This girl was just the sweetest one year old!! We did a smash and splash (smashin some cake and taking a bath after for those who aren’t familiar. One of my most requested milestone sessions, even though sometimes they don’t love the cake or the bath! They are adorable nonetheless!!
One of my oldest and favorite clients who have the most adorable children and ooh and ahh all over my work. They sure know how to make a girl blush! I am in LOVE with this session. The playing, the giggles, the kung fu bubble fighting, and all the lovely emotion I see in this session between sister and brother and the way that mom and dad dote on their littles. Every session we have together gets better and better!! Thanks Nick and Melissa for sharing your adorable family with me!
I confessed a bit on Facebook about this session and the next one I will be posting. I met this beautiful family in Utah when I was there, at the end of April. I came home to life and editing and just being busy with my kid's activities, end of school things and just really no real time to edit these sessions. And I felt horrible about it. When I started editing them initally and then started in June again, I totally changed the feel of them. I wanted deeper, darker and moodier. I try not to edit different typically than my normal but these sessions have just called me to do something out of my normal for some reason. I absolutley adore this family and am so grateful for their patience!!
Oh I could truly write a crazy long post about this family. I'll try to keep it short since I know everyone is really looking at the photos, not at what I am writing! :) Emily and I have been chatting now online for a few years, and we've always talked about meeting up in person. We talked about that for very long time, before we actually did it. She asked me to come out and take photos of her family, and to mentor her in family photography. She also offered to mentor me in newborn photography. It was truly an amazing trip. Emily's family is generous, kind, funny, and everything in between. I met a few of her sisters and their adorable families as well and felt totally at home in Utah with them. The mountains were also amazing and it was tranquil to just sit and relax, have fun, teach, and learn and do what I love to do best. I really missed my own family but I came back with a rejuvenation for life. Thanks to Emily and Pete for asking me to photograph your family and for letting me hang out with you guys for days!! Their generosity was truly amazing, from rides to and from the airport, to having a coffee gift certificate waiting for me, to Pete cooking amazing meals, to the visit to the hot springs, it could not have been a more perfect vacation. If you ever have a chance to visit Utah, do it. It's truly a beautiful place with beautiful people.