Here is the sweetest baby girl, adored by big sister and both parents.  Being more than a week old and born just past her due date, she stayed wide awake for most of the session, but was happy to do so.  Baby A enjoyed stretching out and and being loved on by all of us before she finally fell asleep.  Can't believe she has already hit the three month mark!









Contrary to the evidence on this blog, I've been busy, busy photographing my family and lots of others over the past few months--so busy that I just haven't gotten around to recording much of it here.  I can't believe this little one was just in her mama's belly and it's already been three months since she was born.  The morning I spent with this sweet family was so calm and relaxed.  I remember things being a bit chaotic in those first few weeks with a newborn and toddler, but we had lots of quiet moments to capture the newest member of the family with her parents and older sister.  I'll be back soon to share the newborn portraits.  Thank you for another beautiful session with your family, Naomi!


 










It was only two posts ago that I was talking about our crazy Florida weather and how much it can affect photography plans.  The morning of this sweet girl's session, her mom and I talked and decided to postpone the session because of rain.  I kept checking the sky, thinking "There's no rain yet."  We talked again and decided to go forward with it, and I'm so glad we did.  We didn't feel any rain until the very end of the session, and the light was perfectly beautiful for highlighting little G's perfect baby skin and gorgeous blue eyes.  The humidity even helped with her curls!

This session was so fun since mom, big sis and I were doing everything we could to get smiles out of little G, and unbelievably, she stayed put on her blanket through all of it!  If it hadn't started raining, I think baby girl could have modeled for me all day and I would have been happy to keep on shooting!







I figured I'd better get to blogging this session since baby is now here and I'm photographing her this weekend!  Two-year-olds are so much fun to photograph because there's really no choice but to follow their lead and play!  We ran in circles, took a few snack breaks, and were able to capture a lot of sweet moments to remember this time of waiting for the newest family member.  Sweet little M was full of energy, and her favorite thing to do these days, like many toddlers, is jump!  I'm excited to see in a couple days how she likes being a big sister!  I loved that her parents were waiting to be surprised with the gender of the baby, so it was fun to speculate and talk about name possibilities.  The anticipation of pregnancy is so sweet, and I'm happy to have captured the memory of this special family time.








  

 


"If you don't like the weather in Florida, just wait ten minutes."  As I sit here writing this post, I am also checking tomorrow's hour by hour forecast to figure out if my scheduled session will happen.  In Florida, when you depend on clear skies to work, what is meant to be a joke feels like reality!  This fall and winter especially, the weather has been wildly unpredictable.  For this session, we went back and forth on whether to go forward with plans on this overcast day that threatened rain.  In the end, the sky held out and we had pretty, even light for the session.  But it looks like tomorrow I won't be so lucky.










One of the great things about Clickin' Walk was connecting with other local photographers and seeing their work.  Before we started shooting, we were all comparing gear and talking about what genres we enjoy shooting.  Malerie and I connected immediately because we have the same camera, and she was also shooting with one of my favorite lenses.  She's into boudoir photography and does a beautiful job of making women look amazing!  So fast forward a few weeks, and Malerie asked me to shoot a 'love session' for her and her husband.  They hadn't had any portraits taken since their wedding, and wanted some images that captured their relationship and their love of the outdoors.  I suggested Alpine Groves Park because the light is beautiful, and every detail fit this Louisiana couple perfectly.  Their love was so apparent during the session, and we had so much fun with all of our ideas!