Friday, June 22, 2012
It's been so wonderful getting to know Eli and his parents over the last few years...I knew Kim and Scott before Eli came along, and then before we knew it he was celebrating his first birthday! We were at Camp Ramah in Ojai for a Shabbaton and decided that would be the perfect time and place to his 1 year photos. There was no shortage of lush green grass and rustic backdrops, and since we were on a very relaxed schedule we just picked the time when we were ready and did the shoot. Tell me this little guy isn't going to break hearts!
Jillian and I go way back. And I mean ALL the way back, like to infant-hood! We were babies together with our mommas, so it's incredible to have stayed friends this long to see ourselves becoming mommas. Jillian was there to celebrate with me as I welcomed my kids into the world, and I cannot wait to do the same with her. She and Julian are going to be the best parents. Even if you didn't know them as well as I do, you would know that from the love and affection they show each other. I can't wait to meet Baby Girl and Baby Boy who should be arriving any day now!
I got to meet sweet baby Olivia when she was just 1 week old. Those first few days are just so surreal - looking at the tiny person her parents had been dreaming about, and now she's here. It was fun to bring out the pinks and purples from my stash of props, since most of the recent newborns I've photographed have been boys. And the more newborns I shoot, the more I'm starting to better articulate my style. I do some simple "studio set-ups" with blankets, backdrops, and baskets, but what I really love is just capturing the baby and her parents in their home in the most relaxed and natural way. Enjoy these shots of Olivia and her beautiful family!