Andddddd half a year later I am just blogging these photos now?!? I have no clue how I missed posting these back in October, but I hope you’ll forgive me. Just like that saying, better late than never, right?
I’ve known Morgan for a long time, since we were kids and showed horses together and her mom used to give me riding lessons when I first started out. I even did her and Ryan’s engagement session back in 2012 (click here). Morgan contacted me while she was expecting and inquired about newborn photos for their baby and of course I said yes!
Preston was a joy to work with, and was a super easy baby to pose. Made my job a little easier 😉
This was the only smirk we got out of him.
Cuddles with momma…
… and Daddy.
Not too long ago, I was present to watch this little man be born into this world. At first my sister didn’t really want anyone extra present during his birth but that changed and she even asked me to take some birth photographs. Those photos are still some of my favorites photos I’ve ever taken and I think what draws me to them is the raw emotion seen. I’ve said it before, but lifestyle photography is hands down my favorite “style” of photography. Anyone can pose in front of a camera and look pretty, but it’s about remembering the feelings; being able to look at a photo and have the memories wash over to you. Those photos represent just that, the hype of a newborn’s birthday and the emotions that surround it: excitement, anticipation, nervousness, strength, happiness, and so many more. I also took video during her labor & delivery and put together a mini movie for her to always have. As a matter of fact I watched it again the other day, and it’s so moving. I would never ask her to share it publicly because it’s such a personal, private, and tender moment but I still secretly want to share a few (tasteful) images from that day… still have to pluck up the courage to ask that one (oops… I think I just did). 🙂
But, back to the present, a few weeks back Shelley & I were over at our Mom’s farm with the kids and we headed out at sunset to do a One Year Session with Jack Jack, and also sneak in a few shots of both the kids that I used as a mother’s day gift. But, before I start sharing those you can find Jackson’s previous photoshoots below!
Newborn session HERE
Five month session HERE
Just want to eat him up!
I was kinda walking in circles trying to figure out where I wanted to shoot. It was before any of the trees really blossomed so there weren’t a lot of pretty locations but this spot pretty much hit me on the head when I walked past a row of tall skinny pines and there it was, glorious light and all.
He has a very serious side too.
My favorite of the night!
And here’s a few shots of Jackson and Rhilyn together.
This one cracks Shelley & I up. So cute!
And finally, one of Grandma and her babies. 🙂
I introduced Rhilyn to one of the Walt Disney classics a week or so ago, one of my favorites as a child, Peter Pan. Ever since, whenever we head outside to play our backyard becomes Neverland. She runs around looking for Captain Hook and Tinkerbell, hops aboard the Jolly Roger to sail the skies & seas, and of course uses pixie dust to fly. But before setting forth to the second star on the right, we had to get some other playtime out of the way…
Have you ever seen such a sight? Mowing the grass in a dress and heels.
Of course it’s probably just the bubbles that pop out of the mower that she loves.
Not sure what she was doing here quite honestly… Looks like a somersault but she never made it up and over.
And now for the fun!
Gasp… I think she’s spotted Tinker Bell! Off to go catch her!
Got her! She shook some pixie dust into her hand, blew it off and cried “PIXIE DUST AWAY!”
And she’s off and flying!!!! (Cue Peter Pan music… “Off to Neverland”).
She’s made it safely to Neverland and has boarded the Jolly Roger, except I’m afraid Captain Hook is no where to be found…
Looking for Hook…
… but she’s spotted Mr. Crocodile whom she fears has ate the codfish Captain!
And it was at this point she was getting hungry herself, so we flew the Jolly Roger back home and retired inside for some dinner. Until next time!