A Thousand Words Photography: Blog http://athousandwordssc.com/blog en-us (C) A Thousand Words Photography athousandwordssc@gmail.com (A Thousand Words Photography) Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://athousandwordssc.com/img/s/v-5/u904519506-o773582358-50.jpg A Thousand Words Photography: Blog http://athousandwordssc.com/blog 120 86 Lifestyle Newborn Session - Baby Teddy http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2017/10/lifestyle-newborn-session---baby-teddy You may remember Baby Teddy from his powerful birth story last month.

I went back shortly thereafter to capture his newborn session.

It was done in part, as a lifestyle session. I am always honored to be invited into folks lives to capture the once in a lifetime moments, like these.

Lifestyle sessions, are where I capture raw, candid moments of the precious joy of welcoming a new little one into the world.

The cuddles, the kisses, the little tiny toes and fingers. There is never a moment like the one where a sweet new baby captivates our hearts.

...and Teddy, well he sure is captivating!

Check out his slideshow:

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Birth Portraits - Welcoming Baby Teddy http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2017/9/BirthPortraits-WelcomingBabyTeddy Alison has been a client of mine for some time. I've lovingly documented magical memories of her two beautiful daughters; Olivia and Bernice in the past. So, Of course when she wrote me last winter to quietly, yet excitedly inform me of her bun in the oven, as well as schedule her announcement photos (and maternity, birth & newborn) I was ecstatic.

Nothing excites me more than capturing incredible once in a lifetime memories, watching little ones brought into loving homes, families grow and love overflow- even more so when it's a client and friend that already holds a special place in my heart. Excitement grew as the day approached.

What I adored about Alison's birth plan was not only her and her husbands decision to not learn the gender of their little one before the birth, but also that she planned a completely natural water birth in her cozy home with family and friends present and under the care of her midwife and doula.

"Babs" decided to keep us waiting and on the night before his due date (September 3) Alison called around midnight to inform me that he may be arriving soon; I showered and went straight to bed to rest up for the amazing day that was likely ahead.
Around 6am on September 3, which is also my birthday, her husband Tim called to let me know it was time- so I headed right over. As I was walking to their door, he called again to tell me that she was starting to get ready to push and I ran up the stairs just as she was laboring over the bed.

She progressed so quickly that she was moved into her tub instead of the birthing tub, and she started to push while on her knees.

Her birth was amazingly calm and beautiful. It's hard to put into words how strong and fierce Alison was, how powerful her birth was. Her wonderful doula, midwife, husband and best friend were present and incredibly supportive while she worked through the pain of childbirth and brought her beautiful baby into the world.

The moment her little one was born; she caught him and locked eyes with her husband and cried "it's a boy!" And cried they both realized they were welcoming a precious little boy into the world.

Theodore David Cason
7 pounds, 13 ounces
21 inches long
Born in the water, at home on September 3, 2017 at 7:58 AM


He was laid upon her chest, bright pink and lungs full of rejoicing cries, and the room was silent, tears in all our eyes and a smile on all our faces as we watched him cradled in the arms of his mom and dad and love overfilled the room

I continued to document all the amazing moments that followed as Teddy, mom and dad spent their first moments together:

Grands were called



Cord cutting


Placenta was delivered and examined (the tree of life)




Skin to skin bonding time



First latch and feeding


He was weighed, measured and had his first check up

And everyone gushed.



 

I will never be able to put into words how incredibly honored I am to capture a child first moments of life, to be trusted with these priceless moments. I cannot wait to see the beautiful young man he grows into. But first... the newborn session! (Coming soon!)

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Styled Session: Bohemian Goddess http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2017/9/styled-session-bohemian-goddess As a photographer, nothing thrills me more than a client who is not only gorgeous, but willing to roll with a vision and trust her photographer. Queue this hot momma!



We started with this natural beauty at Ali Waller Makeup & Skin in Greenville, SC.


Ali, is a professional makeup artist (amongst many other things, offering services such as spray tan, body painting, facials, to name a few) and set right to work with a beautiful gypsi inspired look to match the boho sessions theme.



She also did a custom henna style belly painting, completely with dahlias and lotus flowers, all done by hand one of a kind. It was amazing and mesmerizing to witness.



Once finished, I provided her with her custom boho jewelry and clothing and did her hair...and we headed to the beautiful waterfall for a stunning bohemian zen photo session. We included her two handsome men, as well as some artistic shots of just her.

