These are my people. My sister’s family. It’s quite a different experience photographing kids you know and spend a lot of time with, as opposed to the ones you meet the night of the session. There has to be a shift from “Hey, it’s your Aunt Jenny and usually we just hang out and goof around” to “we’re still goofing around and being crazy, but I’m also trying to get a job done”. HA! But ok, in all seriousness, the evening of this shoot was nothing short of magical. It was pouring rain as we both drove to the park, and it stopped almost immediately as we parked and got out of our cars. That doesn’t always happen, (I wish!) but when it does, the air and light are especially glowing, and it makes for some gorgeous photographs. It sure doesn’t hurt to have these cuties in ‘em, either.
The image on the left is one of my favorites, and the one on the right – it makes me so stinkin’ proud of this kid! This was our best session yet together, and the whole time I was crying inside thinking of how grown up he is now. Big ol’ three-year-old. And then there’s this sweetheart. She’s at that tender age where she’s this angelic thing with a crazy-can’t-keep-up-with-her side. But ohhhh, look at those eyes. I love this squirt. Speaking of multi-faceted personalities… Another fave. I always try to get a good “everybody looking at the camera” shot, but I’d rather have 1,000 of these. Steve, you’re such a great dad and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Glad my kids get to call you Uncle! I’m going to insist on this one being framed in your house, guys. I didn’t even ask him to do it. ;) I know I’ve had a few favorites from this session already, but this…THIS…people, if you’re not laughing like this 9 years into your marriage, you’re taking yourselves too seriously. Love your family to the moon, sis. Thanks again, a hundred times over, for letting me photograph all your love. XOXO.
You can see lots their past sessions here: Maternity (Will), Newborn (Will), Family 2014, Maryn (Newborn), Family 2015.
Prepare your hearts for so much adorable love. I’m definitely partial. I had the humbling privilege of photographing my nieces, brother and sister-in-law as a new family of four, including some one-month-old photos of the newest little darling to our family, Nora. She has followed her big sister’s footsteps by being breathtakingly beautiful and my favorite thing - she has those same eyes!
My favorite shot of Nora. :) Full disclosure: this is what I call working with what I’ve got for light in my house. It’s not exactly a fancy studio, but I don’t mind getting creative to chase that pretty light. :) I had a little shadow during this part of our shoot, too. That’s a budding photographer right there. Oh, Nora. You’re pretty. And so are you, miss Harper Bean! She is turning into such a firecracker, and she definitely kept me running during this session (partly due to the fact that David and Claire were there, too…). But here’s what I think when kiddos push the limits during photo sessions. IT’S FINE! This is who they are and what they do, and I am so up for the challenge of capturing that and getting darn cute images out of those playful, mischievous moments. So if that’s ever you and your kids, try to relax and let ‘em do their thing. If Harper’s in front of my camera, my mission is to highlight those sparkly baby blues. Check and check. :)
Heart melting!!! Mark, you are suuuuuch a good daddy, and doesn’t she know it! This is my overall favorite. Ha!
Thanks to my brother and his girls for being 100% wonderful and flexible. It was so worth it, and you guys rocked this. Love you so much and miss you already!
She’s here! My sweet niece is here. Ohhhh, how my siblings’ babies hold a deep, sweet place in my heart. If I’m allowed to have favorites, they are my first choice of subjects to photograph, and this one is a natural. She bears a striking resemblance to one outstanding big brother, and she’s just dainty and perfect. Maryn June, welcome to this wonderful world!
I love this one. Molly is just so proud and smitten with her. Being a mama is what she was made for, but mama to a little girl – it just fits her perfectly. Not to mention, the nursery she decorated is ADORABLE. You should find an excuse to go to her house and see it. ;)
Pinks, peaches & ginger baby hair. Love!
This one is another favorite. Even though his world has been totally flipped on its head, Will is such a good big brother. He just seems to know her already.
Love these people so much! Here’s to the beautiful season these images acknowledge – a season of becoming four! Congratulations, loves.
I am truly having the hardest time this fall with describing the families that grace this blog. I’m having so much fun with every one of them. People are just amazing, ya know? Like these people! Bethany, one of my closest friends from college has been such a sweet presence in my life. A true friend, and one I just continue being blessed by over and over again. This is her family, and they have become dear to me, too, in the years I have known her. And get a load of the sweet baby Agnes. I mean, it’s not fair to be so cute. Ok, enough of my chit chat; meet the Kerrs! Can you guess which one married in? ;) Love you, Jason.
Aaaaand, I saved the best for last. I love uncles!!!