One of the most wonderful parts about being a photographer is watching families grow and change and this family is no exception. I first met this couple when they hired me to capture their maternity photos. These are some of my favorites from that session. Of course I was so excited to finally meet this little cutie during his newborn session.In a blink of an eye they were reaching out to schedule his 6 month session! I couldn’t believe how big he had gotten when he came by the studio for his photos. Look at that smile!He wasn’t quite sitting up on his own yet so we had to be quick and creative with poses. I love this shot! And black and white photos of course.I love this shot.It’s always special when families bring along props that are meaningful to them. Like this name puzzle.And Sophie the chewable giraffe.We even attempted one in my new vintage suitcase. Tough when you aren’t really sitting up well yet but we did manage to pull out one cute shot. Maybe for the one year photos!I am already looking forward to our next session when this little guy turns one! Cake smash anyone?XO
When I got the call that this Mom hoped to include a live bunny in her daughter’s Easter/6 month photo session…I panicked a little. Where would I get a nice, friendly bunny to spend a couple of hours in the studio? I asked on my Mom’s group and got such a negative response that I was forced to take my post down. Seriously?!? I have rescued and released 12 abandoned baby squirrels, adopted pets from rescues, and generally am the most animal friendly person ever. I wasn’t going to buy a bunny and then abandon it at the end of my session! I just wanted to borrow a friendly family bunny for a couple of hours.Just as I had given up on finding a bunny to borrow, my daughter overheard us discussing the situation and told me that her friend happened to have a pet bunny. What?!?! I have no idea why I didn’t just ask her to begin with . So I called his Mom and she said “Yes” and our bunny session was on!Sassy was the happiest, softest, and sweetest bunny ever!! Seriously…I could not have asked for a better bunny to pose with this little cutie.We had so much fun watching her reaction to the bunny. She made the best faces!Once the bunny photos were over…we moved on to the other Easter setups in my new studio. I am pleased to say that it went really well and it was exciting to know that I could photograph an older baby in studio.We also did a few shots with different looks and with the bunny ears.And, finally, we took some more traditional 6 month photos without all of the Easter trappings.I just love her with the hot pink!I had so much fun with Miss Carli. She is a doll with smile that lights up a room. I love that I photographed her Bump session, newborn photos and now 6 months!
I look forward to our next session today….cake smash!!