I can not wait to share more photos of sweet little Maeva, but here's one for now while I'm finishing editing the rest of them. So many cute photos, and even at 4 weeks old, she slept like a champ!
All of the newborn babies I had last spring must have all turned one at the same time (weird, right!?!). This spring, I had a ton of repeat clients, and it seemed like they were all coming in for one year sessions. Normally with one year old babies, I like to go outside because they are active and you can't bribe them to sit still yet. However, with this cold and snowy spring we had I ended up doing a lot of one year sessions indoors. Always interesting trying to find ways to keep these little people still enough for some photos. They climb off of (or on to) the chairs, they like to run to mom and dad, and basically, they just don't like to sit still. Can't really blame them, especially when they're in a new place and there's so much fun stuff to check out! I find myself trying to get creative. For this session, Lucas was using the crates as drums for a little bit, but stopped long enough to get this first shot. And the blocks - those are always good for at least a few minutes of sitting still. :) I've taken this guy's photos when he was a newborn, at six months, and again just after 1 year. So cool to see how much he's changed throughout the year. :)
Newborn and 6 months:
So, I'm sitting here trying to catch up on my blogging. Half working, half seeing what everyone is up to on Facebook, and I remembered reading an article earlier this evening about 18 obsolete words - ones that have gone out of style for whatever reason (you can read them all here). Some were probably better left in the past, but I kinda' want to bring a few of these back. Like being "with squirrel" = being pregnant. Why on earth would anyone ever say that? I have no idea, but I think it's awesome. :)
Julie is a rock star. Funny, gorgeous, and lets me do whatever I want with our sessions, which usually equals me getting to try out some new ideas. I've been wanting to try out some rim lighting, and of course Julie was up for anything. I love how they turned out! Baby Rowan has already made his appearance, so I'm sure you'll be seeing some photos of him here soon. :)
It's amazing how many clients I run into that I've known somehow from way back when. Someone graduated high school with my husband, or was cousins with a friend of mine in high school...things like that. I found out after we got to talking that I knew Ryan from way back in the day (he used to live right down the road from where I grew up) and then when we were talking more, I realized that Maria used to do gymnastics with some close friends of mine. Small world! I guess that's what happens when you don't move too far from where you grew up. It's a nice area - apparently a lot of people stick around. :) It was great seeing them again, and meeting their adorable daughters. The first photo is definitely one of my new favorites. :)
I put the "V" family because I'm not sure their entire last name would fit on one line. These guys were so nice, and so much fun, too! I love having "older" kids in studio once in a while to change things up and remind me that there are still people who will listen to me and can take direction (can you tell I've had a lot of toddlers in studio lately?). :) Their family is soon going from four to five, and I'm sure the newest little member is going to to have a fun time trying to keep up with his (or her) older siblings. :)