The Altshuler family was nice enough to drive in from out of town to meet me for a quick session in Old Town Ellicott City and I am so glad they did! We had a great time walking around and playing - and taking a few photos in between.
I was a little bummed because the railroad tracks by the museum were closed - but we still found some fun places to snap some smiley faces!
Emily & Mike - thanks for making the treck into town with your 3 amazing kiddos!! Enjoy your sneak peek!
This session was a long time in the making! About 6 months to be exact! Debbie contacted me about getting some photos of her family taken way back in October of last year - and like any fun and growing family it was tough to find a date that worked for everyone. We ended up postponing til spring and everything worked out perfectly! The weather was great right until my last shot - then it rained - but at that point we didn't care :)
I had a great time finally meeting Debbie and her family. Bo & Bell were the perfect addition to the family portraits - as you know I love dogs! And Aidan - oh Aidan and those big blue eyes...so handsome!!
Debbie - thanks so much for being patient with setting up your session...I hope you agree it was well worth the wait!! Enjoy your sneak peek!
Addison...oh Addison - I love our sessions (newborn, 6 months, 1 year), you make me laugh, smile and remind me so much of my little girl - it is just a BLAST to photograph you. Even though you made us work REALLY hard for your smiles this day - when we got them, they were genuine and full of fun. I love the look of surprise on your face, seeing your teeth and even the photos of your serious face. I just have to make comments on the photos below...as they totally need captions. If only you could have been a fly on the wall at this session...this is truly why I love to be a photographer - capturing the true real moments. It isn't always sunshine and roses, but when it is, the sun is super bright and the roses smell so sweet.
Bre and Marcus - thanks so much for allowing me to continue to photograph Addison - it is a real treat and one that I look forward to every year. And also - thanks for not leaving me stranded ;) You guys rock! Enjoy your sneak peek!
Daddy's Little Girl (Bre - make a large canvas of this one and hang it in your house!!)
PUR-PLE! (and FYI - I can't say this word anymore without shaking my hips thanks to you guys!!)
Background to this photo...I asked Addison "what was on your birthday cake?" the response of which was "Kermit" then I said "MAH NA MA NA" and this is the result of her total utter surprise that I starting singing a song from the Muppets...priceless!
Addison - how do you brush your teeth? :)
This is one of our favorites from her 1 year session...now and then...
Shake it! Shake it!! (so sad a two year old has more rhythm then me...)
Miss Serious - from the beginning...still not sure who I am putting her up on a ledge... ;)