Finally caught up with blog posts from this fall! Only took me until March to get it all done.This last fall family session was one of my favorites. I’ve been photographing Leela since she was a newborn, and she has always been a smiley, happy baby. Babies change so much between one year and two years old, and it was great to see how much she’s grown since the last time I photographed her. She is probably the sweetest, most well-behaved two year old that I’ve ever met – made my job easy! Her mom always has her dressed in the cutest outfits, too – definitely one of the most fashionable two year olds I know. Leela is going to be a big sister this spring, so I’m excited to see her and her family again soon and meet their newest addition.
I have photographed these two twin cuties when they were about 6 months old and again when they were a year old, so I was really excited to see them back for their two year photos! We originally planned for a morning session, and while the light was gorgeous, the girls weren’t having it. It was pretty cold that morning, so we decided to meet again that evening and give it another shot. I’m SO glad we did! It was a little warmer, the girls were happier, and we ended up with some great photos. Mom was due with a baby boy in just a few weeks, and I have no doubt that these two will make fantastic big sisters. :)
I photographed Alexander’s newborn photos back in October at his home in Hugo. I don’t do a lot of in-home, lifestyle type newborn sessions, but I really do love them. The lighting is totally different (using natural light instead of my studio lights), and it gives a different look, which I really like. More than that, though, is that these type of sessions show a more personal look into the baby’s life. I loved taking photos of baby Alexander wearing a puppy hat that a family friend knit, photos of him snuggling with his mama, and photos of his nursery (which, by the way, has the most awesome view!). Alexander was 2 weeks old when I photographed him, and he was a week overdue, so he was pretty alert for most of his session. Every time he’d start to fall asleep, he would pop one eye open, like he wanted to keep an eye on me. It was hilarious! Towards the end of his newborn session, though, he finally fell asleep. They always do. :)
I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this fabulous family for the past two years now, and it’s always a pleasure to see them. We held the session at their home in Ham Lake, where I spent a couple hours hanging out and having fun with them. And I took a *few* photos while I was there, too. :) It was super windy that morning, but the weather was nice and the fall colors were beautiful! Their back yard is a photographers dream, with a small pond, lots of tall grass and greenery. The kids had a great time jumping in the leaf piles that dad was making (getting work done during the photo session – bonus!!), and I had fun watching them have fun and just hanging out as a family. It was a really great afternoon, and I love how the photos turned out. :)
Click the play button to view a slideshow of some of my favorite photos from this Ham Lake family photo session.
I photographed Hudson’s newborn photos back in September, when he was 3 weeks old. He’ll be in for his next session soon, so I figured I’d better get around to blogging these ones before I see him again. :) He was wide awake for most of his newborn session, which is pretty common with a three week old baby, but we did manage to get a couple of sleepy photos, too. I’ve been photographing his sister Alice for the last couple of years, and was so glad that she came along for his session. You could tell what a proud big sister she was – just beaming with pride. :)