Why does it feel like I never blogged these sweet kids and their Milk and Cookies Sessions?!? Oh, yeah, because I am WAYYYYY behind. <—– Story of my life!
It is always fun to plan our annual Children’s Christmas Sessions.
This year I thought I would take it back to our VERY first theme from 2011, Milk and Cookies!
Each child got to sip milk and nibble on cookies all while adorning their coziest christmas pajamas! Who wouldn’t love that?!?!
At the end of each session the kids all received a personalized cookie courtesy of ME, yep I also bake, and never sleep.
What can I say about the Trainor family? I mean besides the obvious adorableness! I have had the privilege of watching them blossom from a young couple anticipating the arrival of there first child to a beautiful family of four!
Their faces say it all…pure happiness.
But, how could you not be happy raising these two adorable little fellas?
It is a yearly tradition I have come to cherish, my session with the Hooper family! Every year I am amazed at their ability to nail their session in record time.
This year we were met with some extra challenges. Our original session date was postponed by Hurricane Matthew.
So we set another date only to arrive at the preplanned beach access point to find several photographers and their clients who had their cars broken into and a park ranger who was “going to lock us in”…so needless to say…we hurried to find another nearby beach access with only minutes to spare before sunset.
In pure Hooper fashion these four cranked out smiles and delight and we completed there session with only minute of daylight left.
To say I am thankful for those who continue to support this little business of mine year after year would be an understatement. Even as I evolve and change my business there are so many of you who continue to allow me to capture your memories. While I know you could easily go to someone who is offering slightly out of focus images for $30 sessions, you choose my art and trust my vision. I am eternally gratefully for you all!
Scroll below to view a quick trip down memory lane and enjoy this family’s past session highlights! <3
Miss C is One! I have had the pleasure of photographing little miss C since she came to the studio for her newborn sessions when she was just a few days old. She is one of the most photogenic kids I have ever worked with….even if she mean mugs me half the time! I was really excited when her mommy contacted me about planning a cake smash session for her. Even if I cannot wrap my head around her being one already.
Miss C’s mommy made this adorable cake and her awesome banner too! Much like her newborn session Miss C played hard to get…thankfully we were able to get some adorable images of her 1st birthday milestone. I mean…the one of her looking at her newborn portrait..COME ON, stop the cuteness!!! Even when she’s giving me her serious stare she is just a doll face! <3
Well, it seems Miss C isn’t a big fan of cake. I cannot relate, at all! However we were able to capture her sweet little spirit despite her distaste for cake.
When Miss K’s mommy contacted me about her cake smash I was ECSTATIC!! Alice in Wonderland is one of my all time favorite stories! I immediately started searching for the perfect props to make my vision come alive. there were a lot off Alice in ONEderland themed mins on Pinterest, but I wanted something unique. When my cake goddess, Liberty of Creative Cakes by Liberty, moved away I knew no one would ever be able to meet my expectations like Liberty did. So I challenged myself to learn to make and decorate cakes….this is BY FAR my favorite. Miss K. wasn’t too impressed with the cake but she surprised both her momma and me with tons of adorable images! Can I take a moment to brag on mommy for this adorable Alice inspired tutu outfit! Come on, how adorable!!!! You can view her entire gallery here.
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If you are anything like me, then Back to School time is a busy time for your family. Before the new school year dust settles we are inundated with homework, rules, paperwork fundraisers, and fall school portraits. If you are anything like me you forget your child has picture day and they end up in an old t-shirt with bedhead!! I always feel obligated to buy the terrible photos anyway because, well, because it is my baby!! I can’t just let them throw pictures away of my baby!! Not to mention keeping the tradition alive of keeping a school photo each year and comparing growth from one grade to the next. Well after a few years of less than stellar school pictures I decided to be proactive this year and take my kiddos back to school photos, Simply Newborn style!
They ended up being adorable and I decided to open them up to all of you! I am thrilled with the results!!! If you missed out, don’t worry I think this will be an annual affair.
This adorable and squishy baby girl was in the studio a few weeks ago! Is there really anything better than a squishy baby?????
She made me work HARD for these shots, but I am ridiculously patient. Babies…fair warning, I ALWAYS win!! Lol.
I really love how these images turned out.
When I made the decision to eliminate bold colors in my prop stash and use only neutrals I KNEW I was going to love it!!!! What a timeless, classic gallery this lucky momma gets. 🙂 I want to have them in MY house!
Serious props to her big brother, he was so well behaved and really set the bar for sibling shots!
If you are expecting, make sure you book BEFORE you deliver. We are almost booked for the year. It makes me sad to turn people away because we are booked and they didn’t book ahead of time.
It is always wonderful when a family chooses to work with you over again. I have had the pleasure of working with this family since Miss M. was a newborn.
I cannot believe this is the last milestone session before this little man is ONE….time flies when you’re having fun I guess! I have really enjoyed watching Mr. C grow, but I am a tad sad he is getting so big so fast!!
For this milestone we ventured to Riverside. We had beautiful weather and thankfully NO RAIN! I think you would agree that we were able to get some adorable images to document his 10.5 months!
Big sister was a little sad this wasn’t her session so I snuck in a few of her…I cannot believe she is so grown up!! Seems like yesterday we were rocking and shushing her so she would fall asleep for her newborn session.
I hope you enjoy the many faces of Miss M. as much as I do!
Such a gorgeous little one…daddy may be in trouble when she is older. <3