J got a sand table for Easter from his grandparents but J likes to eat sand so I filled it with Rice Krispies! He loves top lay with the rice krispies and his best friends like to clean it up as he goes.
This is probably the LAST set of pictures from this little girl before she moves away on her next big adventure.
I’m so sad to see this family go because A’s mommy is just awesome, A is so fun and so adorable, and A’s daddy? Well he’s a big softy for his little girl.
This session is the first from my military brat mini sessions and I think it perfectly captures the spirit of the military child.
Father’s Day is coming up soon and today I debut my first mini for the season! This family was a ton of fun and a mixture of cultures as mom hails locally from Belgium and dad is Italian! He’s from Rome so we may run into him on our trip this July!
Although brother was a little apprehensive, sister was all in right away, and dad was a character! He got both of the littles laughing and engaged and he was pretty expressive himself! I had a great time shooting in the woods for this location and it looks like such a storybook location, I’m so in love with it!
The last time we saw this little one, it was Easter! Little A is one tough customer when it comes to getting her picture taken as she really, really likes to scowl. The good news is, though, that we got a ton of laughs from her when her parents came over to celebrate her birthday!
Tomorrow I’ll share little A’s “cake smash” but until then, enjoy this smiling little baby!
This week has been crazy! Be prepared for a deluge as I finally catch up on my editing!
Meet our first family! Saturday, I drove out to Château de Seneffe to capture the beauty of one growing family before they move away from Belgium. The light wasn’t right to capture the 18th century Château but we did grab some beautiful moments with this adorable family.
It’s sad to have to say goodbye to such a beautiful family but say goodbye we must. So farewell to you and congratulations on your little one on the way. I wish you safe travels and an easy duty station!
Little Wren’s Mom is a huge, huge Harry Potter fan and so we had a little bit of fun with some props. We did a bunch of different things and I’m so in LOVE with them all! I cannot wait to do another styled session like this, they’re SO CUTE!
I’ve been working on my lifestyle images and it’s tough! It’s hard to capture something that doesn’t say “Snapshot” instead of “Professional Image.” It takes work and thought and trying a million different things. But finally, I got a set that make me think, “That, that is lifestyle.”
Splish Splash Taking a Bath, featuring Mess Maker J!
***My husband was standing just out of the shot while I was working because taking pictures is distracting and my son was in a bathtub of water. Do not take pictures of your young child alone while they bathe for safety purposes.***
For this first image, I bent upside down, hair dangling in the water, my husband sighing in the background. This was my favorite of the images I got that way of him playing. I really wanted that angle and I’m so going to try it again!
This was “dangerously close to the splashing baby” with my husband sighing again in the background. I was almost touching him the entire time I shot from this angle.
Mess Maker J is super into Peek-a-Boo lately. So when it’s bathtime with mommy, we always get a few in and he loves it! This time I brought my camera along for the ride! It was hard to pop up and down and get my focus in time!
When we play Peek-a-Boo, J always has to search me out. Those cute little hands! I love them!
I have a cheesy child. He makes this face often and I love it! He always makes me laugh and I cheese right back.
I always start these posts thinking, “I loved doing this shoot…but why?” The thing is, I love hanging out with Miss E and her mommy. We try to get out together and we usually make it 2-3 times a month to the same event. Right now it’s zoo season. And Mess Maker J is just now learning to play with other kids, so it was such a treat to go out and do some Mommy and Me photos for Miss E and her mommy! We were fortunate enough that Miss E’s grandparents were visiting so we included them too! We all had a blast together! Even Mess Maker J who was a horrible assistant and ended the shoot by falling into a puddle!
Mess Maker J’s first puddle!
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!