I was out at the Lyda farm again, but this time it was for their photo session! We spent the first part of the session doing newborn shots of sweet William then we all bundled up and headed outside. We had fun playing the in oak leaves… dad was smart and brought a blower, nothing like blasting your kids with it! Then we ended over by the pond. Just as we started to shoot, a storm started to roll in so we had to hustle! Little William never woke up… not once, even when he was being rained on at the end!
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I was so excited to meet little William, knowing his brothers I knew that he would be a doll! I have only done a handful of newborn sessions and not once have I had a sleeping baby… however, William wouldn’t wake up. Not once! His brother helped me while mom was getting the rest of the family ready for the shoot, and was so sweet. He would snuggle him and say “isn’t my baby so cute?”, “isn’t my baby such a good baby?”. Love him. I would have loved to stay longer to photograph him but I looked outside and huge rain clouds were forming so the family had to hustle outside for their shots. And again… he still never woke up, even in the rain.
It was so rainy on the day of our shoot and I normally would have rescheduled but the Humphrey’s wanted to go ahead “beacause we will never get this done!”. So I headed over to their house and had a fun lifestyle shoot! After having a dance party on the bed we decided to go out in the rain… heck, why not! :)
I was so excited to photograph the Holmes family and their sweet kids! I was especially excited because they wanted to go somewhere different and try this location in Aurora (loved it)! Towards the end, Tanner was so not into having his picture taken and I really wanted to get one more family shot. Luckily we heard a train coming, kids froze to watch and I was quickly motioning for Mom and Dad to get in there! Annnnd… I got it. Loved this shoot!
I had the honor of photographing Holly (a college friend) and her amazing children a few weeks ago. Sadly, she lost her husband a little over a month ago. I had never met Duncan but he sounded like a wonderful man. She contacted me about doing a shoot, said she had this great need to ‘capture’ her family, which I completely understood. I told her that I wanted to gift this to her… I’m horrible at bringing dinners over (who needs another casserole?) BUT I can take pictures! Holly and her kids are a crazy, strong family! It was heart-warming to watch them interact; total love for their mom, typical brother and sister squabbles… and still laughing at potty humor. The greatest thing was that when they changed out of their funeral clothes(Holly wanted to remind and remember how strong she was during this time) and put on their father’s hats (he was a hat guy)they just lit up. At the very end, I took a moment to photograph Holly as she was holding her husband’s ring and watching her children… as she started to tear up (which I’m impressed she made it thru 2 hours) I just kept thinking- such an amazing family.