Yes, Even BIG Kids Can Have a Fun Photo Shoot!

Last September one of my bestest friends in the whole world, I call her My Miss Julia… don’t ask… it’s just who she is to me… asked me to do a shoot with her three munchkins.  Ok, wait… 2 of them are anything but munchkins… all grown up now that they are.  But I know in their Momma’s heart they are still babies.  So I can get away with calling them munchkins.  This shoot would be special.  Not only because I love these kids like they are my own.  But most of this family would move 10 plus hours away just a few weeks later.  Moments with all 3 of these kiddo’s together in one place were already dwindling busy schedules being what they are and soon they’d be rare.  Elliott, the oldest has his own apartment,a job, and school so he wouldn’t be moving with them.  Julia asked me to capture them as they are right now. I couldn’t say no.  This is what I do this for.

We didn’t have much time.  Elliott had just a few minutes to spare before he had to jet off to work.  But it didn’t matter.  These three love each other like crazy and they had no problem pouring it on for the camera.  I laughed the whole way… and cried… I knew they were leaving.

I had also been promising little Ella a photo session all of her own.  She finally got her hearts desire.  Oh does she know how to work it for the camera or what?

To My Miss Julia and her beautiful family!  You are missed!  Thank you for the memories!

To see more of Ella, Emma, and Elliott please click the slideshow below.

A Sneaky Peek of a Family Session!

I had the pleasure of photographing this crew of siblings last fall.  But the photos were to be a gift for their father.  So I could not share.  And then.. I FORGOT about them! Shame on me!  I’ll get them up soon! I promise.  But for now, check out this cutie pie… Ella!

Norah is 2! I know! It can’t be!

Two years ago, on a cold winter day, I had the opportunity to photograph one of the sweetest babies ever!  Ok, they are all sweet I know!  Do you remember Norah’s newborn session? Well now she is TWO!  She is also a big sister!  On another cold winters day I went out again and photographed both her and her new brother.  Today I’m giving you a little sneak peak of Norah.  I’ll be sure to share one of her brother too in another day or two.  I know you all want to see the baby!  I won’t leave you hanging for long.  I promise!

So happy Saturday!  If Norah’s smile doesn’t make you smile then I don’t know what will!

Brittany, Tommy, and Baby Noah!

Anyone remember this fabulous couple, Brittany and Tommy, from they engagement session back in 2011?  Well guess what?  They tied the knot and then were blessed with a beautiful bouncing baby boy.

They gave their baby the very best name every by the way.  They named him Noah Thomas… just like my little boy!  How cool is that?

And isn’t he just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?  Look at those gorgeous blue eyes! And that smile! I better hide my Joyanna away, this little guy is sure to be a heart breaker.

What a doll too.  He had to wake up rather early on the day of his session.  It was a bit cool and definitely very damp out.  It had rained buckets the day before.  In fact I went home completely soaked through up to my knees.  I could literally ring my pants out!  But I’d say it was definitely worth it!   Little Noah might be the first baby I ever photographed who didn’t fuss or cry even one time during our entire session!  He was such a good sport!

Thank you guys so much for sharing your family and your amazing little boy with me.  It was such a pleasure!  And congratulations again on your new handsome addition.

To see more of Brittany, Tommy, and Noah’s session please click the slideshow below.

 

The Dube Family… 2012 | CT Family Photography

Here they are again, The Dube Family! We have Mom and Dad Brian and Jen. And the Kiddos Natalie and Gavin. This year we even managed to grab the family dogs Madison and Kaiden. If you know the Dube’s then you know that their dogs are not just dogs but furbabies. They love those hounds as much as their children. I was delighted to capture a photo including the two of them.

This was the third year in a row that I had the pleasure of working with this family! Each year I marvel at how much Natalie and Gavin have grown. I can’t wait to do it again next year!

Thank you Dube Family for another memorable session.

To see more of the Dube Family please click the slideshow below.

