This is definitely a little different than you typically see on my blog. I rarely get the chance to photograph a newborn but when I do I love when the parents have a vision of a session that is similar to my own. My favorite type is a more relaxed and lifestyle type feel with baby cuddling and parents relaxing. I almost feel like it's a day in the life where I am just a witness there to capture the day. You also may notice more black & whites then typical but I just love a good b&w when it comes to babies. When Reagan's parents contacted me and I told them my style for photographing newborns it was exactly what they wanted and I think the images we captured are going to be ones they will cherish for years to come. Thank you for welcoming me into your home and I hope you take the time to slow down and enjoy this time with your new daughter.
As you can see from my blog I don't have the opportunity to photograph many newborns anymore so I was excited when I was contacted by little Madeline's mom to do a session with her. Madeline was already 3 weeks so we were lucky that we got some beautiful alert shots of her with her eyes open but we also got some great sleepy ones. I hope you enjoy your sneak peek with many more to come soon!
Surprises in the mail can completely turn my day around and make me so happy. Casey and I have never met in real life but we were both part of an online community. Casey recently began her journey into photography and has been progressing so well. Yesterday she sent me the sweetest gift as a thank you and congrats on my new office space. One of my favorite stores is Anthropologie and this little bag is SO me! Casey read in my about me section on my website how much I adore Burt's Bees products and packed the bag full of some great products. I will never be without my cherished lip balm again!If you are in the Raleigh, NC area and looking for a talented up and coming photographer you should give Casey a call at Casey Rose Photography!
I spent most of yesterday outside in the front yard with the kids and when I noticed how beautiful the flowers were blooming in my garden I had to go grab my camera. I know how fortunate I am to have grown up and lived in Southern California my whole life. When I see how most of the East Coast is dealing with snow and freezing temperatures we are wearing shorts and tank tops and enjoying the sun and Spring like weather. But I swear I am not bragging!
After having 2 boys it was inevitable that when I did have my daughter I would be putting her in ballet. I have been waiting for this day and she was too. We went out and got the leotard, ballet skirt, tights and ballet shoes (I drew the line at a tiara). When today arrived she was so excited. She pretty much chattered through the entire thing, ran all around and hung on the ballet bar but she had the best time. She is usually all around boys and ends up playing whatever they want so it was fun to watch her giggling and being a princess with the other girls. Earlier this week she started a little pre-school program so this has been a big week for her. And an even bigger one for me.
I have a few weddings coming up in the next couple of weeks so I rented a new lens to play with. Since my boys are at an age where they are fairly uncooperative I took my daughter out to practice. She is starting to dread my camera coming out but she isn't quite there yet so I can usually get her to sit for a few minutes. She will be starting preschool this week and when I look at these pictures I just can't believe how quickly she has grown. I had to throw in a cool macro shot of a dragonfly that landed on my porch. My middle son found it and was fascinated by how big it was. Through my picture he was able to see it up close and magnified and that provided hours of questions about insects and a fun learning opportunity.
Recently another photographer and I went out to have fun and practice some new techniques. The lovely Brittney was kind enough (and patient) to help us out. Our learning didn't go so well but I did get some beautiful headshots of Brittney. Hope you enjoy!
We had such a fun time at this session and I can't wait for Mark & Catrina's wedding in August! Hope you enjoy your sneak peek!