“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 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 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 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.