Posts Tagged ‘bigger ones’

toddle to and fro.

June 12th, 2013

This adorable bundle of deliciousness is Angelique. Her birthday is right around the corner and she is here sharing her absolute preciousness with us…generously. Follow along with us if you cannot resist her darling charms and spend a few moments watching this little one toddle about. Kisses for Grandma. A toddling little girl is a […]

 

This adorable bundle of deliciousness is Angelique. Her birthday is right around the corner and she is here sharing her absolute preciousness with us…generously. Follow along with us if you cannot resist her darling charms and spend a few moments watching this little one toddle about.

Kisses for Grandma.

A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.    -George Eliot

After scrolling through these images I am sure you are curious to Miss Angelique’s age. She is 1 year old. So grown up already isn’t she! With all her expressions and willingness to explore the world, you would think she was on her way to college. 😉 Not once did this little one fuss while we rapidly changed her outfit. Not once did she cry in frustration when she did not understand why she was having to ‘sit here’ and ‘stand there.’ She was an absolute joy to photograph.


Thank you for playing with us for an afternoon. We could not help but fall in love with your precious face. We can’t wait for our next adventure and to see how much you have grown!

For even more images please become a fan on Facebook and explore Angelique’s album.

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Sing her Praises.

November 16th, 2012

Little girls are the nicest things that can happen to people. They are born with a bit of angel-shine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes, there is always enough left to lasso your heart. | Alan Beck This isn’t a novel revelation as it’s obvious that this particular bitsy girl has stolen our […]

 

Little girls are the nicest things that can happen to people.
They are born with a bit of angel-shine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes,
there is always enough left to lasso your heart. | Alan Beck


This isn’t a novel revelation as it’s obvious that this particular bitsy girl has stolen our hearts and enchanted our cameras yet again. For there is art to be seen in her stare that immediately prompts our fingers to click without hesitation; Aubree just has that “angel-shine”. She is rambunctious and vivacious for a girl of three, ever spritely in delicate dresses yet resilient and tough towards unexpected tumbles.


In a year’s time I have been beckoned and initiated into this spunky little one’s magical world of frolicking and cheer. Aubree’s once demure very-two-year-old timidity was shed soon after our first photographic jaunt through the sunset drenched, tree-lined playground last spring. Her visage is now a comfortable home to an ever-present innocent smile while still featuring that incredible cerulean, precocious stare. Where there still I found a serene maturity which perpetually highlighted and framed her adorable little face.

This newly confidant toddler was content in front of the cameras, fluttering about with purpose and girlish charm. It was enough to take you by surprise if you weren’t aware of the rhythms and characteristics that each age group delivers. No longer driven by the urge to disobey, this little Aubree was a genuine delight still curiouser though quite assured while exclaiming approval of our many demands.

“Okay, Jacquie let’s play!”

Presently, with my partner along for the endearing ride, we joined this precious babe in a familiar land of make believe. Familiar of course for it’s one we’ve all been lost in some tens of years ago. To be in the inner circle of a fickle and complex three-year-old you must fluently speak their language by quite frankly ‘shedding‘ your lackluster adult-self along the way. Because “Simon” only says things if you willingly play along and no sooner will you find yourself a driver being shouted commands of changing traffic lights, “red light…green light”.

Ashley and I dove right in!

This ever recognizable place with sweet and candid Aubree also drove us to encounter the inner leap frog within us when she notably mentioned just how deep the sidewalk cracks would go. Alas, there was no way around it but to skip as she gleefully provoked us with play and we continued to capture her wonder.


As if games with Simon, wild stop and go antics and leaping frogs were not enough to “lasso your heart” surely the dainty girl who dipped with elation to clutch a multitude of tiny colored flowers would. She would pause if for a moment, sniff their perfume and skip away lightheartedly to her final cruise aboard a magical carousel.

Meandering through games of make-believe was draining. All too effortlessly to break from, though it was evident that to this darling little one playtime was exceptionally engrossing. Just then as captivation filled her eyes I immediately distinguished what set this one-year-wiser Aubree apart from her two-year-old self, it was the control in those eyes that easily delivered a variety of expressions more-so today.

We absolutely loved getting to play with you once again Miss Aubree and hope that this becomes a tradition as it’s a pleasure capturing your magnetism for your family and friends. Thank you Mom and Dad for being our first return clients!!

For even more images of Aubree make sure to visit her Facebook album.

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Morning Playdate.

October 14th, 2011

The morning was chilly when we met up with Yeni and Catherine. It had been a little more than a year since the last time we had met. It is amazing how much a child can change in just one year! She has grown taller and is getting really good grades in school. She likes […]

 

The morning was chilly when we met up with Yeni and Catherine. It had been a little more than a year since the last time we had met. It is amazing how much a child can change in just one year! She has grown taller and is getting really good grades in school. She likes her teacher but was looking forward to the weekend to be with her mom.

