Beautiful. If I could sum up this photo session with one word, it would have to be beautiful. Everything about it. Beautiful garden, beautiful family, beautiful girl... Adriana is an angel. She was a PLEASURE to photograph!! Such a good girl~
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!
Lucas Trey, Spring
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....
I just love taking maternity photos and reminiscing about when I was pregnant (I think I say this every time I write a pregnancy blog entry... or i think it, at least). I really enjoy the editing process too. I had a lot of fun with these. I just LOVE body tattoos, especially Lara's! She is SO CLOSE to delivery and was such a good sport as I had her trekking around outside in the cold (she actually told me that she was in early labor upon my arrival!) I'm glad she made it through our session. Can't wait to find out if she has a boy or a girl! (I'll never understand how people have the patience to wait.... I wish that could be me!)
Anyways, here are some of my favorites from my session with Lara!
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!
Taking a quick break to reflect on the beauty of this spring...
Bonnie Trachtenberg, author
I had the pleasure of photographing author, Bonnie Trachtenberg again for book #2 due to come out soon! If you haven't read Wedlocked yet, it's a bestselling novel on Amazon! She is super talented and from what she told me about this next romantic comedy, it's going to be a good one!! For articles, columns, and blogs about Bonnie, visit: http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com/
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: