This was another session from the end of last year that I wanted to share. If you’ve followed me for any amount of time then you know all about Sam, she is my friend that designs all of our Christmas cards and birthday invitations (plus of course anything else I ask her pretty please with a cherry on top). Those first two are my very favorites, but I of course love the rest and loved seeing Isaiah’s personality through them.
I don’t know about you but I can most definitely tell this girl was a dancer, I mean look at that toe point. Also, my fingers are crossed that our next family shoot might include a newborn (just sayin), or at least a baby belly!)
So something feels off sharing Kathy’s maternity photos considering she had the baby like THREE weeks ago! But when I thought back about the sessions that I didn’t want to miss out on sharing, this was for sure one of those. What I enjoyed about this session was spending a little time with my niece, and what I mean by that is getting her to myself. When we get together the cousins stick together (which I adore) and so I don’t get to see much of her because she’s running around with them! So it was nice to walk and chat with her, a little girl talk is something I don’t get in my house.
We couldn’t have picked a better afternoon for these, I am so happy with them and how they turned out. I can’t even tell you my favorite, because there are just too many to choose.
Oh big sis you are so cute.
Next week’s agenda, get those newborn pictures up.
It only took me two months but I finally picked out my favorites and put them together for this post. Ahh just seeing all the colors in this makes me love them even more. For anyone that knows me knows that I am not a fan of rain, like at all. But I have to admit, it sure makes this photographer happy to see so much green everywhere. This spot has been one of my favorites lately for the desert-ish feel it normally has but I love this too. I was really surprised to get here and see that the dry creek bed wasn’t so dry. But Meg is a trooper and I told her it would be worth it once we got up there and sure enough it was. Wet shoes and all.
Reighlyn is such a sweet baby, whenever we’re around her she just hangs out. She’s happy and doesn’t fuss, I love that her and Carter are so close in age and I hope they’re friends forever. Here are all the ones I feel that totally captured her little personality. It’s my favorite when clients bring a prop or two to liven up our session.
Girls are fun, I love you Reigh.
This year with you in our family has brought an indescribable joy to all of us. I mean it, you light up everyone’s life with your infectious smile. We cannot go to even one store without someone stopping me because they have to tell me how cute you are, and that is probably because you smile (and even wave) to everyone who looks your way. It’s one of my favorite things about you. You absolutely adore your big brother, although you definitely know how to work us when it comes to him. We usually assume he’s done something naughty and gets in trouble but more and more we secretly watch you boys, he will get a little too close or gently touch your fingers and you scream! We’re starting to catch on though and that won’t work forever my boy. You are a determine little guy that’s for sure, and I love watching you navigate all of your moves. The way you have to smell your blanket every time you grab it makes me giggle. Life with you is better, and I cannot wait to see who you become.
I had been wanting to do his pictures for a while but apparently California is the new Washington because it rained every.single.day for like three weeks! We were/are so over it. But we had a clear two days and so I took full advantage. We took these in Andrea’s gorgeous backyard. I had planned to use another spot in her yard but unfortunately the sun was too far down on that side. Luckily she has eight million other sides to her yard that look amazing! I brought reinforcements to our session because well, the only time this guy doesn’t smile is during an actual photoshoot. And I even left feeling a little bummed because I didn’t think I got too much of what I was looking for. Buuut, once I got home I saw soooo many that I loved. (All thanks to his Nana!)
I added this one directly above because if you ask him where his head is, this is his answer. Next we are working on the nose. And speaking of his nose, that little side profile below is just adorable to me! I don’t typically let me boys eat sugar for a long time with the exception of their birthdays. So while this cake looks gigantic for my one year old, I made it because a. I wanted to practice it for his party and b. I knew he wouldn’t eat too much. And he really did lose interest in about five minutes. But I sure think he was adorable for those five minutes. Happy first birthday my baby bear, we love you with our whole hearts.