It’s only been a few months since I photographed these dear friends of ours, but a lot has happened since November! Jen, Jon, Declan and family doggo extraordinaire SamSam welcomed baby Rhett into the family in April! He is adorable and a very good baby indeed. He stayed awake most of the time I was there; Jen and I presumed it was because he recognized my voice from all of our themed horror movie nights that involve good snacks, and figured good snacks would be involved. SamSam, doggo extraordinaire, knew good snacks would be involved (at least for her), and she was right. Declan wasn’t sure if there would be snacks or not, but he took great delight in alternatively watching big trucks on their road doing construction and running up and down the hallway calling Jon by his first name after he heard me say it. When he wasn’t doing those two things, he was being a phenomenal older brother to Rhett, whom he loves dearly. Declan is genuinely excited to have Rhett around and his spirits aren’t dampened one bit (I’m assuming because Rhett doesn’t know how to operate Declan’s mini Target shopping cart yet). I’m so happy for this new family of 5 and can’t wait to get to know Rhett!

Kevin+Elana+Elle // Newborn.

We were so happy to be reunited with our clients Kevin and Elana on a platform other than Facebook for the first time since we photographed their wedding in 2013! Not only did we get to see their beautiful and smiling faces again, we also got to meet a new beautiful and smiling face: that of their newborn daughter Elle. And if that’s still not enough for you, we also got to hang out with Elana’s mom who happens to be super cool and one of the committee heads of the CSP Fan Club. PLUS there were two black cats: Madison, who avoided us at all costs, and Brooklyn, who seemed to be under the mistaken but common cat impression that the crib was built specifically for her enjoyment. Brooklyn spent the session meowing incessantly at us. Madison spent the session running from us. Elana’s mom spent the session taking pictures of us taking pictures. Elle spent the session entirely awake except for 4 minutes and was totally suspicious of us. Kevin spent the session alternating between running his business, taking care of his wife and newborn, and trying to placate the cats. Elana spent the session looking gorgeous and put together despite having just had a child and remaining as calm and wonderful as ever.