Adelyn looked stunning in her dreamy, light and airy six month portraits. I photographed her mommy’s maternity session, and Adelyn’s newborn session, so I’ve enjoyed watching her grow from a bump to a beautiful baby girl! She was flawless against the white-on-white studio background. I can’t wait to see her for her first birthday session in another six months!
So right before the hustle and bustle of Christmas, my baby turned six months. Half a year already! Such a great time to get pictures while they’re old enough to smile and pose, but not old enough to get away from the camera!
People always say that I must have such amazing pictures of my own children since I’m a photographer. Well the truth is, just like any mom…I often forget to take pictures of their milestones. So with the busyness of Christmas upon us, I realized that I hadn’t planned anything cute or creative for Dominic’s six month photos - something that should be documented! My quick fix was a simple, white onesie, the furry blanket I use for all his monthly pictures, and the backdrop of…well…our play room. What you can’t see in the pictures are toys scattered everywhere.
It was actually a good exercise to use only natural window light and play with my cameras manual settings.
Thought I’d finally get around to sharing these since he’ll be turning seven months in just a few days. haha!
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!
Oh little Miss Quinn, your smile melts me! You were so very sweet for your session. I told Quinn’s mama that I’d love to set Quinn up with my 4-month-old in 20 years, as I felt they had the same happy, sweet temperament. Quinn was an absolute pleasure and joy to photograph!
These two are just adorable!
The last time I saw them, they were newborns, and it was a few days after Christmas. Now here they are - 9 months and MOVING! They were so much fun to try to capture. Both were trying out their own means of transportation; Cameron crawling on all fours and Natalie army crawling with one arm tucked underneath. SO sweet! Both gave me super big, happy smiles!
The newest Princess of Pine has arrived!
My niece, Reece Juliet, arrived on August 29th. Her mommy, daddy, and big sissy are all thrilled to have this sweet, new addition - as is the entire family! Reece has a head full of adorable, wispy, light-brown hair, and to everyone’s surprise, blue eyes! What are the chances that my sister and brother-in-law (who both have dark eyes and hair) would now have two daughters with gorgeous bright blue eyes!? She is a tiny little thing, and looks like a doll next to my son, her big cousin Dominic, who was born 2.5 months earlier.
We all love you, Reecey! Welcome to the family!
We welcomed our second son, Dominic Joseph, on June 11th, 2018 at 11:18 pm. Just like his big brother Vinny, once he decided to arrive, he came quickly! At around 4 pm I noticed my contractions were getting close together, and felt differently than the practice contractions I had been experiencing for months. After timing them and realizing they were anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes apart, I called my husband to come home from work so we could go to the hospital and at least get examined.
Once there, we were told I was 4 cm dilated, 90% effaced, and NOT going home. Within a few hours, I went from 4 to 7 to 10, and three pushes later, Dominic was born! He weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz. and was 18.5 inches long - coordinating perfectly with his birth date of 6.11.18 and birth time of 11:18.
To my pleasant surprise, big brother Vinny was so excited to have his baby brother come home. He has been excitedly talking a mile a minute for the past 2 weeks since Dominic's arrival, and my sleepy baby doesn't even flinch. He must have gotten used to all the noise and chaos while he was in the womb.
I finally got around to doing a newborn session for Dominic, while also being his mommy, food source, and keeping my 3 and a half-year-old at bay. Needless to say, the session took multiple attempts over 2 days, and I broke a sweat. Newborn sessions are always the most challenging sessions I do, but especially when I'm wearing both mommy and photographer hats. Thanks to my husband for acting as my "assistant" through the process.
I am enjoying taking the summer to myself to adjust to our family of four, but of course, can't wait to get back to photography in September! Please feel free to contact me over the summer to schedule your fall session!
Happy Half to sweet little Louie! I last photographed him as a newborn, so it was great to see him return with his mommy and daddy (and his Wolfie) to celebrate his half birthday! He has grown so much, but one thing that continues to stay the same is his love for the camera. He was such a cute, happy guy!
I first met Miss Charlotte when she was a newborn in October. She was beautiful then, and just keeps getting sweeter with age! When she returned for her 6 Month session, we chose a shabby-chic Spring theme, and she even did some shots in the same swaddle and headband she wore during her Newborn Session!
Happy Half Birthday, Charlotte!
Sweet Baby Zachary was so precious for his newborn session. Once he got comfortable and warm, he dozed peacefully, and snuggled with his comfy elephant.
Welcome to the world, Zachary!
Sweet little Jameson is everything a 6-month-old should be; happy, chubby, and smiley! He was such a good boy when I visited his home for a session in his nursery. He was all smiles and laughs! I was sure to capture the adorable details of his 6-month-old self in his dimpled knuckles and squishy feet.
Happy Half Birthday, Jameson!
These cousins had personality plus for their Mother's Day photo shoot. The photos will be used as Mother's Day gifts for their grandma. I'm sure she will love them! How blessed she is to have such beautiful, healthy grandchildren!
I'm a little partial to this special six-month-old...she is my niece Carmi! I was so excited to do her six month photos because of the mermaid and Easter theme, and also to redeem myself after her newborn session. I got very sick shortly after Carmi was born, so I wasn't able to do her newborn session until she was nearly a month old! She was fussy and not having it that day, so I only got a few sleepy shots of my girl.
Carmi was a total doll for this six month session and was pleasant the entire time! She gave me smiles and seriousness, and of course showed off her AMAZING baby blues! She was even patient when my assistant (her cousin/my two-year-old son) walked in front of the camera.
Aunt C loves you, Carm!
When Tucker's mommy and I first started brainstorming ideas for his six month photo session, we had planned to reflect the season - the month of March! "In like a lion and out like a lamb," as they say, Tucker posed in outfits to reflect both winter and spring!
It was so much fun to photograph him. He was so happy, and showed off his dimple with his big smile. Six months is such a fun age as babies are beginning to sit, perfecting their "tummy time" skills and head control, and filling out with chubby, little rolls!
Thanks for sharing your day with me, Tucker! You're adorable!