Caitlin and Andrew's love for each other was so easy to capture. As she walked down the aisle, as they took their portraits, as they cut the cake and listened to toasts.. I kept repeating to myself..."look at how he looks at her." Their wedding was a dream and I wish them both all the happiness in the world. #goodtobegreen
I have been taking pictures of James since his parent's adorable maternity shoot. So, it was a huge pleasure to take his 1st birthday pictures at one of my favorite places: the Birmingham Zoo!
I have been planning and pinteresting (not a word, I know) his 1st birthday party since I found out he was a boy. It was always going to be a golf theme but by making it all about the Masters, I could incorporate our love for all things southern. Green ribbons were tied, yellow balloons were blown up, and a green in the shape of #18 at Augusta National (ish) was piped onto a homemade cake. He hated his cake, like his cookies, and LOVED his new wagon.
Why should you invest in a professional newborn photographer?
When you make the decision to hire a newborn photographer, you are investing in an experience that cannot be replicated. You cannot turn back time and recapture those adorable moments from the first few weeks of life. It is important and worth the investment to hire a professional that can allow you to relive these moments over and over again:
1. Experience. Newborn photographers have years of experience honing their craft. They participate in workshops. They are members of elite photography associations. They have the experience to capture every little angle and details that might have been missed.
2. Timeless Photographs. Professional newborn photographers have the skill set to not only take an amazing photograph but process it properly to make it timeless. Many first-time parents buy professional-grade cameras before their child is born. That is great! But professional photographers know how to use their professional-grade camera to give you the very best photograph possible.
3. Enjoying the moment. Picture this: You have just had a baby. You have just come home from the hospital. If you are like I was, you have 500 baby items in your house and you do not even know what most of them do. Now, you are supposed to get the whole family picture-ready and take those pictures yourself. That sounds stressful! Why not let a professional capture those moments while you enjoy them with your new baby? I love seeing the look on Mom's face when her oldest child is holding his/her new sibling. I love capturing the quiet magical moments of Mom holding her sleeping baby. These are memories that you will treasure forever. Let a professional newborn photographer capture them while you enjoy living them.
I have had the distinct pleasure of photographing some of the best Fathers. They walk their daughter down the aisle. They carry both children at once. They always request a picture of just them and their son. They help style their daughter's hair. They carried me. They carry my son. This week, we celebrate them.
Some of my favorite pictures of Shep are the unplanned ones. The moments when he is climbing on his chair and I grab my camera. There is obviously something to be said about formal or posed pictures. But my favorites will always be the outtakes.
Wine, cheese, and gelato... Oh, my!
One house. Two boys. I am so proud of this sweet friend and was honored to document the beginning of the next chapter in their lives.
This family was just too sweet! I enjoyed every minute with them capturing how much they already love and adore their cute little girl!
I have SO enjoyed getting to watch him grow up. Every time I see him, he is a little taller and his adorable curls are a little longer. But, he is the same sweet boy that grins at my camera and talks about Paw Patrol. :)
As a photographer, there is something miraculous and inspiring about seeing my own child on the other side of the lens. It is even better when I bring in his Teddy and he giggles the entire time.
When we were getting to the end of his session, I asked if he was ready to be done. Surprisingly, he said that he was not done and we needed to take a few more pictures. So, of course, we took a few more pictures. ;)
When I got to her email about a session, I was excited to see that they had two new pets coming to their house and wanted some pictures with them! As an avid dog lover, I was sure that we were going to be shooting adorable children and their adorable puppies. It actually turned out even better and gave me a K. Olis Photography first when they arrived with two adorable children and two adorable rabbits!
One of my favorite things about photographing children and families is that I get to see and document the milestones. I get to see a family when they just had their first child. I get to see that child grow up. I get to see a family have their second child. I get to see the tiny bond that these brothers are already developing. It is amazing and a total blessing. I cannot wait until I am chasing both of these cute little guys around!
Catching up on blogging all of my Spring sessions has been so much fun! I love taking the time to look back on the world wind of sessions and really focus on the details of the shoots. This is the second time that I have met up with this super sweet family and the first time since they had their second little boy. I knew these few hours were going to be a blast when their oldest stepped out in suspenders and a seersucker suit!
So excited to be able to share this set. Between making funny faces and throwing him a football, he giggled throughout and made this shoot so much fun!
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2016 was nothing short of spectacular. It saw the birth of my son, his first six months of life, and the largest year that K. Olis Photography has had to date. It was intense. It was crazy. It was amazing.
After a few weeks off, I am excited for a new year and new opportunities. Do your best 2017. You have big shoes to fill.
They told me before the session that he did not like having his picture taken and that he might not smile. For the first minute, I was a little worried. And then he smiled for the rest of the session. :)
I have SO enjoyed watching these two grow up to be fun and independent siblings. It took some convincing, but we finally got a smile out of Ella and a genuine grin out of Wyatt.