Birthday shoots are fun. And this one could not be different.
It was really great to work with Michele again (she is the owner of Smitten Owl Letterpress and a past wedding client).
Michele is super creative and very dedicated to her ideas. She came up with the concept for this shoot and had her apartment all decorated with ballons, hearts and a custom handmade (by her) birthday banner.
Aubrey was extra excited to be able to play and of course eat her first cupcake.
While on my last (and fast) trip to Brazil I was super excited to see my friend pregnant and do a maternity session with her. Tati was on her final days of pregnancy and her C-section was schedule for the day I had to return to NY.
Then... life got in a way....Lina scheduled C-section had to pushed a day earlier and then... off course NO maternity session.
BUT... with all the change of plans I was lucky enough to meet this brazilian beauty.
Babies make me giggly... and happy... and emotional. They make me want to say "Ohh" and "Awww" and "Ohh" again a million times.
That's what I did when I first entered the hospital room and saw my friend laying in bed with her brand new baby girl Lina in her arms.
I got all emotional, my eyes filled up with tears....
Lina was 24 hours old and she was SO cute! So cute in fact that I wanted to squeeze her! But I didn't.
All I did was "Ohhhh" and "Awwwws" until I remember to pick up my camera and start taking some pictures.
I really really love what I do. And the biggest reward of photographing people is when they allow you to be part of their family and invite you in to document milestones.
I've known Kim and Chris for quite some time now. When they were still dating... There were fun dinner parties at my place and their place and a lot of stories to tell.
For the last 4 years I had the pleasure to witness and capture great milestones of their relantionship: their wedding, Kim's first baby belly, their first daughter Ella and now the last month of Kim's belly #2.
I could not be more excited for them as they get ready for the arrival of their second baby girl.
So... on January 1st early morning I was once more welcomed in their home to document the happiness and excitement of this new phase in their lives.
Ella was adorable and very smiley throughout the photo session and Kim was beautiful and radiant. As for Chris... I can only say he is one lucky man to be surrounded by beautiful girls with one more on the way.