One of my favorite things about this birthday session is that she brought along her special bear (it also made an appearance in our 2016 family session). Most kids have that one super special animal or doll or lovey that brings them comfort and stays with them throughout the years. Both my kids do and I know I did too (Bernard the dog who now sits on top of my desk). It's a sweet symbol of the childhood years, which is why I love including special details like this in photos.
I also loved the gorgeous background we had at the Housatonic Boat Club, which was fitting for a girl named after the water! Check out those pink skies over the river by the dock - amazing!