A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. ~Author Unknown

I love this image. It represents all that we look for in our mothers: strength, beauty, wisdom, and some one to always lean on.

The girls played along the sidewalk of downtown, walking along as we followed en suite. The relationship these two have is so incredible. Catherine is lucky to have such a nurturing fun loving mom! :)

Towards the end of the morning they both began to tire. As they sat on a bench resting their feet we took the opportunity to grab a few more pictures. How could we not, they are both so gorgeous! We would like to thank Yeni and Catherine for meeting up with us and letting us capture this unique time in their relationship. We wish you both good fortune and can’t wait to see you again!

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On the Move.

August 24th, 2011

Chelsea appeared before us tagging along with her Mommy and Daddy as we gazed with adoring eyes. Two petite pigtails draped on each side as her black polka dot sundress swayed with each determined step. At the end of her extended limbs was a pink and grey baby stroller and in its flower embroidered seat […]

 


Chelsea appeared before us tagging along with her Mommy and Daddy as we gazed with adoring eyes. Two petite pigtails draped on each side as her black polka dot sundress swayed with each determined step. At the end of her extended limbs was a pink and grey baby stroller and in its flower embroidered seat was a rosy Hello Kitty; hot pink bow in her hair and rainbow sneakers on her feet.

As her chocolate eyes met ours, she immediately slowed her pace and shortened her strides. Like most three-year-olds Chelsea was shy and wary of our new faces, unsure of our purpose. Despite a quiet, timid demeanor we knew to utilize a super-secret weapon which always seems to have the magic touch on tenacious toddlers.

Mom.

When in doubt you’ll find that Mommy always holds the key to the giggle factory. She who knows her baby best is always our greatest accomplice when working through the kinks of first timers. Comically enough, once we had opened the door precious Chelsea was eager to share her teeth-y grins for the remaining duration of our shoot.

Armed with a beautiful smile she took us on an animated prance towards the nearest playground, an exciting oasis for little beans her age. Chelsea was focused, moving with great sureness that her running legs wouldn’t allow her to miss a beat. My how her tiny limbs scuttled with enthusiastic vigor as she skipped over her daddy’s darkened shadows toward the towering yellow slides. It was evident then that Chelsea was very independent when her shyness was shed; very independent when she was on the move.

Something about those glistening yellow slides kept that magical grin glued to Chelsea’s pretty visage. Perhaps it hadn’t only been the work of playground equipment but also that of her doting parents. Not bashful about playing catchy tunes in the park while dancing with their cutie, these three were a beautiful sight to behold.

No sooner had our session come to an end with Mom and Dad requesting a few last family portraits around the colorful play area. Upon walking our clients back towards their car we watched as little Chelsea was still on the move, back to how she appeared when we first laid eyes on her. Baby stroller packed with Hello Kitty and a large specially placed container of animal crackers, little miss independent continued on her merry way.

Thank you so much Littler family for contacting and giving us the opportunity to photograph your beautiful family.

For even more images of Chelsea make sure to visit her Facebook album.

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Harmonious bonds.

August 9th, 2011

After we’re born, some of us are lucky enough to have passenger soul mates join in our life’s journeys. These said companions become our biggest source of continuity in that their existence serves as the longest relationships most of us ever experience in our lifetime. Siblings reinforce our family values, offer compassionate shoulders to lean […]

 


After we’re born, some of us are lucky enough to have passenger soul mates join in our life’s journeys. These said companions become our biggest source of continuity in that their existence serves as the longest relationships most of us ever experience in our lifetime. Siblings reinforce our family values, offer compassionate shoulders to lean on and undeniably teach us the finer points of competitive rivalry.



Kaylee is as energetic as any toddler of two; eager to explore her surroundings behind two inquisitive blue peepers, ready and willing to put her legs in motion. Just weeks ago she seized to be a singleton as her family welcomed tranquil Cameron and instantaneously joined that infamous Big Sister club. As much of a nuisance as little siblings can initially be, Kaylee’s impulsive sudden prods were no match for delightful Cameron who continued to relax, remarkably unperturbed.


Mom worked diligently for just one portrait featuring the conception of that magical bond between a sister and her newly created little brother. Optimistic, we frequently invited young Kaylee to spend a moment admiring her brand new baby yet she was quick to scurry in reverse. Undoubtedly, sibling relationships eventually blossom and evolve with time; admittedly, it comes as no surprise that most introductory stages are often rocky.


