Oh my heart. And these sweet voices! What a gift to be invited to welcome this sweet soul to this beautiful family. Even better, is having the experience of knowing this family from the VERY START! I filmed Mike and Crystal’s wedding years ago, then sweet Savannah’s first year, as well as John! To say I was THRILLED when Crystal contacted me to make a little film of welcoming Luke to his new family is an understatement. What I wouldn’t give to have something like this of my babies when they were little. With me in it!! There is just something about the movement, and the voices of both the little ones and Mom and Dad that is just priceless. Even the bit of chaos and busyness of the kids is beautiful. This family also got about 15 images from this short little shoot. Thank you Mike and Crystal for having me back!!!!
Oh boy – there is nothing like the sounds of baby babble. I really truly cherish this sound. I didn’t make enough videos of my own kids when they were little. At least I didn’t make “good” ones. I did the normal shaky handheld camcorder recordings and they are still amazing and precious, but I wish I had something like this with my husband and I actually interacting with our kids when they were tiny AND growing up. Take a minute to join Luke and his family for a few sweet moments this spring at The Nelson-Atkins. Sweet and simple moments like these are so fleeting. Everyone always told me that when the kids were little. I never believed them because the days felt so long. But they were right. It goes way too fast.
Location: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Camera: Canon DLSR & Super8
Music: The Music Bed
This has become quite the annual event for us – Spring Ducks and Babies! I think this might be our 5th year doing these mini-sessions and we have SO MANY families who come back! I honestly think out of the 13 families I saw over the weekend, there was only one new one! This is the reason I do them year after year. Yes, the ducks are cute, but getting to see former bridal clients bring their babies in and special portrait clients come in year after year is really amazing. The ducks will go to their permanent home tomorrow, a friend with some land and a pond not too far away. We spent the evening playing with them at my house today – my kids will miss them and their ducky adventures. I am mostly happy to get my downstairs bathroom back!
Here are a few peeks into the fun that was had over the weekend! You can see more on our Facebook page!
I have a special family here to share. It is always amazing to get to do newborn portraits for my former bridal clients, but even more special when they are family. And even MORE special when I remember seeing the daddy of the baby when he was brand new. Feeling a little “mature” here, but more than that, just really happy for my cousin and his wife. Congratulations on your new little man – he is perfect!