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Feature Friday: Ali Waller Makeup & Skin http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2017/5/feature-friday-ali-waller-makeup-skin When I planned to feature Ali for Feature Friday, I went into it never having formally met her- definitely not knowing her story or how incredibly funny and like-able she is. I knew she was an incredible artist, from seeing her work and that she was a hardworking mom just like me- kicking butt and taking names (and making those same people feel and look more beautiful while at it) what wasn't to love already?

Walking into her shop, and seeing her smiling face; I felt comfortable and immediately at ease. We chatted like old friends and joked with a similar sense of humor (ok some may call this goofiness, toe-may-toe/Tuh-mah-tuh)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hearing her talk about her services (which include waxing, facials, spray tanning and make up artistry) and the business she's
built; I saw the passion in her eyes and love for her job. I saw sheer determination spilling from her.

Folks, when you hear her story in a moment, you'll understand where this passion and determination comes from... and when I tell you as someone who has given up so much myself, and spent every ounce of time, energy, money, and poured blood sweat and tears into my business- you'll never meet a business owner that cares about their business and their clients like a small business owner who's had to fight and claw their way to building their dream. Ali is one of those who has built something from nothing and watch out world, she isn't done yet!


Ali's story:
"In 2011 I was getting out of a toxic and abusive marriage. I was trying to figure out what to do to help support myself and my son. Trying to find myself.
I got involved in a local theater and helped out with the make up for footloose. I absolutely loved it. My sweet friend saw my passion pouring out, and suggested I look into Esthetics.

To fulfill my dream; I put myself through school at night and worked during the day. I did all of this as a single mom... luckily I had family that was very supportive and helpful. I couldn't have done any of this without their love & support.

I worked so hard to use the opportunity I had been given to its full potential. I graduated from esthetics school and passed my state boards with almost near perfect scores.
I worked at Massage Envy as an aesthetician for a few years, and started taking freelance jobs as well.

I found out not long after that I was expecting my second child. I was very sick during my pregnancy and had to go on bed rest at 14 weeks and could no longer work.
My daughter was born a preemie and with multiple disabilities. She has had quite a bit of health problems from the beginning. The past two years she has been my full-time job. I've been able to do some weddings and wedding party make up and spray tans very part time.
Recently she started going to a school for medically complex children and has opened up my schedule to be able to work.
I became my own boss so that I can control my schedule and work around my children's needs. My son is legally blind and go to the school for the blind in Spartanburg. They need me to be readily available for them. This allows me to be that person that they need. As well as do what I am passionate about."

  Isn't it amazing to hear her journey?
You guys, She's just as amazing as she sounds! I encourage you to reach out to her, schedule a service with her whether you want to spruce up your skin to be a bronze goddess of summer, have your makeup done for your wedding/prom/event polish up with a facial or some body waxing or a mix of the above- you won't be disappointed. Not only will you love her expertise, you'll fall in love with her as a person!

You can schedule an appointment or find more information on her services at the following:
Email: ali.waller30@gmail.com
Phone: 864.367.4516
Web: www.aliwaller.com
FB :Ali Waller Makeup and Skin
IG: aliwallermua

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Moon Maternity Sneak http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2016/10/moon-maternity Maternity is one of my absolute favorite sessions to shoot. Not much could make it better, except an adorable family, an elegant gown, beautiful momma, oh and being almost literally on top of the world doesn't hurt much either! 
Please enjoy this beautiful families portraits, and take a moment to comment a little welcome to Baby Ella, in the comments below:

 

Breathtaking Momma-To-Be in a Gorgeous Mountain Top Setting                                  

BreathtakingBreathtaking Momma-to-be at sunset on the mountain.

 

                          Beautiful Zoe, excited to be a big sister                                                            This Amazing Family, is so full of love

EchantmentSweet Zoe is excited about her promotion to big sister. MoonbeamsGorgeous family, full of love and excitement for baby Ella

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                           These Two Beautiful Sisters are ready to welcome Baby Ella with Open Arms SistersSweet sisters

 

                                                      One of my favorite images, taken at dusk. Welcome, Baby Ella!

E is for EllaOne of my favorites, featuring some of Ella's nursery items.

 

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I Still Carry You (In My Heart) http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2016/10/i-still-carry-you-in-my-heart October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month... and I am going to open up to you like I never have, in honor of it. 


Miscarriage. A word that has the weight of an anvil. A word almost taboo even in our modern world. 
Almost a quarter of pregnancies are effected by the loss of an infant or unborn child but most grieving mothers feel alone and mourn in silence.  

It is important to me, as a mother who struggles with infertility, as a mother who has suffered through her own miscarriages, as a woman who put on the happy face for even my family and pretended I was ok - because the world didn't understand- to help bring awareness to the unbearable pain of losing an unborn child. I understand that most of my blog posts are light hearted and definitely not so personal... but unless we open up, unless we talk, the stigma will never be gone. 

