Due to our very delayed spring here on Long Island, I decided to post-pone the Mother’s Day Minis by 2 weeks. Spots are still available and I have great garden location for some gorgeous pictures of you and your littles. These are some of my favorite sessions to shoot and I can’t wait to do more. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your session today!!
Has it really been a whole month since I blogged? Sheesh, where does the time go?!? That, of course, is a pretty dumb rhetorical question because this session I’m blogging about is from last September. And I just finished editing all the pictures today. I have this annoying little habit of never finishing the editing of my own personal shoots of my girls. I edit a few and put them up on Facebook or Pinterest and then I never edit the rest. (Oh and I’d LOVE it if you could click those links and like and/of follow my pages. Thanks) So I finally got around to editing the rest of the pictures from this end of summer beach session of my girls. And I’m so excited to share them with you all
I found this little beach and we took the girls there to scope it out. It was literally the first time we ever had a photo shoot without us yelling at them. They just did their thing, I took pictures and it was perfect. I decided we had to go back a few days later. The summer was really winding down and the warm evenings were soon going to be a thing of the past. So I dressed them up in cute white dresses and let them bring their favorite dolls and I got some of my very favorite pictures of the girls together to date.
Love this picture of Zoe. She has such amazing hair: So hard to get them to sit and smile but sometimes its possible: A favorite of Piper: Running away as usual: Zoe was singing a song to Piper: Another favorite of Zoe: This makes me swoon: I love them together: I have this picture displayed in two places in my home, I love it that much: How sweet are they?: She wasn’t even 4 yet when I took this picture and all I see is a teenager. Can you see why she is my muse?: I cannot wait for the real warmth again soon! And I’m definitely taking them back here for more pictures this summer! So excited!
I might be slightly obsessed with inclement weather. I love the different moods that the different weather adds to photos. But in particular, fog. It’s spooky, mysterious, magical, mystical. And one day recently was like a two-fer because the fog was also rising off the snow and created a whole other level of mood. I shot these someplace that is, in normal weather, not that interesting (and probably off limits anyway!) I knew I wanted some openness and some trees so the fog would have the right look and feel. The trees help break it up and add depth, since there is no depth in fog alone. But I wanted a contrast of the openness. I shot in a few spots near here and then spotted the trees. We were about to leave when I saw this perfect little mound with grass and knew if I could get Zoe to cooperate, I would get something great. She found the leaves and stick and I just let her hold them to give her something to do with her hands. If I had given it more thought, I might have grabbed a prop before leaving the house but the stick works because it’s organic and dark, which is a perfect contrast against all the whiteness.
I’ve taken Zoe out in the rain, snow and now. Its my trifecta of perfectly imperfect weather!
We started off with some smiles and jumping in puddles:
Then I spotted this area trees next to an open field and knew it would be magical: As if the trees weren’t magical enough, this perfect little mound of earth, where the snow had melted away provided for such an incredible moment:
As you have seen here before, I love shooting in the snow. I was so happy to have had as much snow as we’ve had here on Long Island. I know I’m in the minority, but I have come to realize I love winter. Polar vortex, not so much, but lots of snow? Yes! I finally got some girls other than my own in front of my lens for some really pretty snow pictures. I went to my friend Gail’s house and her two daughters had some friends over. Their friends, 4 sisters (the youngest of 6 kids!) are all so beautiful and sweet. They all get along so wonderfully. I brought over a bunch of clothes and accessories and even did make up on the older girls. It was so fun and then out in the snow we all went. The girls were cold but they were troopers!
This is Frances, the second to youngest of the 6 kids total (4 of the sisters were here that day):
Tiffany, the 3rd oldest and owner of some really pretty curls and freckles. I loved getting to know her: The cape she is wearing was my cape form my Goth days (ahem, 20 years ago.) My grandmother made that cape for me and I will always treasure it: One of my favorite models, Julia. She always knows her angles and poses. I love photographing her. The dress she is wearing is also from my goth days: Julia’s little sister Rachel has amazing red hair. And it suits her personality so well. She doesn’t love taking pictures but she was really into that day! I bought that blue scarf specifically because I knew it would look incredible contrasted against her hair: Youngest sister Jane. Seriously, each one of these 4 girls is as beautiful as the next. And I’ve seen pictures of the rest of the family and they are all good-looking! LOVE this picture of BFF’s Tiffany and Julia: Such gorgeous and sweet girls: And I can’t forget Andrea. I think she has such a classically beautiful face. This headband is by Max Gracie Supply Co.: And capable of such emotion. I absolutely love her expression here. Julia really wanted a turn with the cape and I was more than happy to oblige: It looks like we’re getting a little more snow in a few days. Can you guess that I’m excited?? If you want to book a session, email me at email@example.com.
I love, no like I mean I LOVE doing mommy & me type sessions. They have quickly become one of my favorite types of sessions to shoot. (You can see some of these sessions here, here and here.) I love the connection and the love between a mother and her children. There really is nothing like it. So this year I decided to do a day of mini sessions to celebrate Mother’s Day! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your session!