Kids are fun, and I love getting to play around and get to know them during our photo sessions. But sometimes there are little nuances that endear them to me to… Take this little red-head for example– yes, she’s cute as can be, and I had wardrobe envy… but little does she know that I grew up with a poster of the movie Annie in my bedroom, and watched it countless times… and, if that’s not enough, her affinity for Winnie the Pooh definitely struck a chord since not only did I adore that trouble-maker, but my Dad even nicknamed me “Pooh”– once I was old enough to know the other implications of that word, that name made its way out of circulation :)
Well, enough about me… and back to the real star of today’s post… Annie!
Sorry, it’s all my fault! Well, no… the parents are definitely to blame. My buddy Andrew came into the studio last week for his 1-year photos, and this photo shoot alone gave him plenty of ammo to use to get back at his parents later in life. “I don’t want to wear that silly hat, stop putting it back on me when I take it off!” “I’m trying to get away from you! Oh no– you stuck me in a box so I can’t crawl away!!” “You dressed me in WHAT?!?” So while we look at these pictures today and can’t help but laugh and smile… Andrew will surely reek havoc on his parents’ lives because of them. But it will all be worth it, because the pictures from this photo shoot are just so darn cute!!
Step by step
Day by day
A fresh start over
A different hand to play
The deeper we fall
The stronger we stay
And we’ll be better
The second time around
Ok I’m done singing…this really has nothing to do with the show…this is our NEW package!!! We have always thought of creating a package that includes a photo shoot for every month of a babies life until they are 1 and now we’ve finally made it happen! Here are the details:
Studio sessions at each of the first 12 months of the baby’s life (newborn through 1 year). Newborn and 1 year sessions are full length, while the interim sessions are briefer half-sessions. At the end of the year, you’ll watch your child grow up before your eyes through a DVD slideshow, a hard-cover book filled with images from the sessions, and a 12-month calendar for the year to come.
We are SUPER excited about it so hurry up and get their pictures, because before you know it, they’ll be “Soooo big!”
Sometime’s it’s hard keeping a 19 month-old entertained or distracted long enough to remain under the lights of the studio for longer than a split second… they have places they need to be, after all! After a solid half hour of pictures, Little R decided running laps in and out of the studio was her new plan… with her Mom chasing her, of course (little kid photo shoots are also a great calorie burner!!)– So, we decided to repurpose the acrylic floor that’s typically used to provide a great reflection to the studio photos… With a dry-erase marker in hand (and at times, in mouth!), Little R had a blast creating her masterpiece as her Mom got a rest, and I got plenty of adorable pictures!
Last weekend I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing 4 month old baby M and her parents. What a happy little girl! She was all smiles… well, maybe until the very end. We got some beautiful baby and family portraits!