I know a little girl who loves the ocean. I am so glad the weather went from 100% chance of rain to giving us a beautiful sunrise before this family moves to start their next adventure.
I finally got around to editing Landon's birthday pictures. Landon - at the beach - by myself- while trying to take pictures of him proved to be very difficult. You can see we had an outfit change mid-session. As we were getting dressed in the car I told Landon how we weren't going to get wet until after mommy took pictures and he promised to stay dry. Well, that lasted all of 10 minutes, but it wouldn't be pictures of Landon if he wasn't in the ocean fully clothed! You'll also see that sand throwing was a thing. While I don't think this is some of my best work, I think it does capture his wild personality.
Because waiting for your milk post-nap is just so difficult. Well, I guess when mom stops to take some pictures it is :)
My time with this bump is coming to an end so I set up the tripod, got out the remote and took a few self-portraits.
After taking a few bump pictures, Landon saw me working on a thank you gift for our nurses at the hospital (a bucket full of junk food). He found a "special treat" and asked if he could have it. It's amazing what this baby will do for a Nutty Bar...
His big personality is so exhausting at times (mostly just because I'm 100 months pregnant and would rather just sleep all day), but, gosh, I love it. I can't imagine life without my silly boy.
We spent an early morning photographing this beautiful little girl and her wonderful parents at Folly Beach during sunrise.
We arrived first thing at Folly Beach before the sun was coming up over the horizon for our beach session. It was a gorgeous sight and the light was perfect.
I previously photographed this little girl for her nine month milestone session. Look how she has grown!
She is such a serious little soul. You can see it in her sweet face that she is thoughtful and pensive.
She would get brave enough to splash in the water, but then to run to mommy for a snuggle when the waves came in a little too fast.
As she got more comfortable, she loved to point out the birds.
She is right at the age where she is toeing the line of baby and independent toddler. It is such a lovely and bittersweet transition and capturing this stage is such a privilege.
The age where they toe the line of independent toddler and baby- this is one of my favorite and sweetest ages to photograph.
These two sweet kids were so much fun to work with. One ended up soaking wet. Can you guess which one?
Because there were two stars of the show last night...
Rain in Charleston is pretty rare. Or at least it feels that way after living in Seattle for three years. We had gone days without a drop of rain and then on session day, it was pouring! We pushed the session back until the next day without a chance of rain and hoped for the best since Missy and her husband were on vacation at Folly Beach.
Y'all, last night was perfection. Cotten candy clouds over the surf and a pug wearing a bow-tie. What could be better that that?
Folly Beach has always been a special place for this out-of-town couple. They've visited many times and were even married on the beach. When it came time to do their maternity pictures, it was only fitting that they drove back down to "their beach". It was a perfect early fall night at Folly. The sun even put on a show for them - the sky was the most beautiful shades of pinks and oranges.
This particular morning at Folly Beach was pretty amazing. It was overcast which gave the beach a smooth, pastel look. Baby P was a trooper despite cutting several teeth and she really came out of her shell once we let her enjoy some freedom. Eating sand and crawling all over the beach - a perfect morning for this sweet thing.
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This beautiful momma is 37 weeks with a sweet baby boy. We meet up at Folly Beach for a quick maternity session before the little guy makes his arrival!