I wanted to do something different for my daughter’s one year photos. I knew I wanted to use balloons but wasn’t sure how. Then while watching the movie Up, it hit me. I’ll try doing a hot air balloon scene. While the idea was good, the actual shoot didn’t quite go as planned. My daughter hates to be strapped into or confined to anything. As soon as I put her in the basket, she wanted out. I think her part of the shoot lasted 10 minutes total which included me running back and forth trying to stop her from falling out of the basket. Luckily my oldest daughter was with me so we just turned the tables and decided to shoot some photos of her as well. Again, another quick 10 minutes since my youngest kept running away from us. So while the session didn’t go exactly how I wanted it to, I still am pleased with some of the pictures we got. Most importantly the memories, because it captured my daughter exactly how she is at 1 year old – a handful!!! Good thing she is so stinking cute!
My niece Ali and her friend Mackenzie came down to spend the week with us and help celebrate our daughter’s first birthday. I of course took the opportunity to capture some pictures of them one evening. Here’s a couple of my favorites from their session.
I can’t believe my little baby is already 6 months! After having company, a sick child, and a birthday party to throw I’m finally getting around to getting her pictures posted. I love her eyes, her smile, her toes… ok I love everything about her! She is too sweet, but then again I’m biased. Enjoy!
Baby E came to visit me this week with mom and one of his older brothers. He was just 3 weeks new and had the most AMAZING lashes! Such a sweet little bundle of joy. He wanted nothing to do with sleeping for me, but we did our best to capture his sweetness. Thanks for coming to visit me E, mom and big brother! It was nice to meet all of you. I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!
We had a truly special visitor this weekend. My nephew Alex who will be turning 5. My poor daughter was extremely sick and Alex was the only spot of sunshine for her. Of course I seized the opportunity to take some pictures for him and his mom. Looking at these is bittersweet. He’s growing up fast now. I still remember holding him the first time I met him – for three hours straight. I refused to put him down. Now I’m lucky if I get a three second hug! He is always on the run. Enough rambling, here is my sweet nephew Alex.