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Oh it’s been awhile and so much has happened! An intensely busy Summer 2011 season, an even busier Fall 2011 season, some ups and downs, a pregnancy, and then… the birth of my third, a little girl! And here we are and it’s almost the Summer season again! In that time I had the privilege of photographing so many gorgeous families, so many unique and precious newborns, and lots of gorgeous moms-to-be. If you were following me on Facebook, you caught glimpses of my work as the months went on, but I have so, so many amazing sessions that I want to share. So many images that deserve to be seen bigger, and so many beautiful clients that deserve a little spotlight!
So, now that I am back from maternity leave, I plan to really catch up around here. I will be showing my work from the Summer 2011 and Fall 2011 season here on the blog, updating my website and blog with fresh work, and my Facebook page will still show my most recent sneak peeks as they happen. So stop by the blog every once in awhile to check out what new “old” stuff is up!
In the meantime – I will share just one of my sweet little Leia Madison…definitely one of my most challenging newborn sessions because it’s so difficult to photograph your own newborn. Not just because of the c-section but so many other issues when it’s your own! Anyway, I did manage to get a “few” I’ll share her full session later. For now here is one of my favorites: simple & pure, no fancy headbands or hats, no flashy props…just sweet, sweet, baby.
The smiliest one-year-old EVER. I dare you to find a smilier one I think I got maybe 5 non-smiley shots and one of them is up there on my blog header because she was stunning in it. She’s just a happy baby, loved her!
Another gorgeous newborn girl…I’ve had so many newborn girls in the past few months and so few newborn boys.
This little girl was quite smiley…and let me try lots of fun new stuff.
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.
This little guy was soooo sweet and adorable…I had such a hard time choosing his sneak peek so here’s another. Why the blog and not FB? Well, I’ve heard stories about silliness with FB and baby bum images… and since I’m on strike two
So it seems that little girls still want little sisters, regardless of how many sisters they already have. These two were positively delighted to welcome the third baby girl to the family. Can’t say that I blame them… after all we girls… well, we are pretty awesome. While I have no biological sisters, I am lucky enough to have several cousins that I consider sisters as well as a few amazing sisters-in-law that I adore and would prefer to just to drop that pesky ”in-law” part. So I can relate. The more the merrier. And there’s room for at least one more over here… just waiting for a certain someone to pop a certain question… But back to these beautiful sisters….
A sneak peek for S & S – the smiliest 1 year old I’ve had to date yet… this is the image that spoke to me first…. love the serious looks! I just can’t help it!
It meant I almost didn’t get to meet and photograph these two little superstars. E broke her wrist on the day of our scheduled shoot and would be in a cast for several weeks. I called E’s mom in between shoots that day to see how she was doing and sure enough, as kids tend to be, she was resilient and bouncing back already. So I got to see her and her baby sister a few weeks later for our mini session after all. And I am so glad I didn’t miss out on these two beauties.
By now you can tell that these girls have uh… been in front of a camera once or twice before. Their mama loves photos so they are naturals… they pose, they smile and bat their eyelashes on cue… a photographer’s dream. And then it’s time to capture the real deal. Oh, don’t think I don’t know it when I see it. I have kids too and I can spot the cheese smiles a mile away. But I snap away anyway… and I wait. I wait until I can find and draw out (if necessary) the genuine look. Sometimes I get real quiet during a session and I don’t say much at all. I imagine some parents might be thinking “uh-oh, something’s wrong! Is it not going well?”
That’s not it at all. Silence can work wonders sometimes. Sometimes you (well, I) just need to shut up and listen. We were wrapping it all up and I knew I didn’t have her yet. Not the her I knew I could capture anyway. Mom was busy packing up little sister and we spoke very softly, almost whispering. Then we had a quiet moment. And then…I snapped the last frame of our session.
Look at that beautiful, luscious head of hair! What else is there to say… Seriously, I was mesmorized by her hair… I’ve never seen that much hair on a little tiny baby. So thick and luxurious. Lucky girl. Beautiful hair and biteable chubbiness.