When I first saw Berit the morning of her birthday party, she was being carried down the stairs, and she had the HUGEST grin on her face, one of those excellent, joyous baby smiles light up a whole room. Her smile dominated the majority of our session (until cake time - see below for adorable tired 1st birthday tears), and it was so contagious that the rest of the family couldn't stop smiling, and neither could I - by the time I left, my cheeks ached. This was such a fun shoot; big family get-togethers have become one of my favorite kind of events to take pictures of. Happy second year of life, Berit!