In August I photographed one of my most difficult sessions to date. A session for a client that I have grown to consider a friend. A client that I have photographed the happiest moments of her life- Christmas sessions, her wedding, sessions of her new family. We had discussed our excitement and plans for her maternity, newborn and sessions beyond when she so excitedly wrote that they were expecting just weeks before.

My eyes welled with tears and my heart broke for her when she wrote telling me of her loss and asking me to help her plan a session to remember her sweet angel.  A session for remembrance, for healing, for awareness. 


You see, these photos are real. You see their pain, you FEEL their pain. You feel my pain. You feel the pain of every woman or family that has had to say goodbye too soon. It isn't easy to see or feel. 

...but that is also why it is so important to share.

The hardest images to see, the hardest things to talk about are the ones most worth looking at and discussing. Women and men need to know they are not alone in this, they are not silly for grieving for their child  they never met. Their pain is valid...and they can talk about it. They can share the hopes they had, what they imagined, what they feel...and we will listen. We will offer a shoulder and an ear. They will not mourn in silence anymore. 

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In Memory of Danielle http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2016/5/in-memory-of-danielle Danielle Williams 

There are many words that I have heard used to describe Danielle over the years that I have known her and her family. Gorgeous, Happy, Sweet, Outgoing, Smart, child of God.

Firefighter's Daughter and daddy' girl.

Redneck Princess might be the one most have used, even for herself. She was country through and through with a big heart and an intelligent, bright future. It perfectly described her sassy personality.

When I first met Danielle she was young, maybe 7 or 8 years old. Tall, skinny, with freckles on her nose. I had just started dating my husband who volunteered with her dad Jimbo at Powdersville Fire Department. I didn't really know anyone yet, but at first look I knew who she belonged to. She looked just like her daddy and acted Just like he and Tracey combined. Outgoing, Country, Sweet and such a people person. Her personality was contagious.

As time went on, like most things and people we didn't get to do as much with the William's but I still enjoyed watching her grow. Seeing the amazing and beautiful young lady she was becoming. The way she was paving for herself...the love she had for her family and friends. 

March 6, was a devastating day for our community and especially her family and friends; as we heard about the fatal accident that took her and two of her friends too soon. As we all look for answers in our master's plans, we find comfort in her faith in our Lord. 

This month, she would be celebrating her prom- doing all the things girls do, and getting ready to walk across the stage as a high school graduate; preparing to enter the world as an adult. Instead we will spend this time in her honor, celebrating her life and remembering her. Knowing she is celebrating in heavenly glory that surpasses our earthly imagination.

No worries, her dress will not hang empty, her best friend will be wearing it in her honor and the celebrations will continue in remembrance. A soul like Danielle's doesn't exist without still feeling her presence.

Her amazing family, friends and community are making sure her legacy lives on. They will be sure that Danielle Williams continues to bless the lives around her, just like she did everyday.

 By creating the Danielle Williams Scholarship Fund, they are helping students achieve their goals of attending college. You can help by donating here: 

https://www.givesendgo.com/wrenhighschool

...and as always, by continuing to lift her family and friends up in prayer. (and please share your memories in the comments section below)

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Sneak Peek Blog: A Family Reunion http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2016/5/family-reunion I had the honor of photographing a family reunion this past weekend. At least 4 generations in this photo...

The guest of honor was this beautiful lady, the matriarch of the family. In her 90's, she has a lot to be proud of in her beautiful, big family who all came out to spend time with her. 

These are her boys, who had me cracking up...while wrangling them together for a photo. They may have joke with me, but when momma told them to do something, you better believe they did!

Her Grandchildren all love her dearly too, and as you can see here, she was blessed with many. 

One of them told me about how their grandma used to teach in the very one room building they were gathered in (and photographed outside of) for the reunion. I wish I could have spent more time listening to stories of her interesting life and getting to know her family. She is truly blessed (and as are they to have her!) and I wish them many more years of gathering together to see her and each other..and I am so glad I was chosen to be there to capture it!

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Sneak Peek Blog: The McBrides http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2016/4/sneak-peek-blog-the-mcbrides This sweet family decided on a session the night before, and we pulled it together- to be one of my favorites. Not only are they a beautiful family, but they were so fun. I loved watching the boys explore the park and both were such little models. See for yourself! 

McBride FamilyThe adorable family taking a stroll near the falls. Brotherly LoveThese adorable bothers were so sweet and just loved to model for me!

