To all of my fabulous portrait clients: if you think I’m just not featuring your family or your baby’s photoshoot, please forgive me! This year was a real doozie and I wasn’t able to keep up on my blog posts like I normally do. Between 24 weddings, 100+ portrait sessions, a personal trip to Peru, and a creative photography workshop in Italy, I think I overestimated the number of hours in the year. However, that said, I have made my list, checked it twice, and I have asked Santa for plenty of interrupted time this winter to give every last one of you some big love.
Before 2013 is gone and behind us, I have a few more babies to gush about. Unfortunately you are going to be able to see how far behind I actually am on my posts with the starter photo of this darling baby girl & her Halloween pumpkins! Ha! Vivi’s mama must have known something I didn’t, because we also did a bunch of photos of Vivi in her Christmas outfit, which technically makes this post perfect with Christmas being in two days.
Julie and Michael, Vivi’s parents, hired me for their wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in July of 2012 and I remember being instantly captivated with them. They both wore their hearts on their sleeves and it felt like I could see their love for each other coming out of their eyes like a bight shining light. It was magical. Of course I was thrilled when they asked me to capture the first born daughter, Vivienne Belle (Isn’t her name just fabulous?!?!).
The three month baby stage is one of my favorites! Generally speaking, they aren’t sitting up on their own yet, but can be “propped” up. They are squishable and kissable in every way. They are interested and inquisitive and a lot of times the camera in their face is something they are mighty serious about. No matter, the good news is that they (and Vivi is certainly no exception!) are pretty darned adorable no matter what look they are wearing on their tiny little faces. Vivi’s eyes are an amazing shade of blue and she melts my heart every time I see her. Julie and Micheal continue to be more and more in love with each other and their darling baby girl every time I see them and I honestly can’t get enough of this family. Thank goodness I have at least 3 more sessions with them before Vivi is one.
Daddy is for sure the entertainer of the family and it didn’t take much from him to get Vivi smiling. The only thing she didn’t love was when we tried to prop her on her tummy with the Christmas ornaments… but even that shot is one of my favorites! She is too funny!
Merry Christmas Julie, Micheal, Vivi, and Jackson (can’t forget the family doggie!) and I look forward to seeing you all again early next year! XOX