Pleasantly precocious this little beauty made me work intensely for her attention. Time and again I would admire how the light fell seamlessly upon her threadlike flaxen hair as mom stood nearby cradling baby Cameron, who was ever so patient for his sister’s return and their composed moment. Given the numerous distractions surrounding us [free roaming peacocks, untouched playground equipment, gallivanting horses and an unpopulated petting zoo] Kaylee astoundingly hadn’t become engrossed by their presence nevertheless continued to play cat-and-mouse with me and my camera.


Fortunately, on rare occasions Miss Kaylee would delightfully come to find that quiet pocket she shared with her brother only to exchange fleeting signs of affection. Whether it encompassed a gentle soothing pat on the small of his back or a hasty kiss on Cameron’s hairless head, she decidedly and energetically nurtured like a responsible big sister is inclined to do.


I’m a firstborn of three, thus Kaylee’s interactions kept me fascinated as I concluded most certainly that siblings play crucial roles in our own development as budding individuals. Just a friendly bystander in her marvelous pint-sized world, I witnessed powerful traits emerging from hardly-two-year-old Kaylee in the form of sensitivity, selflessness and slowly brewing empathy. See, lucky few big sisters are able to grow and learn from a tag-a-along sibling so charming and amusing as a wee brother; it’s a beautiful privilege.


Nine years ago, come September, my sister and I were gifted the most perfect companion brother; it’s become evident since our introduction nearly a decade ago that in some mysterious way this tiny boyish wonder is my superhero as Cameron will likely be to his big sister. There truly is nothing in comparison to the bond shared between a sister and her brother; there is no better a passenger soul mate to have.


Luckily our next session will be free of the blistering summer sun, which regrettably cut our first visit short. Thank you so much for allowing me to photograph your beautiful babies, Meeker family. It was an honor meeting you and getting to know Kaylee and Cameron.

For even more images of Kaylee and Cameron make sure to visit their Facebook album.

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Wanderlust.

May 23rd, 2011

There exists this innate passion in all of us, a want for stumbling into the world’s most exciting of destinations. As the thought of exploration reels into our consciousness, a twinkle in our eye transpires with envisioning those mysterious beaten paths of new surroundings. So few of us are ever lucky to reside in exotic […]

 

There exists this innate passion in all of us, a want for stumbling into the world’s most exciting of destinations. As the thought of exploration reels into our consciousness, a twinkle in our eye transpires with envisioning those mysterious beaten paths of new surroundings. So few of us are ever lucky to reside in exotic locations like Hawaii for instance, where many dare to dream of ever stomping through such fertile soils where pineapples flourish and sugarcane towers.


Two petite travelers, yet to reach the milestone of their first and second birthday have spent a portion of their lives soaring over the tropical Hawaiian Islands, sun-drenched Florida and the mountainous Utah state. These beautiful little island-born munchkins belong to a dear friend of mine, one that dates back to my middle school days. So the past two years I’ve conversed with Mom through online mediums as I’ve watched them grow from afar.



My first encounter with young Reggie and Leah was much anticipated and well overdue, yet fresh from an arduous Big Island move these tiny travelers trekked through Orlando to pay us a very special visit. Donned in the brightest of shades they welcomed us with warm smiles and an animated introduction from an ever talkative Reggie to his love of all things boy. Darling Leah’s tranquil attitude, homemade floral headbands and comfortably swaying bare feet were much reminiscent of her fortunate upbringing, she just a precious 8 months old.


Suitably, the perfect skies aligned over us that morning as mom’s beguiling reassurance and encouragement enticed Reggie to a game of hide-and-seek with me from behind lanky tree trunks. Camera down, I tempted him and hid my eyes behind spirited hands as I pranced about and watched him chuckle for Ashley’s camera. The marvel of working as a team is much evident in moments like these when tiny clients are suddenly overcome by coyness. I just as simply allowed the inner child in myself to come down to this charming curly-haired toddler’s level while my well-prepared counterpart captured the spontaneity we so much adore in children.



You come to see these dynamic, carefree and adaptable personalities in children who are comfortable in any and all environments. Traveling, much like a tumbling snowball that swells over great distances, will spin emotionally sound children who appreciate the cultures of various locales. This duo is a product of their lifestyle, from their ability to be barefoot on foreign grounds to their nonchalant manner of diving headfirst in the cool wet grass without a barrier of blankets. The personal growth and knowledge that Reggie and Leah will gain from these great opportunities of exploring life outside of their “backyard” are monumental.

 

Not all those who wander are lost. // J.R.R. Tolkien


So with one final journey we invited Reggie to join us for celebratory second birthday photographs aboard a train. With adoration for Thomas the Tank Engine, he exited his car seat with an exclamation of “Train Jacquie” that got my heart reeling. There along the deserted train tracks with two brightly-colored hovering balloons we captured the twinkle behind Reggie’s brown eyes as he blissfully beamed. This was yet another destination we helped to store away for him, a little one’s dream come true.

