This sweet family of BEAUTIFUL girls came over to Hansen’s with me for a Sno-Ball Mini-Session, and since summer is winding down, I thought I’d post about a favorite summer treat! It was loads of fun, with big sister Ava being her sweet, silly, sassy self; Zaina being ecstatic about life, which is amazingly how she ALWAYS is; and Sareena loving the sno-balls and hoarding them to herself! It was hilarious. We just looked over and Sareena had them ALL! Thanks for bringing the girls for a treat with me, Ayesha and Aaron!
Big sister Lea was turning two, and baby sister Penelope was nearly on her way into the world for this session! It was a beautiful session with one of my favorite families, and this time they had a second pup to add to the mix. Lea was one of my very first Baby’s First Year babies when I opened my studio just before she was born — she was a tiny newborn and is still the most adorably petite little girl! I hope she never grows too big. 🙂 Look for newborn Penelope on the blog soon!
Sweet, petite Clementine had a beautiful newborn session, complete with grandparents and aunt! Whenever family is present, I always like to ask if they’d like to take a picture with baby. I think it’s so important to include family whenever possible, and I LOVE multi-generational photographs. I used to spend hours as a child going through old family photo albums, and I think that’s part of the reason I opened my studio — to create such treasured items for other families. Little Clementine has a family full of love, and I know she will treasure these photographs when she’s grown, especially the ones with her Grandpa and her aunt, because I think from watching them with her that she’ll have a very special relationship with both of them. So sweet!
These three beauties are just so, so lovely, aren’t they? Penny is the owner of the amazing interior design shop Eclectic Home on Oak Street. If you haven’t been, go by soon! They have some of the loveliest furnishings, textiles, lamps, etc. I’ve ever seen. Penny’s daughters (and her grand-dog Drew) were such a joy to work with, and her beautifully styled (of course!) home in Uptown was the perfect setting. It was a break from my norm of working with younger babies and kids, and I truly loved it! A gorgeous young woman and a beautiful young lady on the cusp of womanhood = a wonderful session.
Beautiful Sareena and Zaina, twins born a year ago on my birthday, are one year old! They had a lovely party, complete with the Easter Bunny and an Egg Hunt, with all their little friends over to play in April. Big sister Ava was a big help in getting things ready, and the decorations (and food!) were to die for. Family was visiting from all over the world, which made things even more special. Happy Birthday, beautiful Sareena and Zaina!
This was a fantastic session — beautiful setting, beautiful light, and THE MOST COOPERATIVE TWO-YEAR-OLD on the planet. For real. The sweetest little guy who lasted for over an hour of pictures. I was amazed! Little Gentry is now one of my faves, and I adore the image of his silhouette with his fat cheeks and little Buddha belly hanging over his waistband. These are also some of my most favorite family portraits ever! I love this sweet family, and handsome little charmer!
Little Mickey recently came to see me with Mom and Dad in tow for his one year session! He still has the fairest skin, bluest eyes, and blondest hair ever. 🙂 Apparently the ONLY time he makes that funny, pouty face below is at his sessions with me — his parents literally call it his “Olivia face”! We have one from literally every. single. session. in his First Year package. He is a sweet little guy, and I cannot believe he’s a year old already!!
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!
Sweet Keiran is such a gorgeous little guy. It was FREEZING that day, like in the 30s. But this guy was only in town from Chicago with his mama that day, and so we bundled up and crossed our fingers! And…it’s one of my favorite one-year-old sessions ever. The light was beautiful, this park was a perfect location, and we got some absolutely gorgeous images. Thank you for always letting me take pictures when you come to town, guys! I truly love seeing you. 🙂