I took Haven over to the studio to capture her two year old milestone session. I feel like she has grown up so much since turning 2. She is one tiny bundle of spunk and sass these days, and I just love her to pieces.
Simple setups are one of my favorite things to do in studio. I just love these number backdrops that we have.
My boys will be 6 and a half this month! I took them over to the studio to get there six year old milestone photos. I love these foam numbers that we have at the studio – just perfect for a yearly photo! It’s also really fun to compare them all side by side and see how they grow in comparison to the height of the number.
I recently had the amazing opportunity to attend the Click Away photography conference in Dana Point, California. While I was there, I was lucky enough to attend a class all about shooting in full sun, taught by the extremely talented Twyla Jones. I personally love to shoot at golden hour or in beautiful back light situations, but sometimes that just isn’t possible. Especially considering the fact that I shoot my own kids everyday, and quite frankly a lot of our lives happen in full sun! And even though we had some clouds and not always a harsh sun, it was still so great to watch Twyla work and get some of her tips for dealing with full sun.
We had the most beautiful mother-daughter models for our session! Could these two be any more gorgeous?!?
And even though we were hoping for a bright, sunny sun, I’m certainly not going to complain about the crazy beautiful clouds and sky that we had that day.
We all could not get over how much the mom looked like Jessica Biel? Am I right?
This was my first time ever being in California, but I always love shooting on the beach. Dana Point was amazing because not only did we have this gorgeous sand and ocean, but we had these mountains off in the background.
After Every Storm There Is a Rainbow of Hope…to say that Wes and Tara had to walk through a storm is a bit of an understatement, but they have weathered it all for many, many years and now have their sweet Rainbow Baby on the way.
I remember years ago seeing a silhouette image similar to this one and sending it to Tara saying we should do something like this one day to capture all of your beautiful children. She said sure, but we never got around to making it. Again, this was quite a long time ago, and honestly I had forgotten about the idea, so when we were planning her maternity session and Tara mentioned it, I knew we had to make it happen. I knew there had been several miscarriages. I knew approximately when a few of them were, but when I asked Tara how many silhouettes I need to find, and she responded with “seven” – my heart sank. I knew there was one before Faith. I knew there were some before they ending up finding their way to Abby and Brody, and I knew there were a couple before this pregnancy, but I had never put that altogether in my mind. Looking at this image… looking at the reality and loss that they went through so many times, I cried. I messaged Tara and told her how incredibly strong I thought she was.
That’s what I see in this image. I see the strength of two parents and the amazing love they have for their children. ALL of their children.
I know God has a plan for all of us. I know without that plan, and some of this loss, we probably wouldn’t have Abbyella and Brody in our lives. Which I will be forever grateful for, but I am also very grateful that God decided to give Wes and Tara this sweet Rainbow Baby. Just look at all that love that this baby is going to be surrounded by.
I don’t get to photograph Bryleigh nearly as much as I did when she was little. She is busy with gymnastics and cheerleading these days, so I was so happy when she stopped by to see my at the studio. Doesn’t she have the best smile?
I love this Wildflower dress she had one, and she brought lots of fun accessories to play around with.