So, Olivia is currently going on four months now, but back when I had this photo session, she was a beautiful newborn baby. I can tell you one thing for sure- this baby is loved! The day of the shoot, she was surrounded by lots of family oogling to hold her and spend time with her. Even the grandparents dog, who stared at Olivia through the door window of the back porch was begging to come in and be around her. There is so much warmth and love in that household. She is a very lucky baby to have such caring people in her life.
Although it was another cold day out at Pullen Park in Raleigh, North Carolina back when I had the Ku’s family photo session, things ran smoothly. The sky had intermittent rays of sunshine bursting through the clouds, families were having fun playing with their children on the playground, and the Ku family toughed it out when I asked them to walk to random places amongst the park. Trust is key during a photo shoot and Paul and Laura did nothing but that. I am thankful to have friends and clients like them! Landon is growing so quickly and I am thrilled I get to capture his growth and his parents love for him on camera.
Here I am catching up on some blog posts from earlier this year. I know I should be more on top of these things and it’s cliche to say I’ve been busy, but I HAVE BEEN BUSY. lol. Juggling athletic directing, teaching, camps, photography, and trying to slip in an occasional weekend adventure keeps me highly occupied. Anyhow, I had a blast photographing the Helmer family back in February at Pullen Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. Aurora is such a sweetheart and I absolutely LOVE her facial expressions. Despite it being cold out on the day of the shoot, Aurora was mostly all smiles. If she wasn’t smiling, she was putting on this curiosity, “are you crazy” look. Gillian was helping me out. Thus, she was pretty much dancing and making goofy faces at Aurora the entire time. Be sure to scroll through the entire post. The last picture is one of my favorites. No worries, that is a cheeto in her mouth (not a cigar)!
Here is Paul and Laura’s adorable newborn baby! As most newborn shoots, Landon had a good time sleeping through the entire thing. He should definitely catch up on some rest now because Paul and Laura are very active individuals. They will surely keep him a busy bee. I suspect Landon will be just as athletic as his parents and enjoy camping, disc golf, biking, adventure racing, running, hiking, and many more outdoor activities. I look forward to watching him grow!
Being pregnant is one thing, but being pregnant with twins is a whole other ball game! Amy has recently delivered her beautiful baby girls, but before doing so, we were able to create a very short and simple photo shoot to capture her pregnancy. Her family now has three girls! WOA is what I have to say to that! I know how much of a pain I was when I was a teenager. I can only imagine the mischief three girls will bring on in the household when they are older. Fun times, right?! Sure 😉 I wish them all the best in the upcoming adventures and can’t wait to take some more beautiful photos of their family! Congrats Amy and Steve!
I was fortunate enough to meet my friends Jessica and Tyler at Pullen Park while they were visiting from out of town. Nolan, their son, recently turned 2 years old! He is full of energy, curious about everything, and loves to spend his time making his parents chase after him! Although we were only at the park for a short period of time, Nolan was able to play in the sandboxes, take a tour of the park on the train, enjoy a boat ride, play on the slides, and took a spin on the carousel. Prior to August, I hadn’t been to Pullen Park in a very long time, but I can tell you now that I have been recently, they have made many wonderful updates. It’s the perfect place to take your kids or just to enjoy a nice picnic with your significant other.
Jessica and Tyler’s friends joined along with their little girl as well and I maybe snapped a few photographs of their family too =) So, if you see a few random photos in the midst of it all, no worries, they are suppose to be there. haha.
Aurora was my very first newborn photo shoot! She was 1 week old! I love little toes, little noses, little fingers, cute cheeks, and pretty much everything there is to a baby. I was very excited to photograph Aurora. She was an angel during the entire photo shoot and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Bethany, her mom, originally wanted some photographs of Aurora to send to her husband, Matt, who was away and in the military. Luckily, he was able to return for the birth of his daughter. Prior to Aurora’s arrival, Matt painted a beautiful, bright painting for Aurora and her new bedroom. We were able to use the painting as a backdrop for some of the photos, which was perfect! The last photograph of the blog just melts my heart. Since Matt is away from home sometimes, this quote is left on the wall for the occasional reminder: “Life takes you to unexpected places. Love brings you home.”
I had a wonderful photo session with Sam a while ago. He is such a cutie with a handsome smile! His parents, Erica and Ray, are fun, vivacious people who I can see is constantly giving the world to their son. I had a blast with this family and hope to see them more often!