So I showed up for this session at Forest Park in Noblesville and nearly didn’t recognize my good friend, Chandra…she got a fantastic (and much shorter!) hair style:
I think that style was made for her She’s gorgeous no matter what, but that cut is just too cute!
One of the reasons for our mid-summer session was to capture photos with their newest family member (he’s the furry one—isn’t he adorable?!):
I adore this one of Jeff and Chandra:
Love, love, love this one:
I very much enjoyed their family dynamic…
So. much. fun.
And soon I’ll be taking photos of Chandra with her horse…can’t wait!
I love my job. I get to play with toddlers, chit chat with kids, and snuggle newborns. What’s not to like?
This little beauty was a dream. I had a fantastic time with Mr. & Mrs. R back when baby L was still growing, and I was absolutely thrilled to finally meet her!
Isn’t she beautiful?
An absolute dream, I tell you.
What’s that sound? Oh, that’s Daddy being wrapped around a perfect, tiny finger…
And Mom is a natural…
Okay, I lied. One more:
Miss L is a lucky little girl…these two are already wonderful parents. She simply couldn’t be more loved.
(And I know it’s been a whirlwind year for you two, so I hope time stands still for a while so you may relax and just enjoy this time…it passes too quickly!)
I absolutely adore this family! They had the fantastic idea of going to Carmel’s Japanese Garden for their session…take a peek:
Here’s Mr. L and mom looking for Koi—are his curls not the cutest thing ever?!
He’s growing up so very quickly…
This is Miss H—she’s so much fun to chat with And I think she smiled pretty much the entire session—she is one of the happiest (and one of the cutest!) people ever!
Here’s Mr. E—so much personality! He’s very inquisitive and has quite the sense of humor
Some of my favorites:
I love watching these kids grow (even if my heart does break a teeny tiny bit when I see how they’ve grown and changed). Thank you for your patience, S family! I hope you have a great weekend!
I honestly don’t know how it happened, but I blinked and all of a sudden, Miss P was already one month old! Her mom was so kind as to drive up to Noblesville to my home to take the one month photos, but Miss P had other plans that day. She was sooooo awake and really wanting to be held (poor little girl had tummy troubles), so after a few hours we decided to try again two days later and I’d say it went swimmingly well…
We actually got several of her sleepy self, but I had to share these, too…I think she’s just darling!
This was her “Whatcha doin’?” look: (I LOVE it!)
And this one makes me yawn every. single. time. *lol*
Stay tuned for more of precious Miss P—her mom and I have big plans for upcoming sessions and I can’t wait!
P.S. Thanks to ALL my amazing clients who have been SO patient for their Sneak Peeks, blog posts, and galleries—I think we nearly have everything back up and running after the lightning strike, so now I can get caught up!
These little ones hold a special place in my heart because they were the first babies I photographed last July. They were about 10 weeks old at that time and just as cute as can be—now, as hard as it is for me to believe, they just turned one year old!
Their families are close, so Miss E and Master T have a very neat relationship; it’s so fun to watch them interact. They really wanted to play with my dog’s toys, but these balls were an acceptable swap.
Here’s Miss E all by herself…
Those eyes! Isn’t she just the cutest?!
Well, it might be a tie today…check out those eyelashes! Seriously.
Just one more of these cuties together…
(Does this photo cry out for a caption contest, or what? )
Happy Birthday, E and T! I have a feeling that next time I see you both, I’ll be running all over the place to keep up with you and you know what?
I adore this family! When I first met them , the little guy had loads of blonde curls (he still has quite a few!) and he was just starting to look less like a toddler and more like a little boy; their sweet daughter was only six at that time and she just seems so grown up now! We met up at Forest Park in Noblesville for our photography session and while the weather was well on its way to sweltering, we managed to stay relatively cool in the shade
Miss ‘I’ is so sweet; she’s always ready with a fun fact about butterflies or quick to talk about books she’s reading—I love that!
Mr. ‘P’ is just as cute as button…here he was surprised to turn and see the camera pointed at him
Seriously…aren’t they a beautiful family?!
