Posted on August 31, 2011
Not even a week old yet, this precious newborn already had a preference as to how he liked to relax. No wrapping allowed. Unlike most newborns, swaddling wasn’t his thing. He wanted his little arms to be free. Wrapping him up didn’t upset him, though… it just caused him to squirm until he “escaped”. In fact, when he was ready to enter this world a little early, he broke his mama’s water himself. Born free and he was officially done with confined spaces! I told him he was the boss. He was perfectly content to be just like this, which was perfectly fine with me:
Toe my goodness!
Since his daddy is the president of the MTSU alumni board, they requested this photo to represent that. As an MTSU alumni myself, I was all for it. (Yes, we sang the fight song… you better believe it.)
Oh, heavens to neck rolls! I love his hair… party in the back!
Sorry daddies… the new trend is for newborns to look exactly like their mamas. He definitely has her features:
I just loved spending the morning with this precious little being. When I had my hands on him to settle him into dreamland, I liked to stare at his newness… his tiny little facial features… right down to the fine hairs at the top of his forehead. Wait… I have a photo to illustrate that. I’m trying really hard to stick to 7 blog photos, but I already broke my own rule, so what’s one more?
Let’s hear it for newborn forehead fuzz:
To his parents: I feel like I pre-bonded with your baby during the maternity session. Yes, we had a connection, me and him. I also think you two are a lot of fun to be around and you were champs during this newborn session. I’m so excited to be able to photograph him every 3 months and see how much he changes between sessions. I love him already. Thanks for being patient while I was out-of-town for a few days. I hope you like your preview as much as I do, and the rest will be finished very soon!
Posted on August 25, 2011
It was love at first smile. I had to keep my shrieks to a minimum to prevent photographers from all over the state from knocking down my door at the chance to have this child in front of their cameras. I probably could have sold tickets. “A photographer’s dream” is putting it mildly. He was born to do this. This could very well be the start of this boy’s modeling career. Gerber baby from 1928 ? Your ship has finally sailed. There’s a new face in town and he can rock the camera like nobody’s business:
Have a guess at how old he is?
He came equipped with a supreme sense of humor… he totally got my jokes. I didn’t even have to pull out my circus tricks. He was smiles for miles.
Get after it, boy:
He showed me his puppy face, too. (I think the drool really makes the photo… it’s just such a baby thing to do.)
And, of course… the first dig. (Double-fisting it… just to work the crowd.)
Of course, he was all smiles:
To his graciously proud parents: I just love you guys! I love how you thanked me every time I complimented your boy… and that was a LOT. So sweet. You may have a little politician on your hands… and he’s gorgeous! I’m so glad you brought him in front of my camera. He is nothing short of pure joy and I loved squeezing on him. I’m pretty sure he could make anyone’s day just by looking at his photos. It’s already working for me! I hope you like your preview and I’ll finish the rest as soon as I can!
Clients, I’m flying to Denver today and I will be away until Tuesday. I will return all emails and phone calls in the order received upon my return. Finishing this little guy’s photos will also give me something to look forward to when I get back!
Posted on August 22, 2011
Here we have another frequent flyer- another proud mascot of mine. I was so happy to see that she brought her rosy cheeks with her yet again. She’s every bit as sweet as she looks… she could almost give you cavities just by looking at her. (Sorry teeth, she’s worth it.)
At 9 months old, she’s a tiny one… about the size of most of my 6-month old clients. But that doesn’t keep her from collecting chins… I love this:
She sticks her tongue out when she smiles. Adorable!
I love her new-baby pegs (teeth) and how she has her hands here:
This last shot has a bit of an “outtake” vibe, since the girls aren’t looking thrilled in the least! (Ha!) But, I love everything about it. I love that I didn’t tell their father to do this… it was completely inpulsive! I love how, even though the girls were getting restless, their parents are happily surrounded by them. Real life at it’s best? …. Truly blessed….
Thank you so much for another great session. The outfits you bring never fail to get reactions out of me that are sure to disturb the neighboring businesses. Always so lovely. Thanks for becoming such a great friend throughout the years. People like you make this job beyond rewarding. I love your family!
Posted on August 19, 2011
Who knew peanuts could be so sweet? If you are lucky enough to know this little guy… then the answer is YOU. You knew.
I think he’s a sugar-coated peanut… or even better… a peanut M&M! YES! Since my own little boy has a peanut allergy, “Emmies” of the peanut variety are off-limits around here. I’ll happily take this unusual exposure to a real life peanut M&M and photograph him for all he’s worth. (And his worth is more akin to a peanut made of pure gold).
He had the attitude of a little saint. Politely sitting and letting me and my camera do our thing… I thought this was cute:
… and then he upped his game and did THIS: (Gah!)
Don’t you just want to hold his face in your hands? (Sometimes, I have to put down my camera and do just that.)
I love piggy pictures:
Prepare your eyeballs for some serious COLOR!
… I mean it… prepare…..
…and meet the cake of all cakes:
At least smurfs are in style! Blue it up, little buddy:
To his parents: I always look forward to your sessions and I have loved watching your gorgeous family grow in front of my camera. All of your children are precious and this little peanut is no exception. He could melt anyone’s heart. I hope you like your preview and the rest will be finished soon!