How I’m Documenting Margot’s First Year

To document Margot’s first year, I wanted to do something cute, but also simple. I have always loved the idea of taking weekly photos, capturing her growth and progress for an entire year. But, it always seemed like a BIG job, something that I certainly wouldn’t have time for. Turns out, it’s a lot easier than I thought! With a super simple backdrop and a few cute “props” from her room, I’ve been able to take some pretty adorable photos of Margot each week…

Every Thursday (she was born on a Thursday) I put her in something cute and lay her on a sheepskin rug on our living room floor. For the first 6 weeks, I didn’t use any props. At week 7, I decided to add some cute accessories to her photos – books, stuffed animals, toys, etc. It takes me about 5 minutes each week to take the photos and edit them on my iPhone. (READ: I’m not using a real camera!) So easy, so simple! And it’ll be so fun to have 52 of these photos on her first birthday next year!

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