Landree is Two

My youngest turned two yesterday. Trying to photograph her is like trying to capture Bigfoot on film. She moves fast and if I’m holding the camera, she refuses to look my way. This is the curse of all photographer/moms, I’m sure.

Dree at two: She instantly drops what she is doing to dance if a good beat comes on. She is rarely without two fingers in her mouth. She loves to have a pencil in hand and pretends to write, like her big sister. She loves rough-housing and physical contact like her older brother. She is emotional, and definitely lets you know if she is not happy, with a move we call “The Flashdance” in which runs in place and screams demonstratively, a mini, shrieking Jennifer Beal wannabe. Dogs and cats are her favorite, and she has no fear, she runs right up to give a hug or a pat. She’s possessive of Stephen and I, often giving a block and a “My mama” or “My Daddy” to her siblings if they are after a hug. She loves butterfly kisses and eskimo kisses and real kisses.

She’s our tiny spitfire, and we are so happy she is ours. Happy Birthday, beautiful Dree!



Baby Jaxon and Big Sister Madison {Banks, OR}

Well, hello there, blog! Its been a while! I’ve been busy TAKING photos  for amazing families and seniors over the last 3 to 4 months, and sharing photos via blogpost fell by the wayside. Its a new year, so I’m back blogging sessions again. Im hoping to blog older sessions, too!

First up, new baby Jaxon and big sister Madison. Madison is a doting, energetic big sister to this little guy, and in between all the big sister sweetness, she showed me her room, her headstands, her twirls, her closet, her favorite stuffed animals. She even showed me her loose teeth. She is mesmerizing.

And, her new brother definitely takes after her! His skin was so gorgeous, not a trace of baby acne, and his hair was coppery and wavy and so sweet. He was content to be held, but needed the reassuring sounds of his family around him when we tried to lay him down on his own. He needed his people!

Madison and Jaxon, thank you so much for allowing me to capture you both during this special time. Your family is just lovely, and I came away from our session with a huge smile on my face. Enjoy your photos!

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