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peyton’s one-year documentary baby photos | malibu, los angeles

baby boy smiles and giggles as heWhat a HAPPY BOY! Peyton turned one and I was so happy to see what a little personality he has become! It was great to return to the same beautiful nature location in the Malibu mountains for their one-year documentary baby photos.one year documentary baby photos at king gillette ranch in los angeles among oak treesAll those majestic oak trees in the mountains and canyons are just beautiful and create the perfect framework for beautiful, fun families. young family snuggles together in the forest of malibu for their one year documentary baby family photosPeyton went a little Hulk Smash on dad’s head! I gotta tell you…I live for these real life moments that take place during my documentary family portraits. They’re the best! I’ll take these over a pretty posed image any day of the week.
baby pokes dad in eye during one year documentary baby photosPeyton is obsessed with the sky and is always looking up at everything that surrounds him. It’s so cute!dad snuggles up to son during one year documentary baby family photos in los angelesSpecial mommy snuggles. Oh, and those cheeks and lashes <3 mom snuggles baby boy during their one year documentary baby photosDad had to do a little coercing to bring back those signature Peyton smiles.
**SQUEEZE**dad squeezes babyfamily sits under giant oak tree at malibu canyon one year documentary family photosparents play with baby during their one year documentary baby photosKelly and Johnny are so smitten with little Peyton. He’s a fun, interactive, adorable kiddo. mom and dad snuggle up to baby during one year documentary baby photosOh, that gorgeous mountain light just gets me. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. young parents play with their happy boy during their one year documentary baby photos
Kelly’s special little thing with her man. Gah!mom gives baby boy eskimo kiss during their one year documentary baby photosyoung parents walk in forest with their baby boy during their one year documentary baby photosSuch a pretty place to walk around or hike. King Gillette Ranch is a quite an oasis! side angle picture of young family shot through grapevinesparents let baby play in fountain during their one year documentary baby photosPeyton is fascinated with the water and loves to splash around. When you photograph kids around this age, it’s so cool to observe and capture their awe of the world around them and connect with everything. baby boy splashes his feet in water during one year documentary baby family photoshappy baby boy who loves mickey mouse more than anything gets excited to hold his stuffed toyThis is seriously the CUTEST. Peyton is ALL about Mickey Mouse. As soon as you present him with, “MICKEEEEEEEEEEEEEY”, he kind of loses it. It’s ridiculous! baby boy smiles and looks at the camera with his mickey mouse during one year documentary baby family photosbaby boy with long eye lashes at one year documentary baby family photosLashes for DAYYYYYYYYYYS.
And also on a mission to get inside my camera. I think he was seeing his reflection on the lens and was so curious! baby boy makes funny faces during one year documentary baby family photosparents play with baby boyOh, those feet! flying baby during one year documentary baby family photos at king gillette ranch in malibuFlying babies make happy babies <3 baby boy smiles at camera over parents shoulders at one year documentary baby family photosOne and starting to walk. Getting there!baby boy walks on his own at one year documentary baby family photosbaby boy with big blue eyes smiles and giggles at one year documentary baby family photosOh, sheesh. That face! It’s one of Kelly’s favorite expressions of his. family drinks cokes together at their one year documentary baby family photosAnd of course, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to throw in a hat tip to their maternity session when we commemorated Kelly’s ongoing craving for Coca Cola while she was carrying Peyton. baby boy has a temper tantrum and meltdown during one year documentary baby family photosThe. Cutest. Meltdown. Imaginable. Oh, that little lip! A quick game of guess the hand that holds the Goldfish cracker helped cheer him up. Yay! baby boy and mom face each other at their one year documentary baby family photosSorry, Kelly, for the bit of said Goldfish cracker that you were wearing right after 😉 baby boy giggles as he plays with mom at one year documentary baby family photosPeyton and mom have a favorite game that involves flipping over and being covered in Kelly’s long hair. He loves it! family sits in meadow together at their one year documentary baby family photosbaby gives a side glance smirk at one year documentary baby family photos The many faces of Peyton. So GOOD! many funny faces by baby boy at one year documentary baby family photos in malibubaby boy discovers grass during one year documentary baby family photos in los angelesGrass. It’s so cool!baby boy giggles as heAnd tickle monster produces the best giggles and chuckles! baby boy crawls through grass at one year documentary baby family photos in los anglesKelly, Johnny, and Peyton—Thank you for spending the afternoon with me {and dinner too!}. I always enjoy our time together and it was so fun to see how much Peyton has grown into such a personality! XOXObaby boy crawls around with mickey mouse at his one year documentary baby photos Friends and family of the Gallaghers, please be sure to sign their guestbook so that you are privy to gallery release and print specials! 

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  • Mary Ferrell - Great pictures of John, Kelly, and #18, He is a cute lilttle guy! I just love your captions!!!! Can’t believe Peyton and Bowie are 1…xoxo

  • Ellen Gallagher-Vu - Oh my goodness Betsy! What wonderfully beautiful pictures you captured of Peyton! He is the light in our lives, & you showed how his smile lights up everthing no matter where he is! He is our joy, he is THE BEST, & #1 in our families eyes! Thank you so much for these pictures, they are truly a treasure for all time! ???

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