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That’s what this maternity session was all about. K & K’s connection was so easy to see and this mama to be’s connection to their soon-to-arrive baby girl was clearly there. Her confidence, happiness, and pregnancy glow were all there. And I loved capturing it.
Another beautiful mama-to-be. Sally was a natural at this… she just looked awesome in every pose and every outfit. But even better, she was so good at conveying her connection to her little one the way in these images…
I couldn’t believe my luck. Julie and I had planned our weddings together, essentially, through a wedding planning forum. She got married about a month before me. We ended up meeting for the first time at a mutual friend’s wedding (from the same wedding planning forum)…and now… many years later we see each other again…and I am photographing her 2nd and 3rd child – newborn twins. A beautiful baby boy and a beautiful baby girl. All the while, we stayed connected, in varying degrees, through the web. It’s a small world…er, web.
So anyway, when Julie told me she was pregnant with twins and that I was one of the first to know – I was honored and THRILLED for her. Plans for her newborn twin session were quickly underway. Before I knew it, (actually a more than a few days early), they were here – happy and healthy. Julie, please thank your SIL for me again for being a wonderful assistant and congratulations again on your beautiful babies – enjoy them! And even though you have a beautiful, sweet, and talented photographer in the family, I hope I get to see your adorable kiddies again soon!
If you were a Facebook fan last year you may remember I hosted a photo contest where fans submitted photos and got their friends and family to vote for them to win a free session with September Blue. Well, the cutie in the tutu stole the show and won the contest!
I was thrilled when C & C won this contest … I had photographed a maternity and newborn session for them already so we were very excited to plan this session for Kira’s First Birthday. We booked Westbury Gardens for the shoot months in advance. A special location was definitely in order. We started planning outfits way in advance and boy do I have to hand it to Kira’s mommy … I thought I was detailed with the links and guidelines and suggestions I send my clients when putting together a session wardrobe. But C – you get 1st prize for sending me Powerpoint slideshows of ideas – I LOVE it. Not even kidding.
I have to admit that it was really, really cool to see Kira again and to get to photograph her at 1 year old. And by really, really cool I of course mean a little sentimental. I mean, I photographed her in her mommy’s belly, and then just a few days old as a newborn and then now, I got to photograph her as 1 year old… standing, laughing, babbling… and very much her own little person.
Her Mommy is stunning…
And Kira is definitely Daddy’s little princess (check out the toe grab – too cute!)
Just a stunning family…
Going through this session and choosing which ones to blog made me realize – it’s time for another contest!!! I had so much fun doing this one last year and it was so nice to see it all come to completion with this session. Sooo, it’s already in the works. All I will say for now is that no photo will need to be submitted this time around – all I want is to hear from YOU! You won’t even have to work hard for this one, it’s going to come naturally. Details coming soon so stay tuned. I’ll be announcing the details in full on the blog (maybe on my birthday? Hint: I am a Virgo.) so keep an eye out here – twitter followers and facebook fans (links up top) will get a heads up! Back to baby Kira…
Like I said, I was so thrilled they won. When I did Kira’s newborn session, I quickly found out how much they both love photography. They showed me all these beautiful images of their lives; memories that were captured by lucky photographers like me, that were treasured by this family – organized into beautiful albums and wall displays. It’s always a pleasure to meet someone as appreciative of photography as you are but to see it the way they treasured their memories made me so happy to be their photographer. I am honored that my images of their lives’ milestones get to be part of those albums and wall displays. And I was more than a little envious of their organization skills in that area, quite honestly.
Congrats again guys!!
Last year, about this time (give or take a month), I had the pleasure of photographing my friend’s long awaited newborn baby girl. To this day, her session is still one of my best lit newborn sessions… I walked in to the house to find a sunroom just bathed in warm, beautiful natural light. I was in heaven. Before I knew it, we were planning her 1st birthday session… we were all about the location. In the meantime, beautiful baby Annabella was developing a little aversion to grass. Yes, grass. Did not want to touch it, have her bare feet on it, lay on it with a blanket - nothing to do with it. So what? She’s a baby – it’s new, it’s green, it’s itchy, there’s dirt under it - quite frankly, I don’t blame her for not loving grass at first sight. So we found a gorgeous location that gave us lots of beautiful backdrops… sans icky grass. And she was a happy girl.
Check out the daintily pointed toes – how adorable is that?
Did I mention her handsome big brother was there too?
Such a ham…
One for the wall…
A personal favorite… she was so exhausted after a long day of modeling…can you blame her for knocking out like this? =)
I photographed Rhyan’s big brother Aiden late last year for his 1st birthday photos and that’s when I found out he was going to be a big brother this June. Rhyan was a 12 day old beauty…slept like, well, a baby for almost the entire session. And how could she not… the house had to be around 90 degrees without my heater going…. perfect for a newborn session. =) I always try to prepare my newborn session parents well before a session by letting them know the house has to be very, very warm. I bring heaters with me but the house also needs to be warm. I tell them that basically when the heat is just right, everyone will be a bit uncomfortably warm. Everyone except the newborn, that is.
I have to start with this one… this might be my favorite from the session. Though I reserve the right to change that. Dad had just gotten the tattoo…
Rhyan’s Mom and Grandma did a *little* shopping on Etsy
They got so much cute stuff…this was the girliest girlie girl session ever so I had to break it out…yes, the newborn pettiskirt!
Okay maybe this is my favorite… Congrats again K & S – she is beautiful!
A fun family beach session to share today… getting outdoors in the summer sun, with a cool ocean breeze and their adorable toddler. Family beach sessions don’t get old for me… especially with a family this fun. Check him out in that last shot – he is positively soaked! They had been playing in the surf, jumping waves, and just plain goofing off. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
My jaw dropped when I opened the email that said “well, my son came about 5 weeks early…” I’ve gotten my fair share of early newborns but 5 weeks definitely wins the prize for earliest. Baby C was a healthy 6lbs 4 oz at birth and as strong as any full term baby. But he was putty in my hands, so cooperative, and a complete pleasure to photograph. Congratulations R & T on your beautiful baby boy!
My husband and I went on a quick weekend getaway a couple of months ago to New Hope, PA. We stayed at this excellent B&B and I picked up this vintage cranberry crate while exploring the local antique shops… it’s a new favorite for sure and Baby C was so awesome to let me try it for the first time. It’s now my new gallery wrapped canvas sample (photo of that coming soon!)
He was also really good in my twiggy basket…
When S and I discussed what she wanted for her maternity session she mentioned that she wished we could go outside… Outside in Feb? I was totally up for it. The truth is, after being cooped up indoors for all my sessions since October, I was itching for some on location outdoor shooting. And then I got lucky. With a big snow storm looming in the forecast for our session day, I knew that even if we just got a dusting, it would be enough for some great outdoor shots. And that’s just what we got. As I trekked up her snowy and slippery walkway in my boots, clutching my camera for dear life, I looked around and quietly cheered for more snow. I rang the doorbell and was greeted by a tall, slim, gorgeous blonde. Whoa. Lucky again. So we got some indoor work done… quickly and easily… it was effortless for her… My 5’4″ self stood on a chair for most the session. Ok fine, 5’3.75″ =) We hurried outside and I instantly saw her face light up and her eyes sparkle…she told me she loved the outdoors and evidently, the outdoors love her back. The camera picked it right up too…
What I love about these two shots is the great eye contact in the one on the left – shows off her great eyes, but the connection is in the one on the right – she’s looking at her husband. =)