Eeek! I can’t believe it has been so long since I posted last. I am terrible lately. The good news is that means I have been spending more time with my family – which is what summer is all about. I am loving having my girls home with me and seeing them. Miracle of all miracles they actually are getting along this summer and have become the best of friends – which brings me to this sessions. These two sisters were so good for their session and it was obvious the admiration and love between them. I’m sure it is not always like this, but it was so nice to see. I have been photographing them for years now and has been such a pleasure to watch them grow into the little ladies they are.
We got together this past weekend at the WRAL Azalea garden to get some updated photos. Since the last time I saw them, big sister has now gotten glasses. They make her look so grown up! She is becoming quite the young lady. As always she was so fun and full of personality for her session. She seriously is one of my best clients. She loves having her photos taken, and that makes my job super easy! Little sister also has grown and so has her personality. She had me laughing through her whole session. It was so great to catch up with these sisters again.
I don’t often do black and whites for family sessions but for some reason I was in the mood for some moody black and whites. Maybe because of the dreary weather today. Either way I love the way they came out.
Meet my favorite family of clients. They have been with from the beginning, like the very beginning when I wasn’t even good. Mom was my very first maternity client and since then I have done like 9 or 10 sessions for them. I have watched them grow from a family of 2, to a family of 4. They have watched me grow and watched my business grow. So many laughs and memories have been shared it’s hard to remember them all. We have some wonderful sessions, and some that were just an all out disaster. To be honest the ones that have not gone smoothly have been some of my favorites. It is real life captured, and their kids captured just how they were at that phase in life. Our last session together was about 18 months ago. It was probably one of the craziest sessions I have ever had. Nothing went right, nothing. I got tons of pictures of the kids making faces at me and running around like crazy but there were no “perfect” every smiling at the camera shots. Typical for the ages. We decided to take last year off from a session and this year when mom contacted me she said she thought they might be a in a better place. She was right! This was one of my easiest sessions in a long time! It’s amazing how much can change in such a short period of time, and how much our kids change. I had so much fun playing and laughing with these two and watching them interact with each other. Whatever mom bribed them with (the rumor from the oldest was that is was pepsi WITH caffeine) worked. I love this family and hope they love the results from this session. Here’s just a quick sneak peek of the many shots we captured!
I never finished blogging my fall mini sessions. I have been photographing this family for 3 years now. I took their oldest daughter’s newborn and 6 month photos, and now also their youngest daughter’s as well. We used this session to capture milestones for both girls, as well as get some updated family photos for Christmas card season. The lighting that morning was gorgeous, but the it was rather cool. Baby sister was not feeling it and pretty much had a meltdown towards the end of her session when we were trying to recreate some photos we took years ago with her older sister. Even with the cold and tears it was great to see this family again.
Fall mini sessions | Raleigh family photographer.
I don’t shoot many families as I typically focus on maternity and newborns. In the fall I make an exception as it so good to be able to see all my previous clients again and how big they have all gotten. It was great to see Ms. K again. She was so much fun during her session and had me literally cracking up. She is full of spunk and personality and our session seemed to fly by. She is definitely one special little girl! I always enjoy my time with this family and their love for this sweet girl is so obvious, it’s contagious.
Wow, I just realized it’s been over 3 months since I’ve blogged. It’s not because I haven’t had any sessions, but rather too many and haven’t had any time. I figured I better start or I am never going to catch up. I spent a gorgeous and unseasonably warm Friday afternoon with this cutie and his family. I have been taking his pictures since he was in his mommy’s belly. Spending time with them is always a good time, and this was no different. He kept us on the move but at least stopped long enough to flash us an adorable smile every once in a while.