Oh miss Stella. She was true to her 2 year old self. This little girl was shy at first, serious on and off, silly and ready to party by the end of our session. There were smiles and tears and flying mulch (thanks to the city filling the playground just above our chosen portrait spot) However even with all the mulch, I am really happy with this 2 year old portrait session. I loved meeting Miss Stella and her parents. We got some great images and I’m still glad we chose Windjammer Park in Tega Cay, SC for our lakeside location. We got some great interaction photos between Stella and her parents. But my favorite images from this 2 year old portrait session have to be her showing us she is two and her cutting up at the end of the session. She had too much fun running and falling on her mom and laying in the grass. Wish I had this little one’s energy!
These kiddos were so excited when they heard they were going to have a new baby sister. Then of course there was the waiting and the planning. Deciding how to decorate her nursery. Her big sister had a lot to say about the room decorations. And of course with older siblings there was the searching for all the baby stuff that had been put away. New baby girl clothes, toys, bottles and the inevitable questions. What will she look like? What will she be like? Will she like us? How big will she be when she is born? Can we hold her right away? There is also some worrying. When will she arrive? Will she be healthy? Will she cry a lot? Will she play with my toys? That’s the funny thing about new babies. All those questions and concerns seem to disappear once the little one arrives. These big siblings were in awe of tiny little Nina. Here they are showing off their new baby sister. Congratulations to the whole family!
Sweet Skylar Rose I wanted to keep her she is just perfect. I prefer to photograph my newborn babies right around 5-11 days old and sweet Skylar rose did not disappoint. She slept like a newborn and ate like a newborn (every few minutes ;) her poor mom) Man she has the most perfect complexion and the sweetest baby fat rolls, yum. This right here (see photos below) is the reason we moms have more than one child. Those sweet kissable lips and the teeny tiny toes. The soft, adorable, innocence of the newborn stage. Wow I might just have baby fever today but I could just eat her up.
I cannot wait to see this sweet baby and her family again. Congratulations again to Skylar Rose’s parents and older siblings on their new bundle of joy. Remember if you are expecting and are interested in new baby portraits please call me before your baby arrives. This ensures we get your baby photographed in the early newborn stage (between 4-14 days old) because babies change a ton the first few weeks of life. And don’t forget we love to capture your pregnancy as well!
I photographed 3 month old twin baby portraits a while back and had a ton of fun with these two little ones. Twins are always so fascinating. How much will they look alike? How different will their personalities be? And at 3-months-old can I get them to smile at the same time? At this age getting one baby to smile is usually a guarantee but twins can take some jumping through hoops, especially when someone decides to take a nap. Their parents and grandmother accompanied them for their 3-month-old twin portraits. And thank goodness because their grandmother was just magic. Just look at the way he looks up at her! Can you feel the love between them?
I can see these two are going to be like peas and carrots and give everyone a run for their money. Look at the image of the two of them together it’s like they are preparing their first fist bump. I swear they said to each other “ok when its time for the family photos lets fall asleep” We couldn’t get them to stay awake so their grandmother just whispered in their ears and they were out like lights. It was truly magical to watch. You can see from these portraits they have one pretty proud papa too!
I met this family a few years ago at a preschool fundraiser I was attending. The dear mom called me a few months later for a family portrait session. So I was over the moon to hear that their family had grown and they needed to update that family portrait. And of course have individual portraits taken of the kids to share with family and friends ;) 6 Month old baby D and his family came to see me for spring portraits. I photographed the M family at a local park for the spring time colors. Baby D was just adorable in his little blue outfit don’t you think so too?
Photographing little ones who are just sitting up outside can be so tricky. They are curious about everything and easily distracted. Little D loved to look at, touch and taste, the blankets, the grass, big sister, mom and dad. It is so much fun to watch all the exploring and learning they are doing at this age. Seeing the recognition come over their faces when someone they love comes into view always amazes me! Watching a child with his family is the closest you can get to see unconditional love in action.
As you might have noticed I haven’t been blogging lately. We have been crazy busy preparing and selling our home. The house sold faster than I originally expected. We then had to start packing right away. What an undertaking with two active little ones. Any who we are all packed and ready to move to SC next week. We will be just across the state-line from charlotte in the Fort Mill, South Carolina area. I know it sounds far from the current location but it is only about 45 minutes away. Please keep us in your thoughts for an uncomplicated move of our family, home and studio. Also look out for all my catch up blog posts coming in January. Merry Christmas from all of us at Insley Photography.