We got a few shots along the railroad tracks and few shots on the playground, but mostly they both just loved to swing…
What a wonderful start to summer! Thanks, guys--I had a blast with you!
Well, this little beauty kind of stole my heart…she was just so sweet and expressive.
I absolutely love this next one—it might just be one of my all time favorites:
She would wake up for a bit, open her eyes and look around, squirm for a moment or two, and then go right back to sleep.
Oh, just look at that tiny pout!
Perfect little hands…
This little lady has three darling older brothers…she’s in for quite a ride as she grows up, I think!
One last photo…
Welcome to the world, Miss P!
Last week while working with a family, I was asked if I have children and what their ages are, etc. I often get to know a family quite well over the course of working with them, but most of you haven’t ever met my kids. Let me introduce you!
(Just one little problem: they are soooooo over having their photos taken by me. I swear they can smell the camera, too—it’s amazing how fast they run and hide when I get it out! But I managed to score a couple… )
This guy up above is our oldest son, Connor. He’s newly 10 and quite proud of it. To say he’s a bookworm doesn’t quite cover it. He’ll read anything that’s not nailed down; one time, we didn’t have “any books in this house” that he hadn’t read, so he read our science dictionary front to back. Then he read my camera manual. I think Connor would live at the library if he could... He wants to be a quantum physicist when he grows up.
This seven-and-a-half year old is Mr. Ben. He also enjoys reading, but he strongly prefers to be *doing* something. He loves playing electric guitar, Legos, squirt guns, etc. If he’s bored, he’ll get stuff out of our “science cabinet” and start experimenting. Ben would very much like us to buy a house in the middle of the woods somewhere and let him live out back in a tent by himself. He wants to work to save forests and animals on the verge of extinction when he grows up.
We’ve been homeschooling for the past couple years, so I mostly do my “work” in the evenings or on the weekends. During the week we have art lessons, music lessons, drama club, park days, soccer, and various other activities.
Oh, how could I nearly forget our newest family member?!
This little ball-o-fun is Zelda. We’ve had her for a year already—how did that happen?! She was very nearly named “Hawking” (after Stephen), Athena, Aristotle, and a few other names…but Zelda was the first name the boys agreed on, so it stuck. She’s a 12-pound Bichon-Poo and she’s a handful. The boys occasionally call her Smell-da after she’s been out playing in the mud—strangely, no one disagrees!
So there you have it—a quick peek into my life!
On my way to Miss G’s 6-month session, it was so sunny that I was concerned about finding “good” light. We found a fantastic place, though, and she was so happy to just lay and smile and coo
Is that color not perfect on her?
Oh, how I love baby feet!
So we’re just talking to Miss G and I’m snapping away, when I notice that the light has changed and we see dark grey clouds moving in pretty fast. Surely it’ll hold out for another 20-30 minutes, right? So Miss G gets into this cute little outfit…
…and then it hit—not only a torrential downpour, but HAIL! This photo was quite literally, “Did you feel that? Do we have time for the other shoe? (*snap snap snap*) Uh oh! We better pack up!”
Thank you, Ann, for calling me to capture Miss G’s milestone—she’s simply adorable and I had a blast with both of you! I’ll be seeing you again soon!
I love meeting new people! I ‘met’ Wendy on Facebook, when I stumbled upon her business page. Very shortly thereafter we ordered some absolutely WONDERFUL cupcakes from her and I’m only sad that we don’t have another birthday until August around here! I think we’re going to a place a “just because” order soon, though—they are scrumptious…and vegan! Seeing as how the boys and I gave up animal products about 4 months ago, it feels good to support a local, vegan bakery.
So I should probably post some photos, right, seeing as how this is a photography blog…
I’ve had a few people comment on her lovely “senior session” via my full gallery—she’s actually a 20-something mom of two!
If you’re in central Indiana and happen to be looking for some yummy cupcakes (even if you’re not vegan!), I highly recommend giving Wendy a call! Or, if you just want to show some fan page love, go here:
Thanks, Wendy, for everything!