I had the absolute pleasure of photographing brand new, five day old, baby Sam last weekend! He was one of the sweetest little babes I have worked with, and I really wanted to just take him home with me! He slept for the first part of our time together, which is practically unheard of in my newborn sessions, Sam woke up for the middle of the session, and ended it sleep SMILING and hanging out in his crib. Sam’s parents, PJ & Zorro were the best kind of new parents. The were so sweet and friendly, did not worry about me moving their brand new baby, AND were just the cutest new parents ever! PJ also did a fantastic job designing Sam’s nursery! Conversation flowed for the entire session, and we found out some interesting and random connections that we all share, and I just could not have loved this session more! Ridiculously adorable babies never hurt either! Here are some of my favorites of Sam & his sweet parents
Over the weekend, I had the joy of photographing the baby shower of my friend, Kinsey. She is pregnant with her second baby, a little girl, who is the first little lady of her generation in this family (she will have a big brother and three male cousins)! I think everyone is so excited to welcome a little lady into their family, and I have a feeling she will be so well protected by her brother and cousins! Kinsey’s mother-in-law, Dawn, and other family members planned such a beautiful event to honor her and her soon-to-be daughter. Dawn is an incredibly talented florist in the Northern VA area, and her floral arrangements never disappoint. She did all of the floral arrangements for the shower, and also my own wedding!
I first met Kinsey when I was in college. She was in high school at the time and began dating the brother of one of my friends, who has now become her husband! Kinsey is so kind and funny, and I swear its impossible to have a bad time when she is around. She is a fantastic mama to her son, Lane, and I know she will be just as wonderful with her daughter. One of my favorite parts of the day of Kinsey’s shower was pulling her and her sister-in-law Melissa (who you may recognize from a recent maternity session!) aside to capture some images of them together. Melissa & Kinsey are not only married to brothers, but they are such close friends, so I think it is so fun that they get to have babies together and share in such a special time in their family. The day was freezing cold (WHERE IS THE SPRING ALREADY!?), but they were total troopers and came outside for a few portraits together. Here are some of my favorites from the day:
Last weekend I was so excited to meet up with the Boone Family to see how much little miss Emma has grown in the last six months! She did NOT disappoint! She has gotten so big and squishy and may be the happiest little lady I’ve had the honor of photographing. Winter in the DC Area is kind of dragging on and on and ON…i mean we got 8 inches of snow on the first day of spring. Needless to say it wasn’t feeling like summer outside, but it definitely was not freezing, so we took full advantage of the weather and made sure Emma switched up her outfits so we could get a healthy variety. I think my favorite is always going to be a baby in a tutu, though ;). I met the Joanna & Brendan at Great Falls Park for our session, and even though sing is taking its time, we were definitely seeing signs of it coming through. I am sharing so many of my favorite images from our time together today, so keep on scrolling to see the cute overload on your screen!