I've been photographing this family for a few years now and I just have to say....they REALLY know how to act in front of a camera! See for yourself if you don't believe me....It's nothing I'm doing, they're just that good!
We've loved photographing his first year of life. Happy Birthday Little Man!
Remember her? As if you could forget, right?
I have had the honor of photographing this beautiful family since they moved here when this breathtaking young lady was just a baby! She's a farm girl at heart, she loves to feed her animals and ride the tractor with her daddy and watching her in her element makes my heart sing! I love and find very interesting that she's not afraid to get dirty AND loves to dress up...it's all there. She's the total package.
Amanda (our designer and associate photographer) thought it would be fun to show an image of her from a few years ago beside our favorite one from today...we LOOOOVE that her "knock you down beauty" is consistent and timeless from year to year. Just lovely.
Another happy grad of our Growin' Like a Weed Baby Program (designed for the first year of life). We started our sessions on the mountain and ended with a big bang for his last session...the Birthday Party!!!! Family was in from everywhere, so we thought it would be fun to document the groups of people who came to celebrate this little punkin!
I love working with this uber hilarious family. :)
Here's some fun stuff....
after the second session (newborn), we printed a "super portrait" of the baby and didn't tell her. This is what she looked like when she walked into the studio and saw it for the first time.
this is what she saw....
sweet, eh? We love looking at that lil' fella everyday. :)
Now, for the family that came to celebrate the birth date of sweet, beautiful boy....
It's so cool to photograph history. The visual of a family tree makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. 3 generations is represented here and every last one of them are fun, FUN, fun! They're a hoot! We laughed and laughed (and sweat and sweat). They wore awesome colors and textures for this session. I believe that one of the keys to selecting wardrobe for a large family is to not over-think it. Go with a few basic colors for your overall palette and tell everyone to wear something in that family. It works!
We did this session in the grandparents backyard. Words (nor these images for that matter) could really do this backyard justice. It's magical. A little wonderland of it's own. If the folks at Pottery Barn ever discovered this place, they would want to do catalog shoot after catalog shoot there. Truly amazing.
If I could have a session like this once a week, I wouldn't know what to do with myself!