Spring is finally in the air over here in West Michigan. We are having some beautiful days and that means busy season has struck! Everyone is thawing out from the winter and ready to get out and enjoy PICS and enjoy their families. I meet this little girl last year on her first birthday. This session I had the privilege of meeting the rest of her family, including her tiny newborn cousin.
Extended family sessions are always a little nerve racking, not because I don’t know what I’m doing, but because I know we may not have an option of rescheduling. I had two set up back to back and the weather forecast was predicting rain. With family members flying in from all over the country, I knew these sessions were make or break with the weather and the timing. Fortunately, the weather report wasn’t right (I know, surprise) and I had a great day for both sessions. The grandpa said this to me, “You don’t know how long I’ve wanted to have this done!” That is a heart warming moment when I hear things like that and make me thankful for the job and clients that I have.
I love it when seniors incorporate what they love into their senior portraits. This senior did a great job with that. First of all, we went to the campus where he plans to attend college. I loved the campus; it had amazing architecture on the old buildings. He also brought his soccer ball and his Bible. He plans to study ministry and has a strong faith that is very admirable. This was a great session.
Gavin was just two weeks old when he wore his daddy’s tie for this photo, isn’t it so adorable! His big sister was enjoying the session and enjoying being a big sister too. She loved her big sister shirt with her brother’s matching little brother shirt. Isn’t that so adorable how she is just cuddling him and holding him tight. That is definitely a precious moment!
This family had a very exciting two weeks. One set of grandparents flew in for a week and then the other was staying for the next week. They overlapped for a fun weekend where we were able to capture these priceless shots. Extended family photos are so important. I think families should make a point of getting them done at least every 5 years!
I have three girls. I think God made me a perfect mom for girls. Boys on the other hand, seem completely exhausting to me. But, BABY boys are still SO sweet! I love this photo on the left because I asked the parents if he was a thumb sucker and they said, no, not yet. Well, I think we captured his first thumb sucking moment and it may seem silly, but it was so sweet!
I must admit, besides senior girls, newborns are probably my favorite sessions. They can be frustrating, exhausting, and a test of my patience, but the results are always so amazing. This particular baby was actually a very easy “model” because she slept when she was suppose to and didn’t mind me moving her around. The shot on the left, with her big brother, is probably one of my favorites all time. His face is just so sweet as he’s cuddling his new sister. I love it!!
I just heard on the radio that we’ve gotten more rain in April this year then we have since 1909! It has been crazy. This particular client was hoping for outside pics, but after switching the date a couple of times, we decided the rain just wasn’t going to stop. So, here are our indoor pics. The kids did great and it was a nice session.