Baby Char had her first play date on Friday, and celebrated her one week birthday Sunday. Each day is a new milestone- sleep gets progressively better, and time is already going too fast!!
Charlotte’s first girlfriend, Hazel.
This little gal is only 8 months old and so full of personality! Taking images of her was so much fun for Tyler. I mean, who could not smile when they see this face?
Another reason is simply that Tyler has gotten to know her Mom and Dad over the years. Her Mom, Liz came to us years ago for a bridal session, next Tyler shot Liz and her 3 sisters for a fun portrait session. Now we get the pleasure of documenting the next stage of Liz and Nate’s lives, sweet Madeline!
Thank you both for letting us be a part of your lives. We are excited to see where the next stage takes us.
As many of you know we have been working feverishly to fully complete our new studio. Although we have been working out of there for over a month, we are still working on the finishing touches to more fully call it home. This new space that we have moved into has afforded us many things. More space is a big thing that we needed, but more importantly it has given us a renewed interest in our in-studio portraits. With our new studio we have the ability to shoot in-studio, yet try new and different things within the confines of our walls, with our clients. With all the wonderful windows that we have natural light has been the most wonderful discovery.
Below see the lovely Sydney. By using every inch of our space Tyler chased the natural light and showed off this natural beauty!
I am so thrilled to share a glimpse with you of this beauty that has made her way into our lives in the past four days. Mark and I welcomed our baby girl, Charlotte Anne into the world on Sunday at 12:54 in the afternoon after a long (but endlessly rewarding) 14 hour labor (and three hours pushing!!). I will limit my words here, but summarize by saying that she makes me feel that I have not fully lived until now. It is an absolute miracle and a wonder. Heart-wrenchingly good. But for now, we are happy to share a snapshot into our last four days with her, and we wanted you to see her beautiful face!
I really revel in the experience of shooting portrait sessions at people’s homes. A portrait is an encapsulation of who someone is at a certain point of time, so what better way to convey that than to be in that person’s “natural habitat”? I don’t even think we realize how much the light and colors in our house define our experience of the world. So there is something so accurate and dear about pictures in that space.
My friends Betsy and Brett Olson welcomed their son Warrick into the world about 5 months ago. They are awesome parents. You will see it in these pictures. They let him amaze them. They take such joy in his every day and his growth and exploration. My overall impression being around them as parents is that their laid back attitude is a result of seeing parenthood as a discovery and a journey rather than a duty. Thanks for letting me in guys. Enjoy!