Katja is a fellow German friend of mine, who I already had the pleasure of doing maternity pictures during her first pregnancy for – naturally, I was excited to do it all over again this time around and big sister Lara was so much fun to have as part of the session. She seriously adored her mommy’s baby belly! We did a combination of indoor and outdoor shots at their home and I loved their idea of the “feet and shoes” picture!
I first met Nyah when she was about 3 weeks old – I have a hard time believing time has flown by like that.. look at her! She’s grown into such a bubbly and sweet little toddler and I had the best time photographing her and her wonderful parents in honor of her big day. Nyah is One! Loved the outfits mom had picked out for her – it really accentuated Nyah’s sparkling personality and they all just looked fabulous together, wouldn’t you agree?
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 ;)
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!
If you haven’t yet, you should give the following recipe a shot some time:
You take 6 kids, age range baby to tweener, add a pinch of nap-lessness, a dash of summer heat and a good dose of 150 miles of road trip to the mix and what you get is a whole lot of fun and a jam-packed late afternoon. :)
We split this up into three mini sessions and finished up just in time for me to take a shot of the sunset as I pulled into our subdivison. Wowza, what an adventure! Here the sneaks:
Hope I’ll see you again soon, guys! It was so much fun and I’m glad you were able to make the trip!
I just wanted to pop in real quick and post this week’s I Heart Faces challenge pic – the theme this week is “Soft + Sweet” and my plan initially was to take a couple of shots of Lucie munching on Marshmallows.
Well, turns out Lucie really did not like the idea of having to mess around with sticky stuff AND endure my camera in her face so we decided to eat our marshmallows first (yes, I reluctantly agreed to have one, too *cough*) and THEN take a couple of pictures so here’s my ( sorta softish and sweetish) entry:
Check out the rest of the entries at:
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!
We DID have some mighty wind to fight with that afternoon, but Jocelyn was such a trooper, even when her hair accessories were about to take off!
So here’s my entry, hope you like it!
And make sure to check out all the other lovely and “windy” entries over at IHF!
I met Jocelyn, her brothers and her wonderful mom Kristy at one of my most favorite parks EVER – White Oak Park in Dallas, Paulding County. LOVE it. Why? Because it has some of the biggest, most impressive oak trees you’ll ever see and because it has incredibly great areas for taking pictures – its rolling hills and closed tree lines in the background are just absolutely perfect and exactly my cup of tea. So I was excited to be back at White Oak, which I hadn’t been to in over a year and I got even more excited when I saw that my favorite tree was still there – lush and majestic and giving just the right amount of shade for our little Miss Jocelyn.
She was a tiny little bit shy at first but once I opened the magic trick box (also known as the tupperware box of infinite hair accessories LOL) she quickly warmed up and worked those hair pieces (and the camera) like a pro. Enjoy!