Lifestyle Applesauce

Journey, Learning, Mess Maker J

“First we eat, then we do everything else.” –M.F.K. Fisher

My mess maker eats constantly and he’s pretty adept at using a spoon, fork, and a cup. I wanted to capture how cute and messy it is right now because in a few years a cup of applesauce won’t be so exciting and fun.

I worked on capturing new and exciting angles, getting the texture in the applesauce. getting the detail shots and pull back shots all while the dining room table was covered in things we were sorting through in preparation with our move–making angles very hard because I can’t stand trying to edit things OUT of the image. I had to be really conscious of that because I wanted to focus on my son and not our messy house. When you know you’re working with limited space, find somewhere that’s as clear as possible and work within that area. You’ll make your life easier when you get those images on your computer!

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See more of my mess maker here: Lifestyle – Playtime with GrannyLifestyle – Pizza Party in GreeceLifestyle – At the Mediterranean SeaLifestyle – Athenian Playground

Back to the Abbey, +1

Sessions

The last time we visited Villers Abbey, I worked with the family that didn’t stop! I have to tell you, not many kids do stop… which makes my job fun!

This time we had a family of six (1 more than our last visit to the Abbey) full of littles who were 4, 3, 2, and 0 years of age! This mom and dad team were fantastic and the littles were so sweet. Big sister A knew everything (even things about me!) while the littler sister (keep up!) was very picky about getting her picture taken (though rest assured she did end up sitting pretty and posing for me at the very end). The brothers, N and R were very stoic though I got a few smirks from big brother N and laughs from baby brother R. Okay, now that I’ve confused you all, here are their portraits!

 

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Playing in the Parc

Sessions

While doing my mad dash to Easter, I got out one evening with a new family for their first family pictures in years. We met at the local parc and found out that only mom spoke English though the rest of the family was fluent in multiple other languages! We had a great time anyway exploring the parc and getting to know each other. The littles were so sweet together, often times playing in the sweetest way making it easy to capture some beautiful candid moments. The family was so in love with each other and so excited to get in front of the camera that my job was pretty easy this time around.

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Thanks so much to this beautiful family for letting me document their love!

Another Mess Maker J turns ONE!

Sessions

We had another little mess maker in the studio named J this week and boy did he deliver an epic mess!

I got to meet this little J’s family shortly after he was born through our local breastfeeding support group. His birth story was a bit crazy and so this celebration is even more exciting for his mama and papa!

It was exciting to bring little J into my home and let the boys play together as they have very similar, naughty personalities. The boys had a great time and then we took little J into the studio to destroy some very tasty cake. He did a great job at covering himself, the studio, and mama and papa in blue!

And as an added bonus, TODAY is little man’s birthday!

Happy Birthday little J!

Fierce Little L

Sessions

I had my last St. Patrick’s Day shoot and as sad as I am to tear the set down for the last time, I’m so excited about how much I’ve learned and how many gorgeous photos I got to share with everyone.

My last customer bedecked in green is fierce L. He takes time to warm up to anyone new and it’s been a while since we all got to hang out. He’s about 6 months older than Mess Maker J. and while Mess Maker J. loves trying to play with him, L is always hesitant. Unfortunately, we have a cold running through the house so the boys weren’t able to play but I was able to, after a few tears and and mommy cuddles, get some great photos of L laughing.

This little man sure loves his mama and giving the stink eye, but I think we captured some beautiful moments! Thank you for making a mess with us L!