One reason I love doing what I do is getting to witness and capture the sweetest, littlest of moments between loved ones. Oftentimes these moments pass us by and we never get the opportunity to cherish them, but thank goodness for lifestyle sessions, friends. Nola wanted to capture their "every day" instead of focusing on posed photos for her maternity session, freezing in time their last moments as a family of 3, and Afton's last moments as an only child. We stayed in the comfort of their sweet and cozy home in Tuttle, and were able to play with Afton throughout the session rather than pull out our hair trying to get perfectly posed shots of a toddler. The next time I saw her, she was a proud big sister sharing goldfish and changing her babydoll's diapers like a pro! I love that we got so many fun photos of their family playing and having fun together, because that's how life is with a toddler. Always go, go, go! By the end of the session, Afton was ready to wind down for naptime so we wrapped it up with storytime on the couch.
I did talk Nola into taking a few posed portraits that we could recreate at baby Charley's newborn session, and those ended up being some of her favorite final images....and mine too! I just love that bump to baby comparison. I also love the photos of Nola fixing Afton's hair. It's those kinds of teeny tiny moments that make my heart flutter.
I'm a huge fan of lifestyle maternity sessions because they make life easier when you're carrying your little one, but also because I'm able to capture you in your most comfortable and natural environment. The photos end up being truly representative of your family, and that's what we're always aiming for.