Beginning with her first birthday, they dressed her in her grandmother’s vintage bathing suit and took a picture. They did this every year as they watched their baby daughter grow from a toddler, to a child, to a young woman.
It was amazing and adorable and I thought it was a wonderful way to show in photos how their daughter had changed and grown.
When Hayden was born, I tried to think of a way that we could accomplish the same tradition with him. I wasn’t about to put him in a pair of my Grandpa’s old swimming trunks (not to mention the fact that I didn't have any). That simply was not going to work.
Randy and I talked about it. We wanted the item to be something simple, yet classic. Something a boy/man would wear that would convey timelessness and class. The answer: a men’s white-button down shirt (from the Gap no less). So ever since he was 1, we have dressed him in the white-button down shirt and taken a picture.
Now it is Harper's turn and we have opted for a little black dress. It is also simple, yet classic.
Here are her pictures.