I photographed this family in the fall and hours after doing so their daughter got sick (which explained the needing Mama so much during that shoot). This time we scheduled their maternity shoot for the weekend and once again little E. got sick, but thankfully it was a quick bug and this super cute girl was all giggles by the time I had the opportunity to take the photographs. They are expecting baby brother in April but will be leaving in a few weeks so I am glad that I was able to photograph them when I did.
I wish you all the best on your journey and resettlement and that the rest of the pregnancy and delivery go well.
Last month M. contacted me to see if I would be willing to document her husband's return from a deployment. Since I have worked with this family previously, she is another photographer, and I have not had the opportunity to photograph a return before, I told her I would consider it. As the date got closer we worked out more details and I made plans to travel to the homecoming. I was honored to capture the preparation and then the eventual re-connection of this family.
Thank you for your service and the sacrifice that you have been through. I hope that the days ahead go smoothly for you all.
I am continually striving to capture the bond between a mother and child. The first few months of becoming a mother are so hard because everyone is learning the ropes. There are sleepless nights and anxious days as feeding schedules are figured out, teeth come in, and wondering if the child is "behind". There is also much joy and laughter as babies roll, smile, and recognize their Mama.
This gorgeous Mom allowed me to sit in with her and her 5 month old son as they played together. It was a beautiful time of just the two of them interacting and being together. I am so thankful for this opportunity and would love to be allowed to do this with other Moms. If you are interested in figuring out a Mother and Child(ren) shoot please let me know - I'd love to help you remember the loving moments of Motherhood.
This adorable little boy had his days and nights slightly mixed up - which was perfect for me, but not so great for Mom. He did such a good job sleeping and he allowed me to move him around quite a bit which was a great benefit to me. I hope that now that his pictures are finished he is better able to figure out when he really should be awake and asleep.
Last year one of my main goals was to capture connection. I wanted my pictures to help remind people who they were at this stage of their lives. I wanted to show the love and friendship that there was and is between members of the family. I wanted to have less posed shots and more interactive shots. I am continuing to strive to get better at this type of shoot.
I did this session the last part of December. It has special meaning to me because it is my sister and her family. I enjoyed letting the kids play and be themselves while attempting to freeze this moment in time. I hope that they can look back and remember the joy and love that they shared. Plus I made sure to get the extra "sci-fi" sun flare at their request :).
The rain is coming but thankfully we were able to get in this maternity shoot without a drop on us. This couple is expecting mid February and they are obviously excited for this little one to arrive. I hope that the next month goes smoothly for them and I look forward to seeing them again soon to meet the new addition.
Melinda loves photography and hopes this love comes out through her work.