Working with families is so much fun, watching them grow, develop, expand… it’s a wonderful blessing to us! Katie and Tom are one of those families that we have had the wonderful joy of watching and capturing over the years.
For over 4 years we have captured their most precious moments… from that first session in our unfinished basement studio, where Katie came in timid and shy, speaking about their struggles to become a family… through 3 newborn sessions, 3 cake smashes, a couple extended family sessions, a fashion blogging session and more, it has been a beautiful journey to capture. Katie is the beautiful Mama (inside and out) behind www.KatieSpinks.com a wonderful place to check out for parenting, style, fashion and more!
Here we are 4 years later, capturing the first birthday of their youngest daughter Lyric… this family never ceases to amaze me, with the perfectly and beautifully styled wardrobe, to their three gorgeous children, it’s always wonderful to capture them.
Happy Birthday Lyric… you are a a perfect little addition to your family (and I promise that someday my camera won’t seem so scary!)
Miss Charlotte was so timid when she arrived in studio, a petite little thing and incredibly precious! It took her some time to realize that the cake was not a scary thing, and was so delicate when she ate, but was adorable doing so!
Miss Raydin was SO stylish for her session, showing up with a little leather mini skirt and leopard print tights, I could have just squished her she looked so cute! Once it was time to give her the cake, she was very cautious, and we wondered if maybe she wouldn’t dig in like we all thought… but we gave her some time! Time is all that some babies need, before the go CRAZY digging into the cake, like Raydin did 🙂 Her face at the end of the session had us all HOWLING with laugher… I’m pretty sure it’s how we all would feel if we devoured an entire cake.
Miss Mikaiah is always a blast to photograph- I always wonder how such a bold personality has been able to fit into such a little body, which makes for SO MUCH FUN!!
Her cake smash was no exception- she did not want to get dirty, but wanted to eat the cake… so it took mom and dad feeding her the cake for her to eat it, and it was adorable to watch her many expressions, capture the laughter and most importantly, capture her amazing personality at just 1 year old!
We first met Myles last year, when he was only 10 days old. He had the brightest blue eyes, and an adorable newborn grin… things really haven’t changed for him over the past year. He still has the brightest blue eyes, and the most adorable little grin, which makes capturing photos of him just precious!
Over the past year, we have seen him a few times, and thought it would be fun to create a recap of his first year, through the camera..
Happy Birthday Myles (yes we are a bit late on that!) !! It’s been wonderful watching you grow up, from behind the camera!!
Watching this sweet little lady growing over the past year has been a lot of fun! For a little trip down memory lane, we first met Miss Madelyn when she was just 11 days old!
her big sister was SO excited to have a baby sister to love on and play with!
Fast forward a few months, and Miss Madelyn came out to see us again, with her Mama, for a breastfeeding and baby wearing mini session. Although she had grown so much, she still looked exactly the same! She was still just as curious about the camera as she was at her newborn and family sessions!
and now… here she is again, a whole one year old!! She was not feeling too well for her session, but still managed to rock it!
Happy Birthday Madelyn!
but when she was done… she was done 🙂
Thank you for trusting us to capture these beautiful memories over the past year.
To say that August was an insane month is likely VERY underestimated… it was busy, it was chaotic at times, but it was incredible! We had 4 beautiful weddings, 12 family sessions and 10 newborn sessions… WHEW!! The beauty in all these sessions was that most of these family sessions were families we have worked with previously (sometimes many times!) and a few were for cake smash sessions for a bunch of last year’s newborn families!
It’s AMAZING!! Miss Aliya is one of those tiny babies from last year, with a birth story I will never forget (I’m sure mom won’t either!) It’s not often that I get to photograph a baby who was born en route to the hospital, in the car at the side of a busy road! Yep… Miss Aliya likes to keep everyone on her toes 🙂 She is SUCH a ham, and we all spent a majority of this session laughing with her, at her and at ourselves… choosing the HOTTEST day ever to head outside for some family photos, in the hot afternoon sun… not the best idea, we were ALL dripping, but it was well worth it! While we were out taking some photos, we had to get some birthday photos for big brother Nolan as well, he is one of the sweetest kids I have ever met, and honest to goodness, the best big brother!!
Aliya’s mom and I have quickly learned that we are kindred spirits, with so many similarities it’s uncanny at times. Fit in another appointment? why not! need some help? of course! There have been many laughs about this over the course of this month, but we got all the photos (hehe)
Thanks for bringing Miss Aliya back to see us (again and again throughout her life) and for continuing to allow us to capture these beautiful moments in your life and family.