I met this sweet family back in early February when I photographed the little Peanut's Valentine's Day photos. Lucky for me, Mom and Dad got engaged since the last time I saw them and I got to snap a few engagement photos besides the family photos.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
I missed a few weeks in the Mommy Project (www.516-photography.com/mommy-project/). But the important thing is that I started again! I was inspired by this week's theme: Sweet. Now I think my munchkin is just the sweetest thing ever (most of the time!) but when I saw what she was doing with her snack yesterday I just knew I had to record the doubly sweet moment!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Remember that adorable Cake Smash I shared a few days ago? (If you didn't see it just scroll down to my previous post!) Well this is adorable little Ella during the Portrait portion of her one-year-photo session. What a sweetie! An I am so excited that I will get to spend some more time with her and her wonderful mom and dad when I photograph their wedding in just two months!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
I take back what I said a few months back about how one-year-olds don't know what to do with a birthday cake! This little girl did! She was covered in pink gooey frosting, and kept shaking it all off her hands so it went flying around my living room! It was difficult to stop laughing long enough to snap a few shots! And I laughed all over again the whole time I edited them. Here are some of my favorite shots from the session. And stop back tomorrow for the Portrait session that came before her cake smash.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I met Zachary on a brisk Saturday morning a few weeks ago. He was more than happy to climb in precarious positions to get great shots! He was a friendly and polite young man, and I really enjoyed spending the time with him. Zachary, I wish you all the best for all your future endeavors.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Every baby is a blessing to their parents. And every newborn session is an awe-inspiring experience for me. When I am setting up and preparing for the session my thoughts are all about colors and textures and what feelings I want the photos to evoke. But the moment that sweet, tiny bundle of joy is handed to me it becomes less about a job to be done and more about the divine beauty that I have the honor of capturing. I am forever grateful that I get to experience this again and again. And this beauty was no exception:
Thursday, March 7, 2013
One year ago I was mom to a baby. Now my baby is a toddler.
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Those two big changes are connected in a big way. It is because of my daughter, Grace, that I started my photography business. And as I have watched her grow from baby to little girl I have also watched my other "baby" grow into something I never imagined possible.
Strangely, the simple act of dressing my daughter yesterday morning triggered this whole chain of thoughts about where I have been and where I am going. Here's why:
I personally would stay outside for hours in below freezing temperatures to get good photos. If you've had your photos taken by me, you may remember me crawling in dirt, rolling around on the ground, even climbing steep hills...anything to get the shot. When I am in the zone I just can't be stopped.
Others, however, have more sense than me I suppose and decide that enough is enough after the 12th gust of wind blows over the flash!!! And that is how this session down at Bourne Farm went. Here's to warmer weather ahead!!!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
This mom and dad are absolutely smitten with their tiny new arrival. I don't blame them because she was so sweet and cuddly! She loved being held and rocked. I wish all the best to this beautiful family!
Saturday, March 2, 2013
No matter how many newborns I photograph, I will never stop being amazed by those tiny toes, their tiny noses, those itty bitty clenched fists... I will never stop staring in wonder at this tiny person before me who will someday have dreams of her very own. And to know that she will look back at these images and show them to her own children....makes me realize just how honored I am to capture them!