One of the many privileges of being a portrait photographer is the chance to watch families grow and change. I've been so lucky to get to know this family personally and also behind the lens. When they adopted their sweet son, I got to do his newborn photos. Six months later and still just as adorable, I captured him as a smiley, drooly, goofy little 6-month-old. And then, when he turned one, I got to watch him dive into some cake for a cake smash session. We also had a family session thrown into the mix there. This one was bittersweet though because this session was meant to document this family's special time spent living in Ghent before their big move to Charleston.