I love this family. Anyone who has been following me from the beginning knows this, and probably recognizes them. They have been with me from the very beginning, and stayed with. I’ve gotten to know them and their extended family and am grateful for the opportunity as they are such sweet people. Mom is super creative, artistic and organized. Every time she schedules a session I know it’s going to be fun. Dad is perhaps the best husband for pictures I have seen. He goes along with all our crazy ideas and does what ever it takes to get the shots. I am seriously thankful to you Z. for making my job easy, I know it’s torture for you =) I love the fact that you were even willing to change clothes to reproduce a shot we did at your maternity session, it was worth it. It came out great and I love it!
I headed on up to the “O’s” house in the wee hours this morning. We wanted to start our session with some lifestyle shots of baby “B” in her own surroundings. I LOVE when clients want to personalize a session like this. Baby “B” obviously enjoyed it too as she was full of smiles as she showed me around her room. We then headed down the street to a local farm where the birthday girls party will be held in a couple of weeks. It was cold and windy but we managed to get some great shots. I have to say a huge thank you to Nana who helped me get all the beautiful smiles you see below.
It was great to see you all again. I truly can’t thank you enough for including me in this journey you’ve both taken and for honoring me with the job of capturing it. I have loved seeing “B” grow up over the past year and getting to know you all both as clients and friends.
This session was kind of neat for me. I actually went to school with baby “C’s” mom. We both moved to North Carolina in the late 90’s, but it wasn’t until recently that I learned she was down here as well. She emailed me asking for a one year session for her sweet son “C”. I of course was thrilled. We met at a local park and after briefly catching up we got right to work capturing this special time in their lives. Big sister and brother came along to help entertain and get some smiles out of the birthday for us. I of course couldn’t let them get away without snapping a picture or two of them as well. Mom told me that they weren’t picture ready – not wearing the right clothes or hair done up but I still love the pictures we captured of them. That is everyday life, and it’s important to capture those moments as well. Besides all three are absolutely adorable with the most beautiful brown eyes so any picture of them at all is going to be adorable.
While “C’ wasn’t giving me his famous big smiles, we did manage to get a few out of him. He just wanted to make me work for them, and I did. I danced, sang songs, barked like a dog. You name it – I tried it. I got a few smiles, but more “what are you doing crazy lady” looks too. When it was time for the cake smash, he rocked that. That cake was destroyed in record time, and yet he hardly got any on him at all – except for his hands.
I had so much fun spending time with this family and getting to know them. Mom, you look amazing and just like you did in high school. Your family is beautiful and I’m honored that you chose me to capture these memories. Here is your extra large sneak peek since it will be a little longer than usual for the gallery since we’re headed to Disney next week. Special thanks to my friend Amy back home for the referral. Hopefully next time you are in town visiting you’ll let me capture a few pictures of your beautiful family =)