We have all experienced, at one time or another, people entering our lives that we just connect with right away. Conversations come easy and you are comfortable putting your feet up on their couch. Amanda and Brian are these people to me. They are creative and fun. They are passionate about each other and their family, and they have a timeless, eclectic charm that comes through in their style and personality. When I was started building my portfolio I asked if Amanda and Brian wanted to do a couple's session for me. It was my first time meeting Brian, but immediately I could see why Amanda fell for him. He is handsome and creative, and just like Amanda, he has the warmest smile. It was an enchanting experience photographing their love. Those images are still some of my favorites in my portfolio. Their passion is so real and I was lucky to have the opportunity to capture it.
When I heard Amanda and Brian were expecting a baby I was thrilled. Apparently they got pregnant the day after their photo session, Brian jokes that it might have a little something to do with their pregnancy! ;)
Little Harper was born April 18, 2010. As a gift to my dear friends I wanted to give them pictures of their new baby they can cherish forever. We really had a great time making these pictures. Once we started to get our creative juices flowing we all came up with great ideas to make the photos unique and personal. She already has great hair. :) Beautiful
Yes, little Harper has a birthmark in the shape of a heart. Crazy, huh? Amanda said her other daughter, Ella also had a heart birthmark when she was born. I think it is because their mama is so darn sweet! :) This is big sister Ella.She went into her room and emerged as a little flower. I loved it, so cute!A very proud papa! I have never seen a newborn smile so much. Amanda had this suitcase laying in a spare room and a light bulb went off in my head. I was even more excited when I found out it was stuffed with awesome fabric swatches, perfect! The following image was Amanda's idea. Brian is the band The KY Struts. We took out his other baby, a beautiful red Gibson guitar, and replaced it with Harper for a couple of photos inside his guitar case. The plush pink lining is so perfect for a little girl. :) Their house is full of very cool and unique things and music is very important in their lives. This one was Brian's idea.
Who doesn't love baby feet? Love this!Amanda and Brian, I am so happy for you guys. Your family is beautiful and so is your love for one another. I am grateful to be part of it.
If you are pregnant and would like to schedule a newborn session, it is important to schedule within the first 2 weeks of birth. The baby will sleep a lot then and we can get really creative with props and locations around your house. :)