We started Essie’s session with naked-baby-on-tummy poses, and later came to find out that she MUCH preferred being tightly swaddled and on her back. Who wouldn’t though, really? Ha! Essie is a strong little thing and wanted her arms and fingers tucked in tightly…we were battling her fingers the entire time. Overall though, she did amazingly and we were able to get through all her poses pretty quickly. She was very responsive to her mom and dad’s voices which was super sweet! Had a little trouble getting her to stop scowling, which can happen with the studio light. It was so great getting to know this family through their maternity + newborn sessions!
Grady turned ONE this fall and we did some family photos to celebrate. I’m just obsessed with the fall color in these! So vivid and gorgeous. It’s crazy to think I’ve already gotten to photograph this family again since then, with their extended family on a super cold day that I will blog about at some point! Ha. So behind! Anyway, check out this cutie, and don’t miss the very last collage…one of my favorite collages I’ve put together!
Okay, before you look through this post, click here to go revisit Zeke’s newborn session. In October, it was time for his 6 month session! Zeke was super sleepy during his session and didn’t give us a ton of smiley faces, but he also wasn’t mad either. Just super super chill and laid back! What a guy. He has already been through some surgeries in his little life, so it’s definitely a helpful personality trait for him to be easygoing. Always love getting to hang out with this family, they’re the nicest and most grateful people you’ll ever meet!
Man, I counted it up yesterday, and I am still FIFTY sessions behind in blogging! My husband said “Why do you feel like you have to blog every session?” And I suppose it’s a valid question. I just think it’s a waste to only show one photo (the sneak peek) from each session…if I was the viewer, I would totally want to see more! Plus, as I’ve mentioned before, this blog is sort of my journal for (almost) every session I photograph…it’s so fun being able to look back!
All that said, here is Jiana at 6 months old! I photographed her newborn session, and then we had a family session a few months later. It was fun to see her at 6 months back in October, and she is SUCH a good baby. It was a little chilly and sort of drizzling, and look at all the happiness and smiles we got. She had lots to smile at though, with Grandma, Grandpa, Momma, and big brother James all there to make her happy. And James did so great for his photos! He’s definitely becoming my little buddy!
Olive is the youngest of three and she is just a precious little thing! She was not one to fall asleep easily, so I mixed things up a bit from my usual and wrapped her up to get her to sleep, instead of doing naked baby first. She got a full tummy from momma while we setup, and then we got her to finally catch some Zzzz’s. After several wrapped poses, we did some family stuff and it was so cute! Then when we went to unwrap her, it all went down the drain. She woke up and there was no convincing her otherwise. Ha! Her momma Natalie is a friend of mine from college, and I wasn’t able to photograph her other two as newborns since they lived in a different state. It was such an honor to be able to do these for her!
Baby Jordy slept through his whole session! He was such a sweet little guy and a great sleeper. His momma Abby did an awesome job of keeping him awake all morning before our session, and she thought he’d need to eat right when they got here. He surprised us all by staying asleep and not needing a snack through the whole thing! Big sister Taya is amazing. She wasn’t even 2 at this session and was such a sweetie with her little brother. Dad said he’d be super surprised if I got a photo of just Taya and Jordy and I took that as a challenge. It may have taken 4 adults, but we made it happen! Taya has the funniest little looks too. Just love this family to pieces! They have an extra special place in my heart because when they found out they were expecting Taya, we gifted our handcrafted (by my father-in-law) crib to them. So both of my boys used the crib, and now Taya and Jordy have too! So darn special!
We started out a little iffy withe Vivian’s newborn session, and mom said she was worried that Vivian might be a tough one to get to sleep. She was at first…she just wanted to nurse on whoever was holding her (ha!) and kept flinging her head around with her mouth open. So we did family photos with her awake, and then once we wrapped her and soothed her a bit, she fell asleep. She startled a few times and took some shushing, but eventually she fell into a deep sleep and pretty much let us do whatever with her. She was the first girl after a boy streak, so we were very excited for all things girly to use with her. Big bro James was amazing and so darn sweet with Vivian. He kept wanting to hold her and see what she was doing. Such a fun set of photos!
Okay, before you look through these, you must first revisit Frankie’s newborn session by clicking here. Those were in August, and then in October, we did a family session that included her two proud big brothers, mom + dad, and even the dogs snuck into a few. We did the photos out at their home, where their property backs up to a creek and also had some beautiful evening light. So happy that I get to have several sessions with Frankie during her first year!
Back in October, Maverick turned 6 months old! He is such a cute little chunk and was killing me with all of his facial expressions. I was so glad we were able to get in a few family photos before focusing just on Maverick. Those overalls with no shirt underneath are just the best! This little guy is gonna be 1 here in a couple of months, and I’m so excited to see him again!
Calloway was a wiggler! I had to switch the wrap I was using a few times to find the best stretch to contain his arms. We let him be awake for family and brother stuff, but then took the time to get him to sleep for the rest. Every time we got him settled, he would startle after a few minutes. But we prevailed and got some super sweet poses out of him. After we were finished, I changed and dressed him and just got to cuddle a bit and didn’t want to give him back! This little man is very loved by his two big brothers, though chaos ensued when it came to taming all 3 of them for photos. Ha! We got some super cute brother photos. Love this family and so happy for them!