Guys…her face. Come on. That sweet little smile gets me every time.
As I begin to reflect back on 2016 and all of the moments I’ve shared with so many families & couples, this photo sticks out as one of my favorites. She looks like the happiest baby in the world, like she knows how much her mom & dad love her. She looks thrilled to be right there, together, in that exact moment.
I knew I was going to love this family holiday session from the very start- from the rustic barns right in their backyard, to the perfect evening light, to when her mom told me I was going to quickly learn all of their songs that make their baby giggle. These are the pictures I am always aiming to capture in family sessions. A mix between natural, creative, and traditional style to preserve memories of what life was like, creating images with a story behind them. These pictures are celebrating life during the first year this little gem entered the world. They document her first little holiday outfit, the smiles that would light up her face from her parents songs about her, the way she’d giggle with mom & dad, pink elephant saving the day when she had enough of pictures, and their first home all together as a family of 3. The kind of stories that will be shared when looking back on family photo albums years from now.
Enjoy highlights from their holiday session below.