Archive for October, 2011

reid . 4 months old {chattanooga family photographer}

October 29th, 2011

I of course love all my clients. I mean have you seen them? They are awesome! every. single. one. I am a lucky girl! Would it be wrong, however, to say I have a special place in my heart for my baby’s first year families?!? I love getting to literally watch their lives change and […]

 

I of course love all my clients. I mean have you seen them? They are awesome! every. single. one. I am a lucky girl! Would it be wrong, however, to say I have a special place in my heart for my baby’s first year families?!? I love getting to literally watch their lives change and their little people grow right up. I love getting to see them go from a baby bump, to the day of expectancy, to a brand new snugly baby, to the fun of having a little person that rolls over, laughs and looks adoringly into the eyes of his parents. I love that they begin to forget I am even around. I love that they live life, do their thing and I get to be there and capture it. every. single. stage. All that to say, I have been there with this family each step of the way and as I sit back and look at this bright blue eyed boy I am thankful. I am SO thankful for what I get to do. I love it and I also love this little bright blue eyed little boy. I mean really?!? He’s pretty scrumptious. I could just eat him and his adorable little expressions..up! Tony, Ruthann and Reid. . .you three are magnificent! Thank you for your amazing love for each other and thank you for allowing me to make sure you remember tomorrow what today’s love looked like. much much love :)

Here is your slideshow, click here.

So this little handsome face sat on the porch with his  Mama and waited on the arrival of his daddy.

He waited, but not without many smooches from his mama.

 love your little chin chub, Reid ;)

Ruthann knows about how many cars will go by before Tony arrives so she and Reid sit and count the cars. At last, Reid’s daddy arrived and

 what an arrival it was :) I have to mention I think this was Tony’s favorite part of the session. He was stoked that his arrival home to his two favorite people was being documented :)

 His arrival of course included a Reid sandwhich :)

His arrival of course also included his beautiful wife a hug!

We went back inside for a quick change and to get ready to go on a walk. I told you he was scrumptious, but I have to forewarn you…it gets even better…

 

There is nothing better than a big grin from your baby :)

Okay, these piggies come in as a close second in the nothin’ better category.

:)

 Love that smile buddy!

So after a quick change we went on a short walk, something these three can be found doing quite often around their quaint neighborhood.

 

 

 These people love to be outside so they spend a lot of time sitting on their front porch just taking in the world. So after the end of the walk, that’s exactly what we did…sat on the porch.

Bright bright blue eyed cutie!

 Yep, it looks like Reid is going to have his Mama’s hair color. Ruthann has the most beautiful shade of strawberry blonde, a color that runs rampant in her family. She is one of six and all but one sibling share her hair color:)

 such a cutie

That chin makes me so happy!

 Sam, the family dog, came out and made an appearance with the family.

 

 Mommy kisses are the best ;)

These people love some football (Auburn football that is :) so Tony showed me his Reid football hold :)

 

So then we went back inside and played in Reid’s room for a bit. He was not too into his wooden car, but perhaps it was because he was about to spit up :)

 Yep, the first baby milk mustache I have ever witnessed occurred. It was pretty hysterical!

 Ruthann is in love with this little guy and would snuggle him into absolute pieces.

Tony of course loves his son too, but definitely loves to patronize him too :)

 

 

It was almost bath time. I just love the series of shots we got next. They need no explanation at all. I just love the interactions :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Okay, I know I said many things are THE best, but bare baby bottom really has to been in the top ten.

 bathtime! :) So there was much more to bath time than this. You can definitely find more in the slideshow.

 

 

Another little sequence that I really like. The first one was with Ruthann and Reid, so its only fair that this one is with Tony and Reid :)

 

 Bobbly Broccoli and speaking of bobbly broccoli, I would really love my little man to be decked out in bobbly broccoli pjs. They are SOOO cute!

love him!!

 

 

Tony is fantastic and I just love the things he wants to document during our sessions. After all, booger removal is a common activity with a baby so yes, of course we should document this! :) I have to also say that Reid looks pretty stinkin’ cute have those boogies removed!!

 jump jump jump

 After all the family activities it was time for a nap….let’s get swaddled!

