Backyardigans 06.20.12

You know you're a mom of preschoolers when you title your blog after a cartoon show! ;-) I love a backyard session -- and I adored these little backyardigans! Really though, a backyard session makes it especially easy on the kids, especially when one of them is only 3 months old. I'll be photographing this family again when Carter is 6, 9, and 12 months and I am really excited to capture his first year. Here are a few favorites of him along with big sister Hayes and his parents, Jill and Matt. Enjoy!

Meet 2-year old Hayes. Dollbaby!


And so is little Carter. Just precious!


A backyard session goes really well when you have a charming white garden shed in your yard. How convenient!


Hayes loved picking flowers for Mommy.


And posing. Love.


We made sure to get some pictures with Daddy before he had to leave for work. We got both portraits...


And sweet candids.


Carter loved going up in the air.


He was all giggles.


So of course Hayes got a turn too.


And we turned it into a fun family shot.


I could photograph that pretty little face all day!


You think she was having any fun?!


Carter lasted 2 hours without a nap, but he was definitely getting sleepy...


Could he be any cuter!?! Love it!


Still hoping to get a few more smiles...we resorted to the old standby. Up, up and away.


I love moments like these.


Time frozen with my camera.


This was the very last image we got, and with this I drove away with a big smile.


Jill and Matt, thanks for allowing me to spend a morning with your beautiful family and precious, sweet children! Hope you love the little preview as much as I do. Hugs! ~Kristine

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Warmth 06.07.12

The other day a client of mine said to me, "I love how you really capture the warmth between people". That meant a lot. Photos that show emotion and love are my favorites. So when I sat down to edit Kelly and Chris's three-generation shoot, the word "warmth" just kept coming to mind. There is so much warmth in this family, and between brothers Sam and Cole. Here are a few favorites as I'm finishing up their entire gallery. Enjoy!

Meet handsome 5-year old Sam...


And his darling 3-year old brother Cole.


Love those lashes!


These 2 are best buds.


And they totally adore their Grandma and Grandpa.


This was a 3-generations session...


So we made sure to capture a portrait of the whole group.


We had many outtakes...Sam and Cole kept running away. :)


So we made their running away into a portrait. LOVE it!


In between each successful portrait, there must be time for fun.


Because it's often during these fun times that favorite images are captured.


One with Grandma.


And with Grandpa. I've said it before, I like my clients to have natural looking portraits...


And also these more candid images that capture love, laughter, and...


...the real relationship. Pure warmth.


These are the kind of images that my clients are requesting more and more...


The kind that remind you that your child's laugh is the best sound in the world.


The kind that remind you just how much they love running into your arms...


And how you feel when they are there.


Kelly and Chris, and Grandma and Grandpa too, thank you all for letting me spend a morning and a picnic lunch with your beautiful family! This was so much fun and I hope you love the little preview as much as I do. Hugs ~Kristine

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