I just adore this family, and I think you will too. :) Little miss Alivia is one of my daughter's best buds, and we just love that little girl. She is the sweetest and the silliest, and I had SO much fun photographing her! We had a beautiful spring evening, and some gorgeous sunlight for these photos. I love how they turned out, and I love all the laughter and love you can see in these images. Enjoy a few of my favorites.
kids (4 posts found)
I'm going to take a minute and show off my kiddos here. I normally don't post personal photos, but this year I did a session with my kids for their birthdays. Both of my kids have a birthday within 2 days of each other. I usually pay another photographer to take pictures of my kids because #photographerschild. Basically, taking pictures of your own kids is a PAIN. They are automatically on their worst behavior, they lose all expression, and either run around crazy or give you blank stares. Its not enjoyable for anyone. This year, I had a session booked but it had to be cancelled at the last minute. I didn't have time to book anything with another photographer, so I sucked it up and did the session myself. I am happy to report that it wasn't entirely terrible. Ice cream is a good bribe, I will say that. Having Daddy around to help is a good tactic as well. :) But I am really happy with how the photos came out, so in the end the stressful afternoon was worth it. I decided to treat this as any other session, just to ensure I actually edited the photos in a reasonable amount of time (I am usually SO BAD at editing personal photos. I have like 2 years worth of photos waiting to be edited currently...) - so, in keeping with my goal for this year, I'm blogging every session! So, with that, enjoy a little glimpse into my life. These two kids are two of my favorite people in the whole world. I am still baffled daily that I actually created these little people, but I'm so thankful for them. At four, Lilly is a sweet, sassy, but oh so funny little girl. She has SO MUCH personality, that drives me crazy at times, but makes me smile every single day. She's the one who made me a mama, and these photos really capture her silly, sweet little self. At one, Dylan is just the happiest little guy you've ever met. He's 100% a mama's boy, which is simultaneously wonderful and exhausting. He's learning new things every day, and always has a smile on his face. His smile lights up the room! You can almost hear his laugh in these photos, which just makes my heart happy. I want to always remember the happy, silly, sweet baby he is. I can't wait to watch these two grow up together, and hopefully someday become best friends. :)
Little baby Logan...what a sweetheart! I shot him as a newborn, and it was one of my favorite sessions of all time. I came back when he was 3 months old, and he had gotten even cuter! He wasn't thrilled with the idea of posing for pictures this day, but you can't even tell in the photos - he is just precious! I've photographed his big brother a number of times as well, and the two of them together is just priceless. These are 2 handsome boys!! Just maxin & relaxin, like babies do... Look at those handsome brothers! Logan looks SO MUCH like his big brother did as a baby! I cannot wait to continue to watch these boys grow up in front of my camera! :)
Next up, is a family very near and dear to me. They happen to be related to me, so I'm a little biased, but they are some of my favorite people to photograph! They were also some of the first people I photographed when I first started this journey, so I'm incredibly thankful they've let me practice and grow my talent with them as guinea pigs. :) This was their annual family photo session, with a little something extra! I have been photographing this girl since she was born. She's SIX now. Holy cow! I love watching her grow as her aunt, but I've also loved watching her grow up in front of my camera! And the something extra: I think this was the first pregnancy announcement I've had the pleasure of shooting, and it was so special to get to document this! It is also pretty exciting that my own little family is growing by one, also in March of 2016. We are so excited to be adding 2 more kiddos to our family, and to have cousins so close in age! And if you can't tell by this photo, this girl is pretty darn excited to be a big sister. :)