As you can see this crew of 4 will not be 4 for long…. child #3 is on the way!
Meanwhile we love a challenge. Especially the type of challenge like “I just hope you can get one good shot – we’re not sure if our kids will sit for very long”. As parents we’ve always said that while we prefer our kids to be well behaved at home as well as out, that it’s always more important that they be polite, nice and well behaved for other adults. Some kids when they are little go through phases where they listen better and then maybe sometimes not so much. Well these two little ones were perfect for this session! They did a great job!!!
We were able to get a ton of great shots! We used a couple different set ups as well – not all of which you’ll see here but they had a good time with all of it. They were very cute on one of our little benches too as this fun vine shows…
All in all it was a very successful day! Here are a couple more highlights from the session – enjoy!
What we have here is one beautiful family! The baby was about to turn one which is always a great milestone for pictures…..and a cake smash of course! More on that later…
Aren’t they a great looking crew? The brothers are really nice young men as well!
Now for the baby! How cute is she???
And now ladies and gentlemen….. the cake smash. 🙂
These folks are not strangers to our studio since the oldest son was one of our first high school spokesmodels (more on that in a future blog post), but we hadn’t had them in here for a family session….
We’ve known them for a long time so the anticipation was high for this one! 🙂 Needless to say this appointment did not disappoint – they totally delivered with great smiles, great interaction, lots of laughs and ultimately some great photos! They are a wonderful family – impressive young men and top notch parents. We had a lot of fun with them and we hope you enjoy these images from their session!
The last time we photographed this family they were a family of 4. Now they’re a family of 5 and what a journey they took to get here. After a very sad and extremely dangerous episode a few years ago that resulted in the loss of the baby that would have completed their family along with the ability to have any more children, some time passed and they never quite felt like they were complete. They were happy but something told them they were still meant to be a family of 5 all the same, so first they healed, then they talked, then they dreamed, and then they hoped for the opportunity to adopt and bring another life into their home and their family.
They took the steps needed to adopt and first they looked to Russia. Plans were made. A lot of time, effort and emotion was invested into this and they were going to need to take three trips in all to Russia to find and bring home their daughter. And then…. their hopes were temporarily squashed by Vladimir Putin when he signed an anti-U.S. adoption bill on December 28th, 2012 banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families effective January 1, 2013. Luckily they hadn’t taken the first trip to Russia yet, but this was still a setback to be sure.
So back to the drawing board they went to find a baby girl here in the states, and after 5 anxious months the journey finally led them to Utah where they found their beautiful daughter! They brought her home to her new and excited siblings and they all came to the studio shortly thereafter. They are finally complete and we are so happy for them!
This was a day we were looking forward to for a very very long time! These are old friends of ours whom we are very close to and we are so happy for them – they’ve got the cutest little boy! He’s a very smiley baby and this may have been the best 3 month old session we’ve ever had. Sometimes the 3 month old session isn’t the easiest for getting all of the best shots since it’s around 6 months that the little ones start to develop a lot of personality and they have a little more range since they can often sit up by then – but this little guy already has a ton of personality! He was awesome – in a great mood and so easy to work with – a total pro! We had so much fun with him! Enjoy!
We love maternity sessions and they are especially fun when they are the second one with the same family! To be a part of this the second time around with a soon-to-be older sister who we have been photographing since she was a newborn is really special.
Older sister’s name begins with an “H” and something else she is that starts with “H” is a HAM. She is so funny and we love her – such a character! Great family and great session!
When the impetus for a session is to have both children with their spouses and all five grandchildren together it’s as good a reason as any, and when one of the children has a connection to Ally going back to college days that makes it even more fun for us! What a joy for the grandparents to have their whole family together and captured to decorate their walls!
We had some laughs on this one to be sure – if you follow us on facebook we shared a “photography tip” that arose from this session. Ally needed to make the youngest kids laugh so she told them that she pooped in her diaper. They were CRACKING UP at this announcement! It was hilarious. There was lots of talk about photography and music and all the adults were jumping around and acting silly to get the kids to smile at one point which was pretty funny…. We hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed producing them!
Yesterday we posted some peaks from a family session we did on Christmas day and we mentioned that it was one of two families we photographed that day, and to stay tuned for the other one…. Well here is the other one – this is “part two” of What A Fun Way To Spend A Holiday!
We couldn’t have asked for better back to back families that day. We have a couple of connections to this family and this was the first time we had all four of them in the studio together for a photo session. Lots of good music being jammed and discussed, and a lot of just general catching up being done. Great people, great photos! We even took a photo of these two extremely sophisticated gentlemen worthy of the cover of Cigar Aficianado! 😉
This was a fantastic session and it took place on Christmas day! The funny thing is when we tell people that we were shooting on Christmas day their first reaction is confusion – “Really?”… “On Christmas?” But think about it – everyone is together, everyone is happy (right?) and what better way to celebrate family on an important day than to take pictures together?
This was actually one of two awesome families we photographed that day (stay tuned for the other one) and a memorable day it was! We had a lot of laughs with this group – they were a very lively gang (there was laughing, wisecracking and yes – even some singing), not to mention a great looking group! Stylish, athletic, glamorous – all represented in this crew! Enjoy!