Willow Sophia is six months old already and her sweet personality shines through every minute spent with her!
Her mommy and both grandmas thought it was about time for some new photos to go into their special frames.
Fresh as a daisy … three generations together …
and playtime in her Grandma’s beautiful backyard …
Willow wins the Miss Congeniality Award! And an Awesome Wardrobe Award too!
Thanks for the fun morning!
God blessed us with beautiful weather and a great time together!
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Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God. ~Baretto
This morning I met Baby Addison and her mommy, and we had some playtime in their beautiful yard. She had just gotten her pretty mani in prep for her photo sesh! Just 3 1/2 months old, she had some serious moments, but wasn’t camera shy at all, and she gave us a few small smiles and a lot of baby babble. The morning light made her beautiful eyes sparkle.
Addison, you’re AdOrAbLe from head to toe! And your mommy has the cutest outfits and girly accessories for you too! I had so much fun with you and I look forward to even more in the future. Muuaaaah!
Waiting patiently is a huge part of motherhood!
Since this photo, Erin is now the proud mama of a baby boy! And Caiden’s grandma is mighty proud too!
Head over to iheartfaces to see the beautiful photo tributes to motherhood–this week’s theme challenge.
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A bundle of energy! A petite princess! An angelic one-year-old! This is Miss Ava Gabriella!
Ava, it seems like yesterday I was shooting your newborn photos! Now you’re quite the little model, showing off your climbing and balancing skills, sharing your gray puppy with me, looking so cute in your dressy dress, girly tutu, and even just a diaper.
Happy first birthday, dear Ava!
I’m enjoying watching you grow & learn new things — catching you sticking out your tongue at me and teasing me with your toys — and getting your photos for your family. Now don’t grow up too fast, please!
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Tagged babies, Baby Ava, child's play, Children, collage, Families, natural light, One year, Relationships, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children, Winter
Baby! It’s COLD outside!
Mike & Laura met me on Sunday afternoon for a few maternity shots just one week before their baby girl’s due date. The blustery wind made us move from site to site quickly, and the new daddy- and mommy-to-be were so fun & natural to capture.
As we got fast photos and talked, they decided to get their little bag packed for this week’s antiticipated excitement, with a harsh winter ice and snow storm on its way. I reminded Mike to pack some soothing lotion to give Laura a much needed massage.
Talk about EXCITING! … The day after this photo session, Laura texted me from the hospital with the happy message that their baby girl had been born.
Thank You, Lord, for Baby C’s safe arrival, and for a healthy and happy new little family. I look forward to capturing Baby C’s newborn photos for you, Mike and Laura!
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Dreamy…Creamy… A few captures of baby Willow, just two weeks old, so fresh, soft, and sweet.
Willow with her two very happy, proud, and thankful grandmas — Grandma Linda and Grandma Sandy ADORE her! Willow, you are indeed a heaven-sent gift!
Here’s Willow in a little Christmas red… While Mommy was at a meeting, I captured this special Daddy & Willow love!
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Three bright-eyed, fun brothers — bright plaid shirts — a sunny November afternoon — what more could a photographer want?
I enjoyed trying a new lens and capturing these sweet faces as we walked from one location to another on a pretty day. Boys are SO MUCH fun! Rocks, sticks, leaves … silly stuff … gotta love it.
I just hope and pray Little Brother gets his five new teeth soon–they were really bothering him today, but he was a trooper and got through the session with flying colors. Thanks, guys, and thanks to your very fun parents too!
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Tagged Autumn, babies, child's play, Children, collage, Families, Family, Kimmswick, Landscape, natural light, Relationships, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children
The A Family braved the hard frost and cold temps this morning and gave lots of smiles! In between locations at the park, we had our coats and gloves on, and they just kept the smiles a’comin’. At times I couldn’t see the boys’ hands ’cause they tucked them into their sleeves. So we kept moving–jumping, skipping, and everything boys like to do.
Such a cute group of kids and grownups! Baby A and Toddler L were a happy pair with their cold, red noses. I was happy to get some of the sun’s flare today too. God shined on us and He warmed our backs and our hearts.
