Senior portrait sessions are great for many reasons, but I think the best part is knowing that the person I'm working with is right on the cusp of so much! A new type of independence, new things to learn, a time for so much growth. This sweet girl is beautiful inside and out and I'm so glad we had the chance to meet and talk! We took the opportunity to grab some sister shots, made me super jealous I don't have one! These two are gorgeous! Such beautiful light down in Canandaigua for this session! I love it when that happens! Congrats on your upcoming senior year, Lindsay!
This girl! So much fun per square inch! I love this sweet girl and her family! That's actually an understatement... So many hilarious memories and moments with these guys. Samantha is going to do so many great things - I'm so excited to see all she embarks on. Congrats to your senior year, Manclaw! It will be over before you know it!
This beautiful family has worked with me several times over the last few years. I love the magic I feel when I'm with them. They are so much fun and so incredibly sweet. Hanging out with the girls is awesome - we talked about some of their favorite things to do and their favorite foods and snacks. Listening to them got me looking forward to when Emily's their age and we can do all the fun things they talked about! Getting to photograph families through the years as they grow and change is one of my favorite parts of what I do. It's so special to me! Can't wait to see what fun things they're up to next time!
Look at these cuties! These two were so sweet - they held out the entire session waiting for a bite of that cake! A cake their mom baked homemade. What an incredibly awesome family! It was a beautiful day for photos and a little bit of cake down by the lake. So glad I got to witness all this cuteness!! Those suspenders!! Looking forward to working with this great family again!
I know I'm partial to every family I work with but come on. Look at the girls dresses! I can't say how moved I was to take these photos as if it was some very small way of saying thank you to Hannah for all she has done for me. The beautiful mama in these photos is a Registered Nurse, a Lactation Consultant, a Doula, and a Farmer! She's not just any one of these things a little bit - she has super powers. She really does. I met Hannah through our Birthing Classes, but we also had mutual friends and I had heard really amazing things about her. We met individually and I cannot tell you how fast I fell in love with her. She made me feel confident and ready, but assured me that if I needed anything during my labor I could call her at any hour. She sent me off with meditation CDs, positioning flashcards, the whole nine! I love her. She's magic. So if you're ever in need of someone to milk your cows, assist you in all things motherhood, ease your worried mind - Hannah's the one to call. If you ever want to see the cutest kids, ever - she's also your girl. I'm really excited that we were able to do these photos, my favorite (besides how adorable the kids are) is how sweet Hannah and her husband are together. <3
Parenthood can be a challenging gig at times, but I'm pretty sure that 'drop the mic parent moment' is when your baby laughs and you're the reason behind it... this is arguably the best feeling in the world, because I know there are other ones up there; their first steps, when they hold your hand, when they finally fall asleep after 527 verses of rock-a-bye.. but in all the years I've photographed families - one of the most beautiful things to me is when a parent knows just exactly what to do to get their kid to laugh. I mean, they will do almost anything! They'll jump up and down and trot like a pony, they'll make crazy faces - doesn't matter how ridiculous - they'll do it! They know the favorite song, the best scene from a favorite show or book, the favorite silly face, the perfect tickle spot - all the things only a mommy or a daddy know that can turn on that infectious giggle... and it makes me fall in love with the families I photograph every_single_time.
I've known the mama to these two beautiful babies for many years and I can't say I've ever seen her look more beautiful or happy! Yup, she wears motherhood pretty darn well. I had so much fun with these guys! It is a feeling indescribable to see how much love children have for their parents and vice versa. I can't say it enough how much of an honor it is to get to capture these sweet blips in time! <3
What an awesome family! I got to meet with just the girls last year for Caeden's sisters senior portraits at Sonnenberg Gardens. She was stunning! This year, the whole fam met up to grab a few quick family portraits before shining the light on Caeden. It was great to meet them all! Caeden is awesome. It's tough to get in front of a camera but he did great! We had a couple laughs at the scenery, almost accidentally bombed someone's party, and even saw a little deer a few feet from us. Good times!
Caeden talked a little bit about his future plans - I'm so excited for his future endeavors! Over the last few years I've really enjoyed working with seniors, it's a time when so much is boundless, a time to start fresh! Looking so forward to seeing what's next for this one!
I have known Machlan's mama for years now - and it is just such a beautiful thing that we both have babies so close in age! I had such a great time doing this session by the lake. The forecast said rain, but we chanced it anyhow - and I'm so glad! It turned out to be a beautiful afternoon. Such a breath of fresh air to talk about the new mom stuff, and so much fun to see all the great things Machlan can do! He is just the most handsome, isn't he?! I could just eat him up! His birthday is around the corner and I just can't believe it's already been a whole year. <3