So I'm really, really behind with this blog post. Both my kids had birthdays. My second born, Riyah (pronounced Rye - Ya) turned one in October. Why not share with you all the sweetness she has to offer! The beauty about these outdoor photos is that it was totally unplanned. Often times with my own children, when I plan a "photo session" it rarely goes as planned (tired kid, weather isn't cooperating, lost perfect lighting opportunity, naps, the crankies kick in). One gorgeous Saturday laying around the house as we usually do on our day of rest, we decided to head to the park and have a little picnic. I grabbed my camera and a hair piece that matched her dress...just in case. Weather was beautiful, baby was happy and ultra smiley, and hubby was grilling his killer burgers! My son turned 5 this month...I'm blown away how quickly my baby boy has turned into a little boy. I'm really blessed because our Creator really amused us with the way He worked out the genetics and it's obvious which parent each child takes after. Both of them have my eyes and complexion, but my son Porter is the boy version of me and my daughter is obviously daddy's little girl!
Obligatory cake smash
those that know me, understand the I'm very involved in every detail of every photo session. this cake was homemade by yours truly! I'm SO thankful for pinterest and youtube videos for the awesome cake decorating tutorials! buttercream frosting made with all natural beet dye. My sister did a great job helping me keep my sanity as well ;)
One of the most rewarding things about my job is connecting with families and capturing love and emotion behind the lens. Happy to connect with this family and call them friends. This mama knows the importance of documenting all the stages of her children's life... Here's to another beautiful session with this beautiful family!
I really enjoy this park, perfect setting for horse riding, picnics by the lake, hiking, and of course photo sessions. Benjamin and Penelope are loads of fun and are certainly not shy around me.
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