Lorenzo’s Mom Took Photos of Him in a Pizza Box Every Month for a Year

For new moms, eating the right foods may be crucial for overall health, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a treat every once in a while.

Photographer Dani Leigh, who’s also a mom of 1-year-old Lorenzo, found a creative way to track her son’s month-to-month growth while getting to eat pizza at the same time.

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Happy Monday!! I see a lot of new faces around here so I figured I would take a second to introduce myself (even though that’s usually reserved for Friday’s, whatevs, I like breaking rules). I’m Dani! A cool mom and photographer in Maryland. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ A little about me!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🙌🏻⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. The minute I walk in the house I take my shoes off and change into sweat pants. Jeans are fancy clothes. And there are so many pairs of shoes gathered by my garage door. My husband hates it. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 2. I really, really like to be on vacation. Who doesn’t? The minute we are home from the last trip, the next trip has got to be in the works. Just got home from Hawaii 3 weeks ago and the next trip fun family trip has been planned – see ya soon, Arches National Park!🏜⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 3. Unless I am going to be walking around in the freezing cold with my coffee, I am an iced coffee only kinda gal. I’m also obsessed with our Ninja Coffee Maker at home. ⁣🥤⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 4. I have a Master’s degree in Thanatology. Definitely google that and see why I didn’t last too long in that field. I needed a way happier job and have been photographing couples on the happiest days of their lives for over 10 years now. ⁣📸🎂🥂⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 5. My only resolution for this year is to take a painting class. I am so excited to find an awesome one for me! Let me know if you have any recs local to Maryland. 👩🏻‍🎨⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If you stick around you will see a lot of honest motherhood, wedding photos, and some fun family travels!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Tell me more about you!! What are you into?? What are your hopes and dreams? How is your Monday going? Tell me I’m not the only one who has a pile of shoes by their door!! 😬😂

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Every month for a year, she would order a pizza and photograph Lorenzo in a box next to a certain number of slices – as many as his age in months. Not only this is an ode to baby’s Italian name, but it’s also an amazing way to show how much he has grown and change over time.

See the photos below.