It's no secret that I like to photograph large families. In fact I tend to know when my clients show up at a park that I have never met. They drive "the Catholic van" ...Read More
What's better than photographing a roly-poly baby than a roly-poly baby with her favorite toys?
Baby Evie's mother has the most adorable collection of Disney princess dolls. Word on the street is that Evie just loves these dolls and she can't help but smile when around them. Why not use a family of princesses for your own princess?
Perhaps there is a special lovey your child carries or maybe is wearing those favorite frog boots for the 100th day in a row. Little props like these define who they are and what they love. Try capturing this adorable time of the life in a picture.
Even something as simple as a headband can turn an ordinary moment into a sweet tender memory.
And of course nothing compares to an heirloom baptismal gown. These gowns especially tie generations to each other.
Tiny details, pin tucks and delicate lace are stitched into the garment. I went to school for fashion design back in the day. These beautiful details are full of hard work and I love to photograph them. While the garment will see the end of it's day, the pictures will live on for Evie to show her grandchildren.
Each stage of life offers unique challenges and joys. Sometimes props are a clever way to accentuate the cuteness and freeze for a moment the joys of childhood. This is why I love doing first year sessions. Evie is one of my first year clients and I get to see her every three months. I just love seeing them grow!
Does your little one have a favorite lovey?
These two were a bundle of energy! We got our workout in for sure. It was hot (again!) and these two were not bothered in the least. I love Shaw Nature Reserve, and I don't get to work out there as often as I'd like, so when I was contacted to do a session closer to Eureka, I immediately thought of Shaw!
This little sweetie gets to grow up with a big brother always watching out for her! Can't you just see how much he loves her? This family came in for Evie's newborn images, and we got the whole family involved! Such excitement!
This little sweetie is growing entirely too fast! It seems like yesterday we were taking her newborn images! I just love her smile, don't you? We were in the Botanical Gardens for this session, and it was horribly humid, but this crew were troopers!
I just have to say, I love love love the name Jane. There is absolutely nothing plain about it! Anyhow, on to the task at hand! This cute 3 month old came to my studio on Watson the other day, and I was so excited to welcome her and her parents into the CNP family. I get to watch this beauty blossom over the next year, and I can't wait to see it happen! I have such cute clients! Enough from me! On to the pictures!!
I love seeing love. These two drove all the way from Iowa for their engagement session, and then drove back the same day! Can you imagine?! I am so glad they did. We had a great time wandering through Forest Park earlier this year, and they were game for anything. I love how comfortable they are with each other and how down to earth they are. The makings of a long lasting relationship!