Mom and Dad, thanks for being so candid and uninhibited with your precious babies. We are grateful to you for being so enthusiastic in shooting with us and carving time from your Orlando vacation. What an honor to have such amazing clients, among the many!

For more pictures make sure to visit their Facebook Album.

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Tea for Two.

April 17th, 2011

If you are lucky you have one; that sister who inevitably becomes your best friend. There are many books written about the relationship you have with your siblings, the ups and downs, the vicious cycle you get thrown in trying to decide which polar feeling you truly have for her. Speaking from experience, I remember […]

 

If you are lucky you have one; that sister who inevitably becomes your best friend. There are many books written about the relationship you have with your siblings, the ups and downs, the vicious cycle you get thrown in trying to decide which polar feeling you truly have for her. Speaking from experience, I remember growing up with my little sister. It was the best time. Every morning we would wake up and continue the game we had started many weeks before. She was always there.

Meet these two darling little girls. Keimelis [on the right], is the big sister. There always seems to be more responsibility placed on your shoulders. You must always look after your younger sister…she has yet to experience as much life as you have and it is your duty to make sure she doesn’t receive the bumps that you befell. Kiara is the younger sibling. She seems to have the carefree spirit that all baby sisters have. She looks up to her older sister in every way possible and strives to be just like her, for she is the greatest person she has ever met.

The imagination of these two truly captured your heart. We simply set up a table with a tea set and cupcakes, in the middle of a public park, and watched as they delved into this secret world where the only population was themselves. Those days are a fuzzy haze in the back of my mind now… I sometimes wish I could go back and throw myself into a world created solely by my imagination.

Sharing was commendably done by Keimelis and Kiara.

Sisterly love.

Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer. ~Louise Glück

Thank you so much for allowing us to peak inside your exciting world. We were so thrilled to be able to capture this unique time in your lives. We will always remember the little tea party we shared with you.

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Aubree in Wonderland.

March 23rd, 2011

There sat tiny peaceful Aubree in her caramel colored pigtails, clad to her toes in a luscious lemon yellow sundress. Beside her scattered like a deck of cards were her heirloom volumes of Peter Rabbit books presently in their worn carrying case. The same novels which had tasted the tips of her very own Mommy’s […]

 


There sat tiny peaceful Aubree in her caramel colored pigtails, clad to her toes in a luscious lemon yellow sundress. Beside her scattered like a deck of cards were her heirloom volumes of Peter Rabbit books presently in their worn carrying case. The same novels which had tasted the tips of her very own Mommy’s childish young fingers. To her right was a dated lamp, not lighting the words that escaped from her pages for this wooded area was lit, bright and intensely colored. No sounds to disturb her, no friendly animals tempting her to play…


Or perhaps that’s how I would have liked to imagine it.


I meticulously took my time to paint a picture of Aubree in the woods enjoying the silence from her inherited books; however being a precocious toddler that she was there was no keeping this little one still. Our scene had long been forgotten when my newest quest was to simply capture this petite explorer. Let it be known that I had been warned, her newest and most declared exclamation was “no!” a parent’s favorite milestone in those terrible adorable twos.


She was bouncy, not responsive to my demands from behind the camera so I immediately put Mommy to work. Cassie clapped, chanted Barney songs at the top of her lungs and wobbled with enthusiasm. I seriously thought of hiring her onto our team, she was quite the show and worked the entirety of our two hour session. It was in the moments when I put down the camera for all but a few split seconds that Aubree delivered her most photogenic expressions, go figure!


With unwavering determination to capture young Aubree smiling, I learned rather quickly that sometimes it isn’t so much gathering the ideal smile but capturing who she is at this fleeting age. She was fascinated by the world, eager to discover all that was outside of her “backyard” so I went to work with new purpose as Mom continued to hop, skip and croon nearby toddlers.


As if meeting her for the first time I fell in love with the mini explorer behind those spellbinding inquisitive blue eyes. They worked eagerly absorbing the surrounding sights and sounds. I continued to snap as every so often she gazed into my direction and noticed my presence in her marvelous little world. This beautiful, playful toddler left mom and I both exhausted by sundown from playing her game of cat and mouse. Then with a purposeful kiss, cheery wave and a widespread smile which all took me by surprise she said her goodbyes and happily skipped away, no longer “curiouser and curiouser”.

{ Thus grew the tale of Wonderland:
Thus slowly, one by one,
Its quaint events were hammered out —
And now our tale is done
And home we steer, a merry crew,
Beneath the setting sun. }

Alice in Wonderland.

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