Izzy recently turned six months and I was excited to see her again and do a milestone mini session to capture this time. Six months can bring a lot of changes! They had moved into a new home and she was a strong sitter with the most beautiful, curious eyes. We had fun playing with some of her favorite toys!
I met little Stella on a sunny February morning and she couldn't have been more sweet. She just adored her mommy and daddy and we had a relaxed session capturing life at three months old! She loved flying in the air, looking in the mirror, and playing on her play mat. We also made sure to capture her colorful and fun nursery!
As much as I love doing tree farm mini sessions, it doesn't come close to as much fun I have at a storytelling session :) During this family lifestyle session with the S family, I documented them cutting down their Christmas tree! We started the moment they hopped out of their car and ended with them packing the tree to go home. We captured some lifestyle portraits along the way too. This year, I will be offering two packages for Documentary Sessions: a half day "storytelling" session and a full "day in the life" session. If you are interested in finding out more about these packages, feel free to send me an email or submit a question on my contact form :)
I spent a frigid November afternoon with the H family next to their cozy fire. I love in-home sessions so much. They work so well for all ages... not just newborns. When we initially were email about the session, Erin said that she wanted to have a session that captures a day in their regular life - no fancy clothes, no fancy posing. It was wonderful and we captured so many great moments.
I love, love, love sunset sessions. In addition to the gorgeous light, I just love that during these sessions, I can let kids be kids. They can stand (let's be honest...run!) any direction they want and face any direction and the light just works. I don't have to be as careful with lighting because I can get gorgeous images from any direction. I love mixing backlight, sidelight, and the unique shadows and warmth that this time of day gives. I end up with so many more natural moments and a few more cuddly ones too! Of course, sunset coincides with bedtime... but kids really do great. We play, we run, we are silly. They are outside in a new location and after a late nap and a good snack they forget all about sleeping to just have fun and explore.
I met this family during my Christmas Tree Farm sessions last December. B didn't have a newborn session, but they still wanted to capture all things "baby" about him and photograph his adorable little nursery. So, we set up a lifestyle session once B was sitting comfortably (and since he's a mover and a shaker, he said, enough of this sitting business... I'm ready to crawl!). It was a lot of fun to see how much B has grown since December and capture little details about him and their life as a family of three :)
I had the best time working with Henry and his family for his "newborn" session. He was technically nearly 12 weeks old, but he was the most relaxed baby ever! He was so content during his session and while he loved being held by both of his parents, you should see the eyes he had for his mama <3. My photography sessions are a mix of lifestyle and documentary. I do a little bit of posing, but the moments that really mean the most to me are the ones that happen between the more "posed" images. Years later, when you look back at the images from your session, I want them to take you right back to that day. Because, these days sure do go by too quickly.
I had such a wonderful time with this family a couple weeks ago as we celebrated H's 6 month milestone!