During the pre consultation with this mama, I knew that I was going to love their family. We had so many things in common that it was almost eerie. I mean, the same decorating taste, music likes, places we’ve lived, and lots of other stuff that I won’t bore my readers with, but I assure you that it was interesting stuff to us.
Meeting this family, I immediately felt like we were long-time friends! Baby A was cuter and sweeter than a photographer could ever want a one year old baby to be. I don’t think I stopped smiling throughout our entire session together, which was at my Charlotte studio btw (I love saying that, I just want to pinch myself every time).
So, during the portrait session, I’m playing with little A and photographing her, and she is all giggles and adorableness. Then she decides that she has something very important to tell me. I know this because of the serious expression on her face and pointed finger. And when she went to tell me that super important stuff, I swear that I melted into a big pile of ooey goo. She has this…. well…. chatter would be the best word to describe it. It is fast and furious and high pitched and involves a lot of different consonants and vowels. Like a little chipmunk that speaks Mandarin. Maybe even like an Ewok. I have never heard a baby do this, and with her little expressions so serious, as if I should be able to understand exactly what she was telling me (it almost sounded like she was scolding me), I just could not stop giggling at the adorableness of it. I really wish I had a recording of it, because it is seriously one of the silliest, cutest things I’ve ever seen.
So without further ado, here are some portraits of this awesome family… I think it’s pretty obvious how much fun we were having!
I immediately fell in love with this little princess when I met her. How could you not? She is so sweet, so lovely, and so expressive. At only 6 months old, it is amazing that she is not only able to sit on her own, but to pull herself up to standing in her crib, and pretty much let you know exactly what she’s thinking. Mom and Dad are so proud of her and you can see why! Even Grandma stopped by for some pictures, which was fun.
This little fella is going to have a sister soon. It seems like just yesterday I was photographing him as a baby, and now he is going to be a big brother. I know he is going to be the bestest big brother ever! He already has toys picked out for his sis and everything.
I love this family sooo much… I’ve mentioned before that I’ve known this family since mama and I met in birthin’ class over 3 years ago. Sometimes, we’re lucky enough to meet people that stay in our lives forever, and she was definitely one of those strokes of luck in my life. She is so beautifully pregnant, she just glows with joy and excitement. When you are in her presence, you can’t help but smile.
I met this amazing family for pictures on one of the most perfect days I could remember photographing. The sun was out, the air was just the right temperature, and we felt very lucky. Baby S was slow to warm up to me, which made for some adorable pouty expressions in the beginning, especially with those lips. She didn’t quite know what to think about the photographer lady with big ole camera in tow. But… after some silliness on my part, she was all smiles and giggles. The whole family was awesome to work with and when I looked at these portraits, I could almost feel that warm sun and perfect day all over again.