Gotta Get Away!

Last weekend, I got to work with a family new to Belgium and we had a fantastic time exploring the parc! As soon as dad put little N down he wanted to go, go, go! There is always so much to explore at the parc for little ones and N wanted to see it all! We had a great time exploring with this family and chasing N around! We even snagged a few portraits of him not escaping!

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A for Army Brat

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.

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See more of Little A for Easter, family pictures for her birthday, and her fruit smash!

Daddy and Us!

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!

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The Angry One Smiles!

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!

Before We Make a Mess…

Sometimes we make connections with people because we’re walking the same path. Though our husband’s work together, today’s mama and I didn’t make much of a connection until she shared that she was pregnant. She hadn’t known long while I was a few months along and we hit it off immediately. We were both so excited for our journeys into motherhood and we had a lot of the same dreams for our births and babies that it was so exciting to talk about everything. Mama is just about the sweetest person I know and Solo is just about the messiest baby I’ve ever met!

I was so excited when she asked me to do her son’s cake smash because he is definitely a MESS MAKER! Tomorrow I’ll share a few from his cake smash but today, it’s all about that family love!

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Surrounded by Girls!

I’ve really been enjoying black and white to showcase the more intimate candid moments shared by my families so for a nice little break, I thought I would share my favorite black and white images from my second session at the Château de Seneffe (check out my first session here).

Mommy so wanted for the rain to pour so these girls could run around in their rainboots and hide under their umbrellas and I love the moody rainy weather we get here in Belgium but because we wanted it, we didn’t get it! The sun was out on high for the entire session so I had to work with some pretty harsh light but I so love the connection between this family and how easily it came out!

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Farewell, Future Family of Four

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.

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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!

Back to the Abbey, +1

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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The Big, Happy Family in Mons!

This week, I was able to get out with a family of 6 (my biggest yet!) into the city of Mons. We walked around, me armed with a purse full of candy, them armed with big smiles and a lot of love! The best part about this session while we were shooting was how easy it was to get these kids, and mom, to laugh! They were such a hoot and when I opened the photos up, I fell in love with the colors mama dressed the family in! I am so happy with this session I may have to share a few more later!

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