i photographed these sweet girls and their parents in their backyard ~ i love shooting sessions at home because the images will evoke such great loving memories when viewed years from now!
a perfect mother’s day gift:
custom session (studio or location) for mom and her favorite people, along with a gorgeous album that will stay in the family for generations. $500. sweet little gift cards/boxes available.
i’d like to share excerpts from a couple of articles that i’ve found in the last several months. the first is from the huffington post and it made it’s way around facebook when it first came out, but it’s worth reading again:
“We’re sporting mama bodies and we’re not as young as we used to be. We don’t always have time to blow dry our hair, apply make-up, perhaps even bathe (ducking). The kids are so much cuter than we are; better to just take their pictures, we think.
But we really need to make an effort to get in the picture. Our sons need to see how young and beautiful and human their mamas were. Our daughters need to see us vulnerable and open and just being ourselves — women, mamas, people living lives. Avoiding the camera because we don’t like to see our own pictures? How can that be okay?”
“Isn’t it amazing we can see the beauty in our best friends, sisters, mothers, and aunts without the slightest thought to their flaws . . . but can obsess for hours on our own imperfections? We fixate on our flaws to the point we shirk at any documentation that our round faces and curvy bodies ever walked the earth. No pictures to show how we LOVE, how we laugh, how we are treasured by our families.”
BE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS.
it’s easy to put all of the effort and love into having images created of the children, but will your children have photos of you? will you have photos of you and your parents? you and your siblings? who is documenting YOU?
this mother’s day, i want to encourage you to be in the photographs. grab your kids or your mom or your sisters or your friends and be in the photographs. whether you hire me or take them yourselves, be in the photographs.
your children will thank you for it.
i am slowly (so very, very slowly) going through my un-blogged sessions from late last year. i’m not sure i’ll get to them all but i can hope!
i’ve photographed this family since A was just a sweet baby girl. now she’s got a brother and another one on the way! they came in for a holiday mini and despite the late november date, it was warm enough to have the majority of the session outside! i love love love urban sessions and how well they show off milwaukee’s historic third ward. the textures create such a vibrant and dynamic backdrop ~ these are definitely not your grandma’s family photos!
and a few from the studio
i love, love, love year in the life collections. many of the families who choose this collection use it to document a baby’s first year or so. i’ve always been amazed at how much a baby changes in the first year. here are a few from his latest session.
i’m pretty sure i have book reading images from every single at-home session i’ve done with this family – those boys love their books!
oh, i’ve missed this blog of mine! i’m pretty sure that “blog more” is near the top of every year’s list of work-related new years resolutions for me. it’s such a great way to show recent work, but i find it super hard to keep up with. so i will do what i can with the time that i have and hope that 2013 brings more blog posts than 2012 did, especially since 2012′s blog posts have gone missing!
in the off chance that you and i are not friends on facebook and you haven’t been subjected to approximately one zillion baby photos, i’ll post some here. this past october, we welcomed our third daughter, lucy, now 4 1/2 months old.
eleanor, my six year old, is still waiting patiently for this baby to go ahead and learn some tricks already! and has mostly taken on the role of baby observer, giving me updates as to which way she’s looking, whether her legs are moving up and down or side to side, that sort of thing. this afternoon, though, she asked me if i’d take some photos of her with her baby sister.
lucy is a good sport!
ellie’s interest lasted all of 10 minutes and she went back downstairs to finish a project.
i love when babies discover that their feet are indeed attached to their bodies. and i love how lu straightens her legs so tight when she’s excited!
starting to get sleepy.