As I was uploading these photos last night, I realized that I took this family's portraits exactly the same weekend last year. They certainly have a talent for picking the best fall weekends. It was a bit chillier this year than last, but still gorgeous despite rain earlier in the day. Enjoy your sneak peek!
I first photographed this sweet little girl when she was only 3 months old. Hard to believe she's almost 3 years old now! Enjoy your sneak peek!
One of the things I love about my job is meeting new people, especially people as wonderful as the clients I had this weekend. I first met this family three months ago when I took baby pictures of then 3 month old "baby E". I was touched to be asked to take his 6 month photos as well. I'm so sad they're moving away next month. :( Enjoy your sneak peek.
My kids are subjected to lots of photo sessions. Not only do I love to document their childhood, I just love taking pictures. Fortunately they're good sports about it. While backing up my 2012 photos, I came across another "lost" photo session from our summer vacation. Last summer we vacationed in Northern Michigan, and as part of that trip we spent the day at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. Believe it or not, these buildings were once barns for animals. Crazy! I decided to take advantage of the beautiful setting and get some summer photos of the girls since I never took their official "3" and "5" year portraits. Monkey wasn't all that thrilled to pose for pictures, but as always, I love how her personality shines through in the photos I did get of her!
Stone plus brick plus my beautiful girls...love, love love!
This next one is one of my favorite pictures ever of Monkey. It's in the children's garden. (Her real name starts with an "E".)
This place is totally worth the price of admission if you're ever in the area. It's not a real castle, but the kids don't know that. There's a scavenger hunt, a children's garden, model trains, giant chess sets, and gorgeous architecture (even if it is just a fancy barn).
I'm wrapping up another client gallery from our chilly mini session afternoon. I was lucky to have families who didn't mind the cold! These kids had so much fun playing that I think they forgot I was there. It made for some adorable candid photos. I hope the family likes them as much as I do.
It was a chilly day for pictures, and the clouds rolled in as soon as we pulled into the parking lot. However, I had a couple of high spirited kids who didn't mind the chill in the air or the gloomy sky. They were just happy to be running around...kids being kids. Enjoy your sneak peeks!
These two were such a sweet pair. You should have seen the kisses they gave one another, without even being asked!
I had to pick two of my second session's photos for their sneak peek. I just couldn't decide. These two were non stop action. Even I had mud on me by the end of our session. :)
I want to say a huge thank you to all of the families who made my mini session special a huge success. I've had so much fun photographing you and your children over the past month. Today I'm posting a few photos from my last November mini session. I plan to offer another mini session this spring, so if you missed out this time, keep watching my blog or like me on facebook to receive future announcements.
Tonight I'm trying to take a few deep breaths before we begin a crazy busy week. I love the holidays, but they do tend to kick my type A personality into overdrive. Before I go to bed early tonight, I wanted to pop in a quick little sneak peek at the super sweet family I photographed yesterday.
I have a couple of posts planned for later this week, but just in case things get too busy and I don't get around to them, I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know I have A LOT to be thankful for this year!
I'm Annemarie Varga. Thanks for joining me as I blog about life as a stay-at-home mom to my two gorgeous girls, the triumphs and tribulations of fixing up our latest fixer-upper, and, of course, photography! Click here for more information about me.