I met the Allen Family earlier in the year when I set up a special for Coke’s Chapel Preschool to offer mini sessions for the families. When Karen said she wanted to get the entire family together I knew the best location for us would be the http://www.earthscape-designs.com! The beautiful landscape was showing off fall with vibrant orange and yellows painting the trees. Around every corner there was a place that caught my eye and wanted to take just one more! The best thing about this property is it’s versatility in accommodating different needs in one place. I am so thankful to have exclusive access to this mini botanical garden!
We started with the family sessions until everyone was ready and then stopped to set up the group. We knew we wanted to get a picture with everyone and then a picture with grandparents and grandkids so that was our priority shot! I was worried about getting everyone to look at me because we had some young kids but they did FANTASTIC! No photoshop needed to swap out faces from people looking away for this family! The last family waited so patiently while we took care of the babies first. I forgot to mention that we were battling CRAZY wind and a random cold front so everyone was freezing!
I was so excited to set up this newborn session for Brittany and her Husband. Way back in the day I use to work with her as a teacher and we had many years loving on kids. It is so rewarding working with kids and worth all of the time and energy that goes into helping them grow. Times have changed and now she is a Momma to a sweet baby girl of her own! Tenley was an angel for me and not only posed super easy, she gave me lots of smiles!!! I am talking at least 3 images with her smiling and I could not have asked for a better session.
Dean is 1! This big boy had his party and cake smash on the same day. His cute little star-shaped cake was set up and all of his guests eagerly awaited the big moment. He looked at it, and then was ready to crawl away. Mom brought him back and gave him a little piece to get him started. He was a little distracted by his guests and clapped with glee every time they said yay! His older brother and some of the bigger kids REALLY wanted to help Dean smash into his cake, but he did not share their desires. He had a couple nibbles but that’s about it! Sometimes kids dive into their cakes, and sometimes they are just not interested!
Happy 1st Birthday Dean!
I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome my session with Brendan was! It is very rare that I have Dad’s attending photo sessions and I will admit I was a little nervous. Men do not typically enjoy having their picture taken and I was not prepared for Brendan (who easily did everything I asked of him) or his Dad (who had me laughing then entire time). I should have knows, Seniors just have this energy about them that makes for an amazing session!
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 🙂
This session was from the Mommy & Me mini session giveaway. We met at Line Creek Nature Center and had quite the adventures with these girls!