I got to reunite with this sweet pea two weeks ago at the always beautiful Maymont Park in Richmond for a family photo shoot. Melanie is the daughter of a high school friend of mine and it is just so crazy the difference a year can make. She could barely sit up the last time I shot this family and now she can barely contain the quick pace of her wobbly legs and her ear to ear beaming grin. Seriously, her little mouth makes the biggest smile I have ever seen! I just love watching my friends’ little ones grow. I let Melanie set the pace and followed her around as she did her ‘thang’ exploring the gardens and climbing up rock steps. She strut her stuff in the cutest little wardrobe of any toddler EVER – for real, I wanted to steal her little denim romper. She’s such a little daddy’s girl – some of my favorite shots are of her smile while in the arms of Dad. Hands down, the best part of the day was when she marched over to the fountain with Mr. Bunny and tossed him into the water with a squeal of delight. I just love it when a mischievous side comes out – a girl after my own heart! Enjoy!!