Ethan and Elijah are 3 months old already! These two boys have a very special place in my heart and I cannot tell you how excited I am about having the opportunity to follow them along on their first-year-journey. They have changed so much already since their newborn session, which was a first for me and so very special. Gorgeous boys, gorgeous family – I love my job!
Handsome Mister Will, what a perfect little baby to photograph he was.. so sleepy and content, and even when he did wake up, he was all smiles and so serene – a photographer’s dream. I especially love that I got to use some of the family’s furniture and even Will’s four-legged big brother jumped into some of the shots! It doesn’t get much better than that.
I photographed Cassie as a newborn and I hope I get to see her again for her 6-months but unfortunately, her family is moving soon so I’m keeping my fingers crossed we can get that session in before the big move. Cassie has a super sweet personality, she loves music and when her daddy makes her laugh.
Mason is one of my milestone babies which means I get to capture those gorgeous eyes every three months for his first year. Today I’m sharing a glimpse of Mason’s 3-month session. Along with Mommy and Daddy, Mason was joined by his pet Weimaraners, Aces and Avery, who were already very protective of their newest family member (in a super sweet way).
Initially, I had planned on doing Lucie’s Easter pictures outdoors again this year because, well, isn’t that what one would expect from someone who calls herself a “natural light outdoor photographer”? LOL Well, not quite.. I happen to be madly in love with my two new Savage paper backdrops, one of which happens to match Lu’s designated Easter dress so I thought “what the heck” and went with it. I have to say, I really adore the “banana” color – not only does it look amazingly sunny and happy in person, it also transforms very nicely with different types of post-processing, which is something I definitely look for and appreciate in a backdrop.
So without further ado, here are the results of our 2011 Easter shoot – have a wonderful holiday everyone!
Robin is our 5 year old red merle Australian Shepherd BOY. Yes, that’s right, he’s not a girl. His name was my choice simply because of the patch of red fur on his right side that’s the shape of an arrow. “Cupid” would have been my second choice but for whatever reason my husband (very quickly) agreed with “Robin”. Guys.. (insert eye-rolling here.)
Robin has the most amazing eyes I’ve ever seen (right up there with my daughter’s). They are sort of marbled looking, with flecks of blue, gray, and golden brown. Absolutely amazing. He’s got incredibly red eye lashes, which, while not overly long, still make him look like a female dog at times because they add this look to his face as if he’d been using make-up, I kid you not.
We love Robin dearly, and he really only has one annoying trait to him – his breath. It’s horrid. And yes, we’ve tried everything, nothing helps. So while he’s a cuddler and a snoozer and an absolute angel when it comes to our daughter and always has been, he really is NOT the type of dog you want in your face – unless you happen to be extremely insensitive to smells or are blessed with a ginormous head cold including stuffy nose.
Robin loves people. He is extremely well trained and, at times, too smart for his own good, but whenever we have guests he will throw all his wonderful manners out the window, and within seconds forget all those precious things he’s learned at puppy class and act like a furry rubber ball on crack.
It’s those times I wish we would have gotten a cat instead.
Long story short, I consider myself lucky because not only is Robin incredibly sweet and pretty, he also likes to have his picture taken! He will sit and wait and tilt his head just at the right moment whenever I feel like I need a couple of new shots of him so I guess all that makes up for the lack of puppy breath.
Isn’t he handsome?
Oh, I should tell you that he has the best time when he comes back from the groomer. I’m not sure what it is about a long-haired dog getting his hair cut but Robin always acts like a 12 week old puppy when he comes home all short-haired and dapper looking. For days afterwards, he will run around like he got stung by a yellowjacket and bounce for no reason which is just so much fun to watch and observe. Lucie always enjoy this phase so much since normally, Robin is more the quiet, snoozy (is that a word?) type – except of course for when we have guests and I wish we had gotten a cat.. wait.. I’ve already told you that part. My bad.
Oh well. So here’s what he looks like fresh from the barber shop, so to speak:
Can’t get enough of that grin. :) Thanks for stopping by!