Atlanta Newborn Session

This is my last Atlanta newborn session of the year. Last week I flew up to meet this sweet little guy. I have known his momma for quite a while and was really excited to hear that baby W had arrived. Only three weeks old and just in time for Christmas. Oh I could have taken him home with me! This guy is so handsome. And so happy!

It was a bit chilly outside so we stayed indoors and even got a few shots in front of the fire. Newborn sessions during December often mean Christmas trees and lots of pretty lights; which are a lot of fun to use during this time of year. I am loving the images we got from all the beautiful natural light coming in their windows and some fun shots in front of the fire place. We had so many images it was hard to choose which ones to share!

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Newborn Lifestyle Sessions

Over the past couple of years I have changed how I shoot newborn sessions. The traditional, make sure they are asleep, kind of shoot has always been really popular. But I have found that these images aren’t what the clients actually want in the end. It also tends to be really stressful on mom and dad, especially in the first two weeks. I have taken more of a lifestyle shoot approach to these clients. I look around my own home and what is mostly on my walls are more relaxed portraits and real life moments. Clients are wanting the same. Sessions are now more relaxed, have more snuggles and more real life moments!

Family Portraits

I just adore this family so much! Year after year they have me photograph them in the fall. It is so cool getting to watch your clients families grow over the years and be able to document that. I am so grateful that I have so many clients that allow me to do so and¬†to call this family our friends. These kiddos have the best little personalities and are a blast to work with. We played in the backyard most of the time and then walked down the street to this gorgeous field with some amazing light. The light so was so dreamy. If only every session had that light. You can see down in the post below…have I mentioned crazy gorgeous light?! Family portraits are always a blast with this family and I can’t wait for the next one!

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Location Location Location!

I often get asked about locations. A client will sometimes see another client’s blog post and want that exact same location. Sometimes we can do that but often that session had taken place in the clients own back yard! Their was a field next to this client’s home, that was overgrown and probably full of animals we wouldn’t want to see ūüėČ However, with some gorgeous light and a few photography skills…voila! We have some absolutely gorgeous family portraits that appear to be at an amazing location. So when you book your portrait session, keep in mind that sometimes the most unassuming places are often the best. And if you don’t have location ideas in mind for your family portraits, I always options for every style of shoot!

A Newborn Portrait Session in Stuart

Today I am blogging a¬†recent newborn portrait session with a very special family. I had the honor of photographing Chris and Kelly’s¬†¬†wedding, maternity photos and now their newborn photos with little Chandler. Its always so exciting and humbling when friends and clients entrust you with SO many precious moments of their lives.

This little guy…he is so precious and has the best little personality. Kelly already had so many ideas when I got there and we really did try to fit them all in. With dad as a professional fisherman and mom loving all things coastal and islands, this shoot has all the feels. Blues, greens, fish, anchors, coral, ¬†artwork by Kelly Tracht¬†– Baby C even has the cutest stuffed fish that he loves and we played around with for a while. I could have shot this little peanut for days…or taken him home with me! I can’t wait to snuggle him again!

Newborn Photos and What Type?

These days I really try to take a little more of a lifestyle approach to all my photography sessions. I feel it is really important though to listen to clients as to what type of newborn photographs they want. So, sessions don’t really have to be one way or another…they can be mixed! This was a mixture of the two. There was a lot of snuggling and just hanging out with baby Chandler, but we also did quite a bit of styling and posing for this one. It all depends on what type of shoot you want. Newborn sessions are a blast to shoot and I love working with moms to determine what shots and sessions are best for them.

 

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Maternity Portraits in the Park

Last week I traveled to Atlanta to photograph a handful of clients before the holidays roll around. It’s my favorite time of year in Atlanta and I love all the gorgeous fall colors this time brings. Every year I look forward to photographing my clients up here. First I love my Atlanta clients, and second, having a change of scenery for a few weeks each fall is refreshing. The parks are oh so pretty and there is light everywhere; peaking through the trees and covering fields and bridges. There are so many parks in Atlanta that I love. But Tanyard Creek Park is a perfect spot for maternity portraits. It’s next to an old railway and has a few really cool bridges and walkways that make for great backdrops.

When these two parents to be asked me to come photograph their¬†maternity session¬†I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to do so. There were so many gorgeous photos of them I had to blog a few from their session. That bump. Such a gorgeous momma! I love these two and excited for their new addition to their family. I will be back in December for another round of sessions, including a newborn session with this¬†new mom and dad. Can’t wait to meet baby Kissane!

 

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A Day in the Life…

Lifestyle sessions, or a “Day in the Life” sessions are my absolute favorite. Hands down my favorite thing to shoot. With a little planning they can really depict the true personalities and lifestyle of your family and so many raw moments and emotions can come out of them. Whether it is reading books to your little ones on the couch, doing cannon balls in the pool, feeding or loving on a sweet baby, making cookies in the kitchen, bath time with the little ones, playing outside or just hanging around the house; there are so many of these moments that are soon forgotten or taken for granted. But in the end it’s the simple things in life that really matter and how cool to be able to have them documented. These sweet moments are yours to keep and hold onto, through memory and also through tangible images!

Day in the Life…On a Farm!

Oh how I love this family. They are such a sweet, kind and down to earth family that I just adore. These people are so special to us. I was really excited and honored to document a day for them!

Here is a combined family lifestyle session and portrait session that took place in the spring. We planned out the afternoon, doing things that they normally do in their everyday life. We documented everything from feeding chickens, playing with the goats, reading books under the oak tree, play time, bath time, swinging on the tree swing and¬†walking¬†down their dirt road as a family. These moments are the moments that made it on this client’s walls and ones they will now cherish forever.

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