Happy!A favorite from the session, the whole family on a rustic log by the water.

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The Stroups http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2016/4/the-stroups I had the honor of photographing the most adorable expectant family; the Stroups. 

Not only is this family of three the cutest little family, but they are expecting a BOY, Levi any day now (If he hasn't already made his appearance by this post).

Until he makes his adorably grand appearance, I will let you just be in awe of this gorgeous family of three. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finley Wedding: The First Look http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2016/4/finley-wedding-the-first-look Finely Wedding: The First Look

A Photographic Story

The Finley's; a beautiful Family with an adorable story. These two were high school sweethearts once upon a time, before life pulled them into different directions. Their story is dynamic and powerful and it is clear that they were meant to be. God brought them back together, just when they needed each other most. Their love story continues...

On April 2; They were married in a lovely, enchanting ceremony. My absolute favorite part, was the sweet private moment they took together for the "first look". A First look is a private moment shared between only the bride and groom, before the wedding. It is the first time he sees the gorgeous love of his life in her wedding dress. It is a moment full of emotion and overflowing with love. The excitement is palpable. I silently step back and let them be "IN" the moment, fully engulfed in one another. 

I love capturing these intimate moments, that I know they will cherish for the rest of their lives.  Join me as I share the beauty of this chapter in their story, through photographs.

 

 

In this moment Nate has yet to see her at all. His eyes were closed and back turned as she approached the tree, where he held out his hand for her to grab. You can see the emotion and excitement...

 

 

The excitement!!! As Helena rounds the tree, I could almost feel Nate's nervousness. We had to keep telling him to fight the urge to turn his head! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I adore this moment. This is the exact moment he saw his future wife in her gorgeous wedding dress.. 

 

He immediately grabbed her and pulled her in, for a kiss. What a beautiful intimate moment...

 

 

These two are my absolute favorites. Powerful, protecting and full of emotion. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I feel so honored to have captured this wedding. It was incredibly gorgeous and intimate and overflowing with love that will last decades. I cannot wait to watch this love story unfold. 

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The Barbour Family http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2016/3/the-barbour-family I just love the Barbours. What a sweet family, that loves each other so much!

As you can see, they might just be one of the cutest families. Ellie and Grant are just so stinking cute and love each other so much!I can't get enough of them!

 

 

 

 

 

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The Finley's http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2016/2/the-finleys It has been a while since I have posted a blog sneak...but I couldn't think of a cuter family to start back with.

Meet the Finley's (well, the soon to be Finley's since they'll be getting married this spring- but it's close enough)

Are they not just adorable? I can't wait to capture their wedding and many more memories in the future. 

You can just feel the love, and I know it will only grow in the years to come. I will leave you with a final does of sweetness before mother & daughter and father & daughter. 

go ahead and "oohhhh" and "aahhhh" all you'd like... I won't mind ;)

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Pegram Family http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2015/9/the-pegrams The Pegram Family:

The Pegram's are some of my favorite and most loyal clients. They are the sweetest family, with the cutest kids. I always enjoy spending time with them. Each kids has their own very different personality and it is so much fun to just watch them be themselves.

From the Diva daddy's girl Adelynn (above and middle, below), to the two boys Ethan and Caleb who are so very different. Ethan (Right, below) is the younger of the two boys but acts most like a grumpy old man. It seriously cracks me up to watch him. He has the old man face down pat! Caleb (left, below) is the oldest and the opposite... a charmer who loves the camera and acts silly to get as many laughs as possible. You can see these very real personalities coming out in the photo below. I love this one because it is just SO them! (Plus a very real look at a photo session with three kids under 4)

As much as their personalities and characteristics spill out in these photos, the one you will notice the most is LOVE. It is written all over every single image I take of this beautiful family. I cannot wait to capture more memories and spend more time with them!

 

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Partrich Family http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2015/9/partrich-family The Partrich Family

This sweet family purchased their session as a gift for their mother's Birthday. 

I may be partial, but as a mom myself, I don't think there is a better gift than memories. So many items perish and fade but one thing that will always exist is the love we have for our family and our longing to hold on to the memories we have made with them. 

I love that I was able to be the one to give these photographic memories for them, and I feel honored to provide the gift that they put so much thought into for their mom. 

 

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A Year of Alessandra http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2015/9/a-year-of-alessandra A year of Alessandra: Watch her grow below

Maternity, Newborn, 3 Month, 6 Month, 9 Month and 1 Year.

