This little ray of sunshine was so much fun to photograph! Opal is freshly one year old! We originally planned to do her birthday photos a couple of weeks beforehand, but delayed them until after her actual day of birth so that a very special person could be a part of them- Opal’s daddy! Dylan is currently deployed in Korea for a year, but was able to come back home to celebrate Opal turning one and spend a couple of weeks with his sweet family. Opal was named in the likeness of her mother Ruby, which I find very fitting as they both share such radiant personalities and kind sparkling eyes.
Opal’s birthday theme was “You are my sunshine” so the first part of our session included a fun tutu, sunshine balloons and beautiful rainbow colors. Afterwards she wore a more casual outfit and we spent the second half of the evening taking some sweet family photos. It was so heartwarming to see the three of them together, knowing that what most families take for granted (time together), was a privilege they had lived without over the past couple of months. I can tell Opal is one well-loved little girl and lucky to have such kind, genuine people as Dylan + Ruby for her parents. 💕