My passion for both photography and storytelling combined into one unforgettable session with the kindest family I've ever met. We didn't coordinate outfits, discuss color palettes, plan activities in advance, move towards the best light, set up perfectly posed shots. We just.... hung out. They did exactly what they would have done if I wasn't there - ate lunch, played in the backyard, talked, laughed, enjoyed each other's company. I documented, observed, captured their st
My two favorite types of sessions - first birthday and lifestyle - all wrapped up into one. And the cutest little peanut to top it off! They cuddled, laughed, read books and finished the day off with a cupcake to celebrate turning one. Just look at those pigtails and that dimple! All the tiny details that melt my heart - little fingers turning the page, arms squeezing her stuffed dog, pacifier always within reach. Happy birthday to the happiest baby girl! Her first taste of
Remember that awesome first birthday lifestyle shoot I blogged about waaaayyyyy back in the spring? Well here's part two. :) This is still one of my favorite sessions to date. Mom invited me into their home to document their weekend tradition of making breakfast as a family. It was her youngest child's first birthday. Through my lens, I captured plenty of laughter, chaos, tears, smiles, spills and love. 100% real moments. I know how much mom cherishes these photos. In
A lifestyle session for a first birthday shoot? Yes, please! I was excited to document this first birthday through a lifestyle session but I was absolutely ecstatic when mom asked if it could be during Saturday morning breakfast. And then they started making Manning's Ice Cream milkshakes and I secretly hoped they would adopt me! I love family traditions. I really love that mom saw the importance in documenting them by inviting me into their morning. There was no posing.