It is so hard to believe that it has been a year already since this little beauty was in my studio for the first time! Now Aria is a busy one year old! She is quite the trooper after starting her session off with a bang… literally… right off of the stool! She pulled herself together though and blessed us with lots of sweet smiles and a few ornery ones as well! Thank you Matt & Katy for sharing your blessing with me and I look forward to continue watching Aria grow!
Floral background by Fancy Fabrics & Props
Barnwood background by Photo Props Floors & Backdrops
Pink background by Savage Universal
I’m often asked when the best time is for a portrait session and when I tell my clients right after sunrise or just before sunset they usually look at me like I have three heads… especially if there are children involved! I honestly don’t tell you this just to torture you, I tell you this because I want you to have fabulous portraits! I will give you great images at any time of the day, but the best light and some of my most awesome images are just as the sun comes up or as it’s on it’s way out.
Yesterday, I captured an absolute perfect example of this. I had the privilege of capturing some sweet cuties at a local orchard. We started at about 9:15 AM and this photo was captured at about 9:45. Is it cute? Yes! Do Mom and Grandma love it? Absolutely! Is the lighting a little iffy? Unfortunately, yes. Those blown out spots, and super bright background are hard to work with sometimes, not to mention how a bright sun makes for squinty kids. This is still a great shot and as the tress fill up with leaves it is easier to capture during the day.
Now take a look at this next image. GORGEOUS! This portrait was taken at about 7:30 PM at the exact same location! We used the same row and the same tree as our backdrop. Seriously, just look at that light! The natural glow of the sunset just adds a warmth to everything and it’s so smooth… there aren’t any glowing hot spots on someone’s head!
So do you believe me when i say that the light makes all the difference? I’m really not trying to be mean and I do want to work with you when your kids are going to be happiest so we will make whatever situation work. I’m a professional photographer, that’s what we do!
Plus if you are willing to work with me super early in the morning or late at night, we can capture some cool images like these…
Flynn decided to take his good ol’ time getting here. His mom was sure he’d arrive before valentine’s day, but he decided to wait until the 19th. So he was a little older then I typically shoot for with my newborns because of our trip to Disney but my first day back home we got to it and he was a dream! Although he did give mom a nice shower just as we were starting family photos! Dad was glad he waited until after we were done with the shots in his dress uniform I am also glad that mom and dad were open to a snow shot even though it was starting to get warm outside. I had the items for this shot, but never had the chance to use it and this was it! He nailed it!
Thank you Casey and Trey for choosing F2 Photography to capture your sweet little boy’s first photos!
You can check out his video here, https://youtu.be/xytvtpEedqE
Top hat by Harley Mae Designs
Green blanket by Roses and Ruffles
Scarf & owl hat by Clayhill Knits
Navy blue pant and hat set by WoolNMe Creations
PS – Don’t you just love his super thick frown line right between his eyes?
Adam & Alex came to the studio to help me try out a new backdrop. The company that I purchased this backdrop from was in need of a few sample images and they delivered with their cool super hero gear! Thanks to Jenn for bringing the boys down to help!
Backdrop by Photo Prop Floors & Backdrops
I had the privilege of capturing Catherine & Sarah in there home on January 1st of this year. Catherine and Sarah had a bit of an early start on life so they spent some time in the NICU before being able to come home. The girls were actually almost 3 months when I was finally able to meet up with them and capture a few newborn type photos. Even at 3 months, they were they size of newborns! Their mom, Courtney, is an awesome midwife at the Waynesboro Hospital and I’ve had the privilege to work with her in the past as I captured a birth session and hope to work with her again in the future both in the hospital and with her family. Thank you Courtney & Richard for asking me to capture your sweet girls!
I recently have had a small influx of newborns in the studio and I am LOVING every minute of it! Sweet Norah absolutely rocked her session. She was a little angel although she would not unclench her tiny fists for anything! Thanks to Rachel and Brandt for trusting me to capture this important milestone!
Check out her video at https://youtu.be/wOWwoy-jiVA