I had the honor of photographing the insanely talented Ashley of A Family Affair Photography and her new family of 6! I don't even know where to begin to explain what a honor this was for me. You see about 3.5 years ago, I had NO idea what I was doing with my camera and honestly had little interest in photography
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to be able to shoot this family again. Last fall, we shot Otto's newborn session and it is still one of my favorite sessions. Nicole is so stylish, uber talented (check out my amazing logo from her), and one of the SWEETEST people you will ever meet. Her family is the exact same way and they all have such love for the baby of the family.
I think by now everyone knows my passion for shooting fresh 48s. They are hands down my favorite sessions. There is something about those first few days that you just can't capture during an in-home newborn session. I also think those are the moments and feelings that are hard to remember as a parent, especially a first time parent. It is such a whirlwind of emotion squeezed into a short period of time that you feel sort of high yet so exhausted at the same time. I personally have never had a fresh 48 for any of my own babies and now that I shoot them, I deeply regret it.
Meet the cutest family around, The Richardson Family! This sunset family session is one of my favorites to date. Kayla is a local photographer, so when she contacted me I was over the moon excited and honestly a little terrified! I think shooting another photographer is the biggest honor but also usually makes me the most nervous at the beginning.
I'm not sure how but I really have the most STUNNING clients ever! One of my favorite ages to shoot is around 6 months. They have just started sitting up and are usually all smiles. I loved all the faces this little guy made during our session. Of course, he had the biggest smiles when looking mom or dad!
The spring colors have been late to make their appearance in the St. Louis area. Everyone has been craving the warm sunshine on their skin, beautifully bloomed flowers, and green grass. This session had all of that and the most ADORABLE kiddos you will ever see. This is my second time shooting this family and both times have been so much fun. I have known Nicki since we were both much younger and living our lives child free.
Lifestyle newborn sessions are some of my favorites. Although, they are just as unpredictable as an outdoor family session, I personally love the real emotion that these sessions have. I shot this lovely family for an in-home this winter. I love when I get to meet clients prior to their newborn session. It makes the process so much more relaxed for everyone. We spent most of our session laughing and talking about the struggles of parenting.
I've been excited to share this sunset maternity session since we shot it. You may remember this adorable family from their in-home lifestyle session I shot this past winter. Felise is the owner of Felise Photography and one of the great friends that I have made on this photography journey. I was over the moon thrilled to shoot her maternity session.
I spent a lovely Saturday morning with this new family of five. This lifestyle newborn session really represents why I love shooting this type of photography. When I arrived, the family was still getting everything together to get the session started. I took a quick tour of their adorable home to check out the lighting and such. There were so many cute little spots throughout their home that I simply loved.
Lifestyle newborn sessions are some of my favorite sessions. No two sessions are a like! Some are quiet and calm, yet others are energetic and loud! Each family brings a unique vibe and style to their session and that's what I LOVE! My job as your photographer is to capture YOUR family as they are, not to make you look like a pinterest perfect family.