Sweet little William comes from Baton Rouge for his sessions with me, and I’m so happy he does, because LOOK at him!!! He is so funny and expressive. He’s usually pretty pensive at first, and just hangs out for a few minutes, taking it all in. Then he warms up and we all end up in stitches watching him! He dances, makes the funniest surprised face I’ve ever seen on a 1 year old, and keeps a sharp eye out for cars and planes. Such a boy. I love him and his awesome parents!
I absolutely ADORE the images from this maternity session! Mama looks beautiful, and I love the family together. Big-sister-to-be Ruby is now one of my favorite kiddos ever — after hanging out with her for only 45 minutes. She’s AWESOME. And HILARIOUS. I mean, REALLY hilarious. I can’t wait to see her at the newborn session coming up in a few weeks and hear what she has to say about her little sister. I’m also looking forward to meeting this bebe and finding out her name! 🙂
Miss Izzy, one of my most favorite, funny, goofy, silly girls ever, is ONE YEAR OLD. And every time one of my Baby’s First Year babies turns one, it always shocks me how fast the year has gone by. Izzy’s so pretty, and sweet, and even though she wasn’t her usual happy self at the start of our session, all she needed was some crackers to perk up! She’s so expressive and very smart, she groans when her headband falls off and makes a silly scrunchy-nose face that her daddy calls her “Chuckie face” — I heart her so much!!!
Samuel is ONE. YEAR. OLD. This seems impossible to me. Doesn’t he look like a tiny little man here? I think the change between the 8 month session and the one year session shocks me the most, because they have changed SO MUCH — and they change equally between newborn and 4 months, and then between 4 months and 8 months, but for those sessions they’re still babies. At the one year session they have graduated to look like toddlers, and I think that’s why it always shocks me so much. When Samuel was sitting there in his little khakis and yellow polo, his mom and I just sighed. We were both thinking the exact same thing when she said to him, “Samuel, you just look like a little man sitting there!”
Sweet Gabriel’s mom contacted me because “he’s about to grow out of the age where he’ll still let me cuddle him, and I want to get photos of that before he does!” I love it when parents call with this kind of request. It is one of my favorite things to do: highlight a single relationship between a child and someone who loves him. When it’s a full session I can devote to just one relationship, we can spend all the best-light-time on it and create something really special. There are many more, Ann, and I can’t wait to show them to you!
There is something so undeniably sweet about this shot against the oak…
I love this one, mid-run!
WARNING: EXTREME CUTENESS OVERLOAD COMING YOUR WAY.
I just have no words… so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!!!
Miss Vivi is a year and a half, and she is SO FUNNY. I love the first picture, where she is so tickled sitting on her daddy’s knee. Her mama got her beautiful dress, by the designer blu pony vintage, at Baby Bump Maternity and Children’s boutique on Magazine. It’s from their new spring/summer line that recently arrived, and Vivi looks like she could have stepped out of the 1920’s in her blue striped dress with lace detail. I LOVE it!!!! And I supremely love the last shot, where daddy and baby girl are perfectly in sync walking together, with Vivi’s little hand wrapped around one of Daddy’s fingers. I am so happy to have captured that moment!!
These two are so funny, VERY animated, and really hilarious. Big brother Ian is so full of questions, it’s hard to get the complete answer out for the first one before he’s on to the next! I love curious kiddos! 🙂 Some very sweet people at the park gave us some bread to feed the swans and ducks (the geese are scary!), and it got so chilly by the end of the session we were all freezing — though the kiddos noticed it the least, I think! They were so good all the way through the session. Mom did a fantastic job on clothing…we talked about it at the pre-session consultation, and she went out and found the perfect pieces. Aren’t they adorable (kids and clothes)? 🙂
This one is just so them:
Miss Camille is one year old, and to me, her little nose is the definition of “cute as a button”! She is very busy and tried to throw several fits when we wouldn’t let her into the water at City Park to swim with the ducks. Sorry, baby girl, your dress was too pretty for that! 😉 She also has the most hilarious “angry birds” face ever…
This beautiful (and perfectly color-coordinated!) family met me in the park for their session. Little Marcus is practically Flash Gordon, he just zips from one place to another with the speed of a comic book hero! He was so adorable I didn’t know what to do with him!! He was fascinated with the ducks, then the Christmas in the Oaks lights, and then he saw the PLAYGROUND… and it was all over. He pined for that playground until we finally let him on the swings…where he promptly fell in love with the little girl on the swing next to him. It was a VERY eventful day for a not-yet-2-year-old! 🙂