Braxton’s Small Steps

One small step for a Braxton…

one giant leap for the Clyde Family!


Small Steps for Braxton Clyde and parents Braxton Clyde has “graduated” from the Sourcelight Small Steps Baby Program—nice work, youngster!













We met new parents-to-be Danielle and Brandon back in January 2010 for the pregnancy photo session.  Baby Braxton’s worldly debut was still a month away, but Mom’s and Dad’s parental instincts were already obvious, as was their desire to help create frameable art.

Danielle at 8 months






Danielle in white  at 8 months












One month later, Braxton was ready to take center stage in his own portrait session.


Rock-A-Bye Braxton


Little feet for small steps












It won’t be long before these feet will be taking their own Small Steps.  Look at those toes!









At four months, Mom had a new figure and Braxton was already flashing serious attitude.  Dad was just beaming with pride—and who wouldn’t be?

Braxton at 4 months


The 4-month Small Steps session

Braxton's 4-month Small Steps session


The eight-month session is always one of our favorites.  By this time, babies are holding their heads up without any effort and crawling everywhere—it means we have to move quickly, but their new-found independence is an enjoyable challenge to capture.

Clyde Family's 8-month Small Steps sessionBraxton's 8-month Small Steps sessionBraxton's 8-month Small Steps session



Clyde Family's 12-month Small Steps sessionThe one-year photos are often the most challenging.  Babies are often decidedly independent by this time, and since they’re usually walking, they’re also not very patient about sitting in the studio for a portrait.

Mr. Grumpy was having none of it this day, so we took what we could and decided to meet again in a couple of months when warmer weather would let us go outside.





Last session—a beautiful spring day in Albertson Park.  Big surprise—Mom showed up carrying Braxton’s soon-to-be sibling.  Here we go again.

Clyde Family's final Small Steps session














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