Updated: Dec 22, 2021
December 21st, 2021
FAMILIES, MATERNITY & NEWBORNS I am hoping to make this a yearly tradition! I have gone through all of the photos that I shot this year and picked the ones that stood out the most! It was extremely difficult to choose my favorites as I shot nearly 450 sessions this year! Scroll down to see if your session was featured as a 2021 session superlatives winner.
WITHOUT FURTHER ADO….2021 SESSION SUPERLATIVE WINNERS!
THE BEST DRESSED This mama told me she wanted a dressy photo session...and also wanted a "no smiling shot". This one was the money shot! I love how fancy they are! This family is just GORGEOUS!
THE BEST NEWBORN HAIR AWARD When I saw this baby's hair I squealed! When they say a photo doesn't do it justice, they really mean it! She had SO MUCH HAIR! I must have told her parents a hundred times during their session how gorgeous their baby girl was!
THE BEST ITEM BROUGHT TO A SESSION This family lost their daddy and husband about 2 years ago. This mama comes to me several times a year for photos and each time she brings his dog tags. This is my favorite with his tags...making him the center of attention!
FAVORITE SUN FLARE This photo was shot on such a beautiful summer evening at the beach. Sometimes sun flares can get in the way and other times they can "make a photo"!
MY FAVORITE IMAGE OF A MOM
I’ve said this a lot but I love to capture images where families are not looking at the camera. They are almost always my favorite images in a gallery! These mamas prove that paying attention to their little ones instead of the camera makes for the best photo!
MY FAVORITE IMAGE OF A DAD I love it when dads just melt over their brand new babies. This little girl has her daddy wrapped around her finger already!
THE BRAVEST CLIENT
She had just finished her Chemo and wanted to celebrate herself! This is a strong woman. She was so nervous to take her wig off but once she did she was so empowered! I was very much amazed by her strength and confidence!
MY FAVORITE MATERNITY PHOTO
These two were actually laughing when I shot this photo...so excited to welcome their little one into this world. I am so glad that maternity sessions become a thing. Capturing this time of your life is so special.
THE AWARD FOR THE MOST SHOTS TAKEN FOR IVF
It took me and the mom about 20 minutes to set up the needles. This image is so powerful that I don't even really need to say anything. The parents tried for 3 years! This is 3 years of IVF! I'm not sure how many needles there are exactly, but there are hundreds!
MY FAVORITE CAKE SMASH IMAGES
Cake smash sessions are aways fun! You never know what kind of expressions a baby is going to make when eating cake! I just love it when they go in with their faces!
We laid my father-in-law to rest in Arlington National Cemetery early this year. He was a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force. He was a very beloved husband, father, and grandfather. We all sure do miss him. It was a honor to photograph his funeral.
BEST CHRISTMAS OUTFITS
These two with their Christmas sweaters just melt my heart! Mom and dad also had on matching sweaters!
MY FAVORITE IMAGE WITH A FISH EYE LENS
I don't shoot with a fish eye lens often but when I do I love the results!
BEST SIX MONTH SESSION
Doesn't she look like a doll baby?! I love how she posed herself too! And those chubby cheeks and chunky legs...so cute!
FAVORITE "AU NATUREL" IMAGE
When this mom and dad requested this photo I was super excited. I always love the look of skin to skin...and the different skin tones in this photo just makes it so beautiful!
BEST PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
She was so excited to share this photo! And I love that the mom and dad chose my Red Truck Minis to share their amazing news!
MOST COMFY NEWBORN
He was a dream baby and made this pose look so easy! It really is amazing what you can do with a sleeping newborn!
MY FAVORITE FURRY FAMILY MEMBER PHOTOS
I love it when people bring their pups along to their session.
They really are a part of the family.
MY FAVORITE NEWBORN COMPOSITE
A composite is when you combine two images (the background which is the heart and wings and then the baby). This one is my favorite. It is so simple yet beautiful. I also love the neutral/monochromatic colors.