In Category: ‘children’

One year sessions are always sort of bittersweet for me, but I feel like this one is slightly more so. I have been photographing Spencer and his big sister on a regular basis since the day Madden was born and I sure am going to miss our little dates every three months!

Spencer had just had a great nap, so we were all pumped that he was going to be well rested and super happy for his session. Well, sometimes even with the best of naps, you just aren’t quite feeling it. And that’s totally okay, because I think crying littles are just as cute, and we still managed a couple smiles in between tears.  Photo sessions were also never Madden’s favorite, but she now rarely misses an opportunity to cheese it up;)

Spencer one 1 Spencer is ONE! | Sabattus, Maine studio photography

Spencer one 3 Spencer is ONE! | Sabattus, Maine studio photography

Spencer one 4 Spencer is ONE! | Sabattus, Maine studio photography

Spencer one 5 Spencer is ONE! | Sabattus, Maine studio photography

Spencer one 7 Spencer is ONE! | Sabattus, Maine studio photography

Spencer one 9 Spencer is ONE! | Sabattus, Maine studio photography

I hope I never ever have to stop photographing Emily and her siblings….and the entire rest of her extended family for that matter!  Not only are they just the sweetest bunch, but it has been so fun to see them grow and all the little personalities of siblings and cousins develop.  During Emily’s six month session, our fingers were crossed that she’d be a little less serious than her big sister, who completely refused to smile for pretty much her entire first year during her sessions. Well, Miss Emily did not disappoint with smiles that were much easier to come by:)

EmilyG 6months 1 Emily: 6 months | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

EmilyG 6months 3 Emily: 6 months | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

EmilyG 6months 5 Emily: 6 months | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

EmilyG 6months 6 Emily: 6 months | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

This family will always hold a special place in my heart and I am so honored to have photographed so many important milestones in their lives. I also kind of can’t believe that it was already time to photograph Spencer’s six month session! And not only was I ready for capturing six months, we snuck in some family photos and did my best to capture Madden’s quirky personality as well. Madden has become such a great big sister and she constantly makes me laugh. She is also FULL of energy and a bit exhausting. I. Love. Her.  Spencer is also beginning to develop his own personality and finds his big sister fascinating and a bit silly.

Spencer6months 1 Spencer: 6 months | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Spencer6months 3 Spencer: 6 months | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Spencer6months 4 Spencer: 6 months | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Spencer6months 6 Spencer: 6 months | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Spencer6months 8 Spencer: 6 months | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Spencer6months 9 511x1024 Spencer: 6 months | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Spencer6months 12 Spencer: 6 months | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Two years ago, I received an email inquiry for a maternity and future newborn session. Fast forward two years and we have now completed not only those two sessions, but now a second maternity and newborn session as Serena and Corey have welcomed a sweet new little boy and Kai has moved his status up to “big brother”!  While Asher resembles Kai as a baby quite a bit, his hair is definitely darker and he really seemed to enjoy his first studio session. And lucky for us, the amazingly warm summer weather even gave us the opportunity to get a few shots outside under the apple trees:)

Asher 2 Asher: newborn session | Lisbon, Maine newborn photography

Asher 3 Asher: newborn session | Lisbon, Maine newborn photography

Asher 4 Asher: newborn session | Lisbon, Maine newborn photography

Asher 6 Asher: newborn session | Lisbon, Maine newborn photography

Asher 8 Asher: newborn session | Lisbon, Maine newborn photography

Asher 10 Asher: newborn session | Lisbon, Maine newborn photography

Asher 11 Asher: newborn session | Lisbon, Maine newborn photography

Asher Asher: newborn session | Lisbon, Maine newborn photography

 

I’d have to say I’m pretty lucky in that I get to spend lots of time with this sweet girl. Over the past year, my family and I have gotten to know Jordan and her family quite well, and we just adore them all. It’s also a pretty good thing that I can’t have any more children, because Jordan is not the best baby to deter you from wanting another!  Not only is she stinkin’ cute, but her personality is simply amazing. She almost never cries, loves pretty much everyone and did I mention how cute she is?! And when it came to photographing her one year session, she was perfect as usual. All smiles and willing to do whatever I wanted, Jordan rocked her session. Here are just a few favorites…

Jordan 1 Jordan is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Jordan 3 Jordan is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Jordan 5 Jordan is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Jordan 6 Jordan is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Jordan 7 Jordan is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Jordan 8 Jordan is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Jordan 10 Jordan is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Jordan 13 Jordan is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

This session was a bit bittersweet as my tiniest niece is already turning one!  How in the world did that happen? And who is going to make me a new niece or nephew now?! Miss Maggy is just the sweetest with cheeks for days and a couple older siblings who just adore her. My sister had big plans for this session and after her multiple requests and visions, I really hope I pulled this off for her. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how this was going to go since Nina and Tobin didn’t seem excited to be in the studio. However, it didn’t take long for them to warm up and take the studio from a shy vibe to complete chaos. So much laughing and screeching! Enjoy this little peek;)

