Friday, July 10, 2009

Z was busy as a bee! | Sycamore, IL photography and video

Z's parents went to high school with me and we were all in band together, so I jumped at the chance to see them again and their darling one year old, "Z". I LOVE the red hair that she inherited from her dad, and she's as sweet as can be, just like her mom!

This was my first shoot using my new external flash speedlite, and I am so glad I invested in it! It makes those darker, cloudy days so much easier to deal with (photography-wise!).

Here's a sneak peak!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Baby J ~ One Week Old! | Bartlett, IL photo and video services

I had the honor of videotaping this cutie the day he was born. What a great way to commemorate those first hours welcoming a new little miracle into a family than to have them professionally (and unobtrusively) captured! These moments are so fleeting and they grow so quickly...I wish I had thought of doing this when I had my two girls!

Last Friday I went back to visit the family when baby J was 7 days old. He was wide awake and exploring his world for the first hour, and then snuggled down to sleep in one of our cocoons so that we could get some adorable sleepy newborn pictures!

I tried my hand at designing a couple birth announcements for the family. The long one is actually an accordion tri-fold card that opens up to reveal one image at a time or all three at once.

Proud big brother!

(By the way, the knit cocoons and matching caps are hand made by my Mother-in-Law and are available for purchase. Please let me know if you're interested!)