂 Clearly Bryce enjoyed it!

This baby boy LOVES books!

Seriously, though, these snuggles!! It’s like I can feel the warmth of my own son’s squeezes when I look at these photos 🙂

Check out that Lovevery toy in action! Bryce loves it!

Wow, what a joy it has been to watch Bryce grow up in this first year and document his growth! Jen & Niels have enjoyed gallery images, prints, image boxes, and a beautiful coffee table album with their photos, and I’ll definitely be sharing more about those options soon, so you know how you could be enjoying & sharing photos of your family, too! Here’s a peek at their album…!


Did you see my announcement recently? I’m now focusing on photography for parents of newborns & young kids (maternity, newborn, baby, & family photography), so I’m going to be even more tuned into serving you all well, and I’m super excited about that! See more about that announcement here.

Want to see some more cute baby photos? Don’t miss Elliott’s 9-month session from the summer, and stay tuned as I post more sessions from the fall & this winter!

And finally… Do you have a little one on the way? Or maybe you’re already chasing them around the house? These moments are precious and fleeting, and I’d love to help you capture all the anticipation of expecting, the sweet newborn snuggles, and the fun times with your toddlers.

Thank you for joining us on the blog today; hope to see you here again soon!

in light & love,