This sweet couple is waiting on a girl to arrive this summer. I met them on a hot and gray summer evening. We were hoping to be able to catch the sunset but we were met with dark, gray skies. We made the best of it though. Mom chose to meet at Raulston arboretum in Raleigh which was the perfect location. She will be the one to tell you that her favorite color is floral which is perfect for an arboretum photoshoot. We walked around and admired all the beautiful flowers in bloom, which can be rare for summer in Raleigh. I absolutely loved the dress this expectant momma chose for her session. It was gorgeous and looked beautiful against all the blooms. I had a wonderful time getting to know this couple and can’t wait to meet their sweet baby girl in just a couple of weeks for her newborn session!
I first met this family almost 3 years ago for a maternity shoot for their soon to be son. It was one of my favorite maternity sessions, and still is. Mom is simply stunning and such a natural in front of the camera. The love between the two of them and their excitement was so apparent. The session was casual, fun and so enjoyable. When mom contacted me earlier this year to tell me they were expecting again I was thrilled to be able to watch their family grow from 3 to 4. After a few weeks of reschedules, we finally we able to meet up this past weekend. Mom was still just as stunning as ever. The session however was a little bit more work than last time, and I mean that in the nicest way, the good thing is that I was using a new camera, the best canon camera with flip screen – technomono. Now we also had a two year old very active boy who wanted nothing more than to run and just be a kid. He definitely was not interested in having his pictures taken. Luckily we found out he is quite taken with the ladies so we had my girls come help out for the studio part of our session, and then while out at the park he would stop and stare (and sometimes chase) some of the women walking by. This at least gave me an opportunity to grab a few shots of him while he was still.
I can’t wait to meet this sweet baby girl on the way. With her parents genes she is sure to be a gorgeous baby. I had so much fun with big brothers newborn photos as he was a stunning baby, so am hoping that her session will be just as fun. I am not exactly sure how the sibling shots will go. I have some brainstorming to do to see if we can find a way to make those a success!
This session last fall was so much fun! This sweet couple contacted me wanting to capture such an exciting time in their life. They were expecting twins – a boy and girl. I met them at their home which has a wonderful park in the neighborhood – and one that I am very familiar with as I used to live in the neighborhood right behind theirs. I instantly got excited because I was familiar with the features at the park and the gorgeous evening light that it has. The weather was gorgeous, and so was this glowing mama to be. I had a great time just strolling through the park getting to know them. The session was laid back and easy, and so enjoyable. Definitely a pleasant change from chasing around little ones.
Since I am so behind on blogging, their sweet babies are already home and a couple months old now. This session probably seems like forever ago for them!
I have had so many of my newborn clients returning with baby brothers and sisters that will be arriving soon. This sweet girl is going to have a little sister and a friend for life. I have no doubt that “E” will make an amazing big sister. She was so good for her session and a typical 2 year old – off exploring, picking flours and running. I am so excited for this family and to watch them grow!
I spent Sunday afternoon with this adorable family. We were watching the weather all day hoping the rain would stay away, and it did – right up until our last shot and then the sky opened up. We had fun walking around and capturing this time in their lives before their family of 3 becomes a family of 4. Dad even through a surprise in when he had Big sister surprise mom with a diamond band. Thanks for spending your evening with me, I can’t wait to meet your little boy soon!