Leah O'Connell

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One year old family photos at home | The Dunn Family

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I'm Leah!

I’m obsessed with stories of family, creativity, and simple joys.  A nostalgia nerd, educator, wife, and mom of 3, I believe life’s most fun when you’re dreaming big and having kitchen dance parties. 

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This crew invited me to their home on a bright summer day for a family session to celebrate baby boy turning one. While many families will choose to have lifestyle newborn photos at home, I met this little guy when he was just hours old for a Fresh 48 session in the hospital. This made our session at home even more special, as we got to capture details of that environment like his nursery and the way he’s grown into this family over the year.

There’s something so magical about witnessing how relationships become so comfortable through daily life together.

Instead of a big cake smash, we simply let him try a cupcake on the front porch at the end of our session. Big sis encouraged (and excitedly shared!) the treats with both her little brother and the family dog. I will always and forever be obsessed with the simplicity and lightness that comes from family photos at home.

Featured: One year old family photos at home with The Dunn Family

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Are you interested in making heartwarming family photos at home with me to celebrate both your milestones and everyday moments?

It’s literally my favorite thing. These sessions are about more than just your faces, but witnessing and reflecting the bond your forming and the comfort your creating within your walls and arms.

Reach out here with any questions and to get the ball rolling.

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Hi, I'm Leah.
Family photographer, writer, educator.

I’m  one of the first to meet your newborn baby, the one who won't judge your clothes baskets and unmade beds, and the one who can capture the way your husband looks at you with a twinkle in his eye after 12 years of marriage. I believe in honoring people and telling stories.

I believe art has the power to light up the world in dark places, starting at home.