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I had SO much fun today with this little lady and her parents in their grand backyard:  a dairy farm!  It was pretty much a photographer’s dream — so many textures, colors, animals, sounds.   So much space for a little one to kick up the dirt and explore her surroundings.

She pretty much ran the show, which was absolutely perfect!  She was full of life outside and showed countless smiles,

her beautiful personality,

and many curious glances with her stunning blue eyes.

Definitely one of the bravest little ladies I’ve ever photographed!  🙂

Yup, that’s her to the right, face-to-face with one of her cow buddies.

Thanks so much for having me, P family, and I can’t wait to show you the rest!

Have a perfect day.  ~m

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Had a celebratory afternoon (that morphed into evening) at the train park for the little guy’s upcoming 2nd birthday.  Apparently, he “choo-chooed” the entire ride with his arm a-pumpin’.

We love him so.  🙂

^ With Mimi & Papa

& in color because I like both versions…

^ Taken through the fence as they’re ALMOST to the station…

Have a great rest of your weekend!  ~m

.delicate.

Delicate was the first word that came to mind when I first met little A.  Her long, beautiful fingers, tiny female frame & little rosy lips just made me think “delicate.”

She basically just took in her surroundings for most of our session and eventually conked out in mom’s magical arms.

Just perfect.

And here she is, sleeping in Dad’s.

I love the little detail of Dad’s ring in the image.  Just makes it their own.

Have one super day!   ~m

***Special request for some smiley pics from M while she’s waiting to see her whole gallery.***

She’s too cute and bubbly!  I told her that although her smile is flippin’ LOVELY, sometimes I find myself drawn to her images that are more serious because her eyes are absolutely stunning and show SO much emotion.  Check these eyes out!

Okay, there’s a LITTLE smile in the above photo!  🙂  I love the *hint* of one.

I think my smiley fave of her happens to be the very first pic on the left side in the storyboard up top.  LOVE what she’s doing with her hands…and as Tyra Banks would say (hah!) she’s definitely “Smiling with her eyes.”

And a couple more randoms from our super fun session.  LOVED her timeless dress!

M — your gallery and slideshow will be ready for viewing tomorrow!

Have a fantastic day!   ~m

I’ve pretty much watched these two grow up.  This pic above just pulls on my heart strings.

They’re really that sweet.  (S — are you laughing? — they ARE!)

It was an absolute pleasure “playing” with them today!  🙂

^ a little adorable sass!  🙂

Can’t WAIT to show you guys the rest (couple days!).

Have a good one.  ~m

::wrapped::

Although this isn’t a “typical” maternity image of mine, I truly enjoy stretching my creativity and experimenting with my clients.  For this example, L wanted a shot similar to this and we made it happen. I *love* her look here:  her expression, blowing hair, hand delicately touching her face, other hand (with a touch of attitude) on her hip, lines & shadows created by the fabric, and lastly her perfect belly.

Life as a photographer, for me, means constantly learning and stretching my abilities and creativity  — I always welcome client ideas (and I’m glad clients welcome mine)!  What’s really been eye-opening lately, is an online form I have clients fill out when they book a session.  Their answers truly help me plan for the session and know what type of photography they lean toward.  I REALLY take those seriously — I know it will help our connection even more!

Stay tuned for my latest and greatest in “stretching”!!!  I have some fun equipment coming any day now and look forward to sharing it with you!

Have one incredible day!  ~m

^ I love all the lines in these pics with the water tower, her body, the field…

This wonderful woman loves yoga.  i think it’s incredibly important to bring a piece of you to a photo session, so when we chatted about her interests, this came up.  Not in front of the moon, of course.  THAT was an added perk.  🙂  M–you are gorgeous inside and out.  🙂  I promise, the smiley pics are coming soon!
Have a super day.   ~m