I was so happy to have the opportunity to connect with this crew while they were in town. They are really just the sweetest family with 5 little girls, looking forward to a visit to Disney World. We ended up with the perfect evening after some afternoon thunderstorms. I really had so much fun at this session and experimenting a bit!
I really cannot even put into words how happy I am for this couple. It was a long road for them to get to this point, but dreams come true. As expected, they are absolutely enamored with their new baby boy. Sure, at one month, the newborn schedule has changed many times, there are sleepless nights, cluster feeding and no rest for the weary just when you finally have the weekend to relax, but one sweet coo or tiny smile makes every chaotic moment worth it. It all goes by in the blink of an eye and each stage will be looked back upon with a certain fondness. Our babies grow and change so quickly and I am incredibly thankful I was able to meet this sweet boy and make beautiful memories together. Baby Riyaan, you are such a gift!
I know there are a lot of babies on this blog but I do photograph couples and weddings too. I only shoot a handful of weddings a year so I have weekends with my family, but I really do enjoy photographing couples! I am usually accidentally making a fool of myself and tripping over things while I shoot, so the laughs you see are real. And sometimes, I get to see my couples again as their families grow, which is really special!
Sarah and Matt were so much fun to hang out with. And aren't they a stunning couple?! They brought their adorable pups along for a few shots and I think one of my favorites is the image at the end, with their little doggie butts walking away. So cute!! I'm still not sure how we avoided the rain on this day, but it worked out and I actually love this overcast look. I cannot wait for their wedding next year!!
I have a soft spot for very small babies. My first was 5lbs 3oz when we left the hospital. He is huge now at 10yrs old but I will never forget the day we drove home from the hospital. We were absolutely terrified to even get him into the car. The carseat buckle was as big as his face. We drove home at 5mph and when we finally arrived at our apartment, I remember thinking life will never be the same and crying my eyes out. Not of sadness or happiness, just the realization that life will forever be different and all the hormones literally exploding out of my body. We had this tiny human that was solely dependent on us and we had no idea what to do with him. Exhaustion and self doubt crept in quickly and thank goodness for all of the help we had. To all of the new mamas out there, take the help. You will also get guidance and maybe some unsolicited advice but it all comes with the purest of intensions. Take what you want, seek out what you need, and be the parent you wish to be with the help of the village that hopes to support you. You are not alone!
Sweet moments captured with this lovely couple as they wait on their baby girl! These quiet summer mornings in Florida are where it's at for photos these days. We have to beat that afternoon rain! Thank you for waking up early with me!!
Dress mama wears is available in the client closet. Film scanned by Photovison.
There is nothing quite like a little mommy and me time, especially when you have more than one child. An hour together is heavenly, just the two of you being able to spend a few moments of uninterrupted time is special. I believe this is what makes a milestone session. Babies have a special bond with their mother. There are so many cute props and things to remember your baby turning one. When it is all over, who does your child want to see in those images with them? The answer will always be you.
Below are a few of my favorites from a recent milestone session. All of these photos were made in my guest room. I have used this room for several sessions now and I like the way it photographs. The softness, the light.. When it is hot and sticky this summer, this is an option for you!
After becoming friends on Instagram, I finally got to meet Whitney in person! Whitney is a very talented photographer here in the Orlando area and she is just as sweet and lovely in person as I had imagined she would be! She also has the cutest little family and they had recently added a new baby boy to their crew. I remember those days with two small babies! Enjoy those precious little boys of yours!!
Below are a few of my many favorites from this adorable family session!
A sweet little babe at 8 weeks. Oh, how his parents adore this tiny little man. I hope you can feel the love in these images!
This sweet couple has long waited to grow their family. I am just so very excited for them to meet their little boy in just a few weeks. This baby is already so loved! Below are some of my favorites from this sun soaked maternity session under the Cypress trees.
In the thick of it with these two little ones! All the snuggles and smiles that come with six months. Baby turned lady and the assertion of independence that come with two years. Believe it or not, these are days that will surely be missed. Soak in every single bit of it!