Posted on January 31, 2012
Good things come in small packages and this girl is no exception. I have photographed her since she was a newborn so it wrenched at my heart a little to realize it was her one-year session. A year can go by way too fast! I’m happy to say that some of my favorite photos came from this baby’s first year… you may recognize her from my website and my studio walls. Ah, what a darling!
I love her baby browns and she always has the perfect amount of rosy to her cheeks, too.
She is an expert Headband-Puller-Offer. It really is amazing that I have any shots of her with one on her head. It was a lot of work to fool her!
The color version of the photo above can be seen on my Facebook business page.
TOE my goodness!
Cake time! “Mama, are you sure I’m allowed to make a mess? Look at my hands… is this really OK?”
Once she was reassured of permission, she made the perfect mess. But, in the 2nd one here, I think she still looks uncertain. “Are you sure I’m not going to get in trouble for this?”
And, goodness me! I have to include this last one, because it’s my favorite baby expression. Oh, how I’ve come to love you, sweet Cheeksie One!
To her mama: I was crazy-excited for your session. Not only because your babies photograph so well, but also because we also get in some much-needed girl talk. I’ve said it before, but I am so lucky to have clients that turn into such great friends through the years like you have. And it means the world to me that you told me to put your photos aside, while I got caught up on photos for newer clients. Just for that, you’re getting freebies!
Posted on January 28, 2012
No doubt, she is pretty.
Yes, what a stunning beauty she is. But, watch out world… she also has manners. Manners so sweet and sincere. “Yes, ma’am” she said (in the sweetest little voice) when I asked her questions. “Yes, ma’am”, every single time. She also had a little bit of a cough and she would completely turn away from me and cough into her arm. Is this girl for real? As a photographer who has gotten her hair blown back from coughing kiddos, (oftentimes my OWN kids, despite my efforts), I was so impressed with her.
I love her face. Such pretty features:
Along with being pretty and polite, she also brought the sort of vibrancy that only 4-year-olds can bring. I ADORE this age. I adore HER.
We talked about princesses and we talked about Belle. We talked about how Belle loves to read and we talked about school. As the mother of another 4-year-old girl, I’m proud to know their language. I speak “Princess”.
I think it’s safe to say she had a good time.
My goodness, this child! … This child is so…
You know, when I cannot put it into words, I let the photo do the talking… and I think that last photo says it so well.
To her parents: My, my, my… what a blessing you have. Thank you so much for sharing your sunshine with me. She lit up the room and I’m sure she brings that glow with her wherever she goes. I hope you like your preview- the rest will be finished soon!
Posted on January 24, 2012
I swear, I almost saw a halo. And she MUST be hiding a pair of wings under her dress. This one is heaven-sent, no doubt. During her session, I could almost hear harp music so beautiful that little music notes danced around the room. In other words… she was amazing.
It began the minute I let them in the front door… she beamed at me over her mama’s shoulder as we went up the steps and the smiles never stopped. And she wouldn’t just smile. She would turn completely inside out with happiness. Pure and happy happiness. The kind of innocent “Our-world-is-perfect” happiness that babies are so lucky to possess. Can we find a way to bottle this stuff?
I asked her if she wore her blue eyes to match her dress… this means yes:
And she wore her pink cheeks to match my backdrop:
And of course, she wore lots and lots of smiles.
In an effort to see if she brought any other expressions along, I asked her what she thought of dirty diapers:
In a sea of smiles, there was ONE expression of disgust. I just had to post that one because it cracked me up.
What’s an angel’s favorite hobby? Finger chewing. She did a whole lot of this:
I looooove chubby baby fingers. My daughter used to wear these. (The chubby fingers, not the beautiful shoes.)
I was so excited to see that her mama brought the dress (below) because I had already fallen in love with it at Janie and Jack. If I wasn’t going on and on about this baby, I was going on and on about this dress. I love the ruffles and the color was perfect for her eyes:
Little Angel, you sure know how to light up a room:
What a beautiful, happy baby.
To her parents: It’s a good thing parents never tire of hearing their baby get bragged on. I think it’s safe to say all of our faces hurt from smiling by the time you left. And because of your girl, mine lasted all day. I hope you like your preview- the rest will be finished soon!
Posted on January 20, 2012
I’m willing to bet that this little guy never stopped moving in his mama’s belly. He’s got moves. Like Jagger. (Insert whistle). He was THE most active 6-day-old baby I’ve ever photographed! He was a very light sleeper, too. So, needless to say… he put me to work! But, every photographer needs a good challenge every now and then. Challenges build skill. And, I say it all the time: The baby is the boss. So, I took his cues and together we worked… and worked and worked. Sir Moves-a-Lot, you can dance in this cocoon all you want, little buddy… as long as you hold still for a split second every now and then, we’re juuuuust fine.
Cocoon lovingly made by Sara Smile Creations
Ohhh, but I love this baby. So tiny and so HANDSOME…
I love his dark eyelashes and his looong piano-man fingers. And this might only make sense to other photographers… but, he has the perfect amount of dark hair to give excellent definition to the outline of his head:
Warning, ladies! Squishy cheeks, fuzzy shoulder… This next photo might make your uterus skip a beat:
As much as he was moving, I can guarantee his parents he’s only going to become more and more active as he grows. One wild toddler, coming right up! Start childproofing… yesterday. Hee! I can’t wait to watch him grow. Sir Moves-a-Lot, I love you so.
To his proud parents: I was SO happy to meet you all. Especially since you were referred to me by one of my most favorite clients on this green mother Earth. I enjoyed spending that Saturday with you while I photographed your little wild man and I’m already looking forward to his next one. To the moon and back, I thank you for your patience. The rest will be finished soon… I’ll be in touch.
For those of you who know which song I was referring to in that first paragraph… it’s in your head now, isn’t it? Ha! It’ll be stuck in my head the rest of the night. But, at least every time I hear it, I will think of this sweet baby.