People are always asking me what my favorite age is to photograph. Although I love newborns, and other ages, I have to say my absolute favorite is the 6-12 month stage. And even though I say all of the time that I will enjoy every day in every stage that my son is in, I really can't wait for him to be able to start sitting up! Take a look at Nicholas Armando. (I have to comment on the name Armando- it was my grandfather's name!) This little guy was THE BEST model, from his little "sevens" jeans to his father's Lacrosse jersey, to the leg warmers... Oh, and the feet in the mouth!!? (haha can you tell I'm excited about this one??) Ahhhhh SUCH a great session!
Precious little Makenzie. Didn't like being naked. Guess this is a good thing... dad's happy! Even with the heat pumping (I swear, my face was melting off!!), she would not have it. But once she fell asleep all cozy in her adorable little outfit, we got some really great shots.
Hadley Rose. What a beautiful name and beautiful baby! Mom & dad made parenthood look like a breeze, already so comfortable with their newborn. Of course, I have to attribute this partly to mom being a teacher. Us teachers really understand how to be flexible and "go with the flow". We get lots of practice. Trust me. So when a newborn decides that they do not want to pose for a specific photo, you gotta say, "ok. Let's try another one and we'll come back to this later".
I tell all of my clients that I have patience. Really. I do. I worked with kindergartners for six years. I learned that waiting for one baby to get ready and settle down is a lot less stressful than waiting for a class of 25 five year olds to put on and zip up their coats, mittens, scarves, etc. while trying to catch the afternoon bus home. So when I say I have patience, I really do. Anyways, all that to say: Teachers are great and I love working with them!
Check out beautiful Hadley Rose.
Newborn twins!!! Ahhh!! At one point during our shoot, I looked over at mom and dad and said, "you know- I am having SOO much fun, right?!" And I was!!!
Maddox with his arm around his brother?? I can't. I just can't. It's amazing how different these two looked from each other separately, but then photographing them side-by-side, you can really see the resemblance!!
Anyways, you have to check these out!
Alessandra's mom contacted me and said that I had to get over there so that I can capture her daughter's eyes before they change color. They're gorgeous!!
And what a good baby! Alessandra was SO cooperative and behaved!! Now that I'm finished with the editing process, I can't get the song "Bed of Roses" out of my head (Yes- I am a Bon Jovi fan haha) Take a look and you'll see why...
I consider it a PRIVILEGE to photograph such beautiful children! John Robert is one of those... I'm obsessed with his hair and his beautiful skin. And it was sooooo amazing to see this "little" guy all grown up, since I haven't seen him since his newborn photo shoot a year ago. I was DYING while editing each of these photos of this handsome guy.....
This cutie was such a cooperative guy, especially since he wasn't feeling well. Give him a xylophone or anything that makes music, and he just lights up!! Let's hear it for my last cake smash in 2011!
It feels soo good to be back! And boy.. have I been busy! I'm having so much fun with these little ones for their holiday sessions. Each personality makes each session very different and enjoyable in it's own way. Check out some of my favorites...
In LOVE with this first birthday/ Holiday session. The blue eyes! The adorable outfit! It took a chorus of three (mom, grandma, and myself) but we got some great smiles out of Mason. (I would certainly be entertained...) Here are some of my favorites!
Since I'm still on my maternity leave, my only recent photos are of my own family :) So I'd like to share with you a little bit from our first Halloween as a family of three (four, if you include the dog- who we regard as our other "baby").
This is Kona and his friend Emma. They marched in the pet parade as superheros and were a big hit! Like the baby, they each had a cape with their initial on the back.
our crazy family