Maggy oneyear 2 Maggy is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Maggy oneyear Maggy is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Maggy oneyear 3 Maggy is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Maggy oneyear 5 Maggy is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Maggy oneyear 6 Maggy is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Maggy oneyear 8 Maggy is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Maggy oneyear 10 Maggy is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

Maggy oneyear 11 Maggy is ONE! | Lisbon, Maine studio photography

So, remember back a couple posts ago where I mentioned our neighbors and their boys having babies recently. Well, you’ve already met Violet, now it’s Killian’s turn:)  Now Killian probably should’ve been a blog post before Violet, but this sweet girl had other plans for coming into this world. Yes, she was born first, but she was born six weeks early!  She actually wasn’t due until after Violet and has only been home from the hospital for a couple weeks. This also means that technically she’s not a newborn, but she is definitely still tiny enough to play the part. And since she’s a little older, that also meant I would need to work pretty hard for every shot. This little one is not a big fan of sleeping and just has her own set of rules that everyone else has got to follow.

Killian 1 Killian: newborn session | Litchfield, Maine newborn photographer

Killian 2 Killian: newborn session | Litchfield, Maine newborn photographer

Killian 5 Killian: newborn session | Litchfield, Maine newborn photographer

Killian 6 Killian: newborn session | Litchfield, Maine newborn photographer

While I knew that Jill was expecting, it was a bit of surprise that she was back in Maine for Miss Abby’s birth after living in another state for a bit. Thanks to the magic of social media, we were able to quickly connect and I shot a few photos while mom and babe were still in the hospital. Fast forward a week or so and Jill brought the whole family to the studio for Abigail’s newborn session. We definitely hoped for a great sibling shot with her big brother, but he definitely had other ideas. So enjoy his quick appearance in this sneak peek, because it’s the ONLY shot he made it into!  Abigail was a bit more cooperative, but definitely made me work for it too!

AbigailWilliams 1 Abigail: newborn session | Litchfield, Maine newborn photographer

AbigailWilliams 2 Abigail: newborn session | Litchfield, Maine newborn photographer

AbigailWilliams 4 Abigail: newborn session | Litchfield, Maine newborn photographer

AbigailWilliams 5 Abigail: newborn session | Litchfield, Maine newborn photographer

Izzi’s Lele had a very important session need. Miss Izzi NEEDED her photo taken in this fantastic dress her Memere had made. But in order for this to happen, we had a few obstacles to overcome.

1. The session had to be inside…and soon.

2. Izzi HATES photo shoots.

3. Izzi does NOT like dressing up (and I think all this tulle makes her a little crazy).

The solutions actually came fairly easy.

1. New studio backdrop was ordered and we squeezed Izzi in just a couple hours before heading to NewYork for Thanksgiving.

2. Papi HATES his photo taken too, but appeased Izzi and jumped in a few shots.

3. Skittles for breakfast and Izzi will dress up in whatever you want!

 

Here are a few favorites<3

Izzi 1 Izzi | Litchfield, Maine studio photopgraphy

Izzi 4 Izzi | Litchfield, Maine studio photopgraphy

Izzi 12 Izzi | Litchfield, Maine studio photopgraphy

Izzi 16 Izzi | Litchfield, Maine studio photopgraphy

Izzi 22 Izzi | Litchfield, Maine studio photopgraphy

 

Now that we finally have power and life is returning back to normal after last week’s crazy storm, I can finally share the sneak peek of Kai’s one year session!  I have had so much fun getting to know Kai and his wonderful parents over the past year. I love how sweet and creative Serena and Corey are and there’s no doubt in my mind that Kai’s little personality fits perfectly with theirs.

Thank you guys for coming out and for making such a fantastic smash cake! Not to mention making a kid who REALLY knows how to smash his cake;)  Enjoy the preview!

Kai oneyear 1 Kai is ONE! | Litchfield, Maine Studio Photography

Kai oneyear 4 Kai is ONE! | Litchfield, Maine Studio Photography

Kai oneyear 5 Kai is ONE! | Litchfield, Maine Studio Photography

Kai oneyear 6 Kai is ONE! | Litchfield, Maine Studio Photography

Kai oneyear 8 Kai is ONE! | Litchfield, Maine Studio Photography

Kai oneyear 10 Kai is ONE! | Litchfield, Maine Studio Photography

Kai oneyear 13 Kai is ONE! | Litchfield, Maine Studio Photography

Kai oneyear 15 Kai is ONE! | Litchfield, Maine Studio Photography