Kelsie has been hiring me to photograph her and her little girl London ever since London was iiiiittttyyyy bitty. It's an honor to work with someone who really values photography. Our styles mash so well together, I feel like some of my best work has been with this little fam. I love you guys! Thank you for your continued support!
This little family is the cutest, aren't they? I brought some fun, oversized props to help the kiddos feel at ease and playful. I think it's more fun to capture families living life than in staged, group photos. I always try to get a few group photos for the fireplace mantel, but for the most part, I simply invite the family to play with each other and snuggle. That is EXACTLY what this little fam enjoyed! I loved watching their little girl go from being shy and running away from the camera to posing and feeling like a "pretty princess" in her big bow! And their little boy? I loved how I caught him being such a typical little babe when his momma tries to kiss and snuggle him and he just wants to wiggle and squirm :)
And that last photo of mom and dad hugging and resting? Ah, what a sweet moment. I love my job. Enjoy, yall.
Jaci put so much time and effort into planning her shoot. She painted (and found!) this pink bathtub (aaaaand her parents had to lift it in and out of their truck!), glittered a umbrella, and got balloons for this shoot. You see, I love to give input on styling shoots, but I try my best not to force my love for rainbows and glitter on my clients. So, if you see a shoot that is really styled like this one, it's either because my clients brought all the stuff or Michelle is there styling (with the clients permission). I pick the locations, posing, how to use the props and in this case, I made the decision to tape the balloons to the wall to make it a bit different than my usual "balloons blowing in the breeze" photo, but other than that... these really were Jaci's ideas. She brought the stuff, I figured out what to do with it. I love working with clients like this. It makes my job so much easier and really pulls out the best in both the photographer and client when BOTH are interested in really making the shoot amazing, and not being afraid of doing what it takes to make it happen. Thanks Jaci for being inspiring and brilliant!
I am still so in shock and so thankful for how amazingly well the Texas shoots came out. Every single one of my senior girls, like Jaci, went above and beyond to make their photos incredible. Way to go, guys. Way to go. I hope to have clients like yall for forever. Thank you!
Lexie is a gymnastics instructor in Albany and was able to hook us up with the amazing trampolines at her gym. Add some balloons and BAM, you've got the most creative way to use a gymnastic location. Her mom, sister and my assistant (love you Keegan!) blew up balloons while we took some headshots, and after the gym we headed out to their church for some more formal photos. Can I just take a minute to say that Lexie makes that sequin dress look freaking amazing?? Um, yeah, Lexie... I need that dress. One for me, and a couple for every photo shoot client I do from now on. Please and thank you. Lexie is sweet and hilarious. She's very joyful to be around. I really enjoyed her confidence and the feeling of friendship she gave me even just in the few hours of knowing her. You're wonderful, Lexie.
Lexi, Lexi, Lexi. You're so great. We have the same rainbow boots and love glitter and paint and all that jazz, and I really love that. You are so photogenic. Thank you for choosing me to photograph you!
This is one of the sweetest families on the planet. I had to cancel our original shoot date because I got very, very sick. I offered them a free mini-shoot to make up for it (who likes being canceled on?!) and they insisted on not only paying me full price, but also giving me a baby-carrier for my daughter. Which I happened to be in desperate need of. Clients like this make me so happy. Thank you so much, you guys. What a blessing it is to work with you.
1. Sabine is such a cool baby name. And Sabine herself is freaking adorable.
2. Michelle is like, the cutest mom I have ever seen. So happy.
3. I love how playful the relationship is between a dad and his daughter. Wow.
4. I got to hold baby Sabine on my hip for the photo of just the two of them :) I loved it. And I'm kind of proud I can hold my camera and a baby at the same time. I feel like a super mom.
5. I love my job.
Have you read my friend Maggie's blog? It's fabulous. She is sassy and hilarious. Maggie is graduating Tech this fall with her Bachelors in ___. Maggie is one of my best friends. She was one of my bridesmaids (I'll never forget how she teared up so many times with Michelle on my wedding day. It made it that much more special.) and I shall love her forever and ever. She's also one of the most natural folks in front of the camera I've had the pleasure of working with. Enjoy! Proud of you, Mags!