Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Baby Portrait Session :: Little Starlet

I met Kim & Jared with their beautiful 9-month-old daughter in Harrisburg on a warm and muggy Saturday morning for her baby portrait session. Anyone who was out and about last weekend may know just how buggy it was~ apparently we hit the 'swarm' time for little flying things~ thankfully we found some areas where it was not too bad and all three were real troopers!

As I was editing these images, I kept thinking how pretty Kim is and what a great couple she and Jared make~ I have truly been blessed to meet awesome people through my work. I guess it's possible that I become a bit biased about my clients~ I just love them all! And I love the dynamics of personalities within families. Kim is a self-professed non-girly girl, but her daughter already prefers things glittery and stylish (check out her shoes~ yep, she picked them out herself!) When Kim was putting on her makeup for the session, this sweet little one protested until her nose was 'powdered' too! She is just a darling, and certainly has daddy wrapped her finger already. With those gorgeous blue eyes, how could she not?

1 comment:

  1. Kim is my niece and these are wonderful pictures of their family - love everyone of them.
    Carol Grierson


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