OK, so maybe they aren’t all mine, but close enough! This is my little niece and nephew. Aren’t they the cutest little things?! I don’t see them nearly enough, so whenever I do, they know Net-Net has to get some photos of them! Last year, my niece asked me, “Net-Net, why do you ALWAYS want to take our pictures?”. I told her it was because I missed them so much when I couldn’t see them, so I like to have photos to look at. Apparently, that was was a good enough answer, because she didn’t mind the session at all. And this year, I asked her, “do you know why Net-Net like to take so many photos of you guys?” She remembered our conversation because she answered, “because you love and miss us so much, you want to see our pictures all of the time”. Made my heart smile.
Here are a few of the two of them together:
The third and final challenge was to get my niece and nephew in a photo together. Normal kiddos at this age is difficult (almost 4 and 1). But when you are related to the kiddos, it gets a lot harder! They are used to playing with you, so they aren’t always aiming to please the photographer ;). Thankfully, all the stars were aligned and I got a few keepers of them together. What made me laugh (literally out loud), was when my niece asked if we got enough and were done yet. I told her that I wanted to get a big smile from her brother and then we were done. She gets a devilish little grin on her face, and before I know it, she is making him smile with her hands. Those kids crack me up! Here is that one, and a couple other sneak peeks:
While I would LOVE to do new photos of my adorable little niece, the priority was her brother this trip to Ft. Lauderdale. She has never been really thrilled to do photo sessions, but she is three (almost 4), so what do you expect?! Imagine my surprise when I get back from her brother’s session, and she is ASKING me to do photos of her! I had to jump on it, because who knew how long that would last. Turns out, it lasted all day and then the next day too ;). She totally got into it, and wanted to do posing. I let her pick her spots, and I think she had a great time. So, double score on photos of my sister’s adorable children! Here are a few sneak peeks:
I have been dying to get my camera on this little guy. I haven’t gotten to do photos of him for a year! It is my sweet, little man, nephew. When we were down in Ft. Lauderdale, I had my opportunity to do a session of him. I stole him away, and we went snapping away. I was surprised with how tolerant of me he was! My little future GQ model ;). Here are a few sneak peeks from our session: (isn’t he the cutest little guy?!)
This was a session down in Ft. Lauderdale. Since my parents moved back there, I am trying to pick up sessions when I visit. Depending on how long I am staying, I usually only take one or two sessions, because come on, I want to have a little mini vaca too! But if you live in south Florida, and would be interested in setting up a session (it could be a family session, kiddo session, or even high school senior session), email me email@example.com and let me know. That way, you would be the first people I call when I have plans to go down south again! For the south Florida sessions, I do not charge a travel fee if I am already going down. So the session fees would be treated as local sessions listed on my website.
I was so excited to meet this little sweetheart! She is about two months old, and I had heard what a happy baby she was. And she was! Very sweet baby. Loved me, talked to me, smiled at me, until the camera went up to my face. Hahaha! Put the camera down, and she loves me again. Even though she was determined to not have me take nice photos of her, I won out in the end. I have lots of gorgeous shots of her! And some silly outtakes as well ;). We did the first round of photos just of her. Then the next day, we did some family photos at TY Park. Here are a couple from each for her sneak peeks:
Yep, you read that right! Now, this wasn’t supposed to be a night beach, it was supposed to be a sunset beach family session in Ft. Lauderdale. But sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned! Not only was it after sunset, it was SO windy, I needed extra help holding down the light! Put that with a little three year old who wanted to just run and play and have fun at the beach, it was a challenging shoot! But those can also be the most fun. Despite all the challenges we had, I think we got some fantastic photos for them!
As a little side note, I will be coming down to Ft. Lauderdale more often now. My parents are moving down, so of course, that means I will need to visit more! If you live in south Florida, and would like to book a session with me, drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. I will put you on an interest list, and get ahold of you first, before I put it up to the general public to book. (You don’t have to book if it isn’t going to be a good time, I will just offer it to you first! And if it doesn’t work that time, I will contact you the next time!).
Here are a few sneak peeks from that night. The first one was taken a little earlier in the day, the rest were that night. (I just *love* the older son. He LOVES photo sessions. I don’t pose him at all, he just moves and poses all on his own!):
The term “newborn” is used a little loosely in this case. See, photographers look at “newborn” age as two weeks or younger. That is the ideal time for “newborn” photos. They are nice and sleepy, they still love to be swaddled, and they are more “bendy” (for getting those adorable curled up poses). However, I was not able to photograph this little guy during that time. So, now at four weeks old, I was a little concerned about getting that “newborn” look out of him!
THANKFULLY, he was fantastic! As soon as he laid down on my furry blanket, he was out cold! Didn’t like to be swaddled, but apparently, he never liked that, so we were all good! And it all worked out for the best, because we were able to do a family session after his newborn shoot (and we wouldn’t have been able to do that if we did it 2 weeks ago). So, bottom line, if you have missed your 2 week window for newborn photos, don’t give up! Schedule a session as soon as you are able to. These little angels change so much, seems like every day, that you will still get gorgeous photos!
Here are his newborn sneak peeks (with family sneak peeks to follow later). Don’t you just love his hair (and little smirk in the second one)?!: