The Birthday Thief

Being an older child myself, I completely understand what it’s like having a younger sibling ruin things for you.  I thought it was bad when my baby brother decided he needed to arrive the day of my preschool graduation, but poor Yale, his sister decided to show up and steal his birthday!  I have to say Brooke, that really wasn’t the nicest way to start things out being the little sister!

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Brooke may have stole her brother’s birthday, but I think Yale may have stole my heart and almost the photo shoot too.  Two to three years-old tends to be my very favorite ages for kids.  The unpredictability, the passion, the wonder and their giant personalities are a few of the reasons.   With that being said, photographing that age is not typically my most favorite thing to do, because they are SO unpredictable.  They can be super stubborn, they don’t always respond well to bribery (what do you mean you won’t kiss your sister even if I give you a cookie???), they can be thrown off when they are out of their element and routine, and you can’t always reason with them (seriously, if you would just kiss your sister we’ll be done in 2 minutes AND you get a cookie!).  Yale however, was a little rock star!  It is possible I might have used a few psychological tricks to encourage him to cooperate, but really he was so sweet and helpful.  I wish I had a video to share because it is impossible to explain how cute and hilarious his personality was and how much I loved having him in the studio.

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I could have spent all morning just hanging with Yale, but I did have a job to do and that was photographing baby Brooke.  And you’d almost think from the first part of this post I didn’t like her at all!  Brooke was actually an angel.  She would fuss from time to time to let me know she wasn’t interested in being posed on her stomach, but otherwise she slept the entire time and let me capture lots of great images!  Look at those sweet cheeks!  I’m excited to deliver her family their artwork when it comes in next week, and their family image will be hung in a large frame over their fireplace!  I love it!

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Thank you to Pinkytink for the adorable headband!  I received it at a workshop I attended earlier this year and absolutely love it!  You can check out more of her items here.

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I am obsessed with the insanely cute teddy bear from TinaBoBeanies.  You might also recognize if if from my kitten “newborn” session.  Check out those images here if you missed them.  I’m completely biased, but they’re really adorable.  If you are looking for cute crocheted items, check out Tina’s shop here.

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And thank you so much to my amazing Mom for making me the ruffle bum shorts and handmade overalls!  She moved down here last fall and I have been completely spoiled having her close by to help me out with the studio opening and making me all kinds of cute props.   Oh yeah, and the pickles.  Lots and lots of jars of pickles.  I have an obsession and I’m pretty sure she’s regretting she ever let me try them.  She doesn’t have an online store, but I’m sure for the right price she would make you pickles or newborn outfits too!

I am booking sessions into 2016.  Please keep in mind in order to provide the best level of customer service, I do limit the number of sessions I will book each month.  Please contact me early to reserve a spot for your little one.

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