Max was so cute for his session, and I love the birthday theme of Curious George! He was so pleasant showing off his adorable teeth with his warm smile. It was fun to work with him! Have a happy birthday, little guy!
I loved doing this session with one of my favorite families in one of my favorite locations - Historic Harmony! The Spring flowers were in full-bloom, and the plants their greenest. The evening was warm, and the tiny downtown area was alive with people and live music! It was the perfect night to catch some shots of sweet Aiden, who turned 4 at the beginning of April. I’m so glad we waited until Spring was in full swing to do his pictures. As always, he was the perfect subject.
It was great seeing Braxon and his parents again for their session in Historic Harmony. The last time I saw him, we were doing his first birthday cake smash, and he was just starting to get curls. What an adorable, handsome toddler he has become! Happy Birthday, Braxon!
I first met Ella when she was still in her mommy’s tummy. It has been such a pleasure to watch her grow from bump, to newborn, to baby, to one-year-old! She served many different looks for her First Birthday Session. She was a boho beauty, pretty in pearls, and precious in her party hat! I love when parents bring a variety of looks to play with for portrait sessions. It makes the pictures so diverse, and gives us a chance to showcase different styles.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Ella!
Baby Kate was taking everything in at her birthday session. She was serious and sweet, but that can make for some gorgeous photos - I mean, look at those big baby blues! She looked right into the camera, and was dressed perfectly, which was no surprise since her parents are two of the best-dressed people I know! Happy Birthday (next month), Sweet Girl!
Miss Emma is Miss Personality! She is so sweet, and her adorable smile is effortless in front of the camera. I’ve enjoyed photographing her over the past year, and was so excited to also capture a few mommy and daughter shots in this session. “Mommy & Me” portraits always turn out beautifully, as there is no love stronger than that of a parent for their child. That joy always seems to radiate through.
Happy 3rd Birthday, Emma!
It was a Winter ONE-derland with Harper in the studio! The (almost) New Years baby was pretty in her pink tutu fit for the tiniest sugar plum fairy. She is so darling! I’ve enjoyed photographing her brother for the past few years, and am happy to add her to my cute clientele. Happy Birthday, Sweetie!
What an absolute sweet girl! Mackenzie was so adorably intrigued by her flowers, and equally enthralled with her birthday cake, which was homemade by her Nana! She carefully investigated it, then slowly began to take the smallest pieces off the top to really enjoy and savor each morsel. Girl after my own heart!
Happy 1st Birthday, Mackenzie!
I absolutely love this creative theme of a “Twinter Onederland” for Cameron and Natalie’s First! They will celebrate one year in December, and had a dazzling winter themed session in the studio with big sister Kendall too! It’s been a joy watching them grow up this year!
I loved photographing Charlotte as a newborn, six-month-old, and now a big girl! She was able to wear the same headband for all three of her sessions, which makes her photos so special and unique. Happy 1st Birthday, Charlotte!
Louie’s parents are both teachers, so it was no surprise to me when they came up with the creative First Birthday theme of “Chapter One.” I absolutely love it! I also love the fact that we were able to incorporate Louie’s stuffed wolf into his newborn, six month, and first birthday pictures - especially since Louie’s middle name is Wolfe! So many neat, little details about this shoot. Happy 1st Chapter, Louie! It’s been so fun documenting your first year!
When researching local photographers, Alastor’s mom said she was drawn to my woodsy logo and business name before even clicking on my website. Alastor’s parents love to hike and camp, so it’s only natural that his first birthday theme is “One Happy Camper". So cute - just like he is!
Happy 1st Birthday, Little Guy!
It was so fun to document a year of Jameson! His parents opted for the "First Year Special" package, so they were able to get three sessions (Newborn, Six Months, and First Birthday) for the price of two. I always enjoy watching the babies grow throughout their first year. There are always a lot of changes that take place every time I see them, but one thing that remained consistent with Jameson was his adorable red hair and lashes - why do boys always get the good lashes!? He is adorably squeezable, and as sweet as his birthday cake.
Happy 1st Birthday, Jameson!
Sweet, little Braxon was so adorable for his First Birthday Session! I first photographed him last summer when he was a little babe who couldn't yet sit up, now he won't sit still! It's so great to see these little ones time and time again growing up to be active and healthy. He was a total cutie for his pictures, and ended the session with a cupcake smash.
Happy 1st Birthday, Braxon!
I have a soft spot in my heart for little boys (maybe that's why God is blessing me with my second son in June), and this little boy in particular is a very special guy. He and his mama are dear friends to my son and me. We met Aiden and his sweet mom last year through our "Mommy and Me" preschool class and instantly clicked with them. Soon we started having play dates, and one of our favorite spots to visit was the Mars Railroad during the warmer months when they would have their weekly train rides. So when Aiden needed a location for his 3rd birthday session, this was a no-brainer!
The historic train station offers lots of cool, vintage backdrops to perfectly showcase a little boy being a boy. Like my son Vinny, Aiden is into all things transportation, so we could show off his love of trains and planes through his pictures. His neighbor is a pilot, and lent Aiden his hat as a really cool, cute, over-sized prop. I absolutely love how these pictures turned out!
Happy 3rd Birthday, Aiden!
Oh TWO-dles! Gavin is two, and I can hardly believe it! He was just a little baby when I did my first session with him, and now he has grown into such a sweet toddler. He was so well-behaved for his session. Gavin will be celebrating his birthday at the beginning of April with a joint Minnie/Mickey party with his cousin in NYC! What a fun way to ring in the magical age of two...TWO much fun!
I love the color palette Emma's mom requested for her 2nd birthday session. The neutral whites and gold look really pretty and feminine, while still being clean and simple. This Valentines birthday girl looked so cute in both her casual and dressy outfits.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Emma!
I love when clients return year after year, and I get to see their little ones grow. It was so fun to see Easton again (with his 3-week-old little sister)! He is such a good big brother, as he was super helpful with cleaning up after his photos were done. What a sweet big boy! He is so ready to be two!
Happy 2nd Birthday, Easton!
I met this super girl when she was still in her mommy's tummy, and had the pleasure of photographing her newborn days, and now her 1st birthday! I love being able to watch babies grow throughout their first year. She is as sweet as the cupcake she smashed all over her face.
Ana turned 1 on Halloween, and fittingly celebrated with a super hero costume party! She carried out the same theme in her photos, and I absolutely love the way they turned out.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!
My little guy is 3! For his birthday session, we went to the Mars Shortline Railroad (but told him we were going to Sodor, where Thomas the Train lives). It was a beautiful evening, and we enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mars Historical Society's train shed, as one of the members happened to see us taking pictures. Vinny was so excited to play on their train table! The kind gentleman even let us use one of the authentic railroad lanterns in our pictures.
We are planning to come back to the railroad in a couple weeks to ride the little train that is there on Fridays from 10am-2pm. There is also a beautiful pavilion with picnic tables perfect for packing a lunch, a train museum, and Thomas train table for the kids. Such a quaint little gem tucked away at the edge of downtown Mars. At the end of the visit, Vinny didn't want to leave, so we did what any parents would do and bribed him with ice cream to get in the car.
We're excited to return with our friends, and encourage anyone with a little guy or girl who loves trains to check out this railroad!