Saturday, December 22, 2007

Great Expectations

What a perfect time of year to be pregnant! How wonderful to be anticipating the birth of your own child while celebrating the birth of the Christ child!
This beautiful couple is so excited about their first child who has no choice but to be gorgeous too. I told this pair that life is about to forever change for them but I don't think anyone can imagine how much until they experience it for themselves. I think parenting is one of the most challenging and most rewarding adventures in life. What a privilege it is to be a parent!
I am so excited for this sweet family to begin with the arrival of sweet little Sophie Marie. Best wishes to all three of you. Thank you for letting me photograph you during this precious time in your life! (By the way, I'm hoping she's born on the 30th because that's my birthday and you would still get an '07 tax break!)

"Caring for babies is easy... you just feed them on one end,
clean them on the other and hug them in the middle." -Unknown

Friday, December 14, 2007

Perfect Christmas Surprise!

I delayed in posting this because these cool kids (under the direction of their dad) planned this session without their mom knowing about it. They wanted to give her a huge canvas for Christmas. Is that the best gift for a mom, or what? I'm seriously impressed with their ability to pull it off. Not only did they plan the time away without her catching on, they coordinated outfits and looked fabulous.
I've posted these now because after they received their proofs, they couldn't pick which one she'd love most for her 24X30 so they wrapped them up and surprised her early. Now they can wrap the canvas and put it under the tree, sure that it was the one she would have picked... because she did.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hanging Out, Having Fun

I got together with this family to take some pictures and have a good time. So that's what we did. What a bunch of characters this family is. You can see what a fun group they are by their willingness to just let loose and be real... real silly, that is!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Two Dogs & A Topiary Tree

If sung to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas", you might just end up in the Christmas mood! That was definitely the mood at this house! We started the shoot at this family's beautiful home, then headed downtown. Christmas decorations were everywhere from their front porch to the gorgeous streets of downtown Charleston. Christmas in the South, does it get any better than this?