Baby Boy S. at 7 Days
This adorable little man made his parents wait until 10 days after his due date before he decided to enter the world. He slept most of the first part of the session but when it came to family and parents shots he decided he wanted to be awake. He was so solemn during the pictures with his daddy and his uniforms, it was adorable.
Thank you for the opportunity to photograph your little one and I hope that the days ahead are good ones and that you have much joy as you care for your son.
To Have and To Hold
I do so many different types of sessions: maternity, newborn, child, and family - but the one group of people that I rarely get to photograph is couples. When J. asked me if I would be willing to photograph her and her husband I was excited for the possibility. So when I saw the perfect spot I contacted them and helped style a shoot for them. J. and I were both on the same page as to what type of shoot she wanted - an intimate, mainly un-posed couples shoot.
Of course the sky was lovely all day until right before the shoot. But in a way that was good. It challenged me to play with the lights a bit more and to concentrate on them as a couple - and not just getting my back-light just right. I enjoyed watching them grow comfortable with me being there and just walking with them. They are a lovely and loving couple and I am so thankful they allowed me to capture them together.
The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Another one of my cherished customers is moving on. I know that in the environment that we live in it is bound to happen, but it always makes me sad. I envy the photographer that will get this family next as they have always been a pleasure to work with - and I am disappointed I won't be there for this little man's birthday coming up in a few months. This shoot was also special since it included a very proud grandma and grandpa.
Thank you so much for trusting me and for letting me into so many moments of your lives over this last year. I wish you all the best and pray that your transition to your new home is a smooth one.
An Evening Ramble
When I was contacted to do this shoot I realized that I had been contacted by them last August and somehow setting up an actual day and time for the shoot had fallen through the cracks - so please note - as organized as I try to be sometimes my personal life gets crazy and being a mom of two young children means that I do not always have everything 100% squared away. So if you contact me and I for some reason forget to get back to you please contact me again.
Thankfully J. was understanding (and her life had been put on pause for a time) so she was still willing to work with me. I am so glad since she had the perfect location for a fun lifestyle family shoot. My heart is so happy when I look through these pictures and I hope that this adorable family loves them as well.
Thank you for your patience and for a beautiful location, I can't wait to take my kids here.
Sunday was pretty cold and dreary and I wasn't sure if we would be able to do the shoot due to rain, but once again I am thankful that the rain held off until later in the evening.
These two sisters, with their cute cowboy boots on, were able to play and giggle white I attempted to make sure that they didn't just stand and pose for the camera (although I did get some super cute posed shots too). I'm thankful that by the end of the shoot they were willing to get their pants dirty and relax in front of the camera.
Spring Maternity - Summer Baby
I was thankful that this maternity session didn't end up being rained out and that we even had some sunshine with a mix of the clouds and wind - Yay spring. This lovely couple is 32 weeks along and getting ready to meet their little girl in July. It was fun to watch them laugh and interact with each other and the two of them appeared to forget I was there every once in a while and really enjoy each other's company. Thank you for allowing me that glimpse into your relationship and I hope that these next few weeks go smoothly with much laughter and togetherness.
Soaking it all in
On Mother's Day the weather was perfect for so many activities so I went ahead and took the opportunity to photograph this beautiful family. I don't usually get to photograph teens so when I do I am always pleasantly surprised when they not only listen to direction but smile and hold still for more than 2 seconds. And I was able to concentrate on the youngest for a bit and I got to hear his fun imaginative stories.
It was a pleasant way to spend the evening and I am glad that I finally was able to photograph this family.
Warm Nights waiting on Baby
This Mother's Day weekend was amazingly beautiful and I am so grateful that I not only got to spend time with my own family but I was also able to do a few shoots.
I had the pleasure of working with this lovely lady who is due to give birth in a few weeks. Although she isn't in front of a camera much I am so glad that she felt comfortable enough with me to smile and even laugh a little. We did have a few issues with some stinging nettle but really, the shots I got while lying in it were worth it in the end.
It was a pleasure working with you both and I hope that these next few weeks are somewhat relaxing before this big change and I look forward to seeing you and your little one soon.
Sunshine beautiful Sunshine
The weather last week had me biting my nails as I watched the weather hourly (my 3 year old daughter now checks my weather app because of my obsession). Thankfully the sun does come out after the storm - even here - and I was able to do a beautiful morning shoot. Thankfully A. was willing to brave the cold and stinging nettle for my vision and I had a hard time picking pictures for her preview. I am sure you will see one or two more pictures from this shoot in the week to come.
Melinda loves photography and hopes this love comes out through her work.