Category Archives: Babies

Anika Turns One! | Cakesmash Session [July 2015]

Do any of you remember my sister-in-law and her fiancé? I did their maternity session HERE, Anika’s Newborn session HERE, and their fall family session last year HERE. This past July (yes, I’m pretty behind on blogging) I took her ONE YEAR photos. Can you believe it?! Because I can’t. These kiddos grow up so fast.

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This was the FIRST FRAME of the session. This girl knows how to lay it on and she was spectacular for her photos! The color version is equally beautiful of this shot, but I know how much Momma loves her black and whites!

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Her Grandma got her the cutest romper to wear!

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Is she not the cutest!

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Here she was trying to look around me, making eyes at Daddy!

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Here the direct sunlight really brings out the beautiful colors in her eyes.

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This little wicker basket was used in her newborn session as well (see pic here) so we knew we had to use it again.

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Stick with me guys! This post is chocked full of photographs. Now we’re on to the fun part…. CAKE SMASH!

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Her Momma Alexis made this giant cupcake all herself and we think she did a great job. It tasted fantastic too!

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She was such a champ at smashing her cake at her birthday party but for some reason on this night she wasn’t very into it.

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Perhaps the size of the cupcake was intimidating? Once Mom cut it apart she did a little better 😛

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Hello there!

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Such a happy girl.

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This one cracks me up. She may just be licking frosting off the tray but I’d like to think she’s taking a rest from all of that cake, haha.

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Happy Birthday Anika!!! Sorry it took me so long to get your photos blogged 😉 😉

Jackson Cecil Morris B. – One Year Old!

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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

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Just want to eat him up!

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Cheese face!

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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.

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He has a very serious side too.

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My favorite of the night!

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And here’s a few shots of Jackson and Rhilyn together.

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This one cracks Shelley & I up. So cute!

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And finally, one of Grandma and her babies. 🙂

Jackson is Five Months

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Do you remember this little guy?? Well, he’s my little buddy. Jackson will turn ONE in just a couple of months. We have started to gather some ideas for his cake smash session because you better believe that we are doing one. It took me forever to get his newborn photos blogged, and now it has taken me a long time to get these updated pics blogged too. We took these back in September when he was 5 months old, over at his (my sister’s) place. Turned out… there were some pretty cool areas over there for photos!

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That’s it my friends! Soon you’ll be seeing more of this cute face once we do his cake smash session. Hmmmmmmm decisions decisions…………