My final rewind post and my final post of 2011! What an amazing, amazing year! I can’t wait for 2012 – to meet new familes and to see everyone again. 2012 is going to be a big year for new siblings! Four of my families are expecting a new baby this year!! I can’t wait to meet the little ladies and gents!
This last batch of photos includes some of my favorites kids and photos. Older kids can be a little intimidating because if they don’t like you… well you know it! They have hit a point of self awareness. Now all of a sudden they have opinions on what they want to do for the pictures and how they want to look. I love it when they can have some fun with me – when they say “Take a picture of this!” and do something pretty ridiculous. In this post is a family I’ve done pictures for around 6 times now! They love pictures, my kind of family! I love my sassy rockstar with her tinsel star backdrop. The one’s in her roller skates are awesome! A lot of these kids’ parents were my friends in high school. My daughter also makes an appearance in this one. She is sitting on ledge in front of the roll up grate. Speaking of my little girl this post features her best friend from birth, her best friend from Gymboree and her best friend for school. She is a lucky girl to have so many buddies. Putting these posts together has made me feel lucky as well. Thanks for letting me photograph what you love the most – your families! Happy New Year!
What fun I had this holiday season taking pictures of all these cute kids! I posted some pictures on my Facebook page. Now I have some going up here, but I still haven’t covered everyone! I think I did pictures for almost all of my past clients and met so many new families on top of that. It was a pleasure and an honor to take your babies’ photos. As a Mommy of two I know how fast they change and sometimes you just want to freeze them at a certain age. Years from now I hope the pictures I took will bring you back to this particular time in their life. I’ve been getting a lot of holiday cards from clients that used my photo on their card. I have to say it makes me feel good!
So here are some of the many holiday pics taken over the past month or so. Enjoy!
It’s a crazy time of year trying to get everyone their photos before the holidays arrive. I sort of vowed not to blog until all my portraits were done and in my clients’ hands. I just couldn’t resist posting some pictures from Sarah and Charlie’s photo shoot last week. These two are so adorable. Sarah loves the camera and the camera loves her. Charlie might not love the camera as much, but what 4 year old wants to sit for pictures? Boring! He kept trying to block his face with his foot. Little did he know when he dropped his foot out of the way he was smiling and looking totally adorable. His little game of not getting any pictures done turned into a game that made for awesome ones! I win!
After the “Holiday Look” we did some more casual portraits.
I love these pictures! I mentioned that my studio is cool inside and out. I found this little nook and thought it would be fun for pictures. I was right.
Such fun expressions…
There is just something about Rosie. I love her. It’s sort of funny because the first time I took pictures of her wasn’t the easiest shoot for me. I pretty much chased her around some gardens for almost two whole hours! She did not want me to take her picture. The photos ended up being some of my favorites. After doing those portraits I have been looking forward to taking Rosie’s pictures again.
Rosie’s Mom loves stars. Sort of like a certain photographer I know. When she saw the set up we had for our holiday mini shoots she wanted Rosie to have her portrait done in front of them. Thankfully she was smart enough to book a whole portrait session instead of a mini. Who knows if Rosie would warm up in 20 minutes? Actually Rosie ended up having a great time getting her pictures done. She didn’t want to leave the studio when it was done!
See what I mean? don’t you just love her?
These pictures kill me!
Perfect girl for this backdrop!!
Who are the two most photographed kids in the world? These two kids! Why? Because they are mine! I have SO many pictures of them and I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is Max and Zoe. It’s Max’s first Christmas which means this year is his first apperance on our holiday card! It’s his big debut! It’s an old hat for Zoe though. She is totally into getting her picture taken.
My husband loves the tie. He said that Max looks like “a drunk republican”
Zoe lurking in the back wondering why she isn’t front and center in these pictures..
She’s back in the spotlight! Max is not too happy about it! Photo shoot done!