Last time I saw Grayson, he was all cozy under a Christmas tree, just a few days new. Now he’s super smiley, and rolling all around. It was so fun to capture him laying on his back playing with his toes, sitting supported on the couch, and interacting with his big bro. I can’t wait to see him again when he’s turning one!
This session produced so many dreamy images. Little Adrian was so sweet and sleepy for most of it, which made my job easy. I so enjoyed meeting him and his parents, who brought along the most perfect bear props to compliment his woodland nursery at home. The blue bear was extra special, as it was his daddy’s when he was a baby.
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!
This darling girl and her precious fur brother Bash, were so well-behaved for their in-studio session. She slept soundly for most of it, and he was very concerned about his sister at all times. It was so sweet. When he decided on his own to be in the background of that first shot, I knew we were capturing a perfect candid moment and kept shooting away.
What a beautiful family, and perfect baby girl!
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!
This family is near and dear to me, so I was so honored to capture their newborn session for their newest addition, Baby Patrick! Patrick is so cute, and napped sweetly for the majority of his time with me. Big sister Lily was a doll too, and had the cutest little smile for her pictures. Patrick posed with his dad’s hat and dog tags from his time serving in the Middle East, as well as highlighted some of his dad’s interests like fishing with the most adorable little crocheted fishing outfit. Patrick is going to have such fun exploring the outdoors with his dad!
Baby Cameron came a little bit earlier than expected, but this little guy is so strong! He was wide awake for most of his session, smiling and kicking! After a brief NICU stay, I could tell he was happy to be home with Mommy and Daddy. What a sweet, little guy. Welcome to the world, Cameron!
I didn’t even know that Stella was a redhead when I decided to wrap green eucalyptus around a bucket for her newborn session. After seeing her next to it, I realized how perfectly it went with her red hair, as it resembles shamrocks. She was such a perfect angel for her session! After settling in and finding her comfy spot, she slept soundly. What a pleasure it was to meet her!
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!
Ashley and Sean had an amazing maternity session. I love all the candid shots, especially when we captured the joy on their faces while feeling some baby kicks. The posed shots were equally as stunning - I just love a black & white maternity silhouette. What a photogenic couple!
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!
Amita was simply stunning in red for her maternity session. I actually wore the same dress (but in blue) for my own maternity session last May, so I’m obviously a fan of her choice! Simple solid dresses look amazing on pregnant women as they highlight the bump and photograph beautifully. I love the pop of color against the simplistic beauty of the studio, as well.
It was a pleasure to meet Amita, and photograph the natural joy on her face when she looked at her bump and her cute little boy. Can’t wait to meet baby boy #2 in a few weeks!
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!
After every storm, there is a rainbow. Wesley Scott is that rainbow for his family. After having their first child, Wesley’s mommy and daddy dealt with devastating infant loss, but came out bravely on the other side. The clouds began to lift, and they discovered they were expecting again - this time with sweet baby Wesley.
Wesley’s mommy and daddy were so strong to share this story with me, and request a rainbow portrait for their “Rainbow Baby;” which is a common term for a baby born after a loss. I thank them for sharing this story with me, and also for allowing me to capture such an amazing moment in their family. I met them two years ago when I photographed their first newborn, and it’s been a pleasure getting to know them.
Wesley’s mommy is a leader in our local community. She is such an example of maternal strength, in more ways than one. I wish her, and their entire family all the best, and hope to see them again soon!
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!
Sweet Baby Gavin didn’t want to miss Christmas, so he came 17 days early and surprised his family who was in the midst of moving! This year may have been too chaotic for them to decorate their new house for Christmas, but it will certainly go down as their best Christmas ever as they received the most precious gift of their baby boy! Welcome to the world, Gavin!
So many families request fall foliage pictures, but so few of them actually get to fulfill that request. It took the leaves forever to change this year, and when they finally did, the weekends were rainy and frigid. This family lucked out and actually got a few minutes to play in the leaves during their session, and oh what beautiful vibrant yellow leaves they were!
This was also my first time photographing a dog in the family portrait. Gus the dog did a great job, as did his beautiful, loving family!
Such a beautiful and bright family picture! I could tell right away this family is full of love and laughter. Their beautiful children are at the perfect ages to have a super fun holiday season, too! May they enjoy every moment!
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!
This is a family I know and love well. Lisa has been one of my best friends since she moved into my neighborhood when we were in middle school. We shared a love for N*SYNC and theater, and sat together on the bus. Eventually our sharing of a seat became a sharing of a stage in high school, and I’m proud to say we’re still sharing lifes ups and downs in our thirties!
When she asked me to document some shots with her son Landon and her parents, I was thrilled and honored! Our original plan for a shoot with fall foliage as the backdrop soon became cancelled with the non-stop gloomy October rain, but we quickly rallied to do the session in my new studio space instead. Lisa is known for her spontaneity, and showed up to the studio with half of her home furniture (haha!), but I’m so glad she did because it totally made the photos. Such perfect props to bring the coziness and beauty of fall inside!
Lisa, thank you so much for allowing me to take these photos of your beautiful family!