It is such a privilege to be chosen to capture the love and connection the family has for such an amazing miracle.
This little cowboy is ONE and he is the cutest thing ever! After a few reschedules (darn germs), we finally met up. We had originally planned to take his photos inside, but with the beautiful 70 degree February weather we decided to go outdoors instead. Cole showed off his adorableness in a cowboy hat and boots. His big sister, Ellie, joined in on the fun. She just loves her little brother to pieces. Lots of kisses and hugs were captured!
Caleb turned two a few weeks ago and this past weekend we met up for his birthday session! I arrived with my kitty ears and whiskers on... I was still dressed up from my daughter's kitty themed birthday party. Thank goodness Caleb likes cats because this little kitty followed him all around the farm! I could get lost in Caleb's eyes. He is the cutest little boy and so sweet. Two year birthday sessions can sometimes be a little tough because, well, we all know how two year olds can be, right?! Caleb made this session super easy for me. Such a fun kiddo to capture. And like all the the little boys I photograph, he found a stick and it made its way into the photos too. Happy Birthday Caleb!
Some favs from his session...
How did my little lady grow up so fast?! Today she turned four years old. Over the weekend we celebrated her big day with a kitty cat themed birthday party! It was seriously so sweet and I had the best time planning for it too. When her friends arrived, Helen took them to the family room where they got to pick out kitty ears (thanks so much mom for making these). Then my sister put whiskers on them in the tent with an eye liner pencil. Oh my goodness the girls looked precious!
For activities we had a "paint a kitty" station in the kitchen where they got to paint a wooden cat. In the family room there was also a "make a kitty collar" and "color a kitty" station. The girls added beads and bells to pipe cleaners to make a collar.
After stations, the girls headed to the next room to eat their lunch. We had cat shaped peanut butter sandwiches, mac and cheese, goldfish, and fruit. Once the girls were finished they went to the playroom to play a few games while my mom and sister cleaned up the lunch mess and set up the dessert table. In the playroom we played two kitty themed games.
1. Pass the Kitty- played just like Hot Potato but children passed around a stuffed kitty cat. If the music stopped, the child holding the cat would "meow".
2. Kitty Hunt- my son hid mice around the playroom and the girls went on a hunt to find a mouse!
Then we went back to the table to have dessert! I had planned to read If You Give a Cat a Cupcake book (ha ha ha... they didn't seem like they would want to sit through that so instead I chatted about the cover of the book quickly). Then they got to decorate their own cupcakes! Each girl... I mean kitty got an art pallet with all different kinds of sprinkles. They chose from pink, white, or aqua icing and then sprinkled away. Soooo much sugar. So much fun!
The day was so special for her and for me. I have always dreamed of having a daughter so I could relive my childhood through her. We had such a nice time. My heart is so full. Happy birthday my Helen Helen Watermelon.
Cat shaped Cookie Cutter for PB&J sandwiches
Wooden Cats to Paint- Michaels Craft Store
Mini Cats Figure Toys (children played with them using the playdough)
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Felicia Bond - I had planned to read it to them but instead we chatted about the cover ;) Then the girls decorated their own cupcakes. Sprinkles and a cupcake were on an art pallet for each child. They loved this!
Treat bags had hand-made crochet cat pins that my mother made and adorable little kitty socks.
Logan is three! It seems like just yesterday I was snapping his newborn photos. He was born on Christmas Day and is such a happy kiddo. Just recently Logan became a big brother and now when I look at him I am not seeing baby anymore. He has turned into a handsome little boy. A few weeks ago, we met at the Liriodendron Mansion to snap a few photos now that he is a year older. It is always a pleasure capturing memories of this sweet little guy.