“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ―Dr. Seuss
When this beautiful little lady contacted me, I was scared and so excited as it is my first ever couples session (minus a few of my brother who is a tough customer!). I prepped as much as I could to get a large variety of shots in one of my favorite locations and went with my best jokes in hand. It’s always a different session with no children running around and mamas apologizing (why do we always do that? kids are little hyper messes!) but it’s so enjoyable to see and photograph love like this! So thank you for loving my work so much you decided I was worth documenting part your love story!
“Happiness [is] only real when shared.” ―Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
When our boys were itty, I met this mama and I have loved how hard she works and how much she loves her baby. With both her and daddy being in the military, their life is anything but easy! They travel a very difficult path and I don’t envy them but I have so much respect for how much grace and love they use to get through it. Mom and dad are so in love with baby and so in love with each other, it’s a treat to have shared this morning with them!
“I dream my painting and then paint my dream.” -Vincent Van Gogh
I couldn’t adore these paint sessions more though I think this may be our last–and messiest!–one while we’re in Belgium. This little boy was so sweet and so shy. He didn’t really want his picture taken but he really did love painting and putting his paint cups together. He had the most gorgeous eyes and made such a lovely mess!
The other day, you got to see my biggest family yet and today you get to see a tiny offshoot of that family. It’s such a hard thing when you’re a military family to build and maintain the relationships of extended family. It’s hard to know how many people are out there that love your children from afar so when they’re all together, it’s always a gift! And this family, all of them, are nothing but love! It’s such a joy to share in that love! So a huge thank you to this big, big family and their littles for letting me be apart of that love!
Sorry for the delay in posting, we’ve had a busy week here welcoming a new family into our unit, preparing for our own move, and taking care of out little mess maker! I have been working diligently on some amazing sessions in the mix of all of that so be prepared for some gorgeous family portraits!
I had the pleasure of working with this cute BIG family and we had such a blast and it was such a challenge to make sure we captured all of the small connections and the big. But I think we succeeded in getting a ton of laughs and a ton of great memories to have for a lifetime! Stay tuned to see more of the littlest one here with her mom, dad, and big brother!
“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I want it more than I can tell!” – Belle from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”
Another day spent with royalty, how lucky am I?! This little girl’s golden locks slay me every time I see her! They’re too perfect. I loved the chance to reconnect with this family (from one of my FIRST EVER family sessions!) to capture this little princess on a cloudy Belgian morning. She loved the chance to run away and climb this little bridge, rose in hand. I know for a fact, this daddy’s girl knows her beast and he’ll scare away any boy that comes near until she’s at least 35!
“I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
We saw this mama the other day with her youngest baby in Back to Nature and today’s post features her oldest two–bedecked in their princess best! After our family session at the Abbey (Back to the Abbey, +1), these two wanted to work with me again (cause I’m fun!) but this time they wanted to make sure they got some photos alone with mama. So mama let them pick out their outfits and I brought J’s tea set out for this fun little session.