I met little Miss Alessandra before she was even welcomed into the world. I was blessed to experience the excitement of anticipating her arrival into the world, the first moments of her precious life at her birth, her adjustment to the outside world as a fresh tiny newborn and just when you think the excitement might be over, she started to grow. New milestones were reached and her big blue eyes smiled as much as she did. She became a smiley 3 Month old who could proudly hold her head up, a quick crawling 6 month old who somehow smiled even more, an independent 9 month old who had to do everything her big brother did and now- as we celebrate her first year of life, and almost walking tot. Its hard not to be completely enamored with her Big blue eyes, curlicue hair and chubby cheeks... but once she smiles- forget about it!

I have really enjoyed capturing the entire family. Big brother Enzo has grown before my eyes, as well. He started school, came out of his shell and is definitely all boy. I cant count on him exploring and even finding me some great spots for setting up at locations.`He is an amazing big brother! It has been a huge privilege to not only watch Alessandra grow and Enzo become a big brother, but to capture some of the biggest moments in their lives and see the family dynamic change and grow. These are moments that you never get back but can cherish forever!

 

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Cole is 5! http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2015/8/cole-is-5 You may remember Cole from the big family session I did, this summer or his grandma who wanted some good family portraits before furthering her treatments in chemo. 

You know, the handsome blonde little guy, with the smile as big as he is.... well, he just turned FIVE! (nanna nanna boo boo!)

So we celebrated by having a session to remember it by. On Saturday, I went to their home and spent some time just capturing Cole being Cole. He jumped on his bed, loved on his teddy bear Max (whom was his dads, by the way!), played with his toys, loved on his sister and acted like his sweet goofy self. It was so much fun to just let him play and  document him being a 5 year old. 

 

I don't want to brag, but I was even serenaded at one point. You haven't lived until you have had a five year old play BOTH the drums and the guitar at the same time for you. Trust me on that one. 

 

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Smith http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2015/8/smith I love (and I mean LOVE) maternity sessions. 

I mean look at that and tell me, what's not to love? Glowing mommy-to-be, proud daddy-to-be, excitement in the air, love for your partner like you've never felt before. Excitement is growing as the day gets closer to meet your little one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning his future, imagining how he will look and act. You want to document every moment, kick and heartbeat... every second possible.

This sweet mom has taken the unique and fun approach of using her beautiful voice to document the fun (and not so fun but FUNNY) side to pregnancy with parodies like "I'm Preggo". If you have a toddler or just not been living under a rock the past year or two, you'll recognize the tune (hint: think chilly princesses).. and if you have ever been pregnant or even known a pregnant lady, you'll realize just how accurate her words are. You can find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05LjEXiP914 (or at the bottom of the blog).

I wish them all the amazing joys that come with their new love, and hope for many more amazing parodies, maybe soon showing life as a new parent. 

 

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Butler http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2015/7/butler Destiny and Evan: These two have to not only be one of the cutest couple, but probably my favorite session ever! You just cannot go wrong with a gorgeous couple, a sunflower field, a long flowing dress and bow-tie/suspenders combo. Add in an adorable story to boot..and well, cuteness overload. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destiny and Evan met when they were both in the military in Afghanistan. Apparently, whenever there was a problem with equipment, Evan would have to visit Destiny (it was protocol). The thing is, Evan had a lot of "equipment issues", which warranted having to visit her A LOT. There is even the story of the time he may or may not have left his hat behind on purpose, causing her to have to hunt him down to return it. His persistence paid off, and the rest as they say, is history. Now with one little boy and girl each already, they are welcoming their little miracle Callaway this summer. I for one, cannot wait to meet him!!

 

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Marli & Kingston http://athousandwordssc.com/blog/2015/7/marli-kingston Meet Kingston (Left) and Marli (right)

Beautiful pair of twin brother and sisters that I was honored to have visit me in my studio on Friday. They were my first set of twins to photograph, and I think they may have spoiled me. I seriously could not have asked for a better session. They slept so well and allowed me to get every set I wanted and then some. I just couldn't get enough of these two previous babies. 

Miss Marli is the smaller of the two and is so petite and gentle. She has the softest, small features and just loved to folder into her little brother, every time we put them together. Mr. Kingston was the spitting image of his dad and even at just weeks old, is already the obvious protector of the two. He just let his sister nuzzle right in and let her feel safe. Her future boyfriends are going to have trouble when she is older...I just loved watching them interact with one another already. Even if their sleep they interacted and reacting with one another, so gentle and happy to be with each other. It was truly the sweetest thing to witness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is such a beautiful and sweet family. I absolutely loved having them in my studio and am looking forward to many more sessions to come. Are you in love with these two adorable siblings yet? I know I am!

 

 

 

 

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