I have photographed this beautiful family in the past and when they asked if I would capture their new little addition with a lifestyle newborn session, I couldn't say no. Baby Lila was certainly wide awake for her first modeling debut. She did not want to miss a thing and who could blame her? It is exciting getting your photograph taken, right?
The cuteness didn't end with Lila. Her brother Jameson was beyond enjoyable to photograph and interact with. When I tell you Jameson had personality for days, it is not an exaggeration. I could photograph him 1,000 times and it would never get old. Throughout our session we laughed, we sang the peanut butter, jelly song and discussed Paw Patrol. All of which I am very fluent in considering I have two of my own babes around the same age. He has an adoration for his little sister that is beyond adorable.
The love this family has for one another is beautiful and something we can all admire. So without prolonging this any further, everybody give a warm welcome to little Miss Lila!
Last week, Mr. Matteo's mama asked if I had any availability to squeeze in a quick session for his one year birthday session. Of course I said yes, because who can resist a ridiculously cute baby boy? Not to mention, I am in the midst of converting my home office in Macomb, MI into a natural light studio. It was perfect timing to give it a spin.
So I prepared all my flooring options, busted out the crates and rugs and anxiously awaited for them to arrive. When they did, Matteo's outfit did not disappoint. It was customized with his name and his age. He had the cutest little suspenders and rolled jeans. And his feet, oh his cute little feet, I wanted to eat them all up!
He smiled, he crawled, he played. All things that make for a great session. So without further adieu, a little peek into Matteo's first birthday session <3
Babies are one of God's greatest gifts. Every time I am asked to photograph a newborn, I am blown away by each little miracle that was created. This little family was beyond beautiful and such a joy to be around. They were one of those homes that just bursted with love for their new bundle. My job never gets old and always keeps me wanting more. Thank you Lulgjuraj Family for letting me be a part of your little one's first photographs.
My best friend is getting married! Did you read that? Let me say that again for you. My best friend is getting married!? I have kept this little secret for far too long and now I can happily scream it from the mountain tops. I am sure she is just thrilled that I am writing about her and their engagement (insert sarcasm). But seriously, my heart is exploding for them, and I am ridiculously excited for her big day. Did I mention that Andrew was pretty much made for her? I mean, they are two (very intelligent, kind, funny and all around amazing) peas in a pod. If these photos fail to show that, then I'm not sure what will. Happy Engagement, love bug!
Last time I saw little Miss Gia she was just 6 months old. I can't believe how big and beautiful she is getting. And that smile! Ughhhh don't you just want to squeeze her???
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. - Robert A. Heinlein
I couldn't be more happy for our friends on their engagement. These two are both beautiful people inside and out. Thank you for allowing me to capture this exciting time in your lives.
I had the honor of photographing a superhero themed 1st birthday party for Mr. Sebastian this past weekend. I can not even begin to tell you how much of an amazing job this little man's family did. Every detail was carefully thought of and put together. From the decorations to the guest attire, it was more than any little boy could ask for.
Not only was the decor amazing, but the love that this family has for this newly one year old is breathtaking. This little boy is loved to the moon & back by so many people. It made me emotional to see how all of the guests loved this little man. He was never alone and always surrounded. Every child should experience a love like this, because it truly is beautiful.
My amazing team!
Hair: Dvani |MUA: Lora Gianino
Floral: Occasions | Jewelry/Clothing: Jak of All Trades
Over the past few weeks you have probably seen me blowing up something called Project Meraki. The name itself describes exactly what this adventure was for me.
This project was a vision that I worked hard to bring to life. Without the talented team that accompanied me, I wouldn't have been able to pull it off. About a month ago I came up with this idea that I wanted to do a bohemian stylized shoot. I wanted to build a team of vendors & models to make this vision a reality. I wanted this to be a release, showcasing my new editing style that I had developed all winter long.
So over the next few weeks, I contacted amazing vendors, put out casting calls and created a team that was more amazing than I can even put into words. We met, we planned, we worked, we envisioned. And every time I spoke with one of them, I became more and more eager for the shoot to happen. The team made me passionate and more excited for this shoot every day.
On May 17, we finally met and live blogged our entire day. Starting at 1p, we worked to create this masterpiece we had been drooling over for the past month. Our day came to an end at 9pm that night. This was no easy task, but the amount of fun I had was unexplainable. I was full of pure joy seeing everyone come together and making this adventure one that I would never forget.
Now, 1.5 weeks later, I finally have my final product. I am so excited to share what we have worked on with each and every one of you.
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