The baby boom in Buffalo continues! This adorable baby girl cracked me up. Sweet Dylan loves spreading out while she sleeps. As in arms and legs completely stretched out in all directions. I've never seen anything like it! She was so sleepy, but any time I would pull her arms in next to her or try to cross her legs, she would startle and jut her limbs right back out. It was hysterical! Dylan also has some amazing hair, I love it so much! Her locks are half dark and half light, almost right down the middle. Her hair usually looks dark with a patch of blonde in front, but when she turns her head to the left, the whole side is mostly blonde. Cutest thing I have ever seen! My little buddy Owen already adores his new "sister baby" and was very excited to help us take pictures for a few quick moments. I can't even take him and his personality. Owen is such a little ham with that huge grin and those gorgeous curls! So much cuteness with these two!!
Our boys at ages 5 and 2.5. They are all smiles and laughs here thanks to Daddy, who somehow had them cracking up while we tried to do our baby announcement. Our smoothest 5 minute photo shoot yet! Chocolate was definitely involved. Tommy was even posing for me - hands in pockets, serious face and a bent leg. He came up with that look all on his own, I did not ask for that! Joey was easily distracted by anything that was nowhere near my lens. He especially loved all the dandelions, but I always think any kid holding a dandelion is so cute and whimsical, I'll take it :)
Their laughs never get old!
Baby girl coming this September!
Declan was a fresh 9 days when we did his newborn session. He was teeny tiny, weighing just 6lbs, 11oz at birth! Mary and I shot Lizzii and Mike's beautiful wedding last August at The Columns in Elma. A few short months later, I received a message that they would be needing newborn photos in May! I was beyond excited to meet their new baby! I absolutely adore sweet Declan's pouty lips when he is sleeping and how he likes to hold his hand underneath his chin. He was posing himself throughout our session. Haha! Lizzii and Mike certainly took right to parenting. This darling little guy is clearly the love of their lives and they have been blessed with a sleeper! Declan's demeanor is calm and tranquil and they say he really only cries when he is cold or hungry. He is such a good baby! May I place an order for one like this? :)
One of my favorite families just became a party of five. Welcome to the world, Alexander Ryan! He weighed in at a whopping 9lbs at birth. His whole family is already so in love, including his older brother and sister. They were so good with Alex, holding him gently and petting his head. Their interactions were adorable! We had a beautiful day and it was a great opportunity for the outdoor photos Katharine had envisioned for Alex's newborn session. She always does such a great job coordinating everyone's outfits! Once we got Alex all snuggled in a basket, he was fast asleep. There is something so calming about fresh air! We laid sweet baby Alex on the incredibly soft blanket that was also used for his older brother's newborn photos and he was out like a light. I love that they will have photos of both their boys on that blanket as babies and in a similar pose. Congratulations to this beautiful family!
Beautiful baby Vaeda, just 12 days. She had already grown so much, her mama thinks she now looks gigantic compared to her 5lb 11oz birth weight. Although I still think she's a little peanut, she's definitely a growing girl! I think this is one of my favorite newborn sessions. I love this gray, white and gold nursery with pops of peach and pink and a subtle touch of a flamingo theme. This thoughtfully decorated room is stylish and chic, while still being eclectic and fun! I am obsessed with the neutral colors and all the white in this session. Love, love, love! Shannon knew what she wanted and this lovely nursery provided the perfect setting. I mean this room looks like it's directly out of a magazine! Shannon and Joseph already have so much love for their new baby girl. They are so calm and laid back with her. Sweet Vaeda just needs to be snuggled in one of their arms to be completely content! Below are some of my favs from this adorable newborn session...
And then there were 3...
St. Joseph's Cathedral in downtown Buffalo. What a beautiful and special place. I had the pleasure of photographing a Baptism here and was blown away by the architecture. Everything is just beautiful. The soaring heights of the ceilings with intricate gold leafing, all of the colorful stained glass windows, the sleek marble altar and that monumental organ - the entire church is a work of art. So incredibly gorgeous!