When Ray’s mama contacted me about a session commemorating his 1st birthday, I couldn’t believe it. Ray is already one?!?! I feel like I just took his newborn photos yesterday! I love watching families grow, and I’ve had the honor of photographing this particular one through so many major life milestones. It’s always a joy when wedding clients become baby clients!
I live on some beautiful property and yet somehow I manage to under-utilize it. So, when I heard the excellent(!) news that Naomi and Drew were getting married I had to jump at the chance to photograph them. My father in law has this farm truck that I’ve had my eyes on for years and Naomi and Drew are the perfect country couple. Thanks for letting me grab these awesome images you two!
This gorgeous girl is my niece, Hannah. We totally slacked on getting her senior portraits done last summer, and considering she’s graduating soon we figured we’d better hurry up and have some camera time! Hannah came to my house one evening and we just kind of wandered around scouting out areas we liked. She will be coming back soon because there is a farm truck that we just can’t pass up using, but I’m suuuuper happy with these!
To answer the question above, photographers sometimes just do the job themselves!
This is my sweet new baby girl, Norah Leigh. She is 4 weeks old now and I finally got the chance to finish editing her session. These photos were done when she was 7 days old and she was such a perfect baby, slept like a champ! Big thanks to my friend and fellow photographer, Leslie Blumer, for assisting me with posing and letting me borrow some props. I had a fresh c-section and there was no way I could have crawled around on the floor the whole time!
I do need to point out though: while I do have the luxury of photographing my kids myself instead of hiring it done, I do at LEAST once a year invest in a session with another pro photographer. I always get a new 30×40 canvas for my wall! It’s a good thing I know many talented people!
As promised, here are the sneak peeks from this year’s Spring Minis!
One question I get asked every single year is – “What animal are you going to be using?” and my answer for the last few years has been “no animals”. There is a good reason! Check this out:http://www.southernbellestudios.com/blog/2012/2/bunnies-and-chiclets-and-children-oh-my
Plus, this year I have decided to keep on trend with my “less is more” vision and kept things very simple and I LOVE THE RESULTS. What do you think?