Tags archives: Freckles and Locks

Eleanor

Newborn sessions tend to take the most time and undoubtedly the most patience, and I, for one, can’t think of anything I’d rather spend my time doing. First-time parents Jenn & Kevin seem like old pros, but I guess how can you not when your main job is to love this sweet face.

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Jenn + Kevin

We tend to schedule sessions outside, chasing kids around parks, posing newly engaged couples beneath trees, which of course we love. But these two wanted their photos at home, and I love how they turned out. Besides the fact it was bitingly cold outside that day (you know, as biting as Atlanta gets), their home is so stylish and cozy and full of a sentimentality that makes the moments they share in these photos that much more special– quiet moments in their baby girl’s nursery, the stunning bench/church pew that Jenn’s grandparents got from her great-grandparents’ church. We can’t wait to photograph their baby girl in a few weeks on that bench, and in her nursery and, of course, in her parents’ arms.

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Vishal + Ntasha + Aryana + Elmo

Aryana let us know over and over again that Elmo is a part of this family, and this shoot will not happen without him. The girl is fiercely loyal, and we respect that. Plus, who doesn’t love Elmo. He’s welcome at a Freckles + Locks shoot any old time.

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Kallar, Kerala, India

One of the highlights of this trip to India was a night at the river house in Kallar. Within 24 hours, we were lucky enough to play in the sunshine, and relax in the rain. We swam in crystal clear water, hiked the countryside, watched the rain fall while sipping tea from the patio. We’ve added this one to our must-do every time we make it back overseas… a list that just keeps growing…

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Palakkad, Kerala, India

When we visit India, one of our first stops is Palakkad to see Nirmal’s family. It’s one of the most beautiful cities I’ve visited– but then again I am a sucker for palm trees, colorful flowers, and beautiful, green countryside around every corner, as far as the eye can see. So if you like that kind of thing too, hopefully you’ll enjoy this post! And, if these don’t satisfy your palm tree cravings, scroll through our India Instagrams for a few iPhone photos.

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Scout Turns 5

When your best friend’s daughter turns 5, you slumber party and celebrate three days in a row, because that’s the way to birthday. The birthday girl also wakes up to heart-shaped waffles, and bacon, and orange juice, and homemade hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles. Because that is also how you birthday. And OFCOURSE, if you’re a kid during this Frozen era, you have a party with Anna and Elsa, because no one these days, and I mean No. One. compares to Anna and Elsa.

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Amanda + Chris

We love watching our families grow. We started with the Cherry wedding back in 2012, a newborn a year later, and here’s another maternity… which of course means there’s a 2nd newborn on the way, this time with big brother watching over everyone.

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Adam + Julie + Jackson + Conner + Lilly

We love this family. These three kids keep us laughing the entire session, every time, and we always leave exhausted from running around, acting our silliest, and trying our best to hang with a 2, 5 and 7 year old. Nothing beats this job, getting to chase laughter around with our cameras. Nothing beats it.

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Aanya: 1 year

You’ll remember these smiles from Aanya’s newborn photos here and Jalpa’s maternity session here, and even back from the baby shower here. Isn’t it the best watching these babies grow up, and seeing their personalities take on their parents’? We love these guys. Enjoy our latest session with Aanya’s family!

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Aryana: 6 months

As I was editing these pictures, I couldn’t stop thinking how happy Aryana will be to have them one day. Look at the adoring smiles on her parents faces in every single photo. She is one very loved, and very lucky little girl!

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Harrison: 6 months

Harrison has some of the bluest baby blues I’ve ever seen. I might’ve found myself a little side-tracked with my editing, just staring at the screen, lost in his eyes. (And in his tiny sear-sucker pants– have you ever seen anything cuter??) I don’t know how his parents ever get anything done with this much cuteness around.

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Daytona

After shooting for over 4 years, I still didn’t have a good photo of my parents. Daytona changed that dilemma real fast. We took a detour on our ride back from Disney and drove through Daytona Beach. The beach was pretty deserted because it was freezing. This didn’t stop us from getting out and taking some photos of the family. Who knew my dad was a model and didn’t mind posing for me? Probably the best photo I got of him ever. I am lucky enough to have a portrait of him which I can cherish forever. I cannot stress how important it is to get pictures of people you love. No matter what you take it with – a fancy dslr, an old film camera, your phone – whatever you take it with, it will be totally worth it. Go get them portraits!

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Universal and Disney World

Right after we got married, since we had like a 1000 people (actually 4) visit from India, a road trip was mandatory. Unfortunately, since we were honeymooning in Quebec within days, my wife decided not to join us on the trip. It was definitely a tough decision, and I considered not going. However, in the end I decided to go with the group. I cannot stress how glad I am that I made that decision. It was my last vacation with my dad and every minute of the trip was worth it. Disney has always been on my parents list and being able to do it along with their closest friends and relatives made them very happy. Who cares that they didn’t ride a majority of the rides? Who cares that the weather was below freezing and we had to be bundled up? Who cares that back home, my brother’s house had a pipe burst and flood his garage? Not us!

These days, when I go back through the images, I can hear my dad say “You told me Florida was warm!” Fake out, dad.

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