I first met the S Family in 2012 when big brother Logan was only a few days old. I was so excited when I learned that they were expecting baby #2, this time a girl, and even more excited when they asked me to photograph Riley during her first few weeks of life as well. I love working with the S Family because they’re all so genuinely kind and you can tell they have a lot of love and respect for each other. And they’re FUN! I love it when families are fun. : ) So, without further ado, I introduce you all to Riley. A sweet little thing who has nothing but amazing things in store for her.
Category Archives: maternity & newborns
I met up with the Y family a few weeks ago to do a maternity session before their new baby arrives. Maternity sessions have always been on the top of my favorites list. There’s so much joy and anticipation when a family is expecting a new addition. I first photographed the Y family a couple years ago and it’s been so fun watching their son grow and now watching their whole family grow. And, can I just say, I really treasure families that value maternity photos. I didn’t take any professional photos during my first two pregnancies, but when I was pregnant with our third baby I asked a very sweet and gifted photographer friend to capture images of this fleeting time in our family’s life. Looking back at the images from my own maternity session, I realize how important it is and I’m SO thankful that I have those photos to cherish. In fact, as I type this, I’m staring at 3 gigantic canvases from that session. Such treasures my friends!
The handsome big brother:
And I couldn’t help but include these last few. We were fininshing up with our final images on the bridge and this was supposed to be a photo of just mom by herself. As I was snapping away I caught a flash of blue out of the corner of my eye. I got a good laugh out of these when I saw them. As a mom of three boys myself, I can absolutely relate to moments like these. : )
Hey Austin Families! In the month of April, I will be working on a handful of portfolio building projects and I could use your help. If you (or someone you know) fits one of the categories below, please let me know. All sessions will take place during the dates of April 9-April 13.
Lifestyle – this session will take place in your home and will focus on capturing your family’s every day candid moments. A home with ample natural light is required. Seeking a family with 1-3 children. Session will be 1-2 hours in length and will be held in the morning.
Maternity – calling all moms-to-be! Looking for an expectant mother who will be 28-32 weeks pregnant at the time of the shoot. This session will take place in a nature/field setting in the late afternoon or early evening and will last approximately one hour. Solo images will be captured as well as with your husband/significant other. Siblings are welcome.
Engagement/Couple – the ideal couple will be in their 20′s or 30′s, head over heels in love, and comfortable in front of the camera. This session will take place in a nature/field setting in the late afternoon or early evening and will last approximately one hour.
Family – this session will take place at either a field/nature location or an urban location. Family should include 1-3 children between the ages of 6 months to teen. This session will take place in the late afternoon or early evening and will last approximately one hour.
All participants will receive a $400 gift certificate that can be used on any digital or print collection. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
My household is full of boys. Between my husband, our 3 sons, and our smelly old basset hound Charlie, I’m completely outnumbered. I was so excited when my brother-in-law and his wife became pregnant with their first daughter (the sweet thing pictured below). They’re now expecting baby #2 and just found out … it’s another girl! Finally a little less testosterone in this family. Ha! I had a chance to grab a few shots of their growing family last weekend at one of my new favorite spots. I can’t wait to meet my niece in May!
Since my days are occupied with three rambunctious boys, it’s always a treat when I get to spend time with sweet little girls who wear bows in their hair and lots of pink. I just don’t ever see that in my house. I spent some time with the Z family a couple weeks ago and had fun playing around at one of my new favorite little nooks. It’s beautiful this time of year in San Diego (ok, so it’s beautiful any time of year in San Diego) and we couldn’t have asked for a more picture perfect session together. The weather was nice, the sun was out, and we even stopped for a snack break (this sweet cheeked little lady was kind enough to share her Wheat Thins with me … just one of the many perks that come with this job!). I can’t wait for baby #2 to arrive in the Spring … I know for sure there’s a big sister who is super excited too!
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;