Jackson was back for his first birthday session and cake smash! His Mum wanted a camping theme and we discussed colours and and the setup! I have done a lumberjack theme a few times and adjusted it slightly to suit Jackson. As always he was 100% full of personality and is such a joy to photograph! His Mom and I marvelled at his cuteness and she chased him around the studio! We both laughed and laughed during his cake smash because he thought that was pretty tasty!!!
I cannot wait to see him this fall for the last part of his baby plan!
I am so in love with this theme of white boho greenery cake smash!! Whether Mom and I were collaborating on some ideas and she said she wanted this my heart did a little happy dance! I have the sweetest new outfit for it and those floral hoops are my favourite diy I have done in a LONG time! It is so pretty that I even did this theme for my daughters 4th birthday!
Brie was as always so sweet! She is quite stoic and only gave me a few shy smiles but her eyes do all of the talking! She was pleasant and charmed us so many times with her sweet personality (pretty sure she gets that from her Mama!). I loved photographing her again because the last time I saw her she was just a tiny little newborn!!
I always begin my cake smash sessions with a few classic portraits. Capture them sitting or standing, depending what stage they are at. Let them warm up a bit so it doesn’t feel too weird for someone to be holding a big camera to their face! And then we prepare her cake smash setup!
I really cannot wait till he is older and his Mom yells for the first time, “Alvvvvvin!”….or his first Halloween costume with that red hat and red sweater…all teasing aside this is my nephew and we still giggle over his name and it was the name his sweet Momma has been dreaming of for many years, but first came his two sisters.
Nieces and nephews are at the mercy of their aunty…who gets to kiss them (cause it would be a bit weird to kiss strangers babies) and cuddle them a bit longer. Parents are at the mercy because I will do the setups any way I want. We play around and try new things and the end results are always one or two images I am completely in love with for artistic reasons but mostly because they are my people.
Alvin had some nice greenery in his session and please don’t ask for that ivy…I killed it. Apparently my new-found hobby of house plants became a hobby of murdering house plants so we will stick with plastic from now on (or bring your own and I promise my black thumb won’t touch it).
love those phone calls to tell me that a newborn has become a big brother! Owen was only a few days old the first time I met him! He had the most amazing LIPS and that made me wonder if his little brother would too! Ellis did not disappoint! He also had those pouty lips that really make people look twice!
I love working with this family and Ellis decided to keep up with the other tiny people that have been in the studio, by trying so hard to stay wide awake and check out what was happening around him….but he eventually got baby whispered and we began. Big brother wasn’t a BIT shy but needed a little coaxing and patience to get his picture taken. When he finally agreed it was pure magic! I love those siblings shots!!!