Twins!

As a newborn photographer, the most challenging/rewarding sessions I have are working with twins!  I love the sweet poses you can get with two babies together.  So, you can only imagine my delight when my niece announced that she was expecting TWINS!!!  And…boy/girl twins at that.  The planning for that session started immediately even though she is not due until September.  (darn it)  In the meantime, we met up for some maternity photos to capture this time together with their daughters before the new babies arrive.  BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-21BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-24I, for one, did not “glow” during my pregnancies (unless you count sweat), but this is definitely a case of someone looking fabulous while pregnant.  She was positively glowing!BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-34BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-11BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-30BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-7It was fun planning some cute shots with the little one.BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-37BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-4BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-10This girl…she really should be a model!BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-6BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-17I love taking shots when the person isn’t actually posing.  We were working off to the side when I noticed her sitting on this rock and I had to capture the moment.  She had no idea.BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-45After a quick costume change we continued with some more formal photos.  I love the flower band which really sets off the belly and has both blue and pink.BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-97BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-96BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-86BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-84BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-82BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-72BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-67I also grabbed some sweet Daddy/Daughter shots.  BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-69BecciHethcoatPhotography-Maternity Session-Wheaton-49Now I am back to planning the upcoming newborn session!  Come on September!!

XO

Benjamin.

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.  IMG_1890IMG_1807IMG_1953Of course I was so excited to finally meet this little cutie during his newborn session.IMG_0072IMG_0200IMG_0304In 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. IMG_9438Look at that smile!IMG_9456IMG_9474He wasn’t quite sitting up on his own yet so we had to be quick and creative with poses.IMG_9518 I love this shot!  And black and white photos of course.IMG_9449I love this shot.IMG_9610IMG_9598-2It’s always special when families bring along props that are meaningful to them.  Like this name puzzle.IMG_9842IMG_9812And Sophie the chewable giraffe.IMG_9763We 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!IMG_9680I am already looking forward to our next session when this little guy turns one!  Cake smash anyone?IMG_9568XO

Katy

I love maternity sessions!  I know I probably say it all the time but it’s true.  It’s such a beautiful time of hope, beauty, excitement and anxiety.  All of those emotions combine to create the most beautiful photos.IMG_5338Meet Katy.IMG_5323IMG_5304IMG_5348Katy was a winner in my 2017 Wheaton Moms Give A Way.  When we met for the first time I was surprised to find that we had a connection…her step daughter and my son were friends at school.  Small world!IMG_5214IMG_5255IMG_5280I was excited to meet her and her beautiful family for our photo session on what turned out to be a very warm and sunny but also windy day.  I was also excited to meet this little sweetie.IMG_5259We started out with a few photos of the whole family and then let the girls take off so that we could focus on the couple and their ‘bump’.IMG_5339We started our session in one of my favorite spots.  It never disappoints.  Gorgeous trees and green space combined with some nice buildings and a pond.  Then we moved on to my urban location.IMG_5488IMG_5517I love the vintage brick and architectural details and try to include those in the photos whenever possible.IMG_5476IMG_5556IMG_5563IMG_5609She had such a sophisticated vibe….like working with a professional model!IMG_5580IMG_5859IMG_5880A few of my favorite spots….the cool blue doors, a sweet alley (yes…I make people dance in the alley!), and to commemorate the area a little shot of the Wheaton Theater.IMG_5758IMG_5802She wanted to include a few items to honor her husband’s military career.  I love it when people incorporate special items into our sessions.IMG_5933Three locations, tons of great photos, one special couple.

I can’t wait to meet the new addition!

XO

A Family Session….

Time to catch up on my blog.  Good intensions.  It’s been such an uncharacteristically busy Spring….in a good way of course.  I am going to play a little bit of catch up and post some of my sessions from a few weeks ago.IMG_9551This little family is about to grow!  While they are excited to welcome their newest member, they also wanted to celebrate while they are still a family of three.  We snuck in a quick family session on one of our wonderfully warm days in the park.IMG_9583This sweet guy is a typical toddler….busy…busy…busy!IMG_9612  We decided that trying to keep him down was not in the cards so we did more of a lifestyle session embracing who he is at this moment.IMG_9750IMG_9628IMG_9747IMG_9811IMG_9843I love when people include their beloved pets in their photo sessions.  I always try to capture a few pet photos while we are shooting.IMG_9699And, since Mom never had a maternity session….I sent the boys away to play while I snapped up a few photos of this beautiful Mama.IMG_9725IMG_9710IMG_9733And back to the family for a few more shots before our toddler was done for the day!IMG_9686IMG_9843IMG_9857IMG_9853Now I’m anxiously awaiting their new arrival for our newborn session…coming soon!

XO