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People Are Loving The Way This Mom Documented Her Baby’s Growth With Pizza Slices

Published 3 months ago

Dani Leigh is a wedding photographer and a mother of two based in Frederick, Maryland. When her second child, Lorenzo, was born a year ago, she came up with a creative way of documenting her child’s growth. Taking advice from her mother, who told her to use something Italian as an ode to the baby’s name, the photographer decided to use pizza slices!

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In an interview with Bored Panda, Dani said she tossed around a few ideas but ultimately decided that if she was going to do this right, she may as well also get dinner out of it each month.

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“I knew what I wanted it to look like in my head and while we do have a favorite pizza, I knew we would have to vary it month by month. We really just went down the menu and got whatever our 3-year-old (Lorenzo’s brother,  Charlie) would be interested in,” said the photographer. “We did allow ourselves to get our favorite white pizza three times throughout the project. It did help us branch out though and try a few pizzas we wouldn’t have probably gotten – like pesto and shrimp pizza. And we found that the BBQ Chicken pizza can now be added into our normal rotation – so good! All of the pizzas came from our favorite local place, il Forno.”

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Dani says that Lorenzo is one of the happiest and most energetic babies out there. “I think he takes a lot of cues from his older brother, Charlie. He is quick to smile at everything and is truly sweet as can be,” said the photographer.

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“I think what will leave the biggest mark on my memory from this year is how fast it went. I can’t tell you how many parents of older children will stop us when they encounter us – on a plane, in grocery store lines, eating dinner out while my kids are being crazy – and tell my husband and I, that these years go so fast, don’t blink and enjoy them while you are in them,” says Dani. “And it is all so true. I know the days are so so so long sometimes, but in the blink of the eye, my kid just turned one.”

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Dani’s advice to people who want to try something similar is to invest in a good pizza cutter because no pizza place slices their pizza into 12 slices.

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“And invest in family photography because soon enough all your kiddos will be bigger than a pizza box,” added the photographer.

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