In home sessions are forever and always my favorite because of the heart behind them and this one was no different. Charlie spent our time together showing me his favorite stories, finding his stash of wubas and jumping in his bed. I first met the Kuritzky family for Charlies 6 month pictures and its amazing how much he has grown into a cool little dude. Any kid who blows rasberries for kisses has my vote. Also shout out to Nonna - I LOVE your quilt. <3
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I was so excited that the Simciks chose to do a 6 month session for the boys because one of my favorite job perks is that I get to watch my littles grow. Some of their mannerisms are still the same and some of the photos I took are the spitting image from their newborn session. Its bitter sweet to see the comparison already.
In one of the above pictures you can see the octopuses that their grandma knitted because studies have shown that they can help premature babies. They are still a fan of the tentacles, especially eating them, so we definitely had to incorporate those in our session again too . <3
We had such a great time and at the end the boys both fell asleep at the same time. #parentwin !
THROWBACK TO 6 MONTHS AGO
LOOK HOW LITTLE! click on any of the below chair shots to see how much Evvie has grown and cry <3
The Neumanns always show up for their sessions in the most gorgeous outfits. I joked that I was going to make a "what to wear session guide" and it was going to be 75% them. I am glad Victoria went for the layers for our session because although it LOOKS gorgeous it was FREEZING. Okay, that was dramatic, but it was definitely too cold for an Eloise. She likes to spend her time at the plaza. :D Obligatory book joke,but, Eloise did like to make us work for her smiles. Her baby blues and pout lips are completely adorable so I don't even mind :P It may have been a little crisp, but that just called for lots of snuggles for warmth.
I am so glad that The Dean family came to take partake in my winter minis because I am obsessed with their babies, Fenway and Evie. Fenway is in the vest. They are the kind of family that somehow falls into poses and make my job super duper easy. Especially Fenway. His manners beat the intensely trained therapists pups that I work with at the day job. So here they are in all of their adorablness making it look like it wasnt hailing on them for half our session.
It was borderline chilly and felt very December, but that just leant to some adorable snuggles. Plus these two littles are amazing. I cannot even begin to share the outtakes of some very fierce wrestle loving. They are DEFINITELY going to be in the full gallery.
I was a little nervous to do have my first ever mini session be with a family that I haven't shot before. My inital thought was it was a Christmas Card opportunity for families that I have shot before and know the run down of shooting with me. Which is pretty much be awesome and pretend I am not here, but sometimes it takes awhile to get comfortable in front of the camera. When Megan said that her sister had sent her over I figured I would try. I should have known they would be super amazingly adorable, they're related to Katie.
This little cutie and his parents are new to the Cincinnati area so we explored Otto Armlender park together for the first time.
When my camera is charging you can find me playing with my little family or trying yummy new foods around the city. I promise to tell horrible jokes and will probably be more awkward than you, but by the end of the day we will all be laughing. Which is how I get the real natural smiles that you see in my portfolio!
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