When I sat down to write this blog .. the song from Rent filled my head "Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes... how do you measure, measure a year"! There are so many amazing moments when you have your first child, from the moment you hear a heartbeat, kiss their face for the first time, lay awake watching them sleep to hearing them say their first words and a million moments in between. While I haven't been there for every moment, I have had the awesome opportunity to capture this beautiful baby girl right before she was born to 525, 600 minutes later ... as she turns "1" year old. It is a major milestone for me, as a photographer... to capture these moments over the course of a year. Come with me to take a quick look back before we see this beautiful little girl with her perfect little smile, pink tutu and birthday hat ! It looks like it was a wonderful 525,600 minutes and I look forward to capturing more amazing moments with this beautiful princess and her family ! Happy 1st Birthday!!
Gorgeous mom to be ... (also my old logo ;) ...
A beautiful baby girl was born !
....and then she was baptized :)
...and now the beautiful ONE YEAR OLD !!
I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph this little guy who is going to become a big brother in the fall. He was full of energy like any 3 yr old should be ... so we ran around, climbed fences, picked up sticks and had some giggles ! When I asked him to give his baby sister a hug... he stopped and we captured the sweetest moment with his beautiful mom. There is no doubt ..this little guy is ready for the big responsibility of "BIG BROTHER". I am sure his adorable little smile will make her happy from the moment she meets him!
LOVE THIS SMILE !
LISTENING FOR BARN ANIMALS :) Moooo!
PEEK A BOO !
I SEE YOU !
~~ FAMILY LOVE ~~
I had the amazing opportunity this year to capture a special time for 12 beautiful 2nd graders, including my very own :) They worked hard this year growing in their faith and I was honored to take photos for them and their families to treasure for years to come. I had so many favorites ... but here is just a glimpse! How awesome is my job ... capturing beautiful children in beautiful parks ! I am equally as blessed as these fantastic kids!
Do you remember what your room looked like when you were little ? I guess I am feeling a little nostalgic these days ... my kids are growing too fast! The other day my two boys decided they wanted bunk beds and that they want to move into the same room. I hope they always remain this close. Their bond is strong and it is fun to watch. Sooo..we have begun the plans to move the little guy in with the big guy and as a result change his old room into a guest room (for the meantime... as I assume some day, he will want his own space again:). Soo... naturally, I had to capture a few images of him in his room that he has resided in for the last 5 years....before it changes (sniff sniff!). The "style" of this type of photography is called "lifestyle" and its very popular these days as parents and grandparents want to hold onto every moment as they see them in their day to day living !