 

 Don’t you love it when this…

 turns into this…

and especially…

this…

:) :) :)

 

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katy . senior {class of 2012 photography}

October 25th, 2011

She loves bands like Jesus Culture and The United Pursuit, she has a voice that could give Adele some competition. She has beautiful insides and outsides. She lives for Jesus and her heart is filled with compassion for the people of Honduras. She has big things on the horizon for her life. Yep, and this […]

 

She loves bands like Jesus Culture and The United Pursuit, she has a voice that could give Adele some competition. She has beautiful insides and outsides. She lives for Jesus and her heart is filled with compassion for the people of Honduras. She has big things on the horizon for her life. Yep, and this fabulously beautiful girl is Katy. I’m just a little fond of her and really, she reminds me so much of another one of my favorite girls. They have got to meet…BFFs for sure :)

Katy, you are amazing! Love you so much and I love your senior session! I hope you do too! Here is your slideshow ;)

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nick . senior {class of 2012}

October 24th, 2011

Nick loves tennis, serves as a senior class officer and it looks like he will be heading to Georgia Tech next year to join their engineering department. Oh and to round it off, he is such a nice guy! We ventured up top Lookout Mountain for an amazing backdrop for Nick’s senior session. The day […]

 

Nick loves tennis, serves as a senior class officer and it looks like he will be heading to Georgia Tech next year to join their engineering department. Oh and to round it off, he is such a nice guy! We ventured up top Lookout Mountain for an amazing backdrop for Nick’s senior session. The day was absolutely beautiful. I could not have asked for the sky to have been any bluer and the view of the Tennessee Valley was spectacular as always.

I did Nick’s sister’s senior session almost exactly 2 years ago and it still goes down as one of my all time faves. I got to see Holly ago during the time of Nick’s session and she promised I would get to photograph her wedding one day! :)

Hope you have an incredible senior year Nick! Your slideshow: HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did not want the family shots to still the show from Nick’s senior session, so just picked a quick one :) Love this family!!

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prepping for samuel and tyson . twins {chattanooga maternity photographer}

October 19th, 2011

My mom has a fraternal twin sister so twins run in our family. Twins proceeded my mom’s generation, but have yet to follow. Parents with twins absolutely amaze me. Autumn, especially amazed me with her beauty and adorable belly. Not only is she pregnant, but she is pregnant with twins or perhaps she is pregnant […]

 

My mom has a fraternal twin sister so twins run in our family. Twins proceeded my mom’s generation, but have yet to follow. Parents with twins absolutely amaze me. Autumn, especially amazed me with her beauty and adorable belly. Not only is she pregnant, but she is pregnant with twins or perhaps she is pregnant with merely a basketball because that is what her belly looks like. She looks amazing oh and her belly does too! I am pretty jealous…I had singles both time and my belly definitely did not look like Autumn’s. :) I met up with her and her sweet hubby David recently on Chattanooga’s Riverfront area. It was a gorgeous day and the sky could not have been bluer. I had a great time with these two and I loved how Dave could elicit laughter from his wife so easily! :)

Hope you love your slideshow! :) Click HERE.

Samuel and Tyson will be here oh so soon! Here is their wonderful parents waiting for their arrival:
































Autumn made these onesies. Yep, she’s cute AND crafty!! :)

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tucker + tripp . brothers {chattanooga family photographer}

October 16th, 2011

This is a family we could just not live without. . . Chris, Jennifer, Tucker and Tripp. We love these folks and our kiddos are really close too. Ada and Tucker are 2 months apart in age and have had so many adventures together. We are sure that Tripp and Everest at 10 months apart […]

 

This is a family we could just not live without. . . Chris, Jennifer, Tucker and Tripp. We love these folks and our kiddos are really close too. Ada and Tucker are 2 months apart in age and have had so many adventures together. We are sure that Tripp and Everest at 10 months apart will be just as close as they continue to grow up together too. Love them dearly and had so-oh-oh much fun during this shoot! We had a fun filled amusement park day full of amusement park rides, ski ball, funnel cake, cotton candy, amusement park games, big red lollipops and big bright colorful lights. Fun is an understatement. Thank you dear friends!! Fabulous fun as always!! xoxoxo

Hope you love your slideshow!

