Archive for the ‘Babies’ Category

Oh, dear!  This little lady is such a, well, little lady.  I had the privilege of photographing her as a newborn, and she is still just a little peanut of a thing.  At 5 months, she only has baby Jack beat by about 2 ounces in weight, but every single ounce of her is so deliciously sweet and feminine.  I had so much fun and could just stare at those gorgeous eyes and mile-long lashes all day!

Baby Kate:

Total favorite!

When I say that we can always take a break during baby’s session for snacks, hands and feet are not usually what I mean.  They sure make for darling shots, though!

And one with her gorgeous Mama!

Such a pleasure to watch you grow, my love!

Oh, goodness!  This little girl is just the sweetest, squishiest, most perfect little cherub.  You might remember her sweet newborn images here and here.  I didn’t think it was possible for her to get any cuter, but I don’t mind being wrong one little bit:).  At 4 months, she is such smiley, darling girl.

I often get emails from new parents who missed getting portraits done during that initial newborn phase, asking when they should book a session.  I usually recommend waiting until the fourth month or so, when baby can push up on her tummy with a steady head, make eye contact, dazzle us with smiles, and sit up with assistance.  Another great option is around the 6-month mark when he or she can sit up independently.  As you can see below, waiting for these physical and emotional milestones makes for a great portrait session:).

The headbands and hats for this session came from a great Etsy shop the belle and the beau.  Check them out, the have some darling accessories for boys and girls!

Thanks for coming to play, Baby Lily!  I had such a fun time:).

Seriously?!  It’s already been two months (okay, not really–at 1:00 a.m. tomorrow morning it will have been two months) since little Jack joined our family.  Of course, I had to try and fit in a little mini shoot.

Mini is right, as Jack was bound and determined to remind me why two months is not exactly an ideal age for portraits: wobbly head, lack of neck control that accentuates the double (I mean triple) chin, lack of eye contact, limited smiling.  Too bad for him that he’s too darn cute to let a few challenges keep me from going ahead with my attempt;).

He’s just now starting to smile, but he loves to do it with his little tongue poking out:

The girls have nicknamed him “Jack-Attack.”  Every super-hero needs a super-hero pose, right?

He made it up for a split second:).

And a little detail:

Love you, baby boy!  Love you enough to stop showing you off and to go give you snuggles… right now:).

Oh my goodness!  I have had so much fun watching this little lady grow up.  She is so delicate and just seems to get prettier everyday–pure and unadulterated sweetness!  You might remember her newborn session, yep still gorgeous:).

One of the most important things for a baby and child photographer to keep in mind is that babies set their own schedule, and that even the best laid plans sometimes need a little tweaking.  Flexibility is essential, and this session reminded me of how important it is to follow baby’s lead.

When little lady showed up, she looked gorgeous, as always, but she seemed a little apprehensive.  We managed to get some beautiful shots, but it took a bit of coaxing.

I asked mom if she might just be sleepy, and mom agreed that she probably was.  I know from years of mom experience that even when you schedule a photo shoot around your child’s nap schedule, 9 times out of 10 something will happen to throw that schedule off:).  We got her undressed and wrapped in a warm blanket, mom picked her up, and she was out.

Then we were able to get these (my favorites from the session):

And she’s still got lashes that go on for miles!

Then she woke up rested and ready to go:

There’s that smile:).

Can’t wait to see you again soon!