Ashton turned one. Im so sad, because I just ADORE this family. Im sure I will see them each year, but still….. not seeing them every 3 months will be sad. Ashton is adorable as ever. He really performed for his photos and film this session. We had such fun and his personality really came through! The weather was perfect. It truly was one of those perfect days and sessions. The sunset was outstanding. The water was amazing to look at. It was just a very peaceful session. A great way to end a great year of baby milestones!
Christine & Jason: It has been a HUGE honor to capture both of your children during their first year. I adore your family and look forward to future sessions. xoxo
Ashton’s 12 Month Mini Film:
AJ is such a peaceful sweet newborn boy. I photographed him at their home on a beautiful day in Nashville. It was a very quaint simple session, lots of emotive connection during the shoot. His big sister is absolutely smitten with him. I had such a wonderful time and my heart and soul were so happy leaving this in-home documentary shoot. I love capturing their real life. Connecting with them and giving them an emotional set of images that really tells a story. We chatted the entire time and really had a fun and laid back shoot!
Lealand is one. Even as the photographer, I cannot believe how fast the first year goes. You just NEVER ever get it back. Even if its a really hard year, its a very important year that has the most dependence. The baby moments are so far and few between. They only snuggle for such a short time. They grow up and leave. I want Moms to remember their personality that first year, how they loved to eat dirt and hated touching grass. How they made this certain face when they were displeased.
Lealand has a very big voice and lots of opinions, and she in only ONE y’all. ONE. 13 year old Lealand should be interesting. I had fun capturing this time and cant wait to watch her grow into a spunky willful lady!
Bennett is always such joy to photograph. He is ONE and walking and running! I was definitely chasing him! HA! I love this stage of partial independence and still many moments of snuggles and nursing. You just never get this back. Its such a short time in life! This family is such joy and so happy. I love capturing their intense love for B. Truly, an honor.
Bennett’s one year film:
When clients look back on their images, years from now, I want them to be sucked back into that time period. The first weeks are so overwhelming. Mommy and Daddy are flooded with emotions from all angles, new struggles, and new responsibility – all while potentially getting very little sleep. Therefore, I believe this time should be truly documented. Im slowly evolving into a more documentary style approach in my work – wanting to draw out more emotion, raw – real life. I want them to remember the shift in emotions between mom and dad. As well as how awe struck they were by this tiny human coming into the world.
Here is Liam’s precious newborn film:
Miles loved the water at the creek, for his 6 month session. It was really beautiful. We had the most amazing sunset. The warm tones and pink hues of this session truly make me happy. Miles was a little tired for his session, but we managed to keep him happy! I love his sweet angelic face, and those baby blue eyes!
Kennedy’s first year is flying by y’all! Seems like just yesterday I was photographing her Momma’s Maternity Session. It was by far one of my favorite maternity shoots. We have photographed Kennedy Every 3 months since birth and each and every session has been equally glorious. However, it was nice to finally get outside for her photos. At the beginning of the session, something happened that, surprisingly, has never happened at a session! We were walking to our first starting place, getting ready to start with Family Photos. When the baby pooped all over momma! It was SUCH a mess, and no, she did not have a back up outfit! But my favorite part was how she rolled with it. She cleaned it with some baby wipes and waited for it to dry, photographing Kennedy during this time. It dried in no time, thanks to the summer heat 😉 and we were strategic with posing! I love when my clients roll with the punches, because 9 times out of 10, something will happen when it comes to photographing babies. Its just the way it is! But how we respond makes all the difference!
Here is Kennedy’s sweet film:
Magnolia, and those CURLS. Man she tugs at my heart strings! We had a blast capturing her, mostly nursing for her session. She is so full of spunk and joy! She has the most adorable round face. and blue eyes. Our weather was spectacular for Nashville in August! Better yet, her momma has a boutique in Magnolia’s name. it’s called Magnolia Jaymes
I try to do very little posing during sessions. I love shooting more natural lifestyle portraiture or even full on documentary. I love capturing raw unposed emotions. and making people cry 🙂
Baby Enzo was DARLING for his milestone session. He was intrigued and so happy to be outdoors. I loved working with him and his sweet parents. The weather was perfect. We had a blast playing games and capturing Enzo. Nashville has had the most amazing summer. And I have enjoyed ALL the baby sessions! Im looking forward to the coming months and seeing how what is in my head comes out through my work. I plan to really change things up!
Baby Stella is just beautiful! She is all smiles and sweetness. The light was so perfect this night. and her big brother gets the best sibling award! He was so good for his sibling photo. There may or may not have been organic gummies offered 😉
The weather was yet again, very mild for summer. We still end up sweating, but not quite drenched. HA. We have fun chatting and playing the whole time! Sessions are always fun!
Stella’s 6 Month Video/Film: