A Rainy Day at the Park with Baby Michael

Grandma and Grandpa got to have the pleasure of bringing Michael to his photo shoot this time, and it seemed to work wonderfully! I mean, what kid isn’t all smiles for the grandparents?! I got to meet this little guy when he was just 2 days old! It doesn’t seem possible that it was a whole year ago already.

We had a fun time just playing on the playground and throwing in a few traditional portraits when the mood was right. Even when it started raining, Michael was all about exploring and he kept a happy face on the entire time! He seriously made my job so easy. However, Grandma and Grandpa DID work really hard for some belly laughs that turned out so adorable, so huge kudos to them! :)

Grayson turned ONE!

Grayson celebrated his first birthday this Winter! After a year of capturing his milestones, he finally warmed up to me! He even wanted to cuddle and give me the sweetest little hugs. It was melting my heart into a giant puddle on the floor. 

I love doing these bump to baby to big boy sessions because I really get to know these little sweeties and it makes capturing them that much more special. Check out a few of my favorites from Grayson's one year shoot!

This baby's gone toddler!

I had the pleasure of taking Brant and Leah's maternity portraits shortly before baby Jasper entered the world! Looking at mommy and daddy, it's no surprise this little guy turned out to be so stinkin' adorable...and now he's reached the big milestone of FIRST birthday! 

I've been MIA with the blog for a couple months due to completely re-branding my website (more on that later!), so yes I'm a smidgen behind posting these highlights from Jasper's shoot. And actually, believe it or not, these outside photos in short sleeves in IOWA were taken in February! It's completely crazy how little to zero Winter we had this year. We were planning an indoor shoot and last minute decided to move it to the park. Why not when it's around 70 degrees and beautiful right?! 

He was so not interested in me and my camera! This little boy is such an explorer. He wanted to feel the leaves with his fingers and the grass with his toes. The breeze didn't seem to bother him one bit. He just loved to be outside. And I can't say I blame him. The whole park was bustling with people, excited to get out of the house in anticipation for Spring! It was when we let mom and dad join the fun that he really started to open up and give me some smiles! 

Taking Jasper's photos really got me itching to get back to shooting! The photography season is coming up fast and I am so excited to get going again!