This sweet family welcomed their second daughter into the world just a few days after I captured these photos for them in a nearby park.
Lilly looks forward to sharing her beanie animals with her baby sister Abby.
Big sister Lilly was excited because she got to choose Little Sister’s shoes for some of the photos.
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This tiny tot just turned TWO and is mesmerized by all the magic of the Christmas season! She has the clearest, bluest eyes and gorgeous eyelashes … as well as perfect “angelic” hair!
Willow held the soft, plush baby Jesus and rocked him in front of the Christmas tree while I enjoyed every minute of this session for her family.
Merry Christmas to Willow and her entire family, and may your new year be bright and wonderful!
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff
When I got to capture photos of little W for her mommy and grandma at the playground, I hoped so much to catch the bright lights sparkling in her blue eyes! Though W was working hard on getting new teeth, and enjoyed being held by her mommy while I got some closeups, she had fun on the slide and tilty swing. Her face especially lighted up when she saw the “baa baas” and the mini-goats in the farm area of the park.
Words to describe W include words in these favorite quotes of mine … wonder; radiant; light; fresh; thought of God. And beautiful!
The brightest light, the light of Italy, the purest sky of Scandinavia in the month of June is only a half-light when one compares it to the light of childhood. Even the nights were blue. ~EUGENE IONESCO, Present Past / Past Present
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility. ~Kate Douglas Wiggin
Eyes are truly the windows to one’s soul. God bless this dear, cherished soul!
Happy 18 month birthday!
hugs her fuzzy cat
then jumps from her white rocker
and gives me her best flirty eyes!
I could eat her up!
Be sure to check out all the beautiful b&w captures for this month’s challenge at i heart faces!
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Almost a year ago …
A wee bit of heaven drifted down from above,
a handful of happiness, a heartful of love.
~Helen Steiner Rice
Singing, dancing, clapping her hands, laughing and smiling, and trying her best to make a fast getaway — Willow is so good at all of these!
On a cold, windy Autumn day, I got together with her and her grandparents for an indoors playtime/photo shoot. Willow got to meet and greet Leo the Lion, my vintage puppet, who never fails to set the friendly tone for our time together.
This almost-year-old babe/toddler is pure joy–she fills many hearts with love!
Her grandpa already has her helping him in the garden, and grandma has shown her around the kitchen too. But for now, Willow prefers the bookshelf, where she sits surrounded by all her colorful storybooks. In the Spring I look forward to capturing her with her trowel and watering can.
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God gave us a gorgeous afternoon for the P Family photo session at a park …
Gianna recently celebrated her FIRST birthday. She’s a real-life doll with a twinkle in her eyes.
Big sister, Mary Rene, is caring and sweet. She loved every minute on the climbing wall and the playground slides.
I hope the P Family enjoys their captures, and I thank the Lord for just the “right light.”
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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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