Monday, August 29, 2011

~Alaina : Baby Photography~

You might remember this little cutie from previous posts on my blog.  It seems like just yesterday I was shooting Alaina's 3 month and 6 month photos.  Now she is 9 months old and getting so big!  Below are a few of my favorites from our session...enjoy!

beautiful little alaina!



showing off those toothies!

her serious side

hanging out with mommy & daddy

alaina has some seriously dreamy blue eyes!

"how am i supposed to crawl on this stuff???"

love those toes!

and last but not least, my very favorite!  love the light, her eyes...everything about this image!

Thanks Jon, Danielle & Alaina for another fun shoot!  Look forward to chasing Alaina around next time when she is walking!  :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

~Tiny Turns One! : Baby Photography~

August 15, 2010 at 12:11am. One year ago...that is when my little Violet entered this world and changed my life forever. Giving birth and becoming a first-time-mom is such a whirlwind! The sequence of events can really be quite a blur! But I remember that moment…8/15/10 at 12:11am…I remember it as clear as day. The moment they set her on my stomach and when I heard her cry for the first time. The moment they put her in my arms, we looked at each other, and I said “hi.” There are no words to describe that feeling.

I never knew it was possible to love someone SO MUCH. I was also totally unprepared for how this little person changes your entire outlook on life. She makes me want to be a better person every day. I want to solve all the world’s problems so she can grow up in a better place. One thing is for sure…no matter what life throws at me, all I have to do is look at her, and I am reminded of how blessed I am.

I have to say, this past year has flown by. I hate that motherhood seems to press the fast forward button on life. It seems like, one minute, she was a 7 pound newborn, and the next minute she’s rolling, crawling, standing and now walking! While each stage passes way too quickly, every new chapter in her life is SO incredibly exciting and fun.

Today, my Little Tiny turns ONE YEAR OLD. It’s been the fastest and most amazing 12 months of my life. Of course, I would like to take this opportunity to share some Tiny photos, old and new!! I had a REALLY difficult time narrowing these down, so get comfy...there are quite a few. :)

Happy first birthday to my Little Tiny Violet Eve!!

brand new! still at the hospital. 6lbs 7oz of tinyness!

just a few days later and she already looks different!

6 months!

dressing up


9 months!

photo taken by Emily Hutson (thanks Emily!)

photo by Emily Hutson


up north for July 4th

i can never resist taking photos of her while she's sleeping

in Ann Arbor helping me scout locations for an upcoming wedding shoot

we made friends with a nice lady who let Tiny borrow her sunglasses :)

11 months...getting so big!

right:  "photo shoot's over mumma."

we've taken so many pictures in this spot! it's getting a lot harder now that she wants to crawl off the bed.

12 months!  already???  

Thanks for indulging this proud mama and looking at my baby pictures! I hope to share pictures soon from her birthday party, which takes place this weekend.  

Monday, August 8, 2011

~Oliver James : Newborn Photography~

I just love when friends have babies.  I get to hold them and remember that feeling of someone so tiny and precious in your arms.  The only negative is that it gives me Baby Fever!  I have to remind myself that I already have my hands full with my almost-12-month-old, Violet (more on that in an upcoming blog post!).

Anyway, back to my friend's baby.  My good friend and photographer Emily, of Emily Hutson Photography, recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.  His name is Oliver James, and I got to meet him only a few days after he was born.  I can't resist taking pictures of newborns, so of course, the camera came with me.  Violet tagged along too, so it was interesting trying to take pictures of a sleeping newborn with a very loud, very curious 11-month-old on the scene.  We got a few good shots, nonetheless.  :)

Below are few images of little Oliver.  Congrats to Emily & family on your newest bundle of joy!!

introducing mr. oliver james hutson!

i love those little lips

tiny, tiny toes

perfect little fingers


his favorite spot : in mama's arms

my favorite!  i call this one "milk coma."  :)

Congrats again to the Hutson family!  Enjoy this time with your new little guy.  :)