One of the best parts of my job is getting to witness and document the happiest moments in people's lives! When I stop and think about how amazing that is, I can only say that that's a true blessing! Running a business is tough, but capturing memories for people to last them years to come is absolutely worth it. For this couple, I've been especially lucky to not only photograph their gorgeous wedding day, but just last week I got to meet their beautiful baby girl, Kinsley! The shoot flowed perfectly and Kinsley was so cooperative. She slept, she posed, she stared at the camera...everything we needed! It's always so heartwarming to see brand new parents look at their baby in their arms. Robin and Matt were nothing short of in-love with Kinsley and I just know they are going to be wonderful parents! Best of luck in the early months you two. Can't wait to see you all again for another family shoot!
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Here's my second session of the week that I shot at Holbrook Palmer Park! Such a cute family with the sweetest little girls. I can tell Addy is a great big sister already to her 6 month-old sister Emily. It was darling watching her try to get her to smile for the photos, even though baby Emily seemed a little camera shy. I love big sisters, since I have two amazing ones of my own! Both of them had such beautiful blue eyes and blonde, blonde hair. Darling girls and I hope I get to photograph them more over the years as they grow up. It was another quick session, but full of giggles and big smiles. Glad I had the opportunity to meet another wonderful family during the holiday season. Big thanks to the Hughes family for connecting us!
When Erin and Aaron first reached out to me looking for photographer for family photos, I was honored! I mean, I'm ALWAYS flattered when any client asks me to photograph them, but this was even more special to me because they had just moved from Arizona and were in the market for a new photographer. And if anyone knows, there are SO many photographers in this area and lots with great talent! They could have contacted any one of them, but I'm so happy they reached out to me! Such a sweet couple and a darling one-year-old baby boy! And if you're curious like I was, red hair runs in the extended part of the family :-) I wish I could have spent more time with them, but being that it was a mini session series I had to cut it off and meet the next family (which will be featured tomorrow)! I think we got some great shots of the happy family of three, although I do hope for many more sessions with them in the future!
If you know me at all, you know I love kids. Enough to have worked as a tutor for all ages of elementary school, as a preschool aide, and as a nanny for a family of three! I find my experience with young children has been more than helpful when it comes to photo shoots with little ones! I'm no guru, that's for sure, but I know how to let my guard down, have fun and downright be silly in order to get genuine smiles during my shoots. It's not always easy, especially if the kiddos are fussy or really have no desire to take pictures whatsoever, but it's fulfilling when I finally get those true moments when they crack a smile and open up to the camera for me. The best moments are the giggles, the kisses for mommy or daddy and when they are truly just having a good time!
I have been lucky enough to travel to many countries around the world and see beautiful monuments & artwork, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant oceans and gorgeous sunsets. But even after seeing all these wonderful things, the most amazing thing I've witnessed in my life has to be the birth of my nephew. The way God designed us mere human beings to create, grow and birth another human life is beyond fascinating to me and is a beautiful reminder of how incredible He is. I've never seen the birth of a child before in any capacity and I felt truly honored to be by sister's side when she gave birth to her very first baby, Jackson. She was so strong throughout the labor and pushed like a pro! I was very proud of her that day and of course still am! I could go on and on about how amazing it is to see her as a new mom and how much I look up to her, but I'll keep it short and sweet. :-) The newest member of my family is a ball of joy and is absolutely adorable! I took a ton of photos of him, naturally, and was so sad to leave him only a week after he was born. I am so in love with this little guy and I can't wait to visit them again and just stare at his precious face. I snapped the first photo in the delivery room and the rest of the series is Jackson at just six days old.
Born May 7th weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz.
Darling baby Reese was only 14 days old and already had an agenda of her own! She wasn't a big fan of getting her picture taken, being naked or falling asleep, but she was still precious as can be! Nevertheless, with the help of her parents, we got some adorable shots of her intermittently snoozing away! With careful balance and gentle touch, we swapped props in and out and changed up the set a bit to add variety. Between the cute baby beanies and the snuggly stuffed animals, we got some peaceful shots of little Reese at her best. Enjoy the photos!
If anyone has been following my blog, you may remember the maternity shoot I posted a couple months ago with Amanda. Well, with every successful pregnancy, a healthy baby comes at the end! Amanda and her husband Julio are now the lucky parents of a beautiful baby boy, Noah. As I had mentioned before, I've known Amanda my whole life so we're basically sisters, which means I'm practically a new auntie! Noah is a darling baby and I had so much fun on this shoot, admiring his tiny toes and mini fingers :-) They both are very blessed and I'm so excited for them and what they have in store for their blossoming family.
Three generations: Grandma, mom and baby!
Sporting his mom and dad's love of baseball ;-)
Already dressing up in daddy's tie!
What a treat it was to photograph newborn baby Lianna. At less than two weeks old, she was a surprisingly easy subject! She slept nearly the whole shoot, which allowed us to dress her up and play with props! Her two older brothers got to join us too with loving kisses and helpful hands. I'm hoping this leads to more newborn photo shoots...spread the word!
Part of my life is spent as a photographer and part of my life is spent taking care of three wonderful and beautiful kids. Last Friday I decided to combine both worlds and have some fun! Here are the results of some quality playtime out in the backyard with my favorite kiddies. They weren't the least bit camera shy!