May 11, 2013

Last weekend, with our warm weather (where did that go today!!?), I got to see these two adorable little boys have a ball in the downtown fountains — big brother R had been to this park once last summer & per his mom, he “came alive.”  I may not have seen the full effects of that, given that he was upset he had to wear rolled up blue jeans & not his swimsuit, but these two still had a ton of fun & we got some fun images of this family splashing away.

Seriously, so much fun.  If only I had my own kiddos to take to places like this.  It might look weird if I went without kids to run through these fountains, no??  🙂  Haha… someday.   I suppose if anyone else wants to have a spring or summer session here, though, I’d fully support the idea!

We started out just north of where this fountain park is, and worked our way towards it, glad to get some dry photos before the kids got drenched.  Baby brother wasn’t very happy with us at the beginning…

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So we let him have his pacifier & his favorite blanket, and he calmed down a bit…

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And then he finally was happy enough to give back up his pacifier:

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What made him this happy???

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Mom’s iPhone, of course. 🙂  This little boy loves his music!

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What else makes little brother super happy?  Watching big brother, of course:

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This next one might be my favorite… look at the little guy’s face in Mom’s sunglasses.  Adorable!s-fam-blog-10

Then, we go to the fountains.  It didn’t take much time at all for either little guy to get soaked:

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I love the splashing going on in these photos!

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So much fun.  Big brother was upset at first that he didn’t have his swimsuit to wear, but as soon as Dad showed him how to roll up his jeans & assured him that they had dry clothes to change into at the finish line, he was set.  As long as Mom ran with him, that is.  She was such a trooper!

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Seriously, you guys.  So. much. fun.  I bet even little D will love tramping through these fountains in another few months!  Thanks again for giving me the chance to take these, N&A.   I had a ball!

And last but not least, happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there — have a fabulous (but chilly) weekend!

xoxoxo Amy

May 11, 2013

Last weekend I met these three at the beautiful Homestead Park & love love love that we had close-enough-to-warm-weather for these sweet little one-year-old summer outfits.  She got a little chilly in the back of the park, where it’s open & windy, but we survived, and o.m.g., it has been so much fun to see pretty little Miss E grow up to this huge, walking-all-over-the-place one year old.  She has the sweetest little eyes, and the sweetest little grin, and oh, that red hair.  Mom & Dad are going to have to chase her around like crazy keeping enough sunscreen on her this summer.  Because at just 12 months old, she’s practically running already!

I love spring flowering trees.  Homestead’s got some gorgeous ones!

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See?? Isn’t she just a doll?

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And if you’ve read my blog for any period of time, you know that I am pretty much obsessed with baby eyelashes.  Check out this little lady’s!

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We’ve taken photos with her Pooh friends at her newborn, 3, 6, & 9 month sessions.  Now, for her first year Pooh photos… she doesn’t look too thrilled, but that’s mostly because we weren’t letting her chew on or throw any of the stuffed animals… p-fam-blog-10

Isn’t the strawberry on her bottom just adorable??

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These next couple may be my favorite photos of the day.  Look how much fun these three have!

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And riding on Dad’s shoulders, Miss E of course came alive again:

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So great to see you, K&A.  Thanks for letting me watch Miss E grow up like this – she is a doll & I am so proud & happy of your family!

 

xoxoxo Amy

 

May 6, 2013

I love this family.  So easy to photograph.  And since it’s late, and I have hoards of photos to share… the photos are going to speak for themselves.  Have a great week everyone!

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I can’t believe this little guy is six months old already:

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B is such a loving big brother… look at how he’ll hold the little guy, pretty much any time we asked him to:

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Notice the peace sign on the right, below?

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I love baby barefeet:

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A lot of the photos have smiles & laughs… but so many more are random and look more like this:

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So sweet:

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And then, after barely an hour & some change, little brother was conked out:

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So we took another five minutes to play with big brother (he gets his crazy side from dad, on the right) and then we called it a day:

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So much fun to spend some time with you all, M&A!  You guys are seriously the greatest.  🙂

xoxoxo Amy

April 22, 2013

I recently made it out to this awesome family’s house for a quick session, and in lieu of the usual blog photos, I wanted to share the video of sweet baby N & his big brother & Mama.  I want everyone to look carefully for the photo where big brother C is trying to run from the front of the photo & baby N is spitting up in the background.  All action & totally my favorite!  Well, there are lots cuter photos in the video, but this one really summed up my hour at the F family’s house.  🙂  These boys are going to be so much fun as they grow — I can’t wait to see them again in a few months for the six month mark!

Thanks again, Mom, for being so patient, and well, just… awesome.  Soon, you will have two non-stop little boys (three if you count the hubby, I suppose!) and you will be a rock star chasing after them.  Enough said.

 

And, just in case flash player doesn’t work for someone (or I’ve got it embedded wrong), I’ll post the video on facebook too. 🙂

Have a great week!
xoxoxo Amy

March 30, 2013

Happy Easter weekend! Or Passover, or weekend-at-home-with-family, or on-call-working-like-mad-weekend, or anything else you may be celebrating (or not celebrating) this weekend.

 

Recently this family of four joined me in my studio to welcome home their sweet little daughter, baby girl #2.  Baby girl #1 is only 16 months old, and it was super sweet to see them interact.  She was a bit scared to even touch little baby sister!  But you can tell that this family is so thrilled to have a second child, and that she’s going to be very well loved growing up.  It was such a pleasure to meet your family, W… thanks again for bringing everyone by!

Isn’t this the cutest little Easter bunny outfit ever?  I grinned when Mom pulled it out — so much fun!

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And here is big sister trying hard not to touch little sister laying in her lap… she petted her head once or twice (yes, like a dog or cat), but that was about as good as we got… I’m sure she will get more comfortable with her as time passes!

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We got a teeny smile, see?

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I love the texture of Mom’s sweater in the background of this one.  Such a good choice for a photo session:

 

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She’ll only fit in Dad’s hands like this for so long:

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I hope you enjoy this Easter sneak peek, Mom & Dad.  I’ll be in touch in another week or two with a full set!

Everyone, hope you all have a wonderful weekend! xoxoxo Amy