This mama is the sister of one of my favorite families to photograph. They were in town from New York this Spring, and reached out for a family and maternity session at the beach. Because when it's still cold out where you live, who wouldn't want to be in shorts at the beach?! Being familiar with my work, they were totally open to a mix of portraiture and play, and you all know, the 'so you' love and play shots are my fave! It is my understanding that the baby boy in that belly has made his way into the world, and I hope to one day meet him and get him in front of my camera!
It's so much fun getting to capture families as they grow. Especially when they are growing another human to add to their family! I first photographed this family when that spunky little redheaded ball of fun was in mama's belly, and now she's getting ready to become a big sister! We had so much fun exploring the amazing street art in the Wynwood Walls art district in Miami that never disappoints. Neither does this family's love for each other!
I first photographed this family 2 years ago for Liam's first birthday. We created lovely images then, so I was excited when mom called to schedule a maternity session to freeze their time as a family of four, as they await the joy of a new baby. I could not believe how much these kiddos have grown! Especially Liam, who at 3 is such a great talker! We were able to capture some great moments of this family spending an evening together, enjoying each other in the beautiful evening light.
I had the pleasure of photographing this family for almost big brother Solomon's first birthday almost a year ago. They're getting ready to welcome a new little one into their family, so we met up to capture this beautiful family and mama's beautiful belly! Knowing they have an active boy who loves to play, mom and I strategized beforehand, and she brought along a few of Solomon's favorite toys, that would photograph well. The firetruck almost matches her dress, which is absolutely amazing! I just love the bright colors! Congratulations to this family, and I can't wait to meet your new baby!
This is a very special family to photograph, and I have shared many milestones with them, from Rachael’s pregnancy with Stella, to her as a newborn, at 6 months, and celebrating her first birthday. They are always full of smiles and look great in front of the camera. Rachael is an absolutely glowing pregnant mama, Jonathan is a proud father, and Stella is an absolute doll as she is about to celebrate her second birthday. I look forward to seeing these parents welcome a new baby into their family and to Stella becoming a big sister!