“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 love, love, love going to Villers Abbey for family portraits, it’s hands down my favorite location. I always have a blast trying to find new ways to use this location to showcase the beauty that is family.
This time, I talked another family of 6 to come with me to check out the ruins. The kids loved playing in the ruins (almost nothing is off limits here) and I loved getting them to play and laugh together. I even got quite a few solid laughs from the toddler! Go me!
We were racing the clock at this location–they were ringing the bell at us to get out–and it was well worth it I think!
I have been wanting to explore lifestyle photography more and I had a great couple to work with on my last maternity session so when they welcomed me into their home, I worked hard to capture more of the beauty that is their love! Mini Mama Maternity!
I am so amazed at how sweet they are together and how quickly they relax and how many great shots I can get of them interacting and loving each other. Their little girl showed up early and I know they are going to rock as parents. I’m so thrilled for them and their little girl is so lucky to grow up in a household of love! Congrats again!
I love doing sessions in Mons because the backdrop is so pretty and the variety is so great so when we scheduled this little guys birthday shoot it was my first choice. When I was driving into the city though, 4-5 times a crossing guard stopped me so bikes could ride through… and a exhibition filled with bike ramps took over the Grand Place (town square) so a city that is normally empty on Sunday mornings proved quite a challenge for us on this family shoot.
With plenty of distracting bikers at every location, and some options completely blocked off, we worked trekked through the city in the heat and we even got a few smiles from this tough cookie. It’s so hard to believe he’s turning two already but the numbers don’t lie… 2 it is!
Happy Birthday, little lion!
Belgium is having a heatwave and there is no AC…………………………………………………
Mad props to this expecting mama and her family for trekking through the forest with me and still looking gorgeous for these family photos! This baby is coming into such a loving family and will have two amazing older brothers to show him how to have a good time, make a silly face, and act crazy and two amazing parents who are so in love and so playful.
I can’t get enough of this little bird! I can’t believe she’s 5 months old already! She laughs soooo much! I got to cuddle her and J. at the same time and it was a task but was a FUN task! You can see more of our favorite Wren here: The last peep! & Little Wren Potter
Little Wren’s daddy is a professional photographer himself in a different arena and so I’m always curious to hear his thoughts on how the photos turned out of his little one. Hopefully he finds these ones satisfactory. How could he not, with those little baby smiles?!
I have baby fever but since we found out we’re going to Minot ND in October, we’re holding off just a touch so we don’t have a blizzard baby. Until then, I hope I get to do a lot more of these Fresh 48 Sessions because they are too fun!
I love that every time I open up my images I’m falling in love over and over again with them. This little man was so calm and didn’t get phased by a single click of the shutter. Mama and Papa were so in love with each other and baby. The session was just amazing.
I love taking families to the local parc in Jemappes because it’s a hidden (almost literally) gem in the local area. The entrance is hidden behind a Jupiler sign which leads everyone to believe it’s the entrance to a bar or restaurant–and it is!–but it’s also the entrance to a gorgeous parc! I’ve found out that Sundays are serious fishing days so I’ll have to find a new Sunday location to avoid all the red tape (literally) on our favorite locations.
This family, however, had an amazing time together at the parc despite the red tape and closed off bridge and pavillion! I felt more like a fly buzzing around their life rather than a photographer this time because this family just PLAYED! They were so wonderful together, I had a great time and got some gorgeous photos!
Today’s little family is a family with HUGE hearts! They are currently searching for little ones in need to add to their family and… what a loving home they’re walking into. Both big brothers dote on little sister and little sister is a spitfire! This family is part of my village and so I get to see updates on their daily life and, no joke, this family has a duck and chickens and oh they’re just too cute!
They came out to recreate a photo they had done when the boys were sooo much smaller and before little sister was around! I had a great time and the kids were all so well behaved while they played with all of little J’s toys in the backyard.
Our frequent flyer, E, is back. She’s always such a character and her parents are so sweet that I always love when it’s E’s turn in front of the camera even when she outright refuses (no is her favorite word) to pose for us! She did love getting to hang out with daddy this time and trying on his boots!
See more of E’s shoots here: St Patrick’s Day, Easter, & Mommy (and nana and papa) and Me!