The mission of this blog post is to show off the charming and fetching A.J. I actually photographed AJ 7 months ago for his newborn session. Check out a couple photos, he's such a handsome little man!
Can you believe how big this little fella has gotten since then? I had to blink a few times to make sure I was seeing things clearly! He is already sitting independently, babbling, rolling and playing games. It's amazing how fast they grow! That's a lot of change for such a short period!
AJ is the perfect example of simplicity is the best way to go for sitter sessions and his mom agreed. Dressing in layers is the easiest for littles of this size. They have a short attention span and will only allow you to dress and undress them so many times. It worked really well for mom to dress him in a onesie with jeans and a button down shirt. Start with the button down and jeans then remove as we go. Really does work the best.
Our vibe of the session “Simple, getting all of AJ and his personality),” says Rachel. I definitely think we captured that vibe. What do you think? I'm pretty sure we pulled out his personality, the tongue even made an appearance. ;)
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So we meet again, dear blog readers it's been awhile.
The topic of discussion for today is none other than the Curtis children, a marvelous clan from Clearwater. If the names or faces look familiar to you, it's because I've photographed this family before.
I was so overjoyed when I got a message from Kristi saying she wanted to book a cake smash/ birthday session for their newest little one . I remember when Kristi booked me to take their last cake smash for Z. at the studio. I was happy to know that they enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed them!
“Michelle has done all our children's 1- year sessions and E's 6 month session. Michelle has always been great with the kids. Her kindness and patience with them makes for a much more STRESS- FREE session” says Kristi. I'm so honored! It is always a goal of mine to provide tips to help parents not feel stressed PRIOR to the session by sending a prep guide. I also make sure that we work together at the time of booking to figure out the best time of day for your little ones. In most cases it's a morning session or after nap time.
From oldest to youngest, we have Eliiana, Zander and Maddox.
Elliana is a spunky, outgoing, loving big sister (mom says a mother hen) and has daddy wrapped around her finger. ;).
Zander is a shy kiddo until he has a photo shoot with Michelle. Suddenly he is all smiles and flirting with her. HAHAHAHA, love it! All boy through and through, especially his love for tractors and farming.
Maddox, the baby, loves his momma. AWE! <3! Mom says he's finally starting to warm up to dad. Apparently he instantly removes the smile from his face when he sees a camera (not sure what mom is talking about), except for, like his brother when he decides to flirt with me. ;) He loves his brother and sister and like a true little sibling wants to be right in the mix.
I expect these three to best buds growing up!
As expected, Mom and Dad did a wonderful job preparing them for our session, and apparently it's dad that doesn't like to get dress for photos. HA! So this time mom did the opposite and let dad pick what he wanted to wear and then built the rest around dad. I think that was a GREAT choice because it showed through the photos that dad was more comfortable in what he chose to wear. The outfits that they chose were nice, simple and timeless. Nothing to out there and will go well with an array of decor when hanging on the wall.
Because my last session with the Curtis's went so well, I knew it wouldn't be any different this time around. And I was right! Check it out for yourself:
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