It's hard to believe that one year ago I was photographing this little girl's newborn photos. Her family (not just mom and dad but aunts and uncles) are near and dear to me because they are some of my first clients. Emersyn was my second ever newborn session! It brings me such joy that families like theirs keep coming back to me to photograph their love for another and the journey they are on as their family grows.
Emersyn has grown into an independent, active one year old. She was ready to move the moment we arrived at Cibolo Nature Center. With so much to see and explore, why would we just want to sit or stand in one place?? But as you can see, it is totally okay if your little one is active.
Some of my favorite images are when babies/toddlers are taking wobbly steps or crawling towards something that catches their eyes. Parents holding their tiny hands as they walk proudly is always a great moment. It's a moment that won't last long. Photos are a great way to have a lasting image to help you recall not just the memory of holding your baby girl's hand, but how it felt to have their little fingers clasped in yours.
Have a squirmy baby in your arms? No problem! Not only will I take photos as you laugh at their determination to set themselves free, but it offers an opportunity to play. I ask parents to "fly" their kids in the air by tossing them up and catching them, or turning them into an airplane with sounds and all. Whatever fun movements that make them giggle is always welcome. And if they decide they aren't in the mood. That's okay, too. I have no expectations for how they should or not behave during your session. I love all the moods.
I am drawn to the documentary style of photograph. Using my camera to capture how families are naturally, in real life. This means every session is different because every family is different. I may start out with similar poses but you, the family, make it unique to you.
If you little one wants to eat their foot, perfect I'll photograph that. If they want to walk away as you sit on a blanket ready for a photo, wonderful! A new photo was just created unique to your family. If you're standing, holding your baby in between photos while she's chewing on grass, amazing! Favorite photo just snapped.
A photo of your family smiling and laughing is more than just a captured memory, its a feeling you can return to when you look at your images, whether that be a year from now or 10 years from now. And what kid doesn't love seeing a photo of them as a baby surrounding by their parents loving on them, smiling, having fun?
So, are you ready to photograph some memories?
Book your next family photo session! Need a little more adventure with your family or loved ones? Consider booking an Adventure Session! Lets make more than beautiful photos. Let's make some memories.