Carli

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?IMG_2946  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.IMG_2961Just 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!IMG_2985Sassy was the happiest, softest, and sweetest bunny ever!!  Seriously…I could not have asked for a better bunny to pose with this little cutie.IMG_3415IMG_3414IMG_3440We had so much fun watching her reaction to the bunny.  She made the best faces!IMG_3009Once 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.IMG_2793IMG_3002IMG_2905We also did a few shots with different looks and with the bunny ears.IMG_3217IMG_3101IMG_3084IMG_3088And, finally, we took some more traditional 6 month photos without all of the Easter trappings.IMG_3049I just love her with the hot pink!IMG_3676IMG_3595I 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!!

XO

Fun x 2….Twins!

I was recently invited to spend a morning with these two cuties!  We chose an In Home Lifestyle session to celebrate them turning 6 months old.  Sometimes lifestyle sessions are better for small children who are happier and more comfortable in familiar surroundings.

I asked their parents to come up with some fun facts about them at this point in their lives and then we made up these collages that can be printed like photos and framed.  It’s a fun way to keep track of the little things that you think you will never forget….but do.Elsie CollageTJ collage 2Lifestyle sessions are meant to tell a story.  The story of you.  I like to take some snapshots of things around the home that are meaningful to my clients or represent where they are at that time.IMG_0455IMG_0461IMG_0460Of course I also snap some great shots of the kids. IMG_0876IMG_0873IMG_1064And I always bring along some lights and simple props to get some more ‘studio like’ shots for framing.  IMG_0582IMG_0641IMG_0652IMG_0910Of course I like to include the parents.  Sometimes they protest….they aren’t looking their best, their hair isn’t great, etc.  But I like to explain that 1. I have photoshop. and 2. Your kids won’t care some day when they look back at these treasured memories.IMG_0777IMG_0756I love black and white photos.  A good black and white photo can elevate something simple to something amazing.  Little fingers….tiny toes…those long eyelashes….and, most importantly, the cute little butts!IMG_0846IMG_0805IMG_0463IMG_0860IMG_0928IMG_1024IMG_1097These two were simply the cutest!  They made my job so easy.IMG_1267IMG_1254IMG_1226I love this shot of them holding hands.  Sweet.IMG_1109Lifestyle sessions come in all shapes and sizes.  They can be an hour snippet or encompass an entire fun day.  If you are interested in exploring a Lifestyle Session for your family…let’s talk!

XO