So I’ve been dying to shoot in and around downtown Charleston. There’s just so much natural and historic beauty in this city. Who better to photograph than this set of crazy best friends? I think this is how all senior portraits should be done. With sets of friends taking pictures and laughing together. I love the multiple frantic outfit changes, the fact that absolutely nothing was to be taken too seriously, and that warm fuzzy feeling of friendship. Oh, and not to mention both were drop dead gorgeous.
This session was a particularly special one for me. Not just because little Caiden is so perfectly cute and squishy and looks just like his Dad. But because this is the first baby I’ve been able to photograph for a couple after also shooting their wedding. Caiden made me work for each of his sweet little pictures. He loved to do adorable baby dream spasms the very second I had him in the pose I wanted. I loved being able to shoot everything in their home, Christmas trees make for the perfect homey background.
I hope you had a Merry First Christmas Caiden!
I am so fortunate to get to take pictures for this family! Logan did a pretty great job of tearing into his cake, but it turned doubly cute when big brother Asher came to help him out. Last year I did Asher’s cake smash pictures and Logan’s newborn pictures. They’ve grown up quite a bit since then! I made a little video showing how the brothers compare side by side. Check it out!
I waited for months and months to find out…boy or girl? Everyone was waiting, including mom, dad, and brothers! I think every week I changed my mind, boy or girl? Finally the big day came…it’s a Girl!!! I love that these brothers are old enough to remember life before and after their little sister, I’m sure she is already making quite an impact! (Scroll to the bottom for the cutest Daddy/daughter pic you have ever seen!)
I think right behind my own mom, Julie Turner might just be my biggest fan and supporter. I met the lovely and talented Julie while I was an intern-turned-part-time-account-coordinator for a local ad agency in college. My life goal at the time was to have a creative job with a steady paycheck. I remember my last day working with Julie, I was telling her about the new full-time job I’d be taking after college at a different agency. As a copywriter and now the owner of wordsmith, Julie tends to be ever so precise with her words. Point blank, she asked me “Is that job what you want to be doing? If it’s not, you shouldn’t be doing it. Life’s too short.” I don’t remember the exact words I stuttered, but I knew the answer was no.
I recounted this memory to Julie a few years ago. She laughed and said, “Cool! I imparted wisdom.” So I guess I have to give some credit to Julie for giving me a push in my decision to do what I really wanted to do, instead of what I thought I was “supposed” to do.
I’ve known Julie’s kids for about 4 years now, back when the 8yr was the 4 year old, and the 4 year old was a bay-bay. Now they are just pure rockstars.
I took this picture for one reason, and one reason only, being small enough to with your entire body just doesn’t last forever.