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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tyler is 2 | Middle Tennessee Children's Photography { frogs and faeries }

A friend of mine and fellow photographer, Karen, of Karen Halbert Photography met up for a little adventure around Franklin last week. We actually met over two years ago on a February Babies birth board when we were pregnant with our sons who were born just 2 days apart! We all know how hard it is to photography our own children, so we decided to tagteam our boys! I have to say that I got the much smoother end of the deal seeing as how Tyler was the perfect angel to my Jake's little devil act that day! However, Karen ended up getting some amazing shots of my little man even through his best efforts to throw her off! :)

This is a little embarrassing for me to say, but other than with me, my children have never had a professional portrait session! Shocking, I know! I have enjoyed this experience so much . . . from deciding what clothes for Jake to wear to worrying if he would behave to being proven wrong that he would (he's always been great at taking pictures!) to then worrying that I bet there was no way Karen (through no fault of her own) could have gotten any decent shots of Jake.

To the most incredible feeling of love, joy, amazement, and awe when I saw my sneak peak. My heart literally swelled with pride and love for that sweet little two year old who so easily runs my life these days. Up until this point, I had never experienced this feeling that I hope I give to you all each time you see your sneak peaks. I can't believe what I was missing out on. With each image, I felt myself come closer and closer to tears. Then I got to the image of Jake in my lap with my camera up to his face and me helping his "shoot". I lost it. Tears of love and happiness fell down my cheeks. I was (and still am) beyond ecstatic. Karen did an AMAZING job. I can't wait to share my images on here with you. But for now, if you are curious - just head on over to my FaceBook page and you should be able to access them there.

I know I'm rambling, but it's like I've had an epiphany. It's indescribable to see my children through the eyes of another artist. Finally experiencing the feeling that I hope to impart to all of my clients has really made me LOVE my job that much more.

But on to Tyler (who this post was supposed to be all about before I got all emotional!). He was such a well behaved 2 year old! And blue eyes for DAYS!!!



You know I'm a sucker for a good pout!

Then we moved on to downtown Franklin for some Mommy and Tyler images. I am LOVING family sessions here lately - the totally non-posed, day in and day out ways that you celebrate your family.






And what an image to end the day with:

Thanks, T and K for such a great time!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bryce | Middle Tennessee Newborn Photographer { frogs and faeries }

Ahh! Sweet Baby Bryce - another Unicorn newborn! Bryce is 6 weeks old, but was born 5 weeks early. 6 weeks old is not a good time to schedule a newborn session - the baby has had time to uncurl from the womb and he/she definitely doesn't sleep as heavily. But with premies, you have to take into account their adjusted age which put Bryce at just one week old. And he was definitely still super sleepy! LOVE every single thing about this kiddo! :)

He has the THICKEST lashes - they are double layered!




Mom's saddle - how awesome is that??


I big ole puffy heart LOVE this one! Love the contrast of Daddy's rough hands with this brand new soft baby.


Thanks, Mom, Dad, and Baby Bryce for having me over to document this special time!

8 Days Old | Murfreesboro Newborn Photography { frogs and faeries }

I visited Baby K this week for her newborn session. At just 8 days old, she was very alert and aware of her surroundings. Not to mention TINY!!


But after some swaddling and rocking, I got her to sleep.



For all my photographer friends out there, this one was shot at 1.4! :)

And of course, Baby K's Itty Bitty Parts

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Riley is ONE | Murfreesboro Baby Photography { frogs and faeries }

Another sweet one year old!



I love the solemn look here!

I am LOVING family sessions here lately! I think it is so, so important to document your bond as a family.

And, of course, no family with a little girl is complete without a dollie.

Star of the show.

Yep - definitely star of the show!

Love Riley's expression here! Wonder what she is thinking? :)

Daddies are so much FUN!

Thanks Mom and Dad for patiently waiting on your sneak peak!

Callie Grace is ONE | Murfreesboro Baby Photography { frogs and faeries }

I am WAY behind in my blog posts. Bad, bad photographer! I'm so behind that I'm actually in the process of sharing Callie Grace's full gallery with her mom RIGHT NOW!! Don't worry - I did share many of these on FaceBook, so you may have seen them on there.







Saturday, April 10, 2010

Eva - 9 Months | Murfreesboro Baby Photography { frogs and faeries }

Eva was back for her nine month session, and it was better than ever! She was such a little model that day! We had such a fun time changing Eva into all kinds of cute outfits!

Thanks Mom - it won't be long now until we are doing Eva's one year portraits! Seems like yesterday that we were doing her newborn session!




Sometimes the simplest outfits are the best.


Can you say "Elvis"?


Cassie - Senior 2010 Part 3 | Murfreesboro Senior Photographer { frogs and faeries }

Ok, as promised - yellow wildflowers! :)


10x20 sweet beginnings storyboard



Friday, April 9, 2010

Cassie - Senior 2010 - Part 2 | Murfreesboro Senior Photographer { frogs and faeries }

So, I told a little fib and you're gonna have to wait a little bit longer for the yellow wildflowers pictures! I totally started processing this set before I realized what I had said in the previous post! You're not too mad are you?? :)







Now, I promise - next post of Cassie's will be in the field of yellow flowers! Is the suspense killin' ya yet??