A few weeks ago, Ailee came over and took some photos for us. Ailee and I have been following each other’s blogs for a while and we were finally able to meet at a play date over the summer! She is so sweet and gorgeous with an equally sweet and gorgeous little girl named Isla. Ailee recently starting pursuing photography full time, and she has been so busy because she is extremely talented. I absolutely love her artistic eye and knack for photographing children.
The week leading up to the first birthday photo shoot was a kind of (read: very) life-altering because I accepted a new job and Greg had a lot going on, as well. My new job orientation forced us to reschedule, and Greg ended up not being able to come to the photo shoot. With all the crazy things going on in our family, the photo shoot was the last thing on my mind, to be honest. I could have planned this all out a little better and it would have been nice to have Greg there to help get them to look at the camera and smile, but we still got stunning photos that I will forever cherish. I love them! I am hardly in photos with both of the girls (unless it is a selfie), so I will take no smiles and hair in faces.
Ailee drove down to my neck of the wood and we shot the photos at this charming park very close to our house. Even though it was 7:30 a.m., I pretty much melted immediately. August photo shoots in Houston are no joke!
Since we were without daddy, I really wanted this to be about Caroline, with some sister and mommy stuff thrown in. I think we definitely accomplished that. I didn’t want props or anything. The only “prop” thing we did was a little cupcake smash, which turned out adorable! Caroline loves food so I knew it would go down awesome. And who doesn’t love photos of babies covered in cake and icing? If only the same could be said for adults.
Anyway, here are some of my favorites!
If you are in the Houston area and need a photographer, definitely get in touch with Ailee! She’s great with kids and families! We definitely will be doing this again for our fall family photos. Thank you, Ailee, for coming all the way down to our neck of the wood so early and sweating with us!