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Gabe & Family – Portrait Session

Meet Gabe, an almost-two-year old who’s full of energy! When I laced on my running shoes to meet Gabe and his parents at the Katherine Fleischer Park, I hoped to be ready. This charmer climbs, runs laps, and loves to get thrown up, up, up in the air.  Oh, wait, what’s that?- a quiet moment of sitting still? Oh, yes, Mom has just pulled out one of his favorite books. And then it’s good to slow down and give your favorite monkey a hug. Gabe, after exploring every inch of that park, I trust you slept well that night.

Please enjoy this sneak peek. To see all the photos and purchase prints from his session: click here

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Katie - Thank you, Stephanie!
The photo session was great, and I so appreciate the way you accommodated my high-energy little man. The photos are beautiful! I can’t decide which ones to frame!

Katie (and Gabe and Dad)

Lyla – 1st birthday portrait session

Happy 1st birthday, Ms. Lyla! Your sweet, easy-going nature shines through the more time I spend with you. It’s been a treat watching you grow since you were in your mama’s belly.

Please enjoy this sneak peek. To see all the photos and purchase prints from her session: click here

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Wesley – newborn portrait session

Meet sweet newborn baby, Wesley, little brother to Scarlett.

Born: 1/21/13

weighing 8 lb. 12 oz.

measuring 20 1/2 inches.

His mom upcycles old books for her Etsy shop, so I knew I wanted to include some of her collection in the photos. Just a few days after he was born, I headed over to turn their nursery into a mini-photo studio. Wesley was calm and relaxed, except when he decided he really did NOT want to wear a certain hat not even one second longer. Sleep tight, future bookworm, sleep tight.

Please enjoy this sneak peek. To see all the photos and purchase prints from his session: click here

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Mariah – pet photo session

Whereas the last photo session I did was all about color, I found myself really drawn to the black and white versions from this latest series. Meet Mariah, a very sweet and cuddly kind of dog. For her pet photography session, we went to the duck pond by the Arboretum and let her roam around the trees. Even though we kept her from taking a dip in the pond, she had a blast exploring the new sights and sounds around her.

 

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Kate and Carsyn – 1st birthday session

Since the weather has been cold and foggy in the mornings, we made use of my front room-turned-photo-studio to document Kate and Carsyn’s first birthday weekend. Usually I like to show a mixture of color and black & white from my photo sessions – but with these two – it’s ALL color ALL the way. Get a load of those sweet outfits, the tulle, the hair bows, the rainbows, the glitter. It’s all sparkle. I had a blast photographing Ms. Kate and Ms. Carsyn turning one. They share a birthday – and also share a similar wardrobe 🙂 Never mind that we’ll be picking glitter off of each other for weeks, it was worth it to get these fun moments.

I have some favorite outtakes – the foot full of icing, Kate posing and Carsyn’s expression,  and the moment when you’re just ready to hang up your tutu and eat some cake.

Please enjoy this sneak peek. To see all the photos and purchase prints from their session: click here

 

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Mariah – pet photo session » Stephanie Friedman - […] the last photo session I did was all about color, I found myself really drawn to the black and white versions from this latest series. Meet Mariah, […]

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