Friday, June 12, 2009

Kaitlyn 4 Months

I'd only had my camera a couple of weeks when I went to see my cousin's first grandbaby, so don't expect these to look real professional. They're still some of my favorites, anyway. Some of her expressions were so cute, I decided to post a few. (If you're noticing her "v" on her forehead, I didn't have Photoshop then, but wouldn't have erased her stork bite, anyway.)

Is it just me, or does everybody love chubby cheeked babies?

This is what happened when her Poppa came through the door. Isn't that precious? I love it!

I'm crazy about pensive, serious expressions! There's something so "old soul" about this next one!
There's a sweet story about the blanket behind her. Kaitlyn was going to be my Nan's first great-great grandchild. For years Nannie had made sweet, pretty blankets for the great-grandchildren (including Kaitlyn's mommy) and wanted Kaitlyn to have one, too. Since Nan was now legally blind, she asked my mom to make it for her and told her exactly what she wanted it to look like (the color, type of lace, etc.). This project began a few months before the baby was due and my mom couldn't get it made fast enough to suit Nannie. When Mom finished it, Nannie then instructed her to add 3 tiny pink roses to one corner. Then she told Momma to tell my cousin and her daughter that the roses stood for "I-love-you." One month before Kaitlyn was born, my Nan died in her sleep. We wonder if she sensed she wouldn't be here in person to welcome this little one.

I love this one because I'm a sucker for all things generational. Kaitlyn's grandma (my cousin) is on the left and her great-grandma (my aunt) is on the right. What a sweet sandwich!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sister, Sister

I took these of Skylar and Kenzy almost two years ago. This was the second photoshoot I did, outside of my family. Skylar was 5 and Kenzy was 3 back then. Sky was in my kindergarten class. I was taking a photography class and our assignment for the week was individual and family portraits. Since my grandchildren were out of town, I would need to "borrow" somebody's children. That morning when Skylar's mom dropped her off for school, she looked at some pictures I'd taken of my grandsons and asked me if I would take some of her girls. Perfect! My photography class teacher was impressed when I showed her these. I hope you are, too.

After the portrait part of the session, Mom and the girls changed into their jeans and had a little family fun. I love this part. =)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Brayden Layne 3 months

Brayden's mom, Toni, asked Shelbi to babysit Sunday afternoon. Since Toni's been wanting me to take his pictures, I took these quickly and surprised her when she picked him up. Toni was one of the Seniors I photographed last year.

He won't sleep on his stomach, so we just threw the bow on top of him anyway. He's three months old, but is still wearing newborn clothes. So tiny!

Brayden has some of the most perfect features and skin. I didn't have to touch up anything.

His mommy loved the one with the paci in. I was just checking the lighting when I took this one. He was so sleepy and fighting it big time.

Monday, June 8, 2009

My Sweet Smiling Leon 3 months

All of Leon's pictures end up being taken during really rushed mini-session here and there. He lives 3 hours away from me (Mimi). =(
I kept him Memorial Day weekend, but he slept for hours on end. When he was awake I was busy with feeding, changing, and bathing him so I never got around to getting any quality pictures.
Anyway, we went to Sarah's on the 2nd and I snapped these on the floor. He was in the sweetest mood, as you can tell! I really don't want his babyhood to fly by any faster than it already is, but part of me can't wait till he's big enough to sit up and get some outside shots. =)

I had to include at least one in color. Check out his pretty eyes!

This was just for Shelbi. She brought him this shirt in Florida and wanted a picture in it. She's the one that got him really laughing. He is soooo ticklish! Aren't big, wide-mouthed, gummy grins the cutest thing you could ever see?!

Elizabeth 8 weeks & Micah 4 Years

Elizabeth is such a pretty baby girl and so dainty. She was also very alert for a two month old. This first picture is my favorite.

There is something so precious about a baby in their daddy's hands. To me, it makes them seem so fragile and vulnerable. I love all of these with her daddy holding her. Her mommie said Elizabeth is a daddy's girl. So sweet!

She did peek over sweetly at her mommie, though.

This smile was the biggest one we got out of her. Well, I say "we," but this smile came courtesy of her big brother, Micah. All he had to do was look at her and she cracked up!

I love these next two. I especially love the last one. I felt like I was interrupting a private conversation! They look like two little conspirators, don't they? Micah has the most gorgeous, thick, curly eyelashes! Why are they always on boys?! =)

Talon 4 Weeks

My niece, Kelsea, just made me a great-aunt recently. (For some reason, I think great-aunt even sounds older than grandma. Thanks a lot, Kels. lol)
I took Talon's pictures in April when he was 4 weeks old. The first picture is just one of the many sweet family shots of Kelsea, Paul, and Talon.

I adore the next ones of Talon. He is a doll and I love his head full of dark hair!

Can you tell from these next ones that somebody loves this little one?

Mommy's hands

In Momma's arms

Daddy's hand

Kisses from Daddy and Mommy

This next one is my favorite family shot.
Then, of course, Nannie (aka my sister, Becky) and Poppa had to get one with their first grandbaby. =)

If you're wondering why so many of these are B&W, it's because the poor baby had eczema so badly, his little cheeks looked raw. I hear he's over it now, so his next pics we can do in color. =)