Wellan Turns One

Wellan is the sweet little daughter of my fellow Stout Design Alumni, Leah and Calvin. These two are both so incredibly talented—Calvin does awesome video work and Leah is an amazing designer, illustrator, AND new small business owner! She recently opened Yes Please, a shop in Menomonie that sells unique handmade gifts. I can't wait to check it out in person!

Aside from being talented artists, Leah and Calvin are amazing parents, too. Their parenting style allows Wellan to explore and discover and learn things outside of the ordinary. It has been so fun to see the unique ways they infuse their creativity into Wellan's life—I especially admire their video blogs. (Seriously...coolest parents ever!) Wellan already has a big personality, and I'm excited to see how her parents' traits and talents rub off on her as she grows. 

Needless to say, I was inspired to do something a little different for this shoot. I thought it'd be fun to capture mini stop-motion "video" clips throughout the session. I've sprinkled a few of my favorites throughout the post. Enjoy!