eah, I know what you're thinking....what a weird blog post title! I'll explain here in a bit. But first...
I think one of the best parts about hiring a custom portrait artist to photograph your children is getting to see your children through someone else's eyes. It is fun and enlightening and interesting to see what kinds of expressions the photographer can get from them, perhaps even ones that you, as their parent, cannot get. I even think that holds true even if you are a photographer yourself. I know it is for me!
So, over the weekend, I had the pleasure of photographing a photographer's family. It was the talented Andrea Burns of Andrea Burns Photography, her husband and her three beautiful children. (those of you who shop the Pottery Barn Kids catalog may recognize little Audrey...she was PBK's baby of the month a few months ago!!!)
We had a beautiful evening for our session now that the hot humid weather seems to be gone. The sky was a crispy blue with just the right amount of clouds. I felt like I got to know them a bit too as we sat and ate our hamburgers together under the shade of a big tree and it was there that I learned that they are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. I also learned that Andrea has a very high pain tolerance (toenail!) and that they have an awesome sense of humor. They joked that they had talked about naming their kids "rug", "sun" and "wind"...since their last name is Burns. Ha!
Anyhow, it was a pleasure to meet all of you.
Andrea, here is your family...though my eyes:)
Did I mention it was windy? Wind definitely makes for messy wind blown hair...but also for happy natural smile:)
ay! Hooray for gorgeous sunset light, late summer grasses and greenery and YAY for an adorable 13 month old and adorable clothing!
I had a great time getting to know little Miss B. At first, she was pretty somber (yet pleasant!)...but by the end of the session, she was all smiles and even let me pick her up and carry her! Isn't she gorgeous! I still can't get over her hair. It was so long for that age and her mom told me that she's already had to cut it something like five times!
It was great meeting you Mr. and Mrs. B! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!
Owen is the sweet sweet new little brother of THESE little girls and they all are children of my very bestist friend. It has been so fun to have a new baby around to snuggle and cuddle and love on!
Mr. Owen has many out of town aunties and uncles and grandparents who have not yet been able to see him in person...so I thought I would showcase some detail shots of him so that they can see all his newborn goodness that goes away too quickly.
Kelly brought this binky for him because it was soft and would not leave marks on his face from sucking it. Thing was, it was just so big compared to his tiny little self that I had to include it in a picture.
His lashes are unbelievable. They are so dainty and long they almost look painted on.
At no other time in life is ear hair peach fuzz cute and adorable...but on Owen, it sure is:)
Look at his smushy little lips and cheeks!
Kelly and I were quite excited that he is already able to rock a tiny little fauxhawk!