Between my move to Nashville, scheduling conflicts and several rounds of bad weather, it has been a while since I’ve had the chance to spend time with this wonderful family. But things finally went our way and were able to get a session in. Being the middle of summer, the new pool proved to be the perfect spot for their portraits, especially when the kids were able to end the session in the pool. I’ve had the pleasure of watching these kids grow since 2010 when their youngest, Molly, arrived and I did her newborn portraits. Molly is now going on 5 and keeps the family quite entertained. The boys are growing up way to fast, with Bryce now driving (something I’m going to get to go through in 4 years with my own!). And after all the proper portraits and smiles were done, the kids were more than happy to cool off in the pool and show off some tricks to round out a perfect summer photo session.
Barrett is back and growing like a champ! At 6-months-old now, he is doing great and one would never know he was almost 8-weeks early and only weighed in at 4 pounds 11 ounces when he was born. His mom and dad said he is a happy kid and full of smiles. He has a bit of a serious side too, which he showed me during his session, but he couldn’t keep the smiles away for too long. So glad to see that he is doing so well and I look forward to my next visit with this handsome fellow.
If you’re looking for a good example of what 6 pounds of cuteness looks like, look no further. Levi has arrived and is as cute as they come. He momma is a huge Disney fan, so we had to incorporate that into his session. I’m already jealous of all the trips to Disney he is going to have in the coming years. Levi was also quite the snuggle bug, loving to be held and swaddled up tight. At five days fresh, he was a great little baby model and proved to be quite dapper in a fedora.
While rains give us lush greenery for photo shoots, they often play havoc on scheduling outdoor sessions, especially during the summer when it will be beautiful all day, then a pop-up thunderstorm decides to let loose at the same time your session is scheduled. Despite appearances that scenario was going play out during Joshua and Macy’s session, we managed to dodge the afternoon showers and ended up having a pleasant, summer evening session. I’ve been watching these two grow since Joshua was a toddler and Macy was just days old, and it has been a great experience. Joshua has hit a growth spurt and just seems to have grown up over-night while Macy has a permanent grin on her face and a lives life to the fullest.
I love Tennessee and I don’t think I’d give up living here for much, but after last week’s session with Larrison & Cole on the beach in Florida, I must say I could get used to doing beach sessions. I had the opportunity to be reunited with these two great kids while on vacation last week. I had done a number of sessions with them in Knoxville prior to them moving away to Alabama. Their mother had said if we are ever in the gulf coast area, she would love to bring the kids down for beach portraits, and at last we were able to make that happen. It was great to see them and how much they, and their personalities, had grown. Larrison was as sweet as she has ever been and Cole is still 100% boy and so full of life. Between great kids and a great location, I couldn’t have imagined a better session. I will have to make sure this happens again in the future.