I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I’ve been for this session. I can’t believe we’ve lived in Nashville for 2 years, and this is the first session including horses that I’ve had. When this mommy contacted me, she asked for two things: pictures together with her daughter and to include their horses. I can do that 🙂
Our session turned out being one of the most gorgeous summer afternoons that we’ve had in a while. It was about 20 degrees cooler than normal with NO humidity. For those of you in TN this summer, you know that’s a big deal! So I had two beautiful ladies, a picture perfect location, and awesome weather. I can’t ask for much more. I had such a great time during our session. They were so easy to work with, and it was fun stepping out of my norm and including their horses. I’m thinking I can do more of these!
When I was planning the 1 year old session with this family, they suggested a session in a creek somewhere. I’ve used a creek before, but the one I use has very little water in it. It worked for me because we didn’t have to worry about anyone getting wet or muddy. But this time I had someone willing to get wet, and I had to find the perfect spot! My littlest guy and I went location hunting, and we sure did find it. He had a blast playing in the creek while I explored. I remember when we first moved here from Nashville, I was in awe of all the gorgeous creeks with rippling water and stacked stones. We don’t have anything like this in Memphis, and I can’t believe I’m just now getting around to a real creek session. We’ve taken our own boys back several times to find crawfish. They are loving it.
Miss B has to be the happiest baby ever. I thought this when I first met her for her 6 month session, and I thought it again at our most recent 1 year session. She is just all smiles all the time.
While I was picking out my favorites for her sneaks, I was thinking about all of the things I love about one year sessions. I really love all of my sessions during baby’s first year, but one year sessions are so much fun.
I love catching those first wobbly first steps
and sweet chunky monkey thighs. I mean, when else are rolls so adorable?
I love watching how mommies and daddies look at their little ones.
And last of all, I LOVE incorporating first birthday decor into a session. Can you tell that someone loves Minnie? Happy birthday sweet girl!
Oh, ya’ll… I can hardly believe that I have a 3 year old and a kindergartener this year. Well, hopefully, I’ll have a Kindergartener – that is if our school system can find a solution for the budget shortages, but that’s a whole other story! In the meantime, one of my babies is starting school, and he was oh so excited. Let me just tell you – this is my little separation anxiety guy, and he’s been quite attached to his mommy this summer. I was worried about the drop off, but I think our back to school plan worked! He went to Open House last week and met his teachers and saw his classroom (the toys). I took a picture of him with both of his teachers, and we looked at it and practiced their names all weekend. One even lives in our neighborhood, and he’s so excited about that. I don’t think the Spiderman lunch box hurt either. He was pretty excited about it! We snapped a few quick back to school shots before running out the door, and he was more than happy to smile for me. He charged into that room this morning like he owned it and didn’t give me a second glance. I was so proud of my littlest man. Next up will be 6 year old and Kindergarten pictures. It’s a big year around here!
I have just loved each and every session with Miss K. She is absolutely precious, her mommy has the best style for photo sessions, and she has such an awesome family. Our sessions are always so creative and so much fun.
I seriously squealed when her mommy pulled her first outfit out. It is by far one of my most favorite outfits that I’ve photographed. I had such a hard time narrowing down sneaks, so this is a sneak overload. Kathryn was so awesome and cooperative during our session that we fit ALL of this in in under an hour! It was pretty remarkable if I do say so myself! Enjoy!
I can’t believe this is the last session in her First Moments plan. When it was time to eat her cake, she ran to the balloons instead!
She was soooooo serious when she was eating her cake. She kept this expression on her face most of the time.