Lochlyn – 1 year

 

A girl only gets to turn 1 once and little miss Lochlyn did it up right.  She was one of the best little toddlers I have ever shot.  She was so happy and completely cooperative the whole time, which is SO abnormal.  I’m used to some major melting down at this age, so to have such a happy camper for the whole hour was just bliss.

Happy Birthday pretty lady.

Presli – Baptism

I am just realizing that I have never posted a Baptism session before.  Ever.  I shoot them all the time and LOVE them but for some reason they never make it here.  That needs to change.

This is Presli.  She is an absolute doll.  She lives nearby and attends my same church ward where I have been serving in the Primary so I’ve been fortunate to get to know her a little bit and have been so impressed with her from day 1.  She is nothing but sweet, so smart and humble, just a keeper in every way.  Plus look at her… honestly, she was so easy to photograph it was unreal.  A true beauty inside and out.   It was a short mini session at my studio but I loved the beautiful simplicity of all white everything, letting her shine.

Happy Baptism little lady

Thomas Family – Lifestyle newborn

I’m so happy to share this beautiful lifestyle session with you all!  I have felt so privileged to get to work with this lovely family for maternity, birth story and finally newborn session.  It was just amazing to be a part of each of these incredibly important and personal events for this family and they have been nothing but a dream to work with.

I had just a little bit of hesitation in me when Momma wanted to wait and do their newborn session when baby Maddie was a couple of months old.  I normally photograph babes in the first 2 weeks of life so I was a bit unsure of how it would go with a bit older baby.  Clearly things went very well.  I actually loved it.  I love love a fresh, tiny, sleepy newborn, but there were things I absolutely loved about this babe at almost 3 months old.  She has a bit of chub, was sleepy for the first little bit, then spunked up, opened up those darling eyes, cooed, smiled, and was just all around darling for her session.  The light and colors were soft, simple and beautiful, and that nursery… to die for.  I love shooting in my studio, always will, and it’s a great option for people that just don’t want to shoot in their home, but there is something a little extra special about photographing your family in your home.  It’s so real and so comfortable and it never gets old.

Enjoy!

 

My girl

My Soph.

My wild child.  Spunky, crazy, full of life and adorableness.  I could eat her up.  We went in to the studio while big brother was at school today to do a few test shots for my upcoming Valentine mini sessions and came out 10 minutes later with these treasures that so accurately show my girls great big personality.   Now if only I can get her brother on board to be a Valentine… for some reason he did not want to participate.  Boys.  I’ll get him one of these days.

Besides these pictures being adorable.  I also wanted to show my clients what can be done in such a short time if you just let your kids be themselves.  Let them run and play and be silly.  They will have fun, you will have fun, and you might even catch some real, genuine smiles.  It can happen.

Dawson – birth story

 

Since baby is still #1 on my mind, I thought I would share this beautiful birth story.

World, meet baby Dawson.  This little man wasn’t easy to come by for his parents, but I think it’s safe to say he was well worth the wait.  Lauren’s delivery was just about as good as it gets other than her progressing so quickly I was in a panic I wasn’t going to get there in time.  Thankfully little man held out just long enough and I was able to capture all of the most important moments.

Births are just amazing.  They are stressful for me.  They are impossible to plan for, almost never go as you “expect”, often keep me up all night or at a hospital all day, they are difficult.  BUT… my goodness they are good.  There is nothing quite like being present for something so sacred and unbelievably important.  It means SO much to me, and looking through a completed birth, watching the story unfold again, takes me right back to that amazing time and the goal is to take you all there as well.

Thanks again Brett and Lauren for having me there.