Oh my, where do I even begin? This week has been bittersweet for me as I reflect on this past year of being a new mom. My little peanut isn’t a baby anymore, but she is growing up to be the best little girl a mom could ask for. While it has been a challenging year, it has also been so rewarding being this little girl’s mama. She is the sweetest, funniest, cuddliest baby and I am so thankful she is mine! I’m so happy Emily and I got to capture these precious photos of her, because I will cherish them forever. I mean, I think it is every baby photographer’s dream to have the little one go head first into their cake, and Leila did not disappoint there! Mama loves you, sweet girl!!

• Lexi