This session was a year in the making. Last year we tried and tried to get to the beach, but with parents as busy as I am and bad weather we couldn’t make it happen! Finally we all had a free day AND it didn’t rain!! Yay! I’ve done cake smashes for two of these little girls and now look at them! I can not believe how big they have gotten!! This family has been letting me take photos of them since I started this little venture. They have sent so many referrals my way. Those are two things that mean the world to me and I can not thank them enough!
You really can’t beat the beach for photos. The secret is to do it at the right time of day when the sun is all yellow and “glowy”! Ok the sun is always yellow and “glowy” but if you want nice portraits you have to get the timing right. We had it down for this portrait in Newport! Korey is the kind of little girl you envision when one imagines a portrait on the beach. Mom and Dad picked out the perfect dress and even brought a pretty shell for a prop. Let’s not forget to mention the hair! A big shout out to Mom for maintaining that long beautiful hair! I have a daughter and know what it’s like to brush a little girl’s hair… It’s not fun. Not only was Korey’s hair perfect but she also had the cutest starfish barrette in the back. My favorite part of the session was at the end when Korey (and myself) got right in the ocean to take some of the best photos of the day!
There is nothing that stresses me out more than a portrait session with these guys. Don’t get me wrong! They aren’t pains. They aren’t demanding. I just love them all so which puts added pressure on me because I want to do the best job ever! Mommy is a dear friend and these girls have become two of the best friends ever to my kids. My daughter, Zoe, and Ava have loved each other since they met in Gymboree class when they were almost two years old. They have done so much for me and my family and this is why when it’s time to do photos I personally want to knock it out of the park. Now that Christmas cards are out and gifts have been given I can finally share this session with you! It may be cold outside but we will be at the beach again in a couple of months! Until then warm up with these pics and remember… summer is almost here (I swear!!).
Last year this family contacted me in the hopes of a beach family portrait. Time started to tick as well as the seasons and we ended up doing a fall session in Colt State Park. Everyone loved the photos, but this is a beach family. Beach families need some beach photos! This year we got them in time. Mom does a great job coordinating the family’s wardrobe for these sessions! The most common question I get is “What do I wear to my family portrait?”. I may have to direct people to this session so they can see what works! We were able to do this session the night before school started. One last taste of summer!
I love maternity sessions! It’s one of those sessions that you didn’t know you wanted until after the baby is born. Thankfully Melanie and Mike knew they wanted to capture this short time in their lives before it was too late. You are only pregnant for 9 months. It seems like forever when you are going through it, but it really isn’t a long time. I think a maternity session is about the soon to be parents. This is a time of excitement and anticipation. Newport has been a big part of Melanie and Mike’s relationship. They had their engagement photos taken there, the wedding took place there so what better spot for their maternity shoot? Melanie has been doing a pregnancy exercise boot camp. I’m truly impressed with this since when I was pregnant the most I did was walk across the house. Her trainer gave her a pair of sneakers for their new little girl. I’m so happy she thought to bring them to our session. It’s a great way to remember the time before the baby and everything that happened leading up to this amazing moment…