How it has already been 6 months since I last saw this sweet girl is beyond me but it has! Her Momma said she wanted a vintag look to her images and I had so much fun getting a little girly fix looking at all of the outfits on Etsy! Who knew there were so many choices for cake smash outfits!! When we started with her 1 year pictures first I quickly learned that this girl is on the move! We busted out some bubbles and played chase the baby but it was all worth it! Cake smash sessions are a gamble, you never know how they will react to the cake. Brylie was a little slow to warm up to the cake but when she did it was great! At one point she actually picked up the entire cake! She actually needed a quick bath after because there we would have gone through a pack of wipes to clean this up 🙂
Leslie is the owner of Southern Stems and if you have not seen her work you are missing out! She is an AMAZING florist with a gift for creating arrangements that are stunning works of art you can check out here. She also happens to be a Mom to two cool kids. When she said she wanted to do a Mommy and Me session with Ava I knew we could spruce it up with a styled session. She crafted a floral crown for Ava and pulled some strings to get us into Vinewood for some pictures! We were fighting losing light but we ran around that place looking for all the right spots. We knew we wanted to get pictures with Ava and her crown so that was our first set up. The swing was by far my favorite are to play! I have been dreaming of doing a swing picture for quiet some time now with a floral crown and it was so great to finally make it happen. Ava was such a trooper, I had her turning, leaning, swinging, and sitting on that swing. She was beautiful.
After we had what we needed of the crown and swing we started doing some Mommy and me photos. We found this path with some long grass and I just knew I wanted to get them in there. I probably should have done this one last since the seeds from the tall grass stuck to their clothes but they came off easy enough. Ava started to give me goofy faces right about here but after some snuggles with Mom she was back in action. The love and patients that Leslie has with her both of her children is indescribable. I am so thankful she asked me to preserve this time in her life with a Mommy and Me session.
It is always a pleasure to work with Savannah, she makes my job so easy so when her Mom contacted me and said SURPRISE I am pregnant and we have this idea in mind for a session I knew it would be fun! She told me what she wanted for her checklist and I had everything ready and waiting for them. I told her since I had her in I might as well put up another backdrop and make a little session out of it. I have been wanting to try out this new flower backdrop and she looked adorable in it. I am so happy she is going to be a big sister and very thankful to be a part of this special occasion!
Bennett did not want to fall asleep in the beginning but as soon as he did we were able to get some great shots! His big brother did such a good job waiting for his turn to take pictures with his brother. This sweet boy was my biggest baby yet!
As usual this girl was full of smiles! Mom was worried because she came in a little tired but we had no problems.
This happy girl is 9 months old and FULL of smiles 🙂