We started today's session out thinking the weather was perfect....sunny, mild...wonderfully autumn. Once we had been out there for a little while, though, we realized just how chilly it actually was. But, as always, we still managed to really enjoy ourselves and get some great shots of our senior!! I was impressed that, even though Michael came by himself, he really wasn't too nervous or awkward. Usually guys tend to take a bit longer to warm up since they typically don't enjoy having pictures taken as much as the gals do. But he did a great job of being involved and even had ideas of his own for us to try! Gotta love that! Turned out to be a very fun session!!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
My baby girl's first birthday party fell on the day before her actual birthday, so we decided to give her a little more cake on her actual birthday so that we could capture that in a portrait. And while she seemed to love the cake, it appears that she is a lot like her momma when it comes to being a neat eater. She barely got messy at all so there were no crazy cake face photos. However, she looked absolutely adorable eating her cake neatly so that is just as good! :) Love her to pieces!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Stephanie's session was so fun! Both her mom and her dad, who is a relative of ours, came along with us, so there was a certain level of comfort from the get go since we already knew them. That helped to create a relaxed session very quickly. And I always love working with people that are pretty much open to anything! Those sessions are my favorite because I get to customize everything we do to suit my style and the style of the individual I'm shooting. Stephanie started out a bit nervous and shy but she definitely got into as we went along and before I knew it she was posing herself and working it! Toward the end we were just having a great time and laughing a LOT!! Oh, one thing you will definitely notice about Stephanie are her eyes...they are amazing!!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
As hard as it is for me to believe, Olivia's first birthday party has come and gone! It's definitely bittersweet for me because, of course, I love seeing her grow and learn and become her own tiny person....but at the same time, I want to keep her my little baby girl forever. I had worried a bit that she might shy away from all the people and that she might not enjoy her day or let others enjoy her. But thankfully that was not the case! Olivia was shy for about 5 minutes and then after that she was just excited.....excited about the balloons....excited about the other children....excited about talking to people and waving to them....excited about her new toys.....and did I mention excited about the balloons? lol I was such a proud mommy today. I am always proud of everything she does, but today she just really blew me away. She's so little and yet her personality can fill a room and she is just so smart and funny and perfect. Okay, okay...so I'm gushing over my kid. I'll stop. But not before I say one more thing to the person who made this day a possibility for us. To our sweet and wonderful Chey, our surry and our very own angel...thank you so much for making the most amazing choice to help us become our own little family. Seems like such a short time ago when we were so anxious to see that positive pregnancy test...and now here we are watching our sweet little miracle baby celebrating her first birthday. What an absolutely amazing journey it's been. Okay, enough with the mushy stuff....check out her birthday cake!! We had an owl theme and her cake was an extra adorable owl sitting on its nest. LOVE!!!!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Pretty much everyone that knows me knows that I *LOVE* October and everything about it! I love the weather...I love the Fall colors...I love Halloween...I love the creepy moon in the night sky and the gorgeous sunsets....I even think October has its own wonderful smell! And Megan's session today was a perfect example of why October is so amazing. The weather was great and we had some of the most beautiful light today, especially from the setting sun this evening. Megan and her mom (and little sis) were so fun! I always love a good sense of humor because I love to laugh and I definitely had such a good time with them! And the fact that Megan was totally able to "work it" just made it a fantastic session. Did I mention that the sunset was GORGEOUS???? So glad you chose an evening session, Megan!! :)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Had a fantastic session with Rachel over the weekend! She started out like many do, saying she was unsure and feeling awkward...but that didn't last more than a few minutes and then her inner model took over! :) One thing I really liked about Rachel was that she has her own unique sense of style.....oh, and her love of accessories! She actually kept reminding me of a certain actress that you've probably seen in movies or on tv....I won't say who....but can you figure it out?