One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to know the kids I photograph, and getting to watch them grow up. There are many families that we work with year after year, and I can’t wait to see them and reconnect. We also get the fun of having the real little ones come see us numerous times within their first year. That’s when the real magic happens– they transform from session to session. Every time they come in for their photo shoot, there are new tricks, new expressions, and new developmental milestones that we’ll capture and chronicle.
Baby S came in for her newborn photo shoot back in November. She was pretty alert for most of her session, but then fell asleep and was a perfect princess. Today she came back to see us for her 6-month photos, and we had so much fun! She was sitting, and all smiles! While she looks and acts so different, it was easy to see that she was the same baby when she made some of the same expressions debuted at 2 weeks. I can’t wait to watch this little peanut continue to grow up in front of my camera. Here’s a peek back at Baby S’s newborn photos, and a preview of today’s 6-month photo shoot!
You’ll find many people have negative things to say about Cleveland this time of year. The weather’s turning colder, days are shorter, the beautiful autumn leaves have fallen to the ground… seems like a lot of endings. Not around here! We are surrounded by new beginnings… Starting with our AMAZING new website and look designed and developed by Purely Branded (www.purelybranded.com)! I’m so excited about the new features this site offers, and just how easy it is to use! Take a look around, and enjoy :-) See something missing? That’s definitely my fault– I’m working on it! Make sure to check back as we continue to update it! Before you jump ahead to start exploring our new site, take a look at some of other new beginnings we’re seeing around here…
On his first photo shoot, Baby W slept like a log… ;-)
Another little guy, Baby S, worn out from his first photo shoot!
Baby S posing for his first photos!! He did great!!
Little J on the first day of standing!! A little stressfull…
Little J's first pile of leaves– Not a big fan!
New Puppy Jocko!! My parents' new puppy!!
Jocko did great on his first studio shoot!!
Ok, so just as a side note, I, Michelle, have written the last couple of posts. So just to be clear, I am the one who loves Randy our UPS guy, not Kim. Kim is still very much in love with her fiance :)
But back to what we’re really here to talk about…sprinkles! There’s really no better time to talk about them than July 4th weekend or…my birthday :) (but that’s a long time from now). I’ve always loved sweets and anything small and colorful, making sprinkles the perfect decorative and delicious addition to the small treat. They’re perfect to use as small bursts of color on your holiday desserts.
I woke up this morning at 8am and the first thing that came to my mind were cupcakes. I had the biggest craving for them. So I couldn’t help going to Giant Eagle and getting a half dozen vanilla cupcakes with RED, WHITE, and BLUE sprinkles. Not to mention a tall non fat peppermint mocha with no whip :) Who could ask for a better start to a Friday morning. Oh and it was bright and sunny. Not to often we start days like that in Cleveland. As the day went on and I had my fill of sugar, I came to find out that I wasn’t the only one that loved cupcakes, so did little J who by the why isn’t even 1 yet! We hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend! And don’t forget the SPRINKLES!
Ok so I’m a little addicted to this whole blog post thing! (Yeah it’s Michelle again) I never really understood the hype about blogging until recently. In this case, I get to see cute photos all day long while I sit in a relatively quiet studio with no one else around, so how can I not share them with others?! So I FINALLY see the benefit in blogging, I’m not just talking to myself saying “Oh my gosh, that is the custest thing I have ever seen!”. This newborn girl was ridiculously cute in her knitted hat. Don’t you think? She really was a sleeping beauty.
I love second children… Yeah, I said it! Parents are so much more relaxed after they’ve been through the gauntlet once before. Plus, the babies are forced to share attention with their older sibs, and makes them learn at an early age to go with the flow.
One of the best things about photographing newborn babies (preferably 2 weeks or younger) is that they are super sleepy, and you can put them just about anywhere! They don’t move very much, don’t roll, and that makes for some great pix! What I’ve noticed throughout my time working with new parents is that the babies feed off of their energy. A relaxed Mom is more likely to have a relaxed baby.
Take Baby H. His parents were super laid back during his outdoor newborn photo session at their home– and that allowed us to get some awesome shots! They learned that a little nature won’t hurt him… but maybe his big brother will! Here are some of my favorite shots from their session…
The whole family was around for this photo shoot– even Max!