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A Birthday Portrait | My Baby at 14

This week a crazy thing happened. My sweet little baby turned 14 years old. I know technically he was a teenager last year, but this year is somehow different. He's changed a lot over the past year, and the "young adult" part of him has really started to shine.

He is amazing, and our evolving relationship is so much fun.

After the chaos of his birthday party had settled (a 7 teenager sleepover!), we popped outside for his annual birthday portrait. Isn't he adorable??!

That evening after dinner I couldn't help myself--I got the stack of albums out, and we sat on my bed and looked through them. We laughed, I cried, and I just can't imagine not having those albums. I have such a bad memory, and it is a blessing to be able to see each stage of his beautiful life again.

But looking through those albums it is clear that what I don't have is many photos of me with my baby. I'm always the one taking the photos, and in fact my one of my favorites with me in it is actually a self portrait:

Mother and baby

Thinking about this reminded me of something brilliant I once read somewhere:

'You will never regret having pictures made of you loving your babies'


Are you looking for a laid back photo session with your babies? Email me, and let's make it happen!


Chanda Williams is a natural light lifestyle photographer, serving families in Atlanta and Decatur. She offers authentic maternity, newborn and family sessions all over the metro area, including Candler Park, Inman Park, Little 5 Points, Decatur, Brookhaven, Druid Hills, Virginia-Highlands, West End, Adair Park, Ormewood Park, Grant Park, Midtown, Ansley Park, Morningside, Tucker, Clarkston, Avondale, Lake Claire, Smyrna, Historic South Atlanta, and Buckhead.


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