Dallas & Landrie | Portait Session

This past Saturday I got to photograph the cutest kids!! Dallas who is 4, and baby Landrie, 4 months. I cannot say enough sweet things about these two! Dallas is one of the most photogenic kids & Landrie is one super happy baby! I have been photographing for this sweet family since January and when Lindsay had Landrie in her belly! I was also honored to take Landrie's Fresh 48 session at just a day old! <3 I am so blessed to have met this super sweet & loving family!

We met up at Monroe Falls Lake Park in Cuyahoga Falls, a place I have never been to but was suggested by the mama of these kiddos. This park had so many adorable back drops for photos! I will definitely be shooting there again this fall, for sure. I must find a baby bump to shoot against all those colors!! :) 

And if it starts to rain during your session? Take mama's big umbrella &amp; just be cute! :)

And if it starts to rain during your session? Take mama's big umbrella & just be cute! :)

Seriously kid? Even make drinking out of the fountain adorable! :)

Seriously kid? Even make drinking out of the fountain adorable! :)

Aren't they just the cutest?!? So happy mama has some photos to remember their personalities & quirks at this stage of life! <3

 

 

Monday Inspiration

"Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams" - Unknown

This weekend was a monumental time in my life. Not only did I turn another year older, but I truly had an ah-ha moment. Here I was Friday night, out with all my fabulous girlfriends, sipping on a cocktail, & I just stopped. These women were out celebrating not only my birthday, but they were celebrating ME. They brought thoughtful gifts, they said thoughtful things, but most importantly, they showed up. And it was at that moment I realized, these are my people. 

I know this all sounds a bit dorky & perhaps a bit cliche. But this weekend, and these women, was MUCH needed. I work hard, every single day, to create a life I am proud to live. I work hard, every single day, to create an art that shows women and families, the truest beauty of birth & family photography. And to have people who not only notice that, but believe in it, is such a wonderful feeling.

Aside from my amazing friends, I have been taking part in a group with other creatives in the Akron/Canton community titled The Rising Tide Society. The sole purpose of this organization, is to encourage each other. To build community over competition. How inspiring it has been to connect with so many talented people who are right here in my area! Not only that, but I have been able to connect with other birth and family photographers from all over the U.S. and the amount of appreciation I have for those new found friendships is immeasurable. 

The point of this Monday morning blog, is the quote that I started this off with. Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams. It will light a fire inside of you that will never burn out. It will awaken a part of you that you didn't even know existed. Not only do I get to chase my own dreams, but I have surrounded myself with people that will support & encourage those dreams. 

Take a deep look into your circle and your community. Are you competing or are you supporting? Are they supporting you? If not, make a change. 

Much love,

*B


Favorites Part One: Maternity

The other evening, I was going through and organizing my photos from the past few months. After seeing so many beautiful maternity photos, I was compelled to write a post about them! It was hard not to post all 6 million of them, especially when I had to narrow them down to only five images! 

Each of these photos make me feel something when I look at them. That is why I am so madly in love with photography, especially Motherhood photography. There is just something so overwhelmingly beautiful about a mother and it's a beauty I will never grow tire of!

In no particular, my top five favorite maternity images thus far...

&nbsp;This photo was taken in Savannah, Georgia. This expecting mother's style was so beautiful. I love the simplicity of this studio image and the black&nbsp;and white edit. I feel this is such a powerful image on so many levels.&nbsp;

 This photo was taken in Savannah, Georgia. This expecting mother's style was so beautiful. I love the simplicity of this studio image and the black and white edit. I feel this is such a powerful image on so many levels. 


This image is similar to the one above, but also different to me. This mama's glowing skin tone against all that white just radiates beauty. The dress was made for her expecting belly and I just can't get over how beautiful it turned out!

This image is similar to the one above, but also different to me. This mama's glowing skin tone against all that white just radiates beauty. The dress was made for her expecting belly and I just can't get over how beautiful it turned out!

This photo was a capture in Savannah as well. Those trees, the&nbsp;color of her dress, and that belly! The stars just aligned during this shoot and the&nbsp;beauty that came from it leaves me in absolute awe

This photo was a capture in Savannah as well. Those trees, the color of her dress, and that belly! The stars just aligned during this shoot and the beauty that came from it leaves me in absolute awe

THIS photo is not only beautiful, but it holds special meaning. This is Robyn, the mama from my very first home birth out in Colorado this past June. This image captures the pure and raw beauty of a woman's expecting body. It shows just how low baby boy was and how gorgeous mama was at that very moment. I feel a sense of sexiness and empowerment when I look at this. It really is such an amazing moment and I am so glad I was able to capture it!

THIS photo is not only beautiful, but it holds special meaning. This is Robyn, the mama from my very first home birth out in Colorado this past June. This image captures the pure and raw beauty of a woman's expecting body. It shows just how low baby boy was and how gorgeous mama was at that very moment. I feel a sense of sexiness and empowerment when I look at this. It really is such an amazing moment and I am so glad I was able to capture it!

And lastly, the beautiful Tarae! This photo means so much to me. The colors behind her, that flower crown, and that flowing dress...gah! I also love this because it was taken right around the corner from my house. I love that there are so many beautiful locations to photograph within minutes of where I'm at!     Thanks so much for stopping by &amp; reading today's post! Please be sure to leave a comment letting me know you were here! xoxo

And lastly, the beautiful Tarae! This photo means so much to me. The colors behind her, that flower crown, and that flowing dress...gah! I also love this because it was taken right around the corner from my house. I love that there are so many beautiful locations to photograph within minutes of where I'm at!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by & reading today's post! Please be sure to leave a comment letting me know you were here! xoxo