We went to Lake Zorinsky as soon as we could get out the door after Lanie woke up at 7:30 am. As far as photo shoots go, happy baby > perfect lighting in our opinions. But, a couple hours after the sun comes up is actually a great time. So win-win.
As far as how they turned out - I learned a lot even just from taking Matthew and Jessica's engagement pictures a few days prior. Plus, I tried to read/ practice a bit in between the two photo shoots so I could hopefully improve a little! What a learning curve there is in photography! But it's definitely a learn-by-doing scenario so I think there was some progress even just between the two sessions. [happy sigh - how fun.]
Side note - a family friend of my inlaws came and took family pictures Monday night. Monday night. Remember what I said earlier about happy babies? Let's just say 6 pm is a risky time at this house for babies. She brought Sophie the giraffe & HOLY COW!!!! That squeaky giraffe is a miracle worker for baby pictures. Mind Blown.
Back to Alex & Elsie. It was hard for me to pick less than 50 to show you because they were so happy and natural to photograph, not to mention they were with the cutest 1 year old on the planet.
So, here it goes!!
Lanie loves to be thrown.
Got a hold on mom's hair while talking to dad :)
I'm not sure why, but I think this one is just so sweet.
This one cracks me up every time!! It's the same face she makes mid-shiver :)
My genius niece loves to find belly buttons.
Especially her dad's because it makes him laugh!
This is one of my top 5 favorites from the whole morning.
This also makes top 5.
Look at those sweet eyes & tiny teeth. She is so precious.