Is there anything sweeter than a pair of little newborn feet? YES! 2 pairs of little newborn feet! Two of my favorite friends were blessed with the sweetest twin boys in 2018 and I was so excited to get my hands (and lens) on them. Check out the adventures of Ash and Finn below!
It was just over a year ago that I received a message from a mother expecting her second child. She explained to me that while this would be her second baby, it was not her second pregnancy. She had miscarried after her first child was born so this was actually a rainbow baby she was carrying. She had waited a long time for this baby and she wanted to make sure to document the “rainbow” part of this pregnancy in the photos. I am always humbled and honored to be a part of such important moments in my clients’ lives and this was no exception. This session was amazing. We definitely clicked and we ended up with a lot of amazing photos but the above image is my favorite from the day.
Shortly after our session, Mom delivered a healthy baby girl and I was lucky enough to go back and take some newborn pics. They moved to another country a few months after she was was born so I have not seen them since but it hit me today that this rainbow baby is about to be a year old. How awesome is that? With all the tough stuff in the news and in life in general these days, it’s so easy to get bogged down with all the bad. I share this image and story not only because of the happy ending but because of what I think the image truly represents and it’s something we all need right now- HOPE ❤️
This is one of my absolute favorite sessions I've ever done. Obviously, my subject is great- you can't go wrong with adorable kids- you just can't! And these 2 were fun and playful and excited to soak up the last moments of summer on the beach. The other thing that made these pictures so successful? They were taken at the best time of day- the golden hour right before sunset. The only other time to get this gorgeous kind of light? The golden hour right after sunrise. Suffice it to say, more clients are up for sunset golden hour than sunrise, but if you can handle getting up that early, I guarantee, you will get gorgeous lighting first thing in the morning as well.
Summer time is great because the sun stays out late so its possible to get that gorgeous golden light on a weeknight after work or during a summer vacation week and its great because kids don't have to go to school the next day. Check out a few more of my favorite snaps from this amazing session!
Here is my shoot with Baby Sweet P. at 8 days old. She was very alert for a newbie, so I captured a few of her beautiful eyes before we finally got her to sleep. This was especially fun because I grew up with her Mama and had not seen her in several years. We had a great time catching up (and dressing up!) both the baby and her older sister, who let me take a few pics with her as well. Take a look below and you will see the camera loved them both!
Anyone who knows me or has even just read the bio on my website knows about my love affair with music. This love also runs in my family; my sister and my cousins specificially share the same passion and eclectic taste and its something that I feel has always bonded us. I feel like I live to a private soundtrack that plays in my head through everything that I experience and I think they probably do as well. Music is the perfect condiment to life; it has the ability to truly change the flavor, so to speak, of whatever it is we are going through. It lifts us up when we feel sad, calms us down when we need to just chill out, helps us through the sad times, and celebrates the good times. Every memory has a song and every song recalls a memory or a feeling of some kind.
My cousin just had a baby girl and she is the first of all of us cousins to have a child so its pretty exciting and wonderful for the whole family. When I was visiting with her and meeting her daughter, Penny, for the first time, we were talking about her newfound motherhood and how quickly life and perspective changes with the birth of a child. She said that she even hears music and the meanings of songs differently, like "I've Just Seen a Face" for instance. We are all big Beatles fans so it is not surprising she would use one of their songs as an example, but how crazy that a song that she has been listening to for the last 30 years could just change for her, literally overnight. At the time, I thought that was pretty cool, but it wasn't until I got in my car to drive home and I put on the song that it really made me think. I listened to lyrics I know by heart and I, too, listened to them differently, from my cousins point of view. It made me hope that someday, I can know that feeling, too.
Naturally, because the other way I look at the world is through an imaginary camera lens, I've been inspired to do a portrait project. Each week, I am going to post a face of the week- either a full portrait or part of the face that I think is fun, special or spectacular in some way. My first "Face" is the face who inspired this whole project- my little cousin/niece, Penny! Also, have a listen to the song- refresh your memory. Who does it make YOU think of?