This spring, I offered mini sessions with live chicks. I was asked the question, 'What did you do with the chicks?' many many times. Here's the story:
One of my clients who I photographed last spring, booked me for another spring session now that her daughter is a year older. I knew that I had to offer something different this year... so... chicks! But what do I DO with them???
I threw the idea out to my family one day, and my father-in-law did not hesitate to offer to take them when I was done with them! YOU HAVE TO SEE WHAT HE BUILT (a photos inserted here would be great to tell the story BUT... I didn't take one)... He built the most AMAZING coop in his backyard to house these chickies. It has vents, electricity, a "pen" area (Ok, I don't know what these things are called), and compartments to lift and stick your hand in to gather eggs. He did such a great job with it!
So know, that these little chicks are enjoying their new home.
This day of mini sessions was great! Check out some of my favorites!
This is my own little love bug. My baby, Lucas. He is 7 months old now... so hard to believe. Time flies sooo quickly!
Can i just tell you... photographing your own is SUCH a challenge! "Lucas, look at mommy"- he looks everywhere else. I swear, it took HUNDREDS of photos for me to even get a couple of him looking at me.
He thinks my husband is absolutely hilarious. Nobody can make him laugh like he can. If you ever see a photo of Luke laughing, you should know that my husband is standing behind me, making "elephant noises".
I just love my little boy and I'm loving that he can now sit up for photos!!! :)
Check out some of my favorites from our own spring session...
Oh my. I fell in love with August. His expressions are absolutely adorable! Check out this cutie pie!!!
I am in love with the emotions and expressions portrayed through these images. The sense of wonder as Hailey approaches the chicks, the bond between her and her mother... The little one-year-old poses (what she is REALLY doing is smelling the flowers!) The way that she walks around with the beads around her arm---like she is carrying a purse. I just love it! I photographed Hailey last Spring, actually, I've had the pleasure of photographing her many times, beginning with her newborn photos- and I just had to look back at how much she has grown in a year! Time certainly does fly by. I've heard it said a million times since I've had my own baby and I've said it so many times myself. Everyday I remind myself to enjoy this new day. Enjoy each moment. Which is why I love taking pictures- to be able to capture a special moment in time is a gift that is treasured always. And hopefully one that gets passed on to other generations.
So hopefully one day, with a smile on her face, Hailey can show these photos and explain to her grandchildren how she used to walk around holding things on her arm, pretending they are a purse and how she used to squat down really low on the ground with her arms flailed behind to "smell the flowers", and they can SEE the love bond that she had with her mother....
Abigail is such a beauty! I'm in love with her big beautiful blue eyes and smile!! I've done a lot of first birthdays and have seen a lot of cakes but I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful cake for a cake smash session! And I love all of the "props" and outfits that mom had ready for pictures. Check out these photos!
Ok. I'm sitting here, totally freaking out, as I'm editing these photos. No joke, my heart is racing and I've had a huge smile on my face for the past two hours... my face hurts. I know that sounds dramatic and all, but it's the truth. Why, you may ask?? Because this little guy, Nicholas is SO DELICIOUS I don't even know what to do!!!!! I KNOW that you will look at these photos and agree! Forget the cupcake... I want to eat his face!!! You HAVE TO check out adorable little Nicholas as he celebrates his first birthday:
I met this little guy one year ago, when I photographed him as a newborn. It's such a JOY to revisit clients and see how they've grown!!! I just LOVE Lucas' toothy grin and beautiful eyes! Check out these images from his first birthday shoot!
It was easy to fall in love with John right away, from his chunky arms and legs to his beautiful thick hair... ahhh, what a pleasure photographing this charming little guy! I'm in love with these family shots we got as well!!
I was so excited to meet Dylan, especially since I had just photographed her mom a few weeks ago while pregnant. I already knew she would be a beauty, just like her mom! And I love some of these family shots... Check out some of my favorites from this session!
I am IN LOVE with this little boy!!
Nothing more to say about that, other than it was a pleasure to work with his (fellow photographer) mom, who just left me to "do my thing". I am so excited about these shots and have A TON of favorites. This little guy is just delicious.