Madigan and Camden

I have known Madigan and Camden’s mom Stephanie for a very long time.  In fact, she’s that person in my life who just seems to keep popping up.  I might not hear from her for months or years and then… there she is again!  Gracing me with her presence in my life once again.  Some how the two of us have managed to stay connected through middle school, high school, college (yes we happened to go to the same university), and our first job together (which happened to be in the same school district teaching the same level).  Oh and did I mention…. we ended up in graduate school together? No, none of it was planned… we’ve accused one another of stalking each other! Honestly thank goodness for Steph because she has been my friend through some challenging times.  We walked some hard roads together.  I might not have my Master’s Degree today if her friendly smile wasn’t there to greet me at every class.

Stephanie is a Mommy now.  She called me up… ok actually she sent me a Facebook Message, isn’t that how it’s done these days?  And she asked me create some photo memories for her and her family.  Can I say it… what an honor!  I know I know.. it’s what I always say.  But it is TRUE!

Of course her kids are just amazing.  We had a ball!  I think my Noah now has a secret crush on Madigan.  I made the mistake of telling him she likes Legos.  Plus, she’s gorgeous!  Mom is going to be beating the boys off with a stick!

Camden is just a sweetie.  These two munchkins really made me look good!  How lucky was I?

Thank you Stephanie for sharing your babies with me.  It was wonderful.

To see more of Madigan and Camden please click the slideshow below.

Mike, Caryn, and Company!

Can I introduce you to one of the coolest families around? OK so I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this bouncy gang twice before so you might already be rather familiar with them. You are welcome to check out their past sessions here and here.  Since they are so full of smiles they grace my blog and my website often. But here they are! Mom and Dad are Mike and Caryn, the kidlets include Elizabeth, Sarah, Joshua, and of course little Matthew.

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Each session with this crew is just hysterical. They are so full of energy, laughs, and giggles. I get a great workout and I always leave grinning ear to ear.

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The coolest thing about these sweeties is how much they love each other. Of course they are siblings and they do have their share of sibling squabbles. Really those moments just leave me giggling even harder. I think that might because they remind me of own three babies ever so much.

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The part that always surprises me the most is how much they enjoy our sessions. I’m always told the kids have a blast in front of my camera but I hear Elizabeth takes it to the next level. Mom shared with me that she went to school the following day and wrote a very detailed and flattering play-by-play account of our time together. I feel honored.

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Stay tuned… I’m pretty sure this crew will grace my lens again next year. I can’t wait to see how they’ve grown.

To see more of Mike, Caryn, and Company please click the slideshow below.

Norah is 1!

I have got the absolute COOLEST job!  I got to spend all of the past year photographing Baby Norah! Do you remember her from her newborn session!  SUCH SWEETNESS!  We celebrated with a great photo session complete with a cake smash.

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Thank you Annie for a great year capturing your memories!  It was blessed!

To view more of Norah’s session please click below.

The Dube Family.. 2011!

You all just have to check out this fantastic family!  You might remember them from last year!  They graced my blog after a fun indoor session just last fall.  Well the are back and let me tell you they are better than ever!  This year we went for an outdoor shoot!  This made it possible for them to bring along their beloved dog!  We had a great time taking a walk through the park.  The Dube kids are a riot and kept me laughing the entire time.  I had a ball and I am thankful I got to capture their family two years in a row.  Check them out!

Thanks so much to Jen and Brian and their great kids!  Like I said, I had a ball! I hope to do it again sometime!

To see more of the Dube Family please press play below!

Norah is 9 Months Old!

Yep! I did it again!  I got to photograph Norah!  And she is now 9 months old.  Where is this year going?  I bet her mom is asking the same question.  She’s just growing way too fast!  Here are the results from our fabulous session!

The little park Mom Annie chose for this session just happened to be the same park where Norah’s father proposed to her.  It was important to her that we document this special place with photos by the sign proclaiming the name of the park.  Norah and I were happy to oblige.

Don’t blink… because before you know it Norah will be 1 and I’ll be posting THAT session!

To see more of Norah’s session please click below.

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a fabulous week!

 

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