Have a look at Baby Beau’s First Birthday shoot, part of the family’s Baby Plan.  These photographs were taken on July 22 in Upper St. Clair.

Shooting was tough the first time!  A typical growing toddler, Beau wanted to “fly away” so badly, that it was next to impossible to get anything but a blur!

(But don’t forget that you and I always have the option to say “This kid is a little too tired/hungry/whatever today, let’s try this another day.”  And that’s what the three of us decided to do.  No harm, no foul, no charge.  I’m a mom; I get it.)

We rescheduled the session and it worked out much better the second time.
Of course, the great thing about toddlers is how hilarious they are.  Baby Beau kept Mom and Dad laughing (even though it was very hot!), and we got some memorable and beautiful photographs that will be treasured forever.  Good boy, Beau!  (cuddle, cuddle)

For some reason, this little “birdie” brought to mind a poem I remember from my college poetry class:

What does little birdie say
In his nest at peep of day?
Let me fly, says little birdie,
Mother, let me fly away.
Birdie, rest a little longer,
Till thy little wings are stronger…….

–From Cradle Song, Alfred Lord Tennyson

Is there ever a more exciting year than baby’s first year!  Forget the lack of sleep, forget the stress……all we will remember later is how completely adorable they are.  Fortunately, Mom and Dad captured Beau’s first year with the Powder Blue Baby Plan so that not a moment of that first year is lost.  Blink and they’re all grown up!

Check out Beau’s newborn session here:

The rest of this session is here:


Missy Timko is the photographer behind Powder Blue Photography, a boutique photography studio located in Pittsburgh, PA. She specializes in newborns, maternity, families, seniors, and headshots. Missy’s style is simple, natural, and clean, both posed and lifestyle photography with beautiful natural backdrops, and Missy also runs a studio in the West End Village in Pittsburgh.  There are many session options, from full length custom sessions to quick updates of just the kids, inside the studio or outside in a beautiful natural or urban location in Pittsburgh.  Contact Missy for availability.

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