Photographing this beautiful dark haired and blue-eyed family of four was a pleasure. I've know Adam since grade-school, (we won't discuss how long ago that was) and it's always special to see how families grow and flourish. His newborn baby girl, Samantha, certainly has a mind of her own and taking sleeping baby pictures was not on her to-do list. Not to worry, not all babies sleep during their sessions, though we did try for several hours to get her to sleep and wrapped up. Awake and alert, the pictures are adorable and in many of them she's looking right at the camera.
Her big brother, Sean, who is very sweet, polite and a little gentleman, was the perfect model and very into taking his own pictures with his own camera. So I know who my competition will be in 20 years!
Samantha loves her mom. Anything to do with her mom, being held, fed and changed by her mom. Anybody else, not so much. Which made me wonder, how does Dana sleep? So I asked and the answer was that she didn't really. Respect for people who have kids, it's so much work; all the time; on little to no sleep. It's impressive what you accomplish every day, props to you moms!!
What a cutie Kayla is! After photographing her baptism last year, I was an instant fan. When asked to photograph her first year portrait, I replied with an immediate, "YES!" and said, "What do you think about a cake smash?" What an awesome cake smash it was!! Kayla's mom and Grandmom really went all out decorating; it turned out perfectly adorable. I was very impressed. Kayla is a big fan of balloons, walking and her mom. Her big brother, the handsome Christian, is a big fan of bear hugs and while Kayla may have yet to develop an appreciation for his hugs, he's an excellent big brother. Happy birthday, Kayla!!!
Welcome to the world, Madeleine! It was so nice to meet you and see your parents again. After being such a beautiful model for our session, I hope you slept the whole night through. Congratulations, Alexandra + Mark!