Throwback Thursday

November 20, 2014

Oh, poor neglected blog. I wrapped up school portraits today and couldn’t resist a little Throwback Thursday action. It really is such an honor and privilege to be invited back and spend time at such an awesome school with such fantastic little people and staff. It’s so awesome and crazy to see how much the kids grow each year. It was especially fun to see some of the kids for the third year in a row this year!

So then, on to the pictures… the best part, right?

TBT

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I once wrote a post featuring Amy Grant’s “Oh How the Years Go By” about how my little cousins were growing up too fast (newsflash: they still are).

Never was that more clear though than when I went to the preschool this week for school pictures.

Wait, first, let’s backtrack. I never wrote about last year’s pictures as it was such a whirlwind between shoots, proofs, orders, and delivery all in an incredibly short between-holidays time frame. It was incredible. I loved every moment and I should have taken the time to sum it all up after all was said and done.

I am beyond grateful that the school invited me to return this year. I feel so blessed and it makes my heart burst that the parents were so happy with the pictures of their little ones. Truly. That recognition of “you captured her spirit” or “that’s SO him” is exactly why I do what I do. I once read that “taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” To know that I found the hundredth of a second someone else savored, it is beyond rewarding.

So, back to how time flies. I spent two wonderful days with the kids at the preschool last fall and caught glimpses of them here and there a few other times when I was picking something up or dropping something off. As a result, the memories I have of these children are almost entirely of that first moment when they stepped in front of my camera – those photos that I stared at and edited for weeks after.

And then, I returned. Nearly one year later and all of these adorable, familiar faces greeted me – familiar, but not. Familiar, but much more grown. It was wonderful to see them again: to see how they changed, grown more confident, and to meet younger siblings too. Of course, it was also lovely to meet so many new little ones. Delights, each and every one.

Here’s a sneak peek of then and now. I figured since I didn’t post last year, I do a little side-by-side action for you. Last year is on the left and this year is on the right.

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Make Her Laugh.

October 15, 2011

The bond between siblings is remarkable to witness. I can get her to smile and look to the camera… and so can mommy. But big brother? Big brother can get to laugh from the innermost part of her soul and make her eyes light with joy. And that light? You can see it in his eyes too. He thrives on how he has the ability to entertain and captivate his baby sister the way no one else can. He adores her. And she him.

I had such a wonderful time visiting with and catching up with all of you – the kids get more amazing every time I see them.

A & K

Birthday Week

February 5, 2011

My boss’ family celebrated a birthday week this week. Her really adorable daughter, you know the one, turned three earlier this week. She’s such a funny, awesome little girl. Just a few days before her birthday, my boss had another adorable daughter. She is such a good, sweet little baby.

The pearls were her great-grandma’s pearls and you’ll see a rosary in an upcoming sneak peak that was great-grandma’s as well. This sweet little one is named for great-grandma and it was wonderful being able to incorporate that into the session.

I had so much fun visiting with them and meeting the new little one. Can’t wait to see you all again! Here’s a little sneak peek.

Newborn & Three Years

A Little Princess

January 26, 2011

It was really such a joy to get to meet and photograph this little princess and her family. I’ve known her dad and grandparents since I was a little girl and to be able to capture such a beautiful moment in their lives was truly an honor. This gorgeous little princess and her awesomely handsome big brother are some lucky kids.

I love you all! Congratulations again on your sweet girl!

A Little Princess

Welcoming Kylee

January 24, 2011

This weekend, I flew to the Sacramento area to meet and photograph our family friend’s newest addition. I was so excited to see the family – it had been so long! Kylee was seven days new and so beautiful. She hated losing her clothes, but was a little angel all swaddled up. I can’t wait to finish going through the pictures. Here’s a sneak peek – big brother was such a trooper and so proud of his baby sister.

“Isn’t she the cutest?” Yes she is!

Brother & Sister

To Nana’s House We Go

January 3, 2011

Across the country and through the clouds, to Nana’s house they went for the holidays. These two were out visiting Nana over the holidays and I had the honor of finally meeting them! I’ve seen pictures and heard such wonderful things about both the kids and their parents over the years – the whole family is even more beautiful in person!

Mary, thank you so much for everything you do and for all of your encouragement over the years. You have been such a blessing in my life. Your grandchildren are absolutely precious and the other members of your family were so kind. Enjoy your preview!

Alexis & Jacob Blog

Celebrating Every Day

December 30, 2010

While I was visiting my family for Christmas, I had the opportunity to meet the family my sister nannies for – what a joy they are! The little boy is full of spunk and light. The little girl is sugar, spice, and every thing nice – she was so sweet. The baby girl was just precious and such a good baby. She loved being all warm and cozy in that basket. To the parents, thank you for being so kind and welcoming. Your family is truly beautiful. Have a very happy New Year!

Severn Kids Blog