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Spring Baby Session with Eleanor

Eleanor will be 10 months old this week, and it was so fun to capture her at this newly mobile and curious age. She just learned to wave, and she says “hi” and “dog” (or, “doh, doh, doh, doh, doh…!”) I am so thankful for the happiness and craziness that she adds to our family. She’s a funny girl.

This shoot was at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens. It’s beautiful there all year round, but I especially love the spring. Daffodils, cherry trees, irises budding with potential…

A perfect day in Athens for a photo shoot with my girl.

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You say happy. I say Birthday.

I had the pleasure of photographing Emma & Micah‘s gymnastics birthday party, which was a lot of fun AND a challenge as a photographer. (I do love a challenge). Florescent lights and moving subjects make for a difficult lighting scenario. That being considered, I really love that I was able to get shots that captured all of the sweet little ones playing and having a wonderful time jumping, bouncing, rolling, and flipping. And some not so little ones too. I’m not sure who had more fun- the adults or the kids! There are so many reasons to consider having a photographer for your child’s birthday party.

1. Relax, enjoy the party, be present for your children, and visit with friends, instead of running around trying to take photos. Or not having any photos at all.
2. You get to be in the photos!
3. Often times venues for parties have lighting challenges, whether it’s florescent lights or harsh sunlight, a photographer should be a lighting expert and can help navigate these challenges.
4. It’s one less thing to worry and think about.

A little bit of the fun:

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Snow Days in Athens

Dull, brown, grass is all we get for a winter backdrop in Georgia, making me slightly envious of photographers in more northern climates (although, not really. I would freeze.) The magical, reflective, snowy brilliance that seems synonymous with winter in other places does make beautiful winter photos. This winter has humored us with not one, but two beautiful snows here in Athens, Georgia. And I had the pleasure of playing with my camera in the rare and novel southern snow. My littles and I can’t help but stand at the window and watch the snow fall for hours…we are completely mesmerized. And then I take pictures.

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Wendell at 3 months – Lifestyle

I met up with Sarah and Wendell this past weekend at a park to photograph Wendell at 3 months old. Afterward, we walked back to their home and I took a few genuine and candid shots there. Wendell loves being bounced on the ball to sleep- having a yoga instructor for a mama makes him one lucky baby!  It was a beautiful morning, and fun session that blended portraiture and lifestyle – a perfect medley for me, and I think a lovely way to capture baby milestones. This isn’t the first time that I have photographed Sarah (and Wendell for that matter!); you can check out her maternity shoot here!

I have a soft spot for a mama and baby session. I think it should be a category in itself.

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Sweet, sleeping baby. I look forward to watching him grow!