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Keith welcomes baby brother Reid

Another double session here!  I had the pleasure of shooting Reid’s newborn photos, and I also got to spend some quality time with Keith while Reid was deciding whether or not he really wanted to go to sleep for us.  We had planned to take some photos of Keith by himself, and we had that out of the way with plenty of time to play!  He brought me lots of toys, we read a book, and I just soaked up all the sweet little kid time.  (Stephanie, I was serious about the offer to babysit!!)  I know Keith is going to be a great big brother.  Reid is so adored.

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Caroline & Monroe

We did a double session for Caroline’s 2 years and Monroe’s 3 months so they could each have their own time to shine, and boy did they each show me their personalities.  It’s amazing what personality can be found in such small packages!  I love my time with this sweet family.  I couldn’t help but bounce back and forth between the two for the whole time, and it was great!  Happy milestones, sweet ones!

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Maggie is one-half year old

I never did hear how big sister Lila’s trip to Chuck-E-Cheese went after these photos, but she sure did earn it with all her great behavior and helpfulness!  We did establish, however, that Chuch-E-Cheese was not open during our session and they would not be opening as soon as we were done.  She only asked about twenty times if they’d opened yet.  It was adorable.  She was such a good big sister to Maggie, too!  I can tell she adores her baby sister.  Maggie was easy spirited and handled the heat and outfit changes like a pro.  Actually, I think she handled it better than us adults, as we were wiping sweat from our brows and swatting at bugs.  Gotta love Florida in the summer!

Happy half a birthday, Maggie!

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The Howze Family | Navarre Beach Family Portraits

I love it when I get to be a part of a family’s beach vacation memories, and I’m so happy I’m able to shoot on the beach again!  As long as I’m careful not to over schedule myself, my ankle has been handling the beach really well!  The Howze Family was here for a short time from Slidell, and I know they don’t have beaches like this in their area!  We had to race against some nasty weather to the north, but it never actually made its way down to the beach.  Just made for some pretty stormy sky backgrounds, and that’s okay with me.

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Embracing the curls with Norah

Oh.  My.  Gosh!  Charlotte always brings her genius styling to Norah’s sessions, but I think she may have just outdone herself this time.  Norah’s two outfits were made by her two grandmothers, and they were both absolutely darling.  But Alice in Wonderland? I’m in awe!  And the paper flowers are from Charlotte and Daniel’s wedding.  Char also scored some amazing fabric to use as backdrops and made amazing buntings.  I need her to style every session for me…  Or maybe I just need to shoot Norah more?

Special shout out to Uncle P for bringing the giggles during this session.  That light in Norah’s eyes?  That’s her love for her Uncle P as he hung out behind me the entire time entertaining her.

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