Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The C Family: Beatrice's Christmas

I cannot believe how fast the past year has flown. It really feels like only yesterday I was in the C Family's home with Miss Bea, photographing her first Christmas. And now, here we are, a year older, hopefully wiser, and getting ready for the holiday season all over again.

Beatrice is now walking(!?), talking and I am just blown away by what an important step that is for her family. She was a premie (born 11 weeks early), so the milestones in any baby's life are that much more sacred for a little one that fought just to survive. You can read all about her story and her hilarious daily antics on her mom's blog here! My personal favorite is her recent affinity for calling her dad by his first name... rather than dad. She's a firecracker, that's for sure.

I love every opportunity to capture these moments and really, just to hang out with this family. To watch their Bea grow over the past year and a half has been amazing and I'm so thankful that I got to photograph her and her mom & dad.

They're a special group of people.

Beatrice discovered magnolia tree seed pods, which she loved and lovingly referred to as cones, because well, they do look just like pine cones. She loved them so much in fact, it was tough to get her to put them down... even for a present.

HA! Not sure what brought on this expression, but I'm glad I got it.

Time for a milk break. Some for dad, some for Bea.

And some sustenance for Bea...

and Mom too...

and some more for Bea

{Holiday Family Photo Session, Raleigh, NC}

Monday, November 28, 2011

The T Family

November has been unseasonably warm in the Triangle, which means I've gotten lots of extra time photographing the little ones without any worries of runny noses or cold feet... just lots of fun playing in the leaves and sometimes hiding behind them.

The T Family happened to schedule their session on a perfect morning with overcast skies, warm breezes. They also happen to have Mr. Adorable - Benjamin. This little man's personality ran circles around my camera and had me laughing and on my toes the entire time. He's in the mimicking phase at the moment and so when I'd get down low to get a picture, he'd then get down low too... which would then make me stand up to get him to stand up, and then jump down quickly to get back to his level, but he'd beat me to it of course... and this went on for a while... Benjamin won, but I still got in a few shots here and there...

Benjamin struck this pose on his own. Love that he crossed his feet!

Thanks T Family!!

{Holiday Family Portrait Photographer, Raleigh NC}