Cooper (love his name!) was one of those babies who wasn’t a big fan of sleeping during his session but I love how the birds nest shots turned out cause during those he actually DID zonk out for a few minutes.
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:
I cannot believe it’s been two months since I last blogged a session! Well, I have work to do! Let’s start with Miller, sweet Miller, whose mommy was so awesome and such a trooper for this almost impromptu outdoor session in the middle of the worst Atlanta summer heat. I got eaten up by mosquitoes but Miller’s mom told me he was just fine, and I just adore the images we captured at Leita Thompson Memorial Park. Here a few favorites:
Outdoor newborn sessions are definitely new terrain for me but I absolutely LOVE it. There’s just something about a brandnew baby out in the midst of nature – it’s a very calming and zen experience, I think. Definitely something I’d like to do more, weather-permitting of course. Hope to see you again soon, Miller! xo
Another one of those sessions I simply haven’t had the chance to blog yet.. I am, however, slowly catching up! This little guy was so adorable and sweet – despite waking up a couple of times throughout his session, he stayed wonderfully calm and wascontent just watching the crazy lady with the camera do her thing.. ;)
Amelia celebrated her Christening on June 18th and her mom Jennifer had contacted me quite some time ago about doing her Christening portrait for her.
I loved the idea and even though I was a little nervous (this would be my first time shooting a special event portrait like this), as soon as I heard about the heirloom gown, the gorgeous location Jennifer had found for us, as well as the fact that Amelia’s older brothers Wyatt, a class-mate of my daughter, and Ethan would be joining us, I was excited and and of course honored to be doing these once-in-a-lifetime pictures for Jennifer and her husband Paul.
The weather was as perfect as can be and the kids were absolutely amazing despite the incredible heat! Amelia had a blast chewing on her gown’s dainty little ribbons and the boys were eager to take turns holding her in the group pictures – how adorable is that?
Jennifer, you seriously have the most wonderful children and I am so thankful for the opportunity to capture little Miss A. in her beautiful heirloom Christening gown.. it was such a sweet experience for me and I had a lot of fun with you guys! Enjoy your pictures!
For the second year now, my husband and I have gone to great lengths to make St Patrick’s Day morning a very special one for Miss Lucie. At some point in February/early March of 2010 it became very apparent to us that she is madly in love with the idea of little dudes dressed in green playing tricks (and leaving neat things) on people so last year we staged a massive Leprechaun left-over tea party for her to find after getting up in the morning. She LOVED it. The squeals, the screams, the giggles and those BIG big eyes that parents usually only see Christmas morning or upon arrival at Disney World.
This year, we wanted to do something different. Mostly because leprechauns tend to be a tad unpredictable by nature (at least in my mind they are) but also because I don’t want this to become boring too fast. So instead of remnants of an midnight tea party, Lucie discovered a whole different scenario this morning:
The Leprechauns had invaded our downstairs bathroom AND apparently had a bubble bath in the sink! The bathroom was covered in green glitter, paper streamers, gold coins and shamrock garlands and in tehir effort to get out of the house before everyone wakes up, they left a couple of interesting things behind, much to Lucie’s joy:
Oh Joy! I didn’t think it would be possible to top last year’s squealing and squeaking but little did I know – it was to die for. She loved it. And so did we. I hope you all had a a lot of fun today as well, and you managed, like we did, to avoid any pinching. Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig!