I’m not going to lie…I was a little nervous going into this session! One toddler is often difficult enough, but twins!!!! Well that was a challenge in and of itself and as I suspected, they definitely made me work for these shots! Not only did I have to remember who was who, but also quickly learned that they each had their own unique personality! One loved to ham it up for the camera and the other was a little more camera shy. Regardless, these little bundles of energy were just too darn cute and made all that sweat equity pay off. Loved that we got to shoot this first birthday session right when the cherry blossoms started blooming at Warinanco Park. It was the perfect girly backdrop for these beautiful princesses and their parents!
This portrait session is special for me because this little boy holds a very special place in my heart! Christian is the first nephew born to our family. I remember waiting in that hospital while his mommy was in labor and getting to hold him mere minutes after he was born. From that very moment, our lives were changed for the better. Since then we’ve been blessed with five adorable little nieces and nephews, but he will always and forever be my first love. He never ceases to amaze me with his intelligence, talent and his giant heart! It’s been so remarkable watching him grow and transition from a baby to a handsome young boy! Christian – God has blessed you in so many ways! And he has blessed us tremendously by entrusting you to our family. May you always follow in God’s path and continue to make us proud. We love you always.
I think it’s about time I start sharing some of my 2015 sessions! This session was shot way back in April in Wawayanda State Park in Hewitt, NJ. My first time shooting there, but it won’t be the last because I loved having the beautiful lake as our session backdrop! It was an absolute joy photographing this family. The boys were so easy going and helpful with their baby sister. Even the baby smiled and laughed the entire time! Originally this session was supposed to be just for the kids, but I was able to convince mom to jump in a few. I’m so happy she did! Parents: take pictures with your kids!!! As a photographer, I hear all the excuses in the book. But what you don’t realize is that pictures will be the greatest gift and legacy you will leave behind someday. Life can throw you some crazy curveballs when you least expect it and these memories are priceless – so don’t be afraid to hop in the pictures even if you don’t feel your best. I promise you will never look back and say “I took waaayyyy too many pictures with my kids.”