Friday, September 24, 2010

Donna, Kyra, and (almost) Baby!

Let's just say that I got a good workout while shooting Donna's maternity session.

Donna is a friend of mine, and as she was about to have her second baby she asked if I would do some maternity photos, but also combine them with some pictures of her 2 year old little girl, Kyra. So the 3 of us headed out to the beach for the photos. And I can honestly say that I don't think I have ever worked with such an energetic toddler! I don't think she ever stopped moving! It was exhausting trying to keep up with her :)

For this next shot, I was literally running backwards while trying to take pictures at the same time!

Isn't Donna just gorgeous! This crazy girl was over 8 months pregnant, and still RUNNING several miles every day! It was really inspiring! So we know where Kyra gets it from..

Beautiful Momma :)

Is that a perfect belly or what?! And I promise it wasn't photoshopped!

Trying to get Kyra to stop long enough to take a picture with her mom was tricky... we managed to get this one, though!

Just over a week after week took these, little Kamryn made her appearance :) Congratulations Donna!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Welcome Baby Anastasia!

After my friend Brenda saw the photos I did of her baby Mark, she arranged to have me do some for her sister-in-law Krisa, who was about to have a baby as well. So a few weeks ago I headed over to Orlando to meet baby Anastasia and her 3 big brothers! After all those boys, they finally got a girl - between Brenda's 3 boys and Krisa's 3, they finally got a girl in the family :)

I think this kind of session is definitely up there on my list of favorites. I love coming into homes and just capturing the every day moments that make life special. Yes, you could go to a portrait studio and get some (maybe) pretty pictures. But are you going to get shots like these?

Big brothers Athan and Christian inspecting the new arrival.

I love this next one. I know it isn't the most artistic shot, but I love that the boys are playing while the baby is sound asleep. Something tells me she's going to have to learn to be a hard sleeper! :)

"Who are you??"

I brought along this basket, not knowing if she would even fit. She barely did. But boy did she like it! She curled right up and went right to sleep - and cried when we took her out.

Then we went outside for a few more. Here's Athan, Christian, and Lucian.

Who needs to pay people to spray for ants when you have little boys?

That little Lucian is a cutey!

Already a Daddy's girl!

Congratulations Krisa, Arte, and big brothers on your new baby! Thank you for letting me capture this special time in your lives.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rob and Olivia are Engaged!

A few weeks ago, after several failed attempts (weather, etc.), I finally got to meet up with Rob and Olivia for their engagement photos. We started up in Cocoa Village and finished at the beach. Their wedding is next month (10.10.10) so we were cutting it close! But I enjoyed getting to know the two of them.
Rob and Olivia met at work - they were both teaching. Fortunately Rob is a persistent guy - even though Olivia shot him down twice (supposedly she had other plans...) he kept at it and they've been together ever since :) They are both laid-back, and laughed a lot together.
I hope you enjoy the photos!

One of their favorite things to do is read, especially under their umbrella on the beach. So I had them bring it along for a few shots...

And of course we had to include some books as well.

This one was Rob's idea.. :)

Thank you two so much! I am looking forward to your wedding next month ;)