Shamefully, over a year has passed since my last blog post. I suppose that's what happens when you have a baby of your own. But I felt compelled to pick back up my momentum with this insanely adorable lifestyle newborn portrait session. Baby Rita was only a week old to the day for this session and she was such a wonderful little model. Her energetic brother kept me on my toes and I captured some candid portraits of him as well but Rita stole the show! With her beautiful head of hair and rare but infectious smile... who couldn't totally fall in love!
I am seriously so lucky to have such great models every year. Ano has been a little star for me for 4 years now! His wide eyed smile and calming personality make for the perfect subject. Now that his little sister Mila is older, she definitely stole the show this year. She learned how to model from her brother but her personality is booming with energy! I chased her around the beach, never letting my camera leave my eye. Every moment was worth a click. My luck with them was matched by the perfect weather and the most beautiful sky! Lucky lucky photographer...
I've been photographing Zoelle since she was just a tiny 4 month old baby. This year, just before her 5th birthday, her portrait session was shared with someone else! Her baby sister Colette, at 10 weeks old, had her first photoshoot with me and Zoelle was as excited as I was. She stood next to me doing everything in her power to coax a smile or giggle out of her baby sister. We had such a great time together as we always do! I can't wait for Zoelle's 6th birthday when Colette is running around! Hopefully Zoelle will help me catch her :)
April 26, 2015 my beautiful cousin gave birth to baby #2, Liliana Rose! Unlike her first, we didn't know if she was having a boy or a girl so the phone call was filled with excitement and tears. She is beautiful and petite and Nicholas is already showing how amazing of a big brother he is going to be to her. I couldn't be happier for Lauren and her growing family!
From when he was just a tiny 6 month old, I have been photographing Nicholas. Now 3 years old, he is preparing to be a big brother! He loves his mom and dad and loves even more having all of the attention. But the more I talked to him, the more I hear how excited he is to take on the role of being a big brother. From checking his mommy's tummy to giving her a rose and a kiss because "mommy's beautiful"; Nicholas is ready to show his new baby brother or sister just how to win the hearts of everyone around.
To say I have the best job in the world is an understatement. I have had the amazing pleasure of photographing Kristiano since he was just a tiny big eyed baby. He has been a photographer's gem of a model from then on. Three years later, my little guy is now a big brother! Mila, now a year old, has her brother's eyes and her very own personality. She is full of love and laughter and the sweetest smiles. It's incredible to say that part of my job is to document these two munchkins as they grow.