Maternity sessions with little kiddos included are such a blast. I love the variety of images created, that bonding experience between the siblings (maybe it’s just their mutual wariness of the camera, although we played enough fun games for them to forget about it), and creating and preserving memories for them for years to come. Bonus: we were lucky enough for a gorgeous summer sunset to add some magic to the images.
Everyone loves those golden, glowy sunset photos, except that I don’t know many kiddos who can stay up for that magic hour without falling apart. Enter sunrise sessions. These guys are one of my favorite families to photograph, and have been allowing me to create memories for them for several years. We always go for morning sessions and the kids are happy, the light is pretty, and it’s a win for everyone.
For the last several years I have volunteered my services to raise money for the Columbus Babywearing group by hosting fundraising mini-sessions. This year things worked out a little differently due to covid, but I was still able to host a few families in my backyard studio who are members of the group. Got some great shots of them snuggling their babes!
It’s been a whirlwind of a summer. I went from fearing I would never photograph families again to having a completely booked summer. I am beyond thankful to the families who have trusted me with their memories, children, and safety. I think times of crisis remind us how fleeting and precious life is, and we want to hold on to these moments as tightly as possible. Here are a few photos from a session I did one lovely morning in June at Jeffrey Mansion.
A recap of 2019.
I recently had the opportunity to photograph one of my favorite families just before and immediately after the birth of their third child. It’s amazing how much life slows down (briefly) after baby’s arrival. Each day is a blessing and one to be taken slowly, with little or no agenda. They asked me to visit one morning and capture the raw moments of life with a new little one.
Actually it’s nearly summer, but I have been so busy editing that I haven’t had a moment to post some images from my spring mini-sessions at Franklin Park Conservatory. I love seeing my repeat clients’ families growing and maturing during mini-session season, and it challenges me to do something new and creative for them each year. Here’s a sample of my favorite images.
My daughter’s new favorite toy is the Nutcracker musical snow globe she got from her grandparents for Christmas
I couldn’t resist putting my three year old in this amazing flower girl dress the moment it was in my possession. I love her post-nap grumpiness in juxtaposition with the grandeur of the dress. This was a completely candid session, taken on a whim, hence the disorder of her bedroom in the background. She is practicing to be a flower girl in her uncle’s wedding this summer.