This post never made it out of my drafts. And since I’m catching up on all my blog posts, I thought I would share this one as well!
Brothers, always there to bonk ya on the head with a balloon. It’s safe to say Nathan hated his cake, as delicious as it looked! Maple was more than happy to step up and help her brother.
Colton is such a happy little guy! It’s been a while since I put a baby in a bucket, but his plaid and this rustic bucket – perfection! All the white makes Colton’s eyes pop doesn’t it?! Serious, neutral baby faces are the best. Don’t get me wrong, smiles are great, but there is something about that stare that just gets ya!
Rolls.For.Days. Colton’s going to hold his own against his older brothers when he gets older!
I’m a little delayed on this blog post, but Nathan’s session was my first time behind the camera Post-Covid! He’s part of my First Year Baby Plan and due to this crazy world, we were a little late on his 9 month session, but better late than never! I’m so thankful we finally got it do it.
This little stinker was trying VERY hard not to smile and was making all the funny faces. I walked away from this session thinking that I hadn’t gotten one real smile and it had me super stressed, even though I know Mama is so laid back. Typically during a session even if a child is a little cranky I still walk away from the session knowing I got a few good smiles, which is always a surprise to Mom and Dad when they view the gallery! But with Nathan’s session I dreaded even importing them onto my computer. I was so surprised when I saw the image below, so perfect!!
Sometimes you just have to let go of the expectations to have that “perfect” shot and have some fun! I love posed family portraits, but I also adore these family portraits. I like to think of them as gently posed!
This was so not my usual session. I haven’t seen Hunter in far too long (I was way overdue for a visit before all of this Covid stuff happened – worst Aunt award right here). Sometimes photographing kids that are close to you is much more difficult than photographing kids you’ve just met. When I met Hunter and his Mom at the beach he was super excited to see me, but I could tell he was a little off. And if there is one thing I’ve learnt about children, it’s that sometimes you need to let go of your expectations and just go with the flow! I still got some great photographs (much to the surprise of his mom!) and I had a lot of fun hanging out with my nephew!
About 3 minutes into the session he soaked his shorts and THAT’S when I let go of expectations and let him be free! First rule you learn as a photographer – NEVER EVER have your subject look directly into the sun. BUT HOW CUTE IS THIS PHOTOGRAPH! I had to share even though it’s technically all wrong. He came up with every excuse not to leave the beach. “I don’t want to get hit by a car.” “I’m going to get a tick.” This kid is so smart! Very happy he gave in though, I love these portraits! Who doesn’t love magic?! If your kids are barefoot at the session, you can almost guarantee you’ll get one of these in your gallery!
Sorry for over sharing. I’m so excited to be back behind the camera! If you made it to the end of this post – THANK YOU!
I can’t wait to deliver Caleb’s portraits to his Mom. They’re all packaged up and ready to go! I drove from Grimsby to Port Colborne is a snow storm for his session, and it was so worth it. He was a little sweetie during his session!
The little details are a must at every session. Parents can’t get enough! Caleb is definitely going to grow up a cowboy! Mom requested that we use this saddle, obviously I couldn’t say no. (Don’t worry, he was being held the entire time!)
A couple years ago I photographed Jonathan’s older brother Anthony. I was so thrilled when his mama reached out to me again for baby #2! When photographing a sibling I always try to keep it similar so they go great together hanging on a wall, but also make them unique so the portraits are their own! Jonathan looks so much like Anthony in this photograph! And baby makes four!
I love this family. The only time I ever get nervous before a session is when I am photographing friends for the first time. I always feel so much pressure to get the right shots, the perfect shots. But these guys nailed it! When you love your brother so much you just have to put him in a choke hold. That portrait makes me laugh, 100% accurate to their relationship. Parents always get stressed out when children don’t behave how we want for the session, but I always get some good ones! When I photograph my niece and nephews, the candid shots are my favourite. So natural and so them, as they grow – those are the photographs that I love the most because it reminds me of how they truly were at that age. I love this photograph, reminds me of an album cover. Ruby, the sweetest daddy’s girl! She is the BIGGEST suck and is so patient with the boys.
Callum is the newest addition to the Savage family. He has two of the best big sisters around! So much love for this little guy! Little baby smirks. A gassy baby is a happy baby! Well, not really, but it does make for some nice portraits! I just love these curly bum shots! Callum was wide awake but quite content taking in the world.