Thank you, A Family, for the opportunity to capture your dear family and your love for one another!
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Tagged Autumn, babies, Children, Families, Family, generations, natural light, Relationships, St Louis area photographer of families and children, The A Family
Six months old already! How can that be???
Look at this little guy’s bright blue eyes!
What a bright-eyed, cheerful, happy baby boy Julian is! He’s 100% sweet!
He has a curiosity about all his surroundings and was so quick to grab the falling leaves all around him.
He’s a marathon rolling baby, and he kept his mommy busy rolling him back onto the blanket and grabbing grass and leaves from his mouth.
Thank you, dear Bene and Julian, for letting me spend some time with you at the park on this beautiful morning!
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Tagged Autumn, babies, child's play, Children, Julian, natural light, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children
This sweet little guy just celebrated his first birthday!
He was so content to sit in the grass, wiggle his feet, look at his Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar book from all angles, and watch the leaves fall.
A big thank you to Evan’s daddy and mommy for asking me to capture his sweet nature!
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Tagged Autumn, babies, birthday, child's play, Children, Evan, Families, Family, natural light, Relationships, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children, Toddlers
Seven grandchildren, three family units, and three generations comprised an Autumn family photo session at a pretty park. This is a sampler of the shots straight out of camera from our evening time together as the sun began to set and the shadows grew long.
What a beautiful loving family they are! And what polite and helpful children — their parents and grandparents can be proud and so thankful! I’m blessed to have been your family’s “shooter”!
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It was a great privilege and honor to follow three generations of the R & C Family yesterday and capture some everyday-living snapshots of them in their beautiful yard and home. What a blessing to have five beautiful grandchildren age 5 and younger! They alone made the day quite exciting!
They laughed and played. They read books and had snacks. Rain fell while we made our own sunshine.
Just being together was a gift–their real presence in the present.
Thank you for having me shoot you all during your precious moments!
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Tagged babies, child's play, Children, collage, Fall, Families, generations, natural light, Relationships, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children, summer, Toddlers
Eight month old Ava Gabrielle is a mover and a shaker baby! She’s a fast crawler and has begun to pull herself up to stand along the furniture. We had a play date today both indoors and outdoors, and she’s 100% pure joy to follow and capture! Her two little bottom teeth just sparkle, and oh, those big brown peepers she has just twinkle in the light! Thank You, God, for Ava and her family!
Ava giving her Nana some love
Just nine days old … a real sleeping beauty …
a perfect, tiny babe … and just 6 pounds now.
Meet Gianna Rose!
Thank you, Trena & Frank, and big sister Mary Rene,
for letting me capture your newborn Gianna’s photos today.
What a beautiful family you are!
I was privileged to shoot Bene, her sons Logan and Julian, and her niece Constance in a beautiful garden recently.
Constance visited her Aunt Bene and Uncle Jean Michel this past month and will soon return to Belgium.
She adores her little cousins Logan and Julian, and gave them her precious attention and care as we played in the children’s garden. Constance enjoys modeling so I also took some individual photos for her to save from her visit in the USA.
Bon voyage, Constance! Au revoir!
Thank you, Bene, for giving me this fun photo opportunity with your kiddos!
These are samples of the four-month photos from my marvelous morning with Ava.
Her family has transformed her into a real Cardinals fan!
Here’s a close up in her Easter dress … and a serene capture of her in her baptismal gown and cap.
What a doll she is! I hope to capture more of her dear expressions as she grows. And maybe get a smile next time?
This week’s challenge at iheartfaces is to share a dramatic B&W photo. Here’s my choice for this challenge.
It melts my heart to see the love and affection children can show for their newborn family member! Here S and X look tenderly at ten-day-old baby Ava, while they hold her tiny fingers so caringly. X gives his baby sister a tender kiss on her forehead.
Children are a heritage from the LORD!
Skip over to iheartfaces to see beautiful photos for this week’s dramatic b&w challenge! Just click on the camera.
Oh, I just wanna kiss these toes!