Not too long before Christmas, a former student of mine contacted me about photos. He was telling me that he was set to be home from his deployment (thank you for your service, Matthew!), and that he and his wife were expecting a baby around Christmas. Of course I jumped at the chance to take their photos so we planned for a family session. While I was talking with him, I asked if I could use them to expand my portfolio and services by gifting them a Fresh 48 session. He and his wife, Kelsey happily agreed and I was instantly excited.
To say that I love how these turned out is an understatement. Matthew and Kelsey have welcome beautiful baby girl Pilar into the world and she couldn't be any sweeter! Take a look at these sweet photos!
Please take a moment to send Matthew well wishes (via comment), as he has already returned to his service with the US Army. He is making quite the sacrifice to serve our nation.
If you know anyone looking for a Fresh 48 photographer, please give them my information! I would love help them!
About a week ago, I took my son to the beach and took a few photos and I loved how they turned out! I posted the pictures on my Facebook and Instagram, and my old high school friend, Rachel, asked me if I could take pictures of her and her son together on the beach too. I immediately agreed and we set up a time to go, which was tonight. We had so much fun!
Rachel has an 18 month old son, Colt, who is as sweet and fun-loving as they come! He is bold and fearless, which created an interesting shoot! :) We didn't intend to get into the water, but like I told Rachel...he's a toddler, and it's his job to mix things up! With Rachel's stunning beauty and Colt's sweet smile, we had a successful beach session!
With all of this excitement for building a portfolio, I decided to order a new lens, based on the recommendation of KeAndra, the talented photographer who is mentoring me. It came in over the weekend, and since then, I can't seem to take enough pictures, because I am LOVING how they turned out.
I called my cousin, Emily, who has a beautiful one year old daughter, Layla, and asked if I could take pictures at the beach to practice with the new lens. Emily who never says no to pictures, quickly agreed and off we went!
Layla was the PERFECT model! She was happy and she's beautiful! She made my job easy!