Oh, Riley! I had so much fun on my shoot with this little girl. She is free-spirited, happy and a blast to be with! I absolutely love capturing kids Riley’s age because they typically LOVE to have their picture made and are up for anything. When Riley’s mom told me she wanted to bring her cheerleading outfit for some pictures, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I love this session!!!
My dearest Hannah Grace,
In October, you turned 18 months old. The past 2 years have been the scariest yet most amazing years of my life. You have taught me more about myself in this short time than I could have ever imagined. It’s hard to believe that 2 years ago at this time, I was anxiously awaiting an ultrasound that would let us know whether you were a little boy or a little girl. I knew all along you were my sweet baby girl though…
In the past 6 months, you have grown leaps and bounds. You’re trying to talk, are obsessed with turtles and love to read. We read your favorite book, The Going To Bed Book, every night. Sometimes we read it several times. I usually have a lot of work to do after you go to bed, but I enjoy every moment reading to you and always love when you say “again.” I know these nights won’t last forever, so I’m taking them when I can.
For Halloween this year, I dressed you up as a giraffe. Everyone thought you looked pretty cute, including yourself. You twirled in the mirror and patted your tutu. You’re such a sweet girl!
Even though you are growing up WAY too fast, I love watching you learn and discover this great big world around you! I love you, my Gracie girl.
I absolutely love lifestyle newborn sessions. I only take a limited amount due to having tons of family and children’s sessions that keep me busy, but when I get to do a lifestyle newborn session I feel honored that parents allow me to be a part of this special time in their lives.
Mandy and Steve were no exception. When Mandy contacted me about doing her maternity photos I was so excited when she expressed interest in a lifestyle newborn session. Lifestyle newborn sessions are much different than traditional newborn sessions in that there is no posing of the baby. I just capture the love that a family has between one another during this special time. We did Mandy’s maternity session and patiently awaited Abigail’s arrival. Mandy suffered through A LOT of complications during Abigail’s delivery, but she made it through and is now on the end. She is blessed to have an amazing husband who not only took care of their precious baby girl those first few weeks, but also took care of her. Mandy and Steve are such an amazing couple and Abigail is blessed to have them as parents!!
Now the part you’ve all been waiting for… The pictures!!!
See that arch? Mandy’s dad made it from scratch and they were married under it! Isn’t that special??
Ah, the Huffman family. I absolutely LOVE this family! I’ve been photographing all of the Huffman kids since they were babies and I love them as if they were my own! This was the first time I photographed Brandi & Troy (mom and dad) with Addy and Carson and we all had such a fun time! You’ll notice a 3rd little one in the last photo, that’s cousin Cora! I’ve photographed her too 😉 Check out their previews below and leave them some love in the comments!!