This is why I love lifestyle photography. Because a traditional first birthday portrait session could never tell Cassia’s story. You would miss her cardboard box castle. The hats she wears in her garden. The tomato plant she devours faster than her Daddy can grow it. Her dog, who is a member of the family too. Nothing compares to photographing a family in their home, where they are completely and utterly themselves. And their joy is unbridled, in every frame!
Zipporah Song | You have just a few days left in your 22nd month. Two years will be here before we know it! You have your first beauty mark on the back of your left calf. And six new teeth. All coming in at the same time. Making 12. And bangs that are long enough to braid. And size 5T shoe. And blue green eyes that could hold my attention forever. And an exploding vocabulary that I am surprised by daily. And a memory that keeps me accountable. And a flair for the dramatic! I see a creative in your emotions and expressions already. Which is why I wasn’t surprised when you stood in a crowd of hundreds last night, dancing and twirling. As if they were all your audience. My dear, they were. You are charismatic and captivating, my little Angelina Ballerina. | LOVE, Mum (The name you have chosen for me, no matter how many times I call myself mama. Maybe it’s all those British Angelina Ballerina episodes. haha)
When I get to spend time with a family who is still consumed with loving on their firstborn, I feel an instant connection. That’s the season my family of three is in too. I get the constant adoration. I get the smothering kisses. I get the light created from just being together. Photographing Jake, Brittany, and Rhys was like waking up to my own family on a Sunday morning. It just felt good. Like everything life should be, you know?! Ahhhh, so thankful for sunshine and babies.
Interested in the OKC Lifestyle Pass? GREAT, because this family is going to show you an idea of what you can do with it! Meet The Hamells. Bryan, Mindi, Titus, and Elliette. <3 Follow their journey over the next few weeks on this blog. They’ll feel like friends before you know it. This is their first of four sessions. The complimentary Christmas card portrait session. Like the modern designs? Check out Artifact Uprising‘s holiday card selection. Like the photography? Thank you. Blushing. The OKC Lifestyle Pass is the ONLY way to get Christmas portraits through me. So purchase your pass before December 1, and this could be your family. Let the holiday season begin.
The thing about daughters is, you are teaching them to be mothers. How you love is how they learn to love. I think it’s pretty evident Lindsey loves well. Because look at how her girls love! This is my heart for generations. That we would pass on love and more love.