Monday, March 4, 2013

A Sneak Peek

Last weekend I had Mac's 9 month photos taken with Caroline from A Better Story Photography.  This was my first time meeting Caroline, but she's done such a great job with my friend Jessica's photos that I was really excited to meet her.  We were going to do an outdoor session, but with all the rain and snow lately, we ended up inside at our house.  I was a little nervous about having an "in home" session at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I loved the idea of having a sort of "day in the life" type of session.  We turned it into a lifestyle shoot, with pictures of Mac playing with his toys, crawling around the house, chasing the cat, eating puffs off the floor and all the normal stuff we do on an average Saturday morning.  Nothing styled or fancy.  I didn't even buy Mac an outfit, I just put him in a white onesie.  Ryan and I were in jeans and socks.  The house was still a disaster, but that's life.  The whole shoot just felt so real and natural and relaxed.  No worry about us all matching or everything looking perfect.  Just life.  I wanted Caroline to capture Mac and his big personality in the most comfortable and relaxed location he knows (his home) and I think she did a great job.  I also asked for a few "mommy and me" shots of the two of us, since I'm usually behind the camera and don't have a ton of us together.  So far I've seen three photos she took and they are wonderful.  This first picture may be one of my favorite pictures of him ever.  And I actually cried when I saw this second one.  I'm DYING to see the rest.  They are just wonderful.  Exactly what I wanted.  





28 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh these are awesome! I have hardly any pictures of myself with Hayden either, because I'm always taking them. If I do, they are crappy iPhone pictures. These are priceless...love it!

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  2. Beyond amazing. Love them so much and what a wonderful idea.

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  3. these are so amazing! i love the idea of a lifestyle shoot...makes me wish we had done that with Elyse! and I so wish I had some professional shots with Elyse & I...a momma can't ever have too many pictures with her baby!

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  4. Can't wait to see the rest... these are adorable!!!

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  5. That second one really is priceless...I love the natural photos much more than staged! Mac has such beautiful eyes.

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  6. AMAZING!!! LOVE them all - but the second is a framer for sure! LOVE the idea of the in home pics. Please promise you'll share the rest!

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  7. I love these. Your kid is damn cute. And I'm not ok with the one of you reading to him, he looks like A Big Kid. Waaaaaaa!!! Auntie Ally has gone crazy again.

    ps. That first picture is totally my screen lock I go trough cycles of Mac pictures--I have to show him off as much as I can. haha

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  8. They are perfect! I love lifestyle pictures. PS: your nursery is gorgeous!

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  9. His eyes in the first and the pose of the second = amazing. LOVE.

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  10. Oh my gracious, I love these. Such a wonderful idea to have "real-life" pictures. I love the second one but also the third...okay and the first! Nothing like a baby in a little white onesie.. so perfect. You should Link up your Mommy and Me pics if you feel like it over on my blog. Can't wait to see the rest of them!

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  11. GORGEOUS! What an awesome idea to have the photographer come to your location.

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  12. Amazing that pic of you two on the bed is precious!

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  13. That 2nd photo is award winning!!! I love it so much!!

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  14. Gorgeous photographs, Sara! Mac's big brown eyes in the first one are just amazing. And the second two are so sweet. Perfect reminders of the every day joy of being a mom.

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  15. Love these! We need to have a talk about photographers. I feel like you use a different one every time and I'm always like "I need to use that one next time!" Let's chat. :)

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  16. Oh, Sara....these are precious and priceless! That second photo is worth a million words and a beautiful photo you and MAC will always treasure. Love, love, love them and can't wait to see more!!

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  17. I love these photos! I can't wait to see the rest!

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  18. These are gorgeous pics of your little cutie! The second is totally my favorite!

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  19. Love that shot of the two of you on the bed. It's crazy how fast these little ones grow up. I keep saying I want to get pictures taken and then keep putting it off.

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  20. I love love loveeee lifestyle shoots. They're my absolute favorite. These are perfect!!

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  21. Love these!!! So natural & just plain sweet.

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  22. Oh my gosh, I love them!!! And, I love his nursery...I've never seen it before! It's PERFECT for a little boy (even a big boy)! I can't wait to see more!

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  23. Sara, these are fantastic!! So lovely. You will certainly treasure these for many years to come =)

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  24. What a fabulous photo of the two of you on the bed! SO CUTE! I can't wait to see the others.

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  25. He's so cute! Sorry I've been MIA with commenting, but I've been reading. I love the pictures in your home---really captures life right now for your family. I need to be less cluttered so we can do more of that in our house!

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