Remember twins Ford and Emerson? These two little loves came for their newborn session.
Jessica requested simple, neutral, and causal for their smash set up. I have to admit, that is my favorite type of cake smash. I love keeping things simple so that the focus remains on your sweet baby.
We grabbed some eucalyptus, some cotton, fresh dahlias, bark plaques, moss, and the cutest twin naked cakes from Baking Sweet Scents (Christine is the best!!!). Add in the adorable outfits from Cora & Violet and we had the perfect simple set.
But even when you have the perfect set, babies may not destroy the cake. And while we made a huge mess and had plenty of nibbles, these two remained pretty clean
However, just like adults, baby twins always think the cake looks better on the other side. I guess they’ll soon learn that all cake is delicious!
After we played in the cake we took some portraits in these sweet monogrammed rompers that mama had got for their party.
I’ll let you in on a little secret: I did a Photoshop trick called a head swap on this photo. It really is hard to get both babies to look and smile at a the same time. One of them was blinking in this image so I used another image for that baby’s face. This type of magic isn’t always possible since the angles have to be the same, but when it is I always use it!
Jessica, you and your husband have done such an amazing job conquering the difficulties of the first year with twins. You’ve done so with grace and a sense of humor intact. So much humor that you picked the twin hulk smash images for your final gallery!!! I love it!
As you go into the year with double the no’s and twice the feet running in opposite directions, may you keep that humor. It’s so hard, but I promise their sweet twin bond and your joy over them will be sweeter each and every year. It’s worth it.
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Sweet sisters Elin and Emeri came to the studio for a Studio Timeless Sibling Photo Session Greenville SC! Can these two be any cuter?
I always tell parents that ages 18 month to 3 years old are absolute wild cards in the studio. There’s a lot that parents can do to prep them for a session, but in actually these ages call the shot and Elin was no different!
However, we did coax one smile from Elin.
I had so much fun dressing Elin up in the studio wardrobe for babies that all clients can use.
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His mama Jennifer is the sweetest soul and she’s one of my favorite people to come visit the studio. She has this sweet spirit and always wants to know how our family is doing. While I make it a goal to encourage mamas in my studio, Jennifer seems to do a better job that I do.
Together we talked about how seasons of stay-at-home mama-ness, can be so isolating. About how hard it can be to find good friends or even to meet with new friends around baby nap schedules and errands that have to be ran. We talked about how encouragement is so vital to every mom and how date nights are vital to marriages.
So, mama of one in The Baby Year, Jenn and I want you to know that you’re not alone. You’re not alone in the exhaustion or the loneliness. You’re not alone in the feeling neglected. You’re not alone in the wondering how to preserve your marriage.
You’re not alone in the longing for true friends or the longing for time with your true friends. You’re not alone in the simultaneous treasuring of each moment and longing for bedtime and few minutes alone.
Take a risk, mama. Share your heart with another mama, free of judgement and with a sweet open vulnerability. Your new friend is probably the one sitting right next to you playgroup. Or the photographer you’re hanging out with in her studio.
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I’m totally loving my Milestone Monday sessions especially when my newborns come back for a Baby Mini Session Six Months Greenville SC. Milestone Monday’s feature 20 minute sessions for maternity and clients ages 6 weeks and up. Each session includes 5 hand edited digital files of your choice from a soft proof gallery. They’re a low risk way to try out my services for your family. More information can be found here.
Griffin is his mama’s rainbow baby. He’s a baby who came to her after the immense lose of other babies before they were delivered earth side. We did a rainbow set up for his newborn session which you see above and another for this mini session.
Six month sessions are by far my favorites. At six-7 months babies are sitting well, but usually not very mobile. The still have all their baby chub since they haven’t truly begun to crawl. Six month olds have a few teeth….or not. And most of all, there isn’t a hint of the Stranger Anxiety that takes hold between 10-13 months old.
And even more: six month old make the most varied facial expressions. From worry, to side eyes, to smirks, to smiles, to mischievous, six month olds make all the faces. Griffin did not disappoint with his sweet expressions and adorable personality.
But above his physical features, Griffin is easily one of the most secure little guys that I have ever met.
It’s clear that he’s not only well cared for, but absolutely adored. Kristen has an image of all three of her little guys in this hat. I loved carrying on this tradition for her.
There was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be; his coat was spotted brown and white, he had real thread whiskers, and his ears were lined with pink sateen..."What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?" "Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." "Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit. "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt." "Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?" "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."Margery Williams The Velveteen Rabbit
As Sarah shared the tiniest glimpse into their journey and Sylvia cuddled this rabbit during her One Year Old Pictures Greer SC, I could not help but feel the strong stirring of The Velveteen Rabbit echoing from my childhood. The visual cue certainly helped.
Your story matters. It changes me. It changes my art. It challenges me to become someone who reflect the sheer beauty of a person with a unique story.
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