I have sort of a love-hate relationship with facebook. It is pretty hateable, for a lot of reasons…..but……how could I not like something that brought me to shooting a session for this awesome family? That adorable face is Irelyn. Cute, right?…but she is not just a pretty face. She is also an amazing conversationalist. As we sat, cross-legged on the floor, discussing all of the important things in life, she informed me that her favorite place is Costco. Naturally. When I asked her why her favorite place was Costco, she shared that it was where she got a favorite dessert. Possibly raspberry tortes, but I left my English to Toddler dictionary at home, so I can’t be 100% certain. I know I got the raspberry part right for sure. Now, anyone that loves a place solely based on its provision of delicious food, is someone that I can relate to. And if I didn’t despise all things raspberry, I would be tempted to make a trip to Costco to taste test what she was giving such a glowing recommendation. But getting those nasty little seeds in the middle of a tasty dessert just sketches me out. Plus, cooked fruit is gross. But…if she has a suggestion for something chocolate, I’m all over it.
Aside from being cute and a pastry connoisseur, Irelyn is also a new big sister to Braeden. Both Irelyn and Braeden have some pretty fantastic hair. Irelyn’s is in tiny, perfect, springy spirals….and Braden’s? Well, Braeden’s is just amazingly impressive for a kid that is only about a month old.
Braeden’s dad, David, is from New York. The Bronx, to be exact. I am not much for using props in my sessions……please don’t ask me to take a picture of your pregnant belly, with wooden blocks balanced on it…..or your one year old with a styrofoam birthday cake……but I just could not pass this one up. Look at him with all of his Mets gear! It turned out to be one of my favorite shots of the session.
Natalie and David…thank you for welcoming me into your home and allowing me to photograph your family. You are both so sweet and fun, and the love you have for each other is apparent within just a few minutes of talking with you. Your kids are beautiful and so lucky to have the two of you as parents.
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