I think these pictures speak for themselves. . .a family that loves a lot and knows how to have a whole-lotta fun! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I have to add, I love this one of Chris and Jennifer on the Ferris Wheel! :)

 

 

 

 

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lila {newborn} + carson {2 years old} . chattanooga family photography

October 10th, 2011

It wasn’t long ago when Lila made her beautiful entrance into the world nor much longer she was still in her mommy’s belly . She is now nestled cozily in her home full of love. A home full of people that I am thankful to call dear friends. I had a wonderful time seeing Lila in her […]

 

It wasn’t long ago when Lila made her beautiful entrance into the world nor much longer she was still in her mommy’s belly . She is now nestled cozily in her home full of love. A home full of people that I am thankful to call dear friends. I had a wonderful time seeing Lila in her new home and I fell in love with her sweet newborn face all over again. She is absolutely, positively precious!! Hope you love your slideshow Miss Lila Tate.

She has a wonderful big sister who is going to teach her so many amazing things. Upon my arrival Carson showed me some of those things she will be teaching her little sister. Carson got so excited with every new interlocking piece of her puzzle.


Lila slept soundly as her sister worked away on her puzzle of the United States.


She continued to snooze as her sister moved onto her little play kitchen.

:)

There is nothing like the stillness of a newborn along with the busyness of a toddler.

This was the first sign of Lila’s open eyes for the session. She stayed awake almost the entire time.

We were all impressed when Carson cracked her egg on her play kitchen’s counter then poured the egg into her skillet. It was hilarious! Here she shows me the subject of our laughter.


Little Lila decides to sleep for just a little bit longer

I love love love newborn feet and toes!

Lila was laid in her crib to continue her nap, but she was not a huge fan of the idea. Carson climbed up to see why.


Carson picked out a book to read while it was time for Lila to eat. Carson picked out a Corduroy book and was telling her mom she wanted Corduroy to read with her.

Her dad went to get Corduroy and she was quite excited!


Carson was told to run around the house while Lila finished her lunch. Carson took this very literally. She ran around in a circle in the hallway :)

She then walked up and down the hall peeking carefully into each room in search of her daddy and then *POP* he jumped out to get her.


Then some daddy daughter tricks. . . :)

You can tell they do this alot. She barely flinched. . .


Lila was in a milk induced coma :)

can not get enough. . .

Aston, days out from having a baby and you look absolutely amazing. . .like you were never even pregnant!


Lila raised her hand several times during our session. Each time, her mommy asked her if she had a question :)

Lila is so tiny next to her big sister and all the newborn diapering necessities.


Carson is so sweet and gentle with her little sister, but

(like most little ones when holder their little sibling) she was done holding Lila she was done. :)

Why are some of my favorite pictures of you located on the potty, Carson? :)

Playing birthday cake with her mommy while. . .

. . . her daddy worked on getting Lila to sleep.

Carson stopped in to bring them some birthday cake and to check on her little sister.

Carson you just grew up fast with the addition of your little sister. You look so big!!

Love Lila’s hair and the fact that she is shooting me a I’m-trying-to-sleep glance.

Carson, you are such a little beauty!

Sweet daddy daughter time.

Lila was happy as could be, but just not sleepy.


Aston, make sure to give Carson lots of attention even with much of her time being spent with Lila nowadays.


I see you Carson!

Time for one more book before the session was over. Lila definitely looked stoked about it :)

Carson ran to pick out a book so I got this sweet shot of these three.

:)

Lila with her eyes crossed like all newborns do time to time.

sweet sweet Carson sucking on those fingers :)

Little Lila still awake. I could not believe it.

teeny tiny

It was Sunday and for some reason that day of the week makes for extra good naps. I think Robert was ready.

Thank you Carson for loving on your sweet sister in the very last frame of the day.

Love you all!! Very much looking forward to the next session and hang time in between!! :)