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My latest session was very special considering I had such an amazing maternity session with their momma. There is so much love in this family that it would take an author a thousand years to even comprehend how to put it on paper. It’s indescribable, really.

I’m an auntie to two very unique and rambunctious twin boys, and I was pleased to learn that these baby girls’ mom goes to great lengths to see that they are treated as individuals rather than a unit. They entered this world early 6 months ago and against great odds, and I know that their parents will strive to treat them just as special and courageous as they have already shown themselves to be.


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My brother and his family are up next. My nephew turned 3 months old last month, and we snapped a few Christmas photos at their house as well.

This one reminds me so much of us growing up in North Dakota. My brother and I would race down the sharp incline on our driveway…and sled down it when it was piled deep with snow. Both my brother and I have kids that look so much like us as kids, it should be a crime.

I really liked this next one, and it will probably embarrass my brother and his wife, but we’ve been doing that for years. Why stop now?

The gummy grins get me every time.

Well, every shot can’t be perfect.

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I had the pleasure of photographing the niece of a wonderful client of mine and her family. The weather was absolutely perfect, and the girls even got into it with me. Just call me the tutu and ginormous sucker lady. Anything for these kiddos!

Even mom and dad got into it. I know how it feels when you are constantly behind the camera, and this is just a reminder that I need a new photo of me and the hubs. My last one with him was in 1999!

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Merry Christmas!

This was my final session for the Christmas holiday season, and WHEW, what a season it was!  I’m just now finding time to finish my blogs from three months ago!  This session was particularly exciting because it was my first session with my brand new Nikon DSLR!  I had literally less than 24 hours to play with my new camera until I had this session.  The family was incredibly sweet, and they only let me see them roll their eyes a few times (ha ha!) when I kept saying over and over, “I love this camera!  WOW!”  I have to admit that I am really pleased with the result, and it’s made a dramatic difference to my images, especially in low light.  This little girl made my job easy.  She was incredibly mild mannered for a 6 month old, and I’m so happy that I got to meet her and her family! 

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Pretty in pink

Oh, how I do adore this beautiful blue-eyed red-headed little girl.  I’ve photographed her every month since she was nine months, and these are her 11-month pictures.  It was a gorgeous day, and the last hints of fall were still hanging around for us.  She had a blast at the Gilcrease fountain.  I just love taking families there.



We all loved this one because it shows just how attentive she is to her big cousin.  They are going to be great buds growing up.



This final one is so bittersweet for me.  Her uncle is the kindest, sweetest man, and he loves her more than she’ll ever know.  It is so wonderful to live close to your family and share all the joys of growing up together.

 

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The perfect shot

Oftentimes, we as photographers and parents are hopeful that the session will present “the perfect shot.” On the day of the shoot, you are prepared. You have your camera and lenses ready or the perfect outfit was selected and ready to go. Then you wake up and your child is feeling ill! It’s up to the parent whether to reschedule, and I know from past experience that it’s always best to do so. Ill children don’t feel up to doing anything except going back to bed. It’s hard on the parents and photographer because you have envisioned getting “the perfect shot.” Often times, our reality fails to live up to our fantasy. It not only happens to parents, but it happens to me, too! I don’t leave every session feeling great (such is the predicament of working with kids three and under). However, there are times when I get home, plug my camera card in, and Voila! I see a beautiful shot that I didn’t even realize I got because of the chaos that usually ensues during a session with a little one. 

I was excited to see this family again, as they were instrumental in getting my business and word of mouth referrals going.  There is a lot of pressure to perform because you honestly can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done for you.  Of course, their oldest little boy woke up sick!  I did get one that I liked of him, but then the show was over, and he went back to sleep.  His little brother and mom and dad were more than happy to sit for me, though.  I just love the little guy.  He is such a little lover boy, and I can’t believe how much he’s grown since his newborn session.

 
Originally uploaded by whitecottonstudio.


Originally uploaded by whitecottonstudio.


Originally uploaded by whitecottonstudio.

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Well, I am insanely behind on my blog posts on my recent sessions. I have little time to do my updates, so I’m going to try to get as many done as I can.

This family has a wonderful grandma with a beautiful home. Check out that outdoor fireplace in the first picture!  When I showed up on her doorstep, she had no idea why I was there because she was supposed to be out shopping during the session. Leave it to me to ruin the surprise!

I have featured two of these boys on my blog before here. It’s wonderful to see how much they have grown. It’s just amazing what a few months makes! I am still cracking up at the little one’s tongue!

Originally uploaded by whitecottonstudio.

Originally uploaded by whitecottonstudio.

Originally uploaded by whitecottonstudio.

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