Category Archives: Friends
I’ve titled this blog very intentionally: ‘lifestyle newborn moments’ :) Seriously. Newborn photography is NOT my forte. In fact, I have a grip of newborn photographers I am UBER eager to refer any expecting mom to (email me). Newborn photography is an incredibly fine art in and of itself. You know–the time, patience and intense fine skill and prep to nail those BOMB pinterest images that make mommies swoon all over the planet? Babies posing in perfect sleepy poses with heads propped in their hands or cuddled up in ball of perfection. Yup. Never gotten there. NEVER.
I called up my friend, Missy, yesterday to see if i could swing by and just capture a few moments of ‘little-ness.’ It wasn’t fancy. I have no props. I haven’t any fancy backdrops or monkey hats or cool fluffy pilllows perfect for these things. I just wanted to snatch a few moments in this stage of Sophia’s first week where newness abounds. So with GPS in hand and a bit o’ dinner love in tow, I paid a visit. I hugged Drew & Missy, conversed a little with new-big-sister Emma, gushed over Sophia and snatch a few real moments with the family. (beat) This whole welcoming-new-life into the world is intense. Motherhood is intense. The tiny-ness and abandonment of self is insane…crazy, crazy beautiful. (moment to weep a little inside my heart with how big of a deal these thoughts are) (anyways) Love you Montagues! Welcome Sophia! | lkm
Working with Curtis + Jenna has been such a joy. For what little i know of their ins and outs, they couldn’t be any more opposite! But it’s pretty neat to see God folding them into each other’s lives. Folding–that’s exactly what I stretched them to do during this engagement session. I wanted Jenna to just fold herself into Curtis. The objective was to make this man feel strong–to accent Jenna’s delightful joy and Curtis quite strength. They wanted to keep things ‘subtle’ and really natural. I tried to capture the little things–the nuances and subtle conversations–the little touches. I even told them to give me a ‘signal’ if I asked them to do anything that ‘felt funny.’ … oh this face…i love this face almost as much as i love her heart :D
one of their favorite swank little cafes… :)We went to go change wardrobe…check out that stellar glasses! I wish we had played with those more :D its the little looks, ya know?below right was one of my favorite split-second moments during the whole shoot…Jenna spontaneously just whipped her arms around Curtis and gave him a big wet one :)Jenna specfically scouted out this wall and asked for a series with it…this is their REALLY excited face…So incredibly excited to celebrate with these guys on their wedding day in 4 weeks!! :D EEK! | lkm
I’m blessed. I really am. I get to call these ladies my friends. Not trying to be sappy. Really. I just didn’t expect, AT ALL, to have cool friends in Tucson. But even bigger than me, I watch these ladies trudge through the end of college, reach winter break with such adamant relief and describe the oncoming transitions facing each one individually. I remember those years of change–of ripe independence colliding with oncoming new responsibilities. These pictures snatch a bit of those fleeting moments of carefree celebration; of friendships; of memories that (i hope for these ladies) will be so sweet for years to come. | lkm