This past October, I was so excited to be able to photograph my cousin and his family as they welcomed baby P home :) Baby P has two fun older brothers and they take such good care of him. We bounced between bedrooms and had a very casual documentary style shoot with some "posed" lifestyle shots in between. My posing is always child-led. I will position a family or sibling shot how the kids are most comfortable and try for a picture with everyone looking, but after that, I let the kids decide what's next. Sometimes they like to read a book, sing a song, kiss the toes, or jump on the bed! My favorite pictures are always the ones that happen spontaneously and naturally... and kids make this part of my job easy <3
I spent a beautiful night at Marsh Creek State Park capturing this amazing family to honor their daughter's first birthday. There is nothing better than a beautiful sunset, warm water, and lots of love. Happy birthday, sweet girl!
I do newborn sessions in the morning or afternoon; it depends on when you have the best natural light in the rooms you want to use. Sometimes, the afternoon sessions coincide with afternoon nap wake ups. As all of us know, some days you wake up happy... and some days you don't ;) My sessions are long and leave plenty of time for toddlers to do things on their own time. I love playing with puzzles or reading books as kids slowly wake up :)
Before big brother woke up, we captured a few shots of Jamie with his parents. Once he woke up, we played for a bit, read books and snuggled, played with planes and trains, read more books... and had a few feeding breaks in between. It was a relaxing, stress free session capturing their life as a new family of four :) Enjoy!
I love doing sessions that have a more documentary feel to them. For this session, we met at one of the family's favorite parks and played for a bit before taking some more posed photos. This family has three kids three and under and they had so much fun letting the girls take the lead. It was fun to get to know all of their personalities and get a few laughs here and there.
I had SO much fun chasing (yes, chasing!) around these two little ladies at Kerr Park a couple weeks ago! I loved documenting everything about their 2's while they giggled, climbed, and shared lots of hugs.