Saturday, March 28, 2015

Welcome little Sydney

The other day I got to meet little Sydney. I was excited and nervous to meet her all at the same time. Laura her mommy is really good friends with one of my long standing clients Brandi. She came as a referral (I LOVE referrals by the way). So Laura and I talked via email and text to set everything up. I always get nervous when I photograph new people. The nervousness goes away but the time leading up for whatever reason makes me get giddy inside. Luckily for me, I don't think Sydney picked up on it one bit. :)

One of the things I love most about newborn sessions is preserving this intimate time for their families. They will never be this small again. They will never squish into these positions again and they will never look this way again. Many times moms and dads are so overwhelmed with becoming a new mom and dad, figuring out schedules, adjusting to sleeplessness and day to day activities that they blink and this moment is gone. BUT a photograph freezes this moment in time for them and gives them priceless memories to cherish forever. They will be able to look back on these images for years to come and a memory will be sparked in their mind and heart that will bring them back to this time.

Sydney, came into the world on March 13th, 2015. She weighed 6lbs 10oz and was 19.5 inches long. I got to meet her about a week later at the ripe age of just 8 days! She was every bit precious and perfect. Her name was chosen by both her mom and dad as a name they both liked. I always think it is neat to learn about how a name is chosen for a child. I can't imagine it is an easy decision.

Her parents, Laura and James both met while in college. They both studied Marine Biology. So when her mommy told me that I was excited to plan for her setup. I knew we would have to incorporate a little sea-life somewhere. Laura also pulled out an afghan that her grandmother made for Sydney. It is always neat to capture photos like that as they display a lot of history and meaning.

Sydney's grandma and Aunt (Laura's mom and sister) were also still in town for the session so we were able to capture a few generational shots. I always love to see moms look at their daughters as they become moms. Such a special time for everyone.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Birthday Eli!!!

One of the things I love most about being a photographer is the people I get to meet. This time around I was acquainted with someone from my childhood. She lived in the neighborhood next to mine and we rode the bus together and went to all the same schools. So it was neat to catch back up and meet her adorable little family.

Her little one Eli was turning one so she wanted to capture this special time as well as get an updated family picture and some shots of her ADORABLE boys. Cade, her oldest son is too cute for words. He has such a BIG personality and it just shines through his adorable smile. The best part about Cade was that he LOVES to make his little brother Eli laugh. It is like the two of them have an unspoken language between themselves and they understand each other. Eli was so laid back and just went with the flow. Eli LOVED the balloons more than the cake. He was so excited over the balloons.

It was such a joy to capture this family. I can't wait to see them again!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Meet Wyllow

The other weekend I got to meet one of my husband's co-workers. Justin is a driver for Waste Management but works down in Vero, about a half hour-- forty-five minutes for home. He works alone for the most part and long hours so hanging out with his co-workers rarely happens. But Bob his lead mechanic and him have a great bond. They both enjoy each other and work well together. So Bob has been trying to get Justin to come to his place in Stuart, Fl for a while now. Life kept getting in the way. So Bob figured I'll get his wife down here then he will have to hang out with me. Well it worked. :)

Bob's son Robert and his wife Amanda welcomed their first born into the world in February. Little Miss Wyllow. So we went down to Stuart to capture this beautiful bundle of joy, the family and hang out. It was so neat to see my husband support me on a shoot. He goes to a few with me, but mostly family. This was his first time seeing me with a newborn. He was very supportive.

Bob was an amazing host. He cooked us homemade spaghetti and meatballs (delicious by the way) and even had gluten free pasta for me. It was a great Sunday afternoon. And little Miss Wyllow did amazing. We got some awesome shots and she didn't even cry too much.