Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My First Newborn Session

I have 2 children so I knew going into last Saturday's session...Newborns work on their OWN terms :-) So I came prepared with lots of time to spare just in case.

I had the pleasure of taking photos of this beautiful family. I knew the Momma casually and met her Hubby and beautiful baby girl that morning. The precious girl was OH SO VERY cooperative for about the first hour. I mean, we were all so impressed. But then, we tried for some ideas I had in my head that involved lying down.

This idea had not been run by her and she objected. :-) But that's ok because I still feel we got some beautiful shots.

See for yourself.

This one takes my breath! She was mesmerized with my camera and my flash. And when it wasn't my flash, she was busy watching my very own Baby Girl dance and entertain her.

My goal when I started doing this was not just to take some pictures for folks. It was to capture "moments" that convey emotion. This picture does it for me! I absolutely love Momma's smile as she holds her precious girl.

A few more...

This one CRACKS me up! The way she is cutting her eyes at me makes me laugh so hard that I had to throw it in here as well.

And you know me...I can't leave this post without some collages.

These were just a few my favorites that I had to get up here. I'm still going thru the rest and hope to get them to "B" soon.

Kiss your babies. They grow up way too fast!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

RC's Maternity Session

This sweet girl works at my Baby Boy's daycare. She is due early October, but since things are already progressing, we decided we better quickly get these pics in.

Otherwise the little guy's first session would be when he met me!

These were some of my favorites of the day.

We actually took 2 different sets of these. This one says September 2009 (just in case) and another set says October.

I left this one big so you can click on it and see the effect. Very pretty.

Probably my favorite photo.

Can't wait to meet little Billy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A&C Mother-Daughter Session

I learned a lot during this session.

I learned I want to take every picture imaginable but time doesn't always permit that.

I learned to always carry snacks in the car when you are working with kiddos. (Already had that one under control.)

And I learned I needed to have business cards available for when people ask.

This was for a sweet mother/daughter who are very dear to me and my family. We have been talking a lot over the last few weeks about what she might want compared to some ideas I had rolling around in my head.

And we had a blast, I must say! It was very hard for me to pick from the 300+ pictures I had. Luckily I narrowed them down to 60+, but I still don't know how they will choose.

And choosing what to upload here about killed me! But, here were just some of my favorites.

Look at that face!

This woman just takes my breath. She is so beautiful and her eyes are so piercing!

This was my favorite 'urban' photo/look we were going for. I have tons taken of her with her knees together but as soon as I asked her to angle her knees...magic!

Sweet C is a dancer. You name it, she can do it. So it was only appropriate we threw in some shots with her tiara she won and her tap shoes. We took some other sentimental photographs as well that turned out GREAT!