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A family of three.

October 11, 2011

Meet the Ward Family! This charming little family is good friends and backyard neighbors with my SIL and her hubs. They share a fence, with a gate, and an outdoor pizza oven – how cool is that!

Lindsay asked me to take their family photos with their new 6-month addition Ethan on her Grandmothers property. Lindsay and Steve had their engagement photos taken here and had their wedding here, so it only seemed right that we snapped a few pics with their new boy here as well. It was beautiful land with giant trees, rolling grass, gardens and a creek with a bridge and waterfalls.

I have to be honest, I was nervous to do this. Taking pictures of a squirmy 6-mo is a little more difficult than staging a photo shoot with my cat who just lounges in the sun. (Did I just admit what a loser cat-lady I am?) With a full belly and lots of distractions, and my lovely assistant Nick, we had a great time with these photos and got lots of smiles.

And who doesn’t love chubby baby toes!

As a newbie, the hardest part for me was knowing poses to try and how to get your peeps looking good. There was a lot of awkward… about..this? Ok no, that looks weird, how about this? But after a while we got in a groove, and the best pictures came out when everyone was comfortable.

Look at those eyes. Is it normal to be envious of a 6-month old’s eyelashes?

Thanks for letting me capture your adorable smiles.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jackie permalink
    October 11, 2011 9:12 am

    You are one talented woman! I think you captured this young family perfectly. NICE JOB Katie

  2. October 11, 2011 11:51 am

    Really cute!!!

  3. Lindsay permalink
    October 16, 2011 9:11 pm

    We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and charming assistant! Thanks for capturing our memories :).

  4. October 17, 2011 7:30 am

    Gorgeous photos Katie! I’m so proud of your skills! 🙂 What a cutie pie that little man is!

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