I am a traveling photographer who captures families throughout Europe. I chose this special location of Sanctuary of Madonna in Italy as a location to capture Juliana on her 1st birthday with her parents. The field is behind the cathedral on a hill with a sweeping view of the valley below, which on sunny days you can see all the way to the Adriatic Sea. Behind us, the Dolomite mountain range that stretches to Switzerland towers over us. The lighting of just before sunset was the perfect time for soft, ethereal light. I wanted to capture their story now in their lives. From Juliana’s spirited curiosity with her surroundings with the flowers and crawling from mommy lap to the gentle and secure embrace from both her parents.