There are so many babies coming this year! So many beautiful pregnant mommies!
This mom wanted to use balloons for her gender reveal as many of you have seen on Pinterest. They are so fun! And we had to get a few other shots as well. At the time we took the pics, we were not for sure what this momma was having so we did a boy and a girl shot for all. Then, as soon as she got the news, I knew which ones to edit. I think for the record, this was my absolute fastest edit job in the history of my business, which was a little stressful, but totally worth it! Ha! We had a lot of fun and I can’t wait to meet the little guy when he arrives!
If you are looking to have a newborn session with me this year, please, please, please contact me as soon as you want to book. It’s going to be a very full year and really hate turning folks away.
If you only knew how special this week was for this family! They had just spent two weeks in China awaiting the opportunity to bring their daughter and son home. I felt so honored to have been able to capture these moments for them shortly after their return to the states. <3
What a fun night. Who knew that on this very evening…only about two hours after we had wrapped up our session, this sweet mom would actually go into labor. Yep, that’s right. Nothing like getting your labor started like a photography session. :-) So, Miss J decided to make her entrance into this world a few weeks early, but she and mommy are doing just great and I can’t wait to meet her this week!
The sun was crazy this day, which is something I normally try to avoid, but sometimes it just unavoidable. The thing about this morning was that they sun was over the top blaring bright and then within an instant, it was just medium bright. And then, in a blink of an eye, there was shade. It was so crazy. I mean, if it would’ve just stayed even somewhat consistent brightness, that would have been really nice, but mother nature wanted to challenge me this morning like no other. You may be thinking, but you shoot manual, so just change the settings. Yes, that’s true to a degree in this case. I could get proper exposure on the subjects, that was not really the problem. It was more that to achieve this, the rest of the photo would end up being so crazy bright and fully of inconsistent color, which is okay a little, but too much drives me bonkers. HA! It’s in times like these I must say to myself…”You are a professional. You can be flexible. You can do this.” And then I do the best I can. I guess what it really boils down to is that sometimes it’s good to be thrown such a curve-ball. It sort of forces you to adapt and maybe grow a little and I guess that’s a good thing, even if it messes with your sanity a little. HA!
I’ve been shooting this wonderful family since this little gal was a newborn. They are not in my area, so unfortunately, I don’t get to see them all that often anymore, but when I do, it’s such a joy!
Let me first preface by saying this ‘session’ was totally not planned. I can’t even really call it an official session really. You see, my sister, brother in law and nephew were all in town for a little last minute visit recently. While my sister and I were was busy with another commitments one day, my nephew and brother in law stayed with my hubby for some boy time.
It ended up that I got back a little earlier than expected and had this tiny little opportunity to take a few pictures of these two handsome fellas playing together. They were gracious enough to give me about 10 minutes and I was so thrilled with the memories I captured before they had to leave.
I tell you these things because I would normally avoid a bright, orange shirt with giant verbiage on it for photos, but in this case, I just had to work with the shirt because, well, it’s the only shirt he had. HA!
But this is the most wonderful thing about photographs. Even when you don’t have total control over everything, you realize that it’s truly about capturing the moments and not as much all the other ‘stuff’. This boy loves his daddy so much and his daddy loves him so much. And showcasing that love through photographs is the most important part and why I love what I do so much!