September 3, 2015
I had the pleasure of photographing these sweet boys this past weekend. I’ve met big brother (A) a few times and we took pictures last spring, but I was excited to finally see him as a brother and get his sweet little brother in front of my camera for the first time. Z is just over 7 weeks and I was so impressed with how well he did!
It’s definitely a bit more challenging to get two wee ones (A is recently 2) and especially when the baby is past that total milk drunk newborn stage. They just don’t love being “posed” as much and they’re certainly more alert. :)
Thank you for a wonderful afternoon! A to Z and certainly complete. <3
July 12, 2012
She takes her hand. She watches over her. She loves her dearly.
She’s the big sister after all.
But in a moment, the full name is yelled out followed by “that’s mine!” She is still young herself…
a big little girl.
She takes her hand. She looks up to her. She loves her dearly.
She’s the baby sister after all.
And in a moment, tears erupt because big sister has taken off down the trail without her.
She wants to be big too.
Big Sister. Little Sister. Forever Friends. Bonded.
January 22, 2012
“The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It … is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world
and to become all that he can be.”
~Marianne E. Neifert
It was such a joy to spend some time at Hartley Botanica with this beautiful family a couple of weeks ago… a family that embodies the above quotation completely. You ccould also add laughter, fun, and a slew of other positive adjectives. I’m so lucky to have you all in my life. :)
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.
May 1, 2011
Three weeks and three days after Hayden made his appearance into the world and our family “tribe,” I finally got to meet the precious little man. John and Rachel, your little guy is simply perfect and I can’t wait to watch him grow with you. Shannon, take care of that handsome little brother of yours… he’s so lucky to have such an awesome big sister! Here’s a sneak peek from our session last weekend.
February 13, 2011
I’ve never seen her more nervous or more cautious as when we ask her to hold her baby sister and pretend to sleep. “Just close your eyes,” we said. Very quietly and with as little movement as possible, she told us, “no.” Her baby sister slept soundly on her chest – comforted and comfortable in her big sister’s embrace. She’s already an amazing big sister, at a very young three years old, and I’m sure she will watch over her sweet, beautiful baby always.
Last week, I previewed these two beautiful girls. Here’s the extended sneak peak.
A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James
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!
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!
February 7, 2010
To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega
At the reception after my great uncle’s funeral earlier this week, I asked my grandma and her brother if I could please take a picture of them… this was a couple frames before the posed, smile-for-the-camera shot. I love this moment of laughter and love between brother and sister. I’m rather certain their other brother was looking over them.
This post is cross-posted at Clarity Defined.