Posted on November 28, 2011
Yyyyyes, I’ll take a pair of blue eyes, a fuzzy blonde head, and some dimples on the side, please. I may have asked for too much… The dose of cuteness from this session was almost lethal. All I had to do was say “hiiii” and it was an all-out dimple fest.
I can’t stop looking at that photo (above)… I love it so much. That’s a girl who KNOWS she’s cute. Work it, sister.
She was such a good baby. We were able to get through all of her outfits, making great time.
She’s lucky to have a very talented grandmother who made the pretty pink bow (above) and this next bow (below). Check out her Etsy shop, Lilies and Things. Really nice, well-made items!
Hi there, pretty one:
She had juuuuust turned 7 months old and she was already crawling fast, pulling up, and cruising. Don’t let her tiny size fool you… girl knows how to travel and she knows how to do it well. And she wasn’t the least bit afraid of heights. If her mama didn’t have lightning-fast reflexes, she would have ker-toppled off my bean bag many times.
I had to throw in a few shots of big brother, too. I called him Stomper because he loved to stomp around the room. He was so well-behaved, and lucky for me, he brought his own dimples along. It WAS a dimple fest, after all.
Heavens to cuteness, I can’t stand it.
And for the last photo in this preview… I ask you this –> Do 7-month-olds know how to pose? The answer is yes:
I love her!
To her parents: It was so nice to meet you! I meant what I said about wanting to keep your babies. They are both so sweet and beyond adorable. And mama, I also meant what I said about you being one of the tiniest mamas I have ever seen. I could slide you under a door. :) You guys are awesome and I appreciate your patience. I hope you like your preview and the rest will be finished soon!
Posted on November 24, 2011
Remember those singing telegrams? (Do people still do that?) Anyway, I think folks would pay to have this little guy show up at the door to brighten a day or two. No singing necessary. Just one grin, and instant cheerfulness can be had by all. I ADORE this sweet baby boy. Six months old, sitting up champion style, AND scooting on his little tush… clear across my backdrop. Scoot, scoot, scoot… and off he traveled. It was hilarious and he was quite proud of himself. (Rightfully so… traveling at this age is advanced!)
Here he is, on his way to topple town, Santa style:
Hi EYES. My goodness, his eyes…
Just when I thought he couldn’t possibly win me over any more, he decided to take a snoozeroo and it was all I could do not to freak out over the cuteness .
Dreaming of sugarplums?
I LOVE this next one… little smirkster.
I just have to add this next one, too. I set this up like this for my Facebook page, but I decided to put it on here, as well. Big sister came along for a few shots with baby brother, and I love how she’s being a complete goober in this first one and sitting pretty for the second one.
To their mama: When you brought big sister in for her newborn session, it was one of the best days ever. I have really enjoyed getting to know you over the years and watching your beautiful family grow. I’m having a great time working on these and the rest will be finished soon! I appreciate your patience during this busy time of year!
And what better day than Thanksgiving to get a little mushy?… To all my family and friends, clients and clients-turned-friends, vocal blog readers and quiet blog lurkers… thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your love and support. The reason I am able to do what I love is thanks to YOU. I have been very blessed to have met some of the most amazing and wonderful people through the years because of this job of mine. Freezing your most precious memories is an honor and a privilege that I will never take for granted. Never.
Posted on November 21, 2011
Contrary to what you might think, these are not senior pictures. Not yet, not yet, not yet! She has a good amount of time before that happens as she is in the 8th grade now. She is probably a lot more mature than some seniors, though! She is a down-to-Earth, mellow, laid back, no-drama kind of chick. I think, in her group of friends, she must be “the rock” that keeps everyone strong. Every group needs one and they are lucky to have her.
We took our session outdoors because the weather was beyond fine on this day. We have been lucky to have a warm and lovely fall this year.
This first image is one of my very favorites because I love her expression here:
When braces come off, they seem to take childhood with them. So beautifully grown up!
I have known her since she was a kid, so I care about her SO much.
To the tear trying to escape from her mama’s eye: NOT so fast! I know she looks way too grown up in these… here, this next one is more youthful.
And this is one of her typical expressions, which is one of the reasons why I like it. I also like the leaves and what the warm light does to her hair.
To her mother: I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU BROUGHT ME A PLATE FULL OF COOKIES!! (all caps, that’s right. They were heaven!) I love you guys so much and I’m having fun working on these photos. I hope you like your preview… thanks for your patience ….the rest will be finished very soon!
Posted on November 17, 2011
Whoa, buddy! Let me start by saying I LOVE this family. I LOVE them so. I have been so lucky to have photographed them since their oldest was just a newborn, and they are nothing short of beautiful… and nothing short of REAL. I love real. Real is good.
With real comes chaos…. and chaos happens. Especially when you have three completely different kids who want different things. The common denominator is that they are all beautiful. And even if they only give me a second here and there… a second is all I need… and they all photograph so well:
When was the last time mom and dad had a photo of just the two of them? (How about right now while the kids want nothing to do with it?!)
One of their craziest sessions to date resulted in my favorite family photo of them… ever:
To the calm-as-cucumbers parents: I admire your go-with-the-flow attitude. You guys are champs and I commend you for juggling so much chaos with so much grace. Keep up the good work… you have so much to be proud of. Your children are beautiful and I love watching them grow up in front of my camera! I hope you like your preview… the rest will be finished soon!