Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I LOVE the haiku Dan wrote for our Christmas card this year.  I've thought of it often over the last month.  I told him it's now officially going to be a tradition for every card.  I also love, love, love our portraits done by Allison Nichole Photography!  This is also going to be a new tradition.  I can't believe this is the first time we've had our pictures professionally done!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!     


Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Brown-Shepard Family

I'm working on getting my blog up to date moving from current sessions back over the past year... since ya know... I'm officially blogging again!  :)  As I'm going back through past sessions I've realized how many beautiful kiddos I got to work with in 2012.  Graham is one of those babes and was right around 5 months old when we met up in mid December.  I'll be honest... I was kind of dying on the inside the entire time I was with him.  Oh my word!  He seriously has the best hair and would hardly crack a single smile for me the ENTIRE time I was there!  SO serious!  

Get ready for some major cuteness!
 Yes I see that camera there... and no I'm not going to smile!
I'm just going to pretend like you're not there.

Had to end with this one... my only smile!  :)  Love!!
Thanks for letting me spend part of a beautiful Sunday with you guys!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

E. & S.

My dear friend, Anna, talked to me this fall about doing portraits of the two kiddos she nannies for as a Christmas gift for their parents.  How cool is that?!?  So... I swung by their St. Louis home for a bit at the end of November to get some shots of these cuties.  And can I just take a second to say how much I love photographing kids in their home.  1. They are so much more comfortable in their own space... and 2. I think it's so neat to document them at that age in their home with their things!
 S. in her rocking chair in her nursery.  Such a sweet space!!

 She gave me so many sweet smiles!
E. took a little more convincing.  :)  I love serious looks anyway! 
 Had to get some shots of Anna!
 E. LOVES his trains!

It's SOOO nice when it's just warm enough to sneak outside!

Was awesome getting to spend some time with you guys!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

GMP - 3 months

I love getting to document families as kids reach major milestones!  It's amazing how much a baby can change in 3 months!  Dan and I met up with the Phillips family in Paducah again in mid November for Grant's 3 month portraits and to get some family pictures.  

Taking pictures can be so exhausting!  :)  Grant needed a little power nap before we 
headed out to a local winery for their family portraits.
 Sometimes you don't notice little things until you are editing... like this.  I actually laughed out loud when I saw the boys!  They were done!  :)
After the family portraits we stopped inside the winery for a great bottle of wine.  Thanks guys!  As we were heading out to load up to head back to their house to get some more shots of Grant... we stopped to get a few more family pics with this beautiful light!  Love this one!
 I've learned you can always get happy shots of a baby on the changing table!
 Mr. Serious!
 The older two boys also have 3 month portraits sitting up in a chair.  Grant did such a great job!
Loved ending the night with sushi with you guys!  Wish we lived close enough to do dinner together every month!
~Dan and Alyssa