A big part of my sessions last year were cake smash sessions or 1st birthday sessions. I absolutely adore this type of shoot, because no matter how long you’ve been doing this, this is the one type of session you seriously have no control over whatsoever, and it’s 100% baby-in-control-mode for me as a photographer. I thought I’d share some of my favorite behind-the-scenes shots from last year and funny enough – most of them are cake smash behind-the-scenes shots. Oh the fun we had. :) To schedule YOUR baby’s 1st birthday or cake smash session, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and come visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/angierayphotography to see my latest session sneak peeks! xo
I was so glad to have finally met Henry back in June. His mom and dad had initially planned for me to capture his birthday cake smash, but life got, as it so often does, in the way and we had to reschedule several times. I wonder if it was meant to be that way because can I just say how much I L.O.V.E.D. photographing him at this location and at this stage in his life (just a few months after his birthday, actually)? His mom wanted part of the session 4th of July-themed so we made it happen, and I seriously like how it all turned out.
He’s got the sweetest personality; the perfect mix of bouncy goofball and serious young man – we had a lot of fun that day, as I think you can tell from this selection of images. I get to see him again very soon, so I’m excited to see how his personality is developing! He sure is growing into a handsome little guy!
This gorgeous family came to visit me in August last year (yes, I am that far behind on my blogging and so not happy about it!) and while their little guy wasn’t necessarily in love with the idea of having his picture taken, we still got some wonderful shots down at one of my favorite local parks. I absolutely loved their outfits, and looking at these colors now on this cold and gray January day, it makes me miss summer even more. Simply beautiful. Here are some of my favorites:
Oh Miss Emma, isn’t she the cutest? I’ve known this little beauty since she was a wee newborn – in fact, her newborn pictures were the first newborn pictures I’ve ever done! Time flies, that’s for sure. Here she is now, a gorgeous 5year old with an attitude so spunky and radiant, she can light up a room. As always, she kept me on my toes but rewarded me (and her mommy) with some crazy cute shots – here some of my faves:
Hard to believe it’s already been 3 months since I photographed sweet little Brooklyn with her three extremely handsome brothers, one of which, Colton, I already had the pleasure of meeting last year, around his first birthday!
Just like last time, we had gl;orious weather down in Woodstock City Park and even went indoors for a couple of portraits afterwards. Miss Brooklyn was such a sweetheart and in a wonderful mood for her session – love it!
I’m secretly keeping my fingers crossed her momma will let me see Miss B. again for her first-birthday pictures! You know where to find me, Holly ;)
Shooting after heavy rainfall is always a little bit tricky but this gorgeous family of four sure made up for the not-so-easy lighting situation! On top of humidity, haze and super wet grass, my camera seemed to have an off-day as well (locking up every once in a while) but thankfully the issue has been resolved since then. Despite all of these little quirks, I feel that we’ve walked away with incredibly pretty pictures and as always, I had a very hard time deciding which ones to use on the blog.
I hope you enjoyed my little selection – thank you so much, M. family, for letting me be part of your visit up here in Georgia! Hope to see you again soon!
And another attempt to catch up on my blogged sessions!
Back in the beginning of October, I had scheduled a handful of fall-inspired mini sessions at Children’s Harbor, Lake Martin, which turned out really wonderful. It was a long work day for me, probably the longest yet, but I was so thrilled to have the opportunity to shoot at a location so picturesque and pretty. Might have to do that again some time!
Phew, being out of the country for a couple of days sure threw me out of the loop. I realized yesterday that I’ve completely forgotten to blog the beautiful H. family that I got to meet right before my impromptu trip to Germany. So without further ado, here they are!
Thanks for having me, Rebecca and David – can’t wait to see you and your two little angels again soon!!