I spent an evening with this super fun and super relaxed family. Their daughter is six weeks old and very expressive. We were able to get a couple sleeping baby pictures but I was really wishing I had a silent shutter mode on my camera because with every shutter release she questioned if she really wanted to be asleep.
Two brothers equals two family sessions. This pictures were taken at a park in Palmyra, NY on the edge of the Erie Canal. They did a great job and this was one of the fastest family photo shoots I have ever done. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any good submissions for Awkward Family Photo, but there is always next year!
Could he be any more huggable?After the official photos we headed over to a park and the kids looked at me oddly as I laid on the ground to try and get this shot. Not your typical portrait but to me is screams CHILDHOOD. 10 seconds after this shot all the kids were covered in mud and water. Made for a great day. Thanks Dan and Cheryl!
I just got back from my trip back east and got to spend a week at my brother’s house in central Massachusetts. We were able to squeeze in a quick family session. The location and light were so perfect.
Three months old is a tricky age to photograph; they aren’t the sleep newborn anymore but they aren’t as stable as a six month old. This little man did an awesome job yesterday and mom and dad were very helpful in making sure everything we did was safe. The whole family is so sweet and laid back!
The rocking chair belonged to his grandmother when she was a little girl. This is what I love about using props the family already owns. They add that special touch to a photograph that only they will have. Love it!
Nine months old is a great age, they are expressive, curious, but not so mobile. I brought my son on this shoot to assist and he did a great job. He took some photos and helped get this little lady to laugh by yelling out things like “pickle juice” and “road runner.”
This first set was taken at Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins. The rain was moving in so the background had this ethereal feel right before we got poured on.
One of my favorite parts about being self employed are the unexpected phone calls I get that completely change my day. Friday I was at the library with my kids and received a request for a newborn photoshoot. Could I fit them in? Sure! When? How about today! Having my own kids has taught me that you have to remain flexible and if you do some pretty great stuff can come your way.
Meet Nora, she is pretty amazing.
I don’t bring a lot of newborn props because I want the images to be meaningful to the family. Mom had the idea to add the nut butters because Justin’s Nut Butter is their company. I love it (and the nut butter- seriously, if you haven’t tried them you are missing out)! The blanket Nora is sleeping on was her mom’s and so was that apple. I had one of those apples and loved it.