Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fall Photo Shoot

My chubby baby Ryan is 8 months old. I think it is the cutest age for babies--especially for naked pictures. A few weeks ago, I took him (and the other kids) to one of my favorite photographers, Jennifer Fairbanks to get some pictures taken. I already wrote how stressful photo sessions are for me, but she is so relaxed and easy going--it was almost fun! There were so many cute pictures of Ryan, I had a hard time narrowing them down for the blog. Jennifer also took Ryan's 6 week photos and I included some of those at the end. He was chubby even at 6 weeks! Jennifer is soooo good with babies. If you would like to check out her website, it is jenniferfairbanks.com.

























Ryan at 6 weeks--he has grown up so fast!







19 comments:

Ashley said...

Those turned out so well! They are so cute. I can't believe you can get Ryan to grin like that for a photo. And Luke and Sammie look like grown up kids. Anyway, congrats on the great shoot! I really love the pics.

Karri said...

oh so cute! I love them. How fluffy are you wanting the pink hat? Do have a specific yarn in mind? Just for the hat I would probably only charge $12. I love that idea!

Karri said...

I'm so sorry. You have no idea who I am and I have no idea who you are. I wrote on the wrong blog. Sorry!

Linda said...

We otta find out about Karri's hats. . .the photos are absolutely beautiful - better than Anne Geddes (sp) Love them!

shelby said...

Your kids are to die for! I love Ryans pictures. She did a great job!

Amy said...

That Ryan is adorable! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 2nd picture with his fingers in his mouth. I think your boys look so much like you, and Sammie looks just like Sam! Cute little fam

sarahwarner said...

I love the photos, and I really liked working with the photographer. Isn't she the nicest person? Your kids are adorable. Sammie's pink outfit turned out to be so cute. I'm waiting for it to get cold enough here to put Kate in her outfit. I hope she gets to wear it more than one or two times.

Liz said...

Oh my gosh...so cute...how do you choose? Love the naked pics and Samantha's long gorgeous hair.

Kimmie said...

Love those Ryan picts....I of course ditto everything you said about Jen. We're going next week! I've gotta tell her your Mom said she's better than Anne Geddes! And Sammie...love her hair. She looks like a model in those shots!

The Reynolds Family said...

Oh, Ryan is ADORABLE! I just want to eat him up! I love the nuddies! I haven't thought to take pics of my kids at that age in the buff! Great idea! I'll have to do that with Talmage!

D-dawg said...

Wow, your kids are so cute! Your daughters hair is amazing and so long. these are beautiful pictures. I love the naked ones too!

Sam said...

I have received several emails inquiring about my stress level during the photo shoot. It seemed best to respond by leaving a comment instead of emailing each individual.

I appreciate your concern. The photo shoot was very stressful for me. I had to drive to the Fairbanks' residence with minimal directions. While there, I had to entertain the kids awaiting their turn in front of the camera. And I was not allowed to observe the shoot because I was deemed "a distraction." To complicate things further, the cell phone reception was poor, and I was not able to get timely updates of college football scores.

It was terribly stressful. I did, however, gain valuable lessons that I am happy to share with any father facing a similar situation.

katie said...

I LOVE the 2nd one of Ryan. So addorable! The last one of the kids all together is very cute too! Sammie's hair is beautiful.

sheryl said...

When I grow up I want to take cute photos of kids like yours! I think you need to find a big lock and have it ready for Sammie. What a cutie!...Lucky for her she has two brothers to keep the boys away. All you kids are adorable. I need more grand kids, whats up with that?

Lance said...

I like the nekki/coy/over the shoulder pose!

The Mostess said...

Agh! That was my comment above. My husband stole my laptop and logged into his Gmail account.

I assure you there is no weirdo named 'Lance' commenting on your cute, unclothed kids.

Rest easy!

brooke said...

The Mostess,
I am relieved. I did get a little freaked out that some pedaphile was commenting on my naked baby. Thanks for clearing that up!

nic said...

Super cute photos. Your kids are getting so big.

marta said...

so so darling. i love these pics. such cute happy kiddos.