Zeb and Rachel are as fun and happy as they are nice! We met a few years ago when Zaiden and Cannon played soccer together, and had so much fun on the sidelines visiting and cheering the kids on. Just over a year ago, they welcomed Riley to their family earlier than expected. We intended to get together for maternity photos, but Riley had other plans- deciding she would rather be around for the shoot!! Riley is the happiest, most calm and content baby, who is just happy to be with her family and laugh with her brother. She has piercing blue eyes and the sweetest smile. Zaiden is an awesome ball of energy who made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt!! He told jokes, but was funniest when he was chatting about whatever was rolling through his curious head. It was so great to get together and hang with Zeb and Rachel for family pictures, and I loved be able to capture them doing what they do best- loving their kids in such a sweet way.
Last week I was on hand to shoot Vivienne’s first birthday party! Katherine was thought of the sweetest details for Vivienne’s ice cream themed party, and Scott made an ice cream, ensuring the sundaes were served with style! Friends, family, and cousins helped celebrate, and Vivienne was the sweetest, happiest birthday girl!! So glad I was there to help celebrate!! (Click play on second photo below to begin the slideshow.)
When I arrived at Katherine and Scott’s home to take photos of 6 month old Vivienne, everything was so calm and peaceful and quiet. Vivienne was just waking up from a morning nap and Sophie (an 11 year old Italian greyhound) was quietly keeping guard. I noticed that at six months in, Scott and Katherine still seem to be walking around in the illuminating glow of brand new parenthood. The glow- it’s like a mixture of pure joy, a little bit of sleeplessness, and the strange yet comforting feeling that you can’t remember what life was ever like without this tiny person. Toys were strewn throughout their house, yet all perfectly placed to entertain the sweetest little girl with the most infectious laugh. Vivienne was so happy and calm! She loves Disney Junior and is fascinated with everything around her. She saves her biggest smiles for her mom and dad.
Katherine and Scott are really just so easy going and relaxed. I left feeling like I wanted to invite them over for beer and a barbecue so we could keep talking! I love the photos from their shoot. I love the mellow and easy feel. I love that I caught Scott cuddling Vivienne as she was waking up from her nap, and the two of them working together to get her changed and buttoned up. I love the photos of Katherine and Scott making a bottle and feeding Vivienne her vegetables. I love Sophie keeping watch on the couch, and that in some shots you can see Scott and Katherine in their socks. The best moments sometimes are the ones spent lounging on the couch on the weekends. Scott and Katherine just happen to be really, really beautiful when they do it! (Her hair!! Seriously amazing!)
These girls… I have no words. So cute and so fun! I LOVED the laid back morning and just being able to take pictures of Reese and Rowan being themselves. The contrast between the two sisters- skateboarding and agility vs. tu-tus and dolls- they are so different, but so supportive of each other. Rowan had no problem hanging at the skate park with her doll, and Reese was totally willing to include “Milania” by pushing her on her skateboard. These photos are some of my favorites.