Each month I tried to capture a new developmental milestone, expression or activity she was particularly fond of. Sometimes I planned the location in advance; other times we came upon an interesting setting or she started doing something I wanted to document, and I ran for the camera.
For these 1-year portraits, we strolled down to a little park by my sister's house. Nora wasn't walking by her birthday but had been pulling up and cruising for months, so I wanted to find a bench where she could show off these abilities. Along the way we happened upon this flower-filled meadow. I knew Nora would love to sit for a few minutes and smell the flowers—a skill of which she is quite proud—and she did not disappoint. It was already late morning and the sun was high, so I positioned her in the shade to avoid harsh light on her face.