I photographed Miss A’s big sister 2 years ago and it is amazing how much these two look alike. I had to keep reminding myself not to call her by her big sisters name! Big sister was so sweet too- I ran into them at a restaurant a few weeks before the birth and I had a great time with Miss N! She was so sweet and I just wanted to scoop her up and squeeze her.
I went to highschool and was best friends with this little one’s dad and I remember when he and his wife began dating when we were still so young (actually, it was just recently 17 years ago!)- So they have officially been together more than half their lives. So to be able to capture these parts of their lives for them means the world to me. I can really say I was there in the beginning of their relationship, the beginning of their marriage, the beginning of their parenthood and I hope I continue getting to be there always!
The lashes on this sweetheart are incredible! And his pouty lips and kissable cheeks…I am sure they are kissed…A LOT! He was so good for his whole session that I just couldn’t stop photographing him! Which resulted in so many amazing photos that I had to edit them all. I was excited to see the items his parents brought for the session, especially since we’re a Detroit Tigers house! And I think they worked out just perfect 🙂
Just about 2 years ago I had photographed Big Sister for her newborn session! I really love when I have the same families return for their children! Although big sister was a little tired, we got what we wanted before she headed off to Gramma’s house for a nap. I love the hair this little guy had- I felt like I was photographing his big sister all over again! How sweet are these two?
Another amazing story from another set of amazing parents. These two gorgeous babies were also born via a surrogate to which mom and dad knew and were close to. They were able to see their babies grow and be close every day. And boy! Do these two ever look like their mom and dad! They are like little clones. Little Mr C was so easy going and complacent, his sister, she was the vocal one of the two. She expressed her dissatisfaction with certain poses, all while her brother slept the session away! It is so cool to see the distinct differences in personalities so early on in their sweet little lives!
Earlier this year I had the amazing pleasure to photograph the birth of a set of twins who were born via a surrogate. When I arrived at the hospital the excitement and ease of the room was incredible. The surrogate mother was so easy going, laughing and enjoying this time. She might have had an advantage or two, considering she has 6 of her own children, with the last 2 being twins that were born just 1.5 years ago. The father decided he wished to be in the delivery room when his babies were born so I did need to step out for the 7 minutes it took to vaginally birth these two! When I walked back into the room to see the parents holding their two little boys, it took everything for me not to cry. Although there was a fair number of people in the room, I can almost guarantee they had no idea that anyone else was in the room besides themselves and their babies. It was like I was literally watching them fall in love. And it was incredible. The gift the surrogate mother gave is beyond words.
There are no words more accurate than simply GORGEOUS for this little girl. Her hair was amazing. Her smile. Her cheeks. Her amazingly gorgeous big brown eyes! Seriously, look at that gummy big smile she has. Awesome. Even her serious face was incredible. It was like she knew exactly what to do and how to pose during her session. I loved it!
Woops! So with my own 2 older children home from school for the summer, along with the baby, it appears I’ve gotten a tad behind on my blogging! Well, time to make up for that!
This little guy was such a dream to photograph. He had the most perfect skin and I just loved his little smiles that he offered to me! It wasn’t too long later while I was attending a workshop on Introducing Solids to your baby that I ran into him and his mama again- only he was a touch bigger! 🙂
This little guy was my first newborn since having my own, my own was just 2 months old when I photographed him. And I couldn’t believe how tiny he was and how much mine had grown! It made me a little sad 🙂
I was wondering how it would feel to be doing another newborn session after not having done one for 4 months, would I “remember” how? Would the fact that I am now a nursing mom prevent baby from truly settling? Well, I am happy to say that I did not forget how to do it and he slept like a dream! Until the very end, when POP! His eyes opened and I got some of my favourite “awake” shots: too cute!
Grey Mohair Romper, Grey Layering Blanket and Brown Bunny from Joans Unique Boutique
Oh how I’ve enjoyed this past year with this little one! And I always enjoy the company of her mama! I first met her mama a “couple” years ago when I photographed her for her prom! She is just as beautiful and stunning as the day I met her, and no surprise her daughter is so super adorable! Her expressions she gave me just cracked me up!
Another one of my sweet first year graduates! This is the 5th session I’ve had with this beautiful family; Maternity, Newborn, 6 Month, Family Christmas and now Cake Smash! And I have grown to love them so much! Miss H has always been what I’ve called my little Cabbage Patch Doll. Her eyes and sweet cheeks remind me just of those adorable dolls. And she has the funniest personality to go with it! I am so grateful to gain clients and friends like these; allowing me to document this time in their lives. Recently, since I’m a little behind on posting on the blog, Miss H said her first very intentional word of Baby! It is the cutest thing and I love watching her grow even after our first year. So a big Thank you to her super awesome parents!!
She also was one of the best destroyers of a cake during a cake smash ever…..with eating almost none of it! She just literally pounded it into smithereens! There was nothing left to the cake except destruction and crumbs! It was hilarious. It also meant I had cake and icing in the oddest locations across my studio!