Little Boy, Big Laughs!

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“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!

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This Birthday Boy is TWO Handsome!

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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!

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Gotta Get Away!

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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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Army of Three

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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.

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E’s Hero aka Daddy

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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!

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See more of E’s shoots here: St Patrick’s Day, Easter, & Mommy (and nana and papa) and Me!

Daddy and Us!

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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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Before We Make a Mess…

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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!

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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

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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!