Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Barnes Family Photos - Julianna is One!

I met up with the Barnes Family a few weeks ago at beautiful Natirar Park in Somerset County, New Jersey to snap a few family photos.  Remember the sweet little girl featured here for a Mermaid Lagoon birthday party?  Fortunately for me, I was invited to spend some more time with this lovely family to capture photos to commemorate Julianna turning one year old.  Poor babe was a little under the weather at her birthday bash, so it was so wonderful to see her smiling, running around and being a generally unstoppable one-year-old this time around.  

Lauren (Julianna's mom) had so many perfect ideas for this photo shoot, and it was such a great experience to work with her on achieving her ideal vision.  The resulting photos turned out so well with the many things we had on hand to keep Julianna busy and happy! It was hard to narrow down the best of the best to share with you here, so I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do!

"I'm ONE!" Cool parents teach their children cool things!

Happy family!
That smile.  Those baby blues.  Holding Daddy's hand. What a cutie pie!

Just having some fun with Mama.
Time for a wardrobe change.  Don't let the coy look fool you, she was happy to run around half dressed.
We ended the day with some cake smashing.  Perfect, if you ask me.
I have been so very lucky to be busy with photo shoots and editing over the last month.  I am so excited to share more family photographs, and will be updating more soon!  Stay tuned.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Flanagan Family Photos

August arrived yesterday.  Typically, that would put a smile on my face.  September, and the unofficial end of summer, is right around the corner.  But, I haven't had to run my air conditioner in over a week. This little slice of summer heaven is something I could get used to. 

Just when I think I may be starting to enjoy summer a bit more, I remember oppressively hot days like those leading up to and after Independence Day.  Sitting and watching fireworks and periodically peeling my legs off of the plastic lawn chair for fear that they may be permanently stuck if I sit still too long.  Ahhh... the memories. 

On one such 95+ degree day, The Flanagan Family and I braved the heat and humidity to capture some family photos.  Lucky for me, they made it look easy!  Mike, Kate and Aidan laughed off the harsh elements and even got the family pets involved.

We made a day of it!  This allowed me to capture some typical family time that they enjoy together when there isn't a snap happy photographer following them around.  I had a fantastic (albeit sweaty) day with the Flanagan's; getting to be a little part of some sweet family moments is always a treat!

We started out at my house for a change of scenery.  Aidan made fast friends with the horse!        
Father & Son
Some cuddle time
Pillow fight!
Cute little Patriot.
Mommy and Aidan laughing at Daddy.
Lovely little family of three.
Can't forget the furry family members.  Even the pups are smiling!

Thanks again to Mike, Kate & Aidan for letting me into your lives for the day!