I have been photographing this little angel above since she was a tiny little baby. Her parents were the first to trust in me to take her newborn, 3 month, 6, 9, 1 year and every special occasion photos! I am so grateful that they have asked me and continue to use me for all of their special moments. They are the most amazing people and I have known her mom for years. She has become an even closer friend over the past few years and called me before she told some friends about the possibility of this announcement! I was so excited for her and her family on the possibility of a new baby. I didn’t even think about what she was asking me! Of course like me, because we are very similar, and can’t keep secrets for long…..she said as soon as I get the confirmation from the doctor I want to document and announce this! How cool and fun for me! We talked and planned ideas and she right away, like she always does, got the cutest little shirt for Addy! AW!! Big sister!!! Momma is doing great and due in the fall and even if Addy doesn’t understand quite yet, she will be so excited to have a little sister or brother! I love the photos because although we planned what we wanted to do.. Addyson was her usual star self and made the pictures even more adorable!! And then we had to do some cute Valentines and Easter photos of her for mom and dad!!
Sometimes you meet people that you can instantly connect with, get along with, and feel like you have been friends for a long time, this is one of those times!! I met this family through the publicist that had asked me to photograph an artist. They were so sweet and down to earth! Long story short they both went to school with my husband over the years and we knew a lot of the same people… what a small world it really is! We picked a great spot nearby their home and were able to have the outdoors, yet photograph the little one and his bright, outgoing, big brother with some backdrops and props too!! I think they all had a great time and we were able to spend a couple of hours just hanging out and capturing their family!! I felt like I could have hung out with them all day!! We even found a little Wooly bear at the end of the day that had to go home with them and was named “Happy” as I learned today when I met up with them again! 🙂 It is so easy to photograph when everyone is comfortable, laid back, and enjoys themselves. Every new session is a new challenge, a new learning experience, and a new inspiration for me! I take so much from meeting new people and my favorite part of my job is making them have fun, be at ease, and most of all smile when they see the pictures! It was just the start of fall so we were able to get some great colors and I hope these pictures will help them remember this time in their lives for a long time!!
I love this family! These are great friends of mine and I love their kids like they are my own! Mia looks just like her mommy and Dominic like his dad, with blue eyes. It was a little bit difficult, as I think photographing 4 people at the same time can be! It is hard to have the parents, a 5 year old, and a 2 1/2 year old all look and smile at you at the same time! I was a little nervous when I got home that I was not going to be able to produce a lot of shots for them, but I was happy! I snapped a ton of pictures (prob 150-200) which took me a long time to go through, but I’m glad that I did. I was able to find at least 50 really good shots for them!! I had so much fun with them and they are such an amazing family! The photographs are a little less candid than my typical style, but I have been trying to produce more posed shots, since I feel that is what a lot of families want. I’m really happy that they liked the pics and I’m sure I will see them on their wall soon! 😉 ,
I have always loved taking pictures. I decided once my daughter was born on May 27, 2010, and after I couldn’t get enough of taking pictures of her, that I wanted to take this to a new level. My first few months were all photos, taken by me, like the one above, with my IPHONE!! At one point I had over 3,000 pictures in my iphone and it would not even function anymore! I would post pictures on Facebook. I joined Instagram. People started talking. Surprisingly, they were not annoyed with my picture upload overload, but instead were impressed! I knew from that moment on what I wanted to do.