Oh my. Is this baby beautiful, or what? She is a perfect little model and was more than willing to cross her ankles and point her toes like that (see photo #8) on command. Okay, I am actually not THAT good at posing. She naturally did that, so I am guessing she may one day be a ballerina:) I am glad we had the tutu on hand, too. It was such a wonderful evening, walking through a beautiful trail in Niwot with this family. My own daughter is just two weeks younger than Malia, and does NOT have those cute, squishy rolls like Malia. Mama is feeding her well:)
Archive for April, 2010
You know how from the very first email you know you are going to love someone? Well, as soon as I walked into their house I loved this little family. Matthew is so loved and adored it and it was so sweet to be the one to get to capture the beginning of their family. Matthew was calm and happy from the start. I not really sure he cried when I was there at all. I think once, and dad calmed him down right away. And just look how beautiful he is! And so tiny, still under 7lbs.
Wow, I have been shooting non-stop for four days and will have a bunch of blog posts to come! For now, what could be sweeter than this little guy
I got to photograph two beautiful babies today. For those that follow my blog, after totally working myself into craziness last fall after Amelia was born, I stopped shooting twice a day and will only schedule one session a day. It is a nice balance between mothering and “working” (I put that in quotations bc I LOVE photography:). Anyways, because of newbornness and weather changes (which is always back and forth in Colorado!), we did both sessions, and they were both fabulous. I knew I just had to put up one of each for the mamas tonight, and now I am off to snuggle with my own little ones. More tomorrow!
p.s don’t you love baby butts? And is that not the cutest little bottom you ever saw? It is.
I was given the opportunity to shoot the cover for the next issue of Health and Wellness, a Colorado magazine. They wanted a photo of mom and baby looking straight ahead, and I realized that almost ALL of my mommy/baby photos show mom and baby interacting-kissing, snuggling, laughing at each other. I love to capture how precious babies are to their parents-and not necessarily just a good pic of mom. Know what I mean? I think that is why my clients choose me to be their family photographer-not because I can produce a stunning picture of them, but because I see how important they are to their baby and vice verse. So, this was a little bit of a challenge for me. I had to resist the snuggling and go for “the look.” To get this shot I grabbed the gorgeous girl that lives across the street from me (well, to be fair she is the girlfriend of the guy that lives across the street), and I put my own sweet baby in her arms and snapped this shot on the side of my house. Thanks Pete and Jamie for thinking of me! Oh, and doesn’t Amelia look like a glamorous cover girl? That is a Fuzzi Bunz cloth diaper she was wearing, for you fashion conscious readers.
Anna is such a perfect name for her, don’t you think? She is so sweet, and was so calm for the whole shoot. You could tell she was VERY interested in what this thing called grass was. Once her mom set her down she just looked around and was a little puzzled for awhile. Right at the end she got super happy, but that often tends to happen with mini sessions bc they are so short. But we still got the most beautiful images! I just love her soft, whispy hair-my own 7 month old does not have any hair at all yet. So nice meeting you guys!
Whew! I had a good work out following these three little girls around. They were so full of life and personality. Ready to take on the world. I think when I photographed this family last fall the twins were not walking yet. I have no idea how you do it, mom. No idea. You are super woman, truly, because they are all so happy. My favorite is the last one, because Laney is like “Arhhh! Yeah!” and Olivia is just skippidy-do out of the frame. Either way, those dresses are to die for.
Ok, I LOVE this family. This is my third time photographing them (ahem, see the cute newborn on my blog header, that is that big 1 year old below!) and each time I walk away feeling so happy I had the opportunity to photograph them. Even though it was a very short mini session this time, we got so many fabulous photos because of the bright, beautiful clothing mama brought for Connor and Hannah, and because of all the fabulous props she brought (tea set, blankets, monkey, wooden train set, cupcakes). The clothes and props help to bring a lot of personality to the shoot, and gives me a variety of shots to set up. And, it doesn’t hurt that the kids are super cute and full of joy. Well, unless you put a cupcake into the birthday boy’s hand in the middle of a field, and then maybe not so joyful, but still cute:).
Anyways, I asked Erin where she shops because I want to pass along the info for clients, and she told me that Hannah’s outfits are from Baby Gap, and Connor’s CUTE outfits (I LOVE the star shorts and monster shirt!) are from Mini Boden.
I am off to shop right now, as I set up a video shoot for my own family in just a couple weeks. It is my mother’s day present from my husband. We gave up long ago the idea that he could surprize me with gifts, so now I just tell him what to get. This happened after he got me a dart board one year. Yeah, a dart board. Bc that is TOTALLY what I want for our anniversary. “You know, we can play it together.”
Look at how big Caleb is for nine months! Or is it just me, since I have not seen him since his 3 month photos? I don’t know, but he came to the session after a day of driving in the car coming home from a trip (and his parents told me he did so well in the car!), and was just so sweet and curious. He had no idea, I am sure, why he drove all day and then his parents plopped him down in a field with a singing lady with a clicking black box. But he did so well. Don’t you love the tractor?