1st birthdays are always an important mile stone in a parents life, and photographing these moments means life long memories.
This little handsome man turned one recently and I was invited along to capture his special day.
Surrounded my friends and family, Ruaridh spent the day in his garden, playing with his cousins and older brother.
Sometimes trying to capture a group of children doesn't always result in a perfectly posed shot...however the beauty lies in authenticity...not perfection. The below photo shows how important these more natural shots are, capturing the differences in children, one wanting to drink milk, and another more interested in a bush.
The birthday boy enjoyed his day, stuffing his little face with chocolate cake and playing peek-a-boo under a hanging rug
The girls were very interested in playing on the trampoline. While Emily wanted to peak through the safety mesh, Ali wanted to show me her missing tooth