It’s funny how you take so many fewer photos of your second kid than your first. (Please tell me I’m not the only one?) I’m also much slower to upload, sort, and edit. In this instance, I finally pulled photos off my camera from a month ago. Here are a few keepers of Miss M … now 14 months old. (I also forgot to post her monthly photo – so I’ll post 14 & 15 months in a couple of weeks!)
Remember this cute couple? They’re due with baby #2 next month! We spent some time last week at Shawnee Mission Park at sunset, capturing photos of mama and her adorable “bump”, proud big brother, and the happy couple. I cannot wait for the newborn snuggles!
Miss M is a full on toddler now – toddling from here to there – usually with her hands straight up in the air, either for balance or because she’s used to holding onto our fingers. She loves to eat, she’s a great sleeper, and she does pretty darn well traveling. She’s starting to be more opinionated too – don’t you dare grab her toys, spoon, or paci without a fight!
“M, where’s your tongue?”
This is the first couple I took “professional” photos for – engagement photos over a decade ago. Now, ten years later, I have the honor of shooting their anniversary photos – with Lauren in her beautiful wedding dress (it still fits!), and their three children. I love the idea of re-creating wedding photos to show what has changed, and what hasn’t, over the last decade. I may even steal the idea myself next year. 😉 Congratulations to Lauren and Justin on their 10-year anniversary, and thank you for your continued faith in me to capture your beautiful family!
Last weekend I shot family photos in the Leawood area, and despite the extreme Kansas heat, it didn’t slow down the energy of these adorable boys (or their parents)! I always enjoy shooting photos for this family – they’re so kind and so much fun. And those eyes on the boys!
My baby is ONE! My emotions aren’t sure whether to be excited or sad about my littlest turning one today. I think it’s a mix of both. She’s had a busy week with 4th of July festivities, and she’s got a busy weekend ahead with her big birthday party. She’s now drinking cow’s milk from a sippy cup, climbing up everything (like up and over the couch), standing up from the floor, and taking a few steps! She’s starting to say more words with meaning now – it’s fun to have two-way communication with her!
My second portrait session of the day last weekend was at E.H. Young Park along the Missouri River. It’s definitely a hidden gem…and so is this family! I love them to pieces. They all have such great smiles and beautiful hearts!