Otto: 6 Months

As the Andy William’s song goes “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” And for me it’s my favorite time of the year. From the family gatherings, to driving around looking at the lights, the house filled with decorations, the cookies, the traditions, all help to make this time special! But I think the thing that always makes me really excited for this time of year is all the memories I have of it. 

When we shot Otto’s six month session just under a week ago, it was so great to be shooting in their house with their family, in a place where they are making their own Christmas traditions and memories. 

Merry Christmas everyone!

Otto: 3 Months

Photography is about a single point of a moment. It’s like stopping time. As everything gets condensed in that forced instant. But if you keep creating these points, they form a line which reflects your life.
— Nobuyoshi Araki

I couldn’t think of a better quote to describe my professional relationship with the Snyder’s. October marked are 5 years of working together, and I know I’ve gone into details of it throughout numerous blog posts in the past, but it has truly been special to be the one capturing these moments (or points) over the years. 

Otto: Lifestyle Newborn

It’s been almost five years since I started working with the Snyder’s. They’ve played a major part in growth, as a photographer and I’ve been able to see their life unfold before my eyes and my camera. I’ve been happy to capture so many important milestones for them. From engagement, to wedding, first baby and now their second, Otto. 

When I arrived at the Snyder’s house I was greeted first by new big sister Cheyenne and then taken in to meet Otto, wearing his “coolest brother ever” t-shirt proudly. We spent the morning together as I captured every moment and tiny detail I could.  

It was an interesting feeling to be walking through their house and see images from all the shoots we’ve done covering the walls and filling every frame. It’s something I usually don’t get to see and a nice reminder of why I love doing what I do. 

Evie: Lifestyle Newborn

I’m an uncle. And my niece—she’s pretty great. 

A precious, sweet, little girl with light red hair; Evie was born in late June and just a week later was ready for her first photo shoot. 

I knew going into this session that I wanted to do things a little differently than I have in the past. I wanted to capture the the honesty and real moments that make this time special. I want Jen and Nick to be able to look back on these photos and remember those first few weeks when everything was new and different because, now, about a month after this session, Evie has already changed so much. And while I don’t want to rush her growing up, I can’t wait until our first tea party 💁🏻

“Isn't she lovely
Isn't she wonderful
Isn't she precious”

- Stevie Wonder, “Isn’t She Lovely