Doing newborn sessions is always special, but is is especially nice when the mama is a dear friend of mine! Becca and I have known each other for a VERY long time. (I'm not going to attempt to tell you how long)... but the birth of Caly is one that she has waited for and talked about forever!!
Little fingers, little ear, little toes... things that will not stay little forever.
Caly slept all the way through our mini session!! She didn't wake to complain once - which never happens! Especially at 11 days old. But she did!! Hopefully that's a good sign for how she'll eventually sleep through the night too!!
Esha is a Cinco de Mayo birthday girl!! So her family and friends celebrated with her in style!! From onesies to decorations - everything was decked out for an international party!
Being ONE, means she doesn't need help putting on her hats... and it's more adorable when she does it herself!
I wish I knew the name of the cake baker, this cake was gorgeous!! And how smart to make the smash cake the little hat on top.
Of course there was a Piñata! What kind of party would it be without one?!? So the three kids that were there, all got a swing... unfortunately none of them were strong enough to actually break it open, so the Dads had to step in and help out.
The kids didn't mind, because the candy was all that really mattered.
Winnie was nice enough to sit for pictures... you can clearly see that Winnie is not enjoying their interaction as much as Esha is. (I didn't make Winnie endure it for too long - but being a big sister to Esha means, this is just part of her job).
The cake was placed a little too close and Esha managed to swipe a bit of icing before we were ready for her. And below, you'll see she was fascinated by the flame (no worries, no one allowed her to actually touch it).
After the singing, and help her her candle, it was time to tear into that cake.
Happy 1st Birthday Miss Esha!!
Kids are curious, and playful and really a delight - if you allow them space to be themselves. So when I photograph families, it's not something that we squeeze into just 10 minutes - not if you want "real" smiles. I let them be the boss, and be curious, and we go exploring...
This picture below came when the youngest, Luke, heard me clicking the shutter and asked, "what's that sound?" So I clicked the shutter again, and asked, "that sound?" He nodded yes. And I explained that it's the little doors in my camera opening and shutting every time I take a picture. I asked the boys if they'd like to watch the doors open and close? But that it would only do it fast if they were smiling. Although these aren't their best giggly smiles... it is their curiosity smiles... and those are good too.
The last time I photographed this family was when Liam, the oldest, was a newborn... so it was so nice to see the both boys and their personalities!
A girl with a camera, trying to be creative out loud. I keep my clients as friends; believe in endless possibilities. and have decided that 2018 is a year to spread my wings.