A few of weekends ago, we had a couple in town with their two daughters, Lila and June. Aside from the fact that “Lila and June” would be the best name for a Nashville country duo (don’t worry, Daddy is helping push them in the musical direction), they also just happen to be two of the sweetest little girls I know. Sunday afternoon before they went back to Nashville we were able to spend a couple of hours at a nearby park and walk the trails of the old Decatur Water Works. Though it was a cloudy day, I think we were able to still get a few casual fun shots of the girls. Apparently while on the way to Atlanta on Friday, June said to Mommy and Daddy, “I don’t wanna go to Georgia!” By the end of Sunday in the park she said “I want to STAY in Georgia!” :)
There are few families that have documented the growth of their children as well at the Romeyns. I’m always happy to get that quarterly text message from Lexi that she needs new photos of her little ones. Braxton turned two years old in October and Brady just hit her three month milestone. We had a great time a couple of weeks ago enjoying/destroying all of Krister’s piles of raked leaves. All in the name of good photos, right?
Keri tells me only at this age is it a compliment to call Brady a cute little chunker. I’ll keep that in mind. :)
My friends generally know that I often have busy weekends. However, this weekend was my first wedding double-header in a while- one Friday and one Saturday. On top of that I had a maternity/family session on Sunday and a 3-month baby session on Monday. Needless to say I was a bit nervous about it all week. My main fear, oddly enough, was that I throw my back out at the Friday wedding and was unable to shoot the Saturday wedding. That obviously didn’t happen, but I did find out for sure that I have begun getting tennis elbow from lifting about 15 pounds of camera, batteries, battery grip, flash, and wireless flash trigger over 1,000 times each day with poor form by my right arm. Both nights I actually had to ice my elbow! I’m getting old!
Both weddings went great. If you were outside at all this weekend you know the weather was some of the best Atlanta has to offer. Blue skies, warm days, cool evenings- just about everything you could ask for in a wedding- both of which were outdoors! I’ll give more dedicated posts on both weddings once I get through editing the photos, but I will say I had a ton of fun all weekend. Rachel and Andy had such a fun group of guests and bridal party at Park Tavern that I ended up spending most of my time on the dance floor!
Here are a few photos from Rachel and Andy’s wedding:
Lindsey and Mario had a beautiful wedding at Donaldson Bannister Farm in Dunwoody- actually the very first one that the venue has seen! I initially thought they “just” planned the wedding (note: the word “just” is in quotations), but after the ceremony Mario told me the ceremony site- a beautiful grassy garden area on the property- was a swimming pool just about a month ago! He laid all of the sod and did the landscaping himself! Here are a few from their wedding:
Now here are a couple from the Sullivan family shoot followed by two from my sister’s 3-month old- Hudson. I know I know- I’m an incredibly efficient blogger! I say that jokingly- more on these 4 events to come!
For the avid blog readers of mine, you know the Romeyns. We have been able to follow Braxton from birth to now and all of the progress along the way. He is one of Keri’s favorite children to babysit and now Krister and Lexi are proud to announce the arrival of their second child, Brady. Keri and I spend some time over there a couple of weeks to meet the sweet Brady and play around with Braxton. I was very excited to be asked to capture the latest addition to the family as well as Braxton’s latest adventures. Speaking of his latest- I’ll begin with my favorite photo of the day. He has apparently taken an interest in the potty. No actual “productivity” yet, just sitting… and reading.
And now on to the latest cuteness.
Another of Braxton’s favorite things is pushing around the wagon. We took a risk here. I just wish I had a video of everyone chasing him around. The good thing is that is seemed to lull Brady to sleep.
I’m back from Guatemala and catching up on the blog! I hope all of my avid readers (Mom) have had a great couple of weeks! Last week my brother’s family was in town and though only for a day, I was able to see them right after my trip. It was great to spend time with my newly walking niece, Kate- even if just for a little while. Keri and I head up to Maine at the end of the month for some more quality time with the northern Arnett family. Though most of the pics in this post feature Kate, I wanted to start off with the newest addition to the family- Hudson Bassett! He’s only a few weeks old at the moment, but growing fast! Last Monday I went to Hudson’s house and snapped this photo. My sister put together this amazing letter wall in his bedroom and I just HAD to showcase her creativity and talent. She would also want me to tell you she freehand painted the UGA “G” as well as many of the other letters.
This is what Kate does when you ask her to love on Hudson.
This may be the first time I was reprimanded by someone for not doing a blog post. Last weekend I was hanging out with the Romeyn family at BBQ that Keri and I hosted. Lexi Romeyn turned to me and said to me “ya know, I was kind of offended that we never got a blog post for our last portrait shoot.” I apparently forgot to put these photos up! Sorry about that Lexi! Now that Lexi is just a few months away from delivering their second child, so she has bigger fish to fry than me. Nevertheless, here is the Romeyn family from April in Norcross!
…and now for my favorite. Braxton in a “wife beater” shirt.
In California this week for a wedding and Keri and I are spending a few days with my cousin, her hubby, and their 18 month-old daughter, Karla. Karla is one of the most chill kids I think I’ve ever hung out with. She’s so sweet and happy all the time and is such a pleasure to be around- even though it took her a while to warm up to me (most kids do). Here are a few shots we got in the backyard in San Mateo playing with bubbles. When I say playing with bubbles, I mean that Karla asked to play with them, but as soon as we started blowing them, she had almost no interest and instead found joy in climbing into and off of adirondack chairs repeatedly. :)