Little Clyde's mama is a sweet, sweet friend. I met Rochelle a few years ago when we both were attending the same church. Rochelle had just married her fella, Bryan, and we met up one morning for coffee. We sat in Starbucks drinking a cuppa joe while my then 6ish month old, Mateo, entertained us! We shared our hearts with each other, and that was the beginning of what is now a precious friendship. I value Rochelle more than I could ever type, and I'm so thankful for how God brought us together. She is verily, verily an answer to prayer.
When she and Bryan welcomed Clyde into this world, I was honored to photograph his newborn session. Since then we have had the privilege of watching him grow over the last year! He is such a loving and happy little man. Rochelle also keeps our boys for us when we are working our "day jobs". Mateo, Clyde, and Lucas are good buddies, and I can't wait to see how their friendships grow over the years.
Bryan and Rochelle have some property and have setup up a sweet farm. You can find cows, chickens, geese, rabbits, quail, fruit trees, gardens, and bees on their farm. When we were planning Clyde's one year session we had originally planned for a camping theme. Bryan and Rochelle are outdoorsy people, but at the last minute we switched gears. Farm to Table seemed a bit more appropriate for Clyde's first year. I'm so glad we changed things up! The session is one of my favorite to date, and Clyde was so happy. He gave me all the smiles! Rochelle brought tomatoes, honey, eggs, and seeds from her farm. It was PERFECT! She also brought along an outfit Clyde's daddy, Bryan, wore when he was a year old. It is ADORABLE! It made Clyde look like he belonged in an ice cream parlor!
Well, honestly the images speak for themselves.
Happy birthday, little man! We love you!!