I adore photographing new families. I love seeing parents’ eyes light up at their little ones and witnessing how inquisitive babies are over new surroundings. Babies grow and learn so quickly that I’ve already forgotten what it’s like to have a baby who puts everything in her mouth. Or a baby who can’t yet walk, but wants to be put down to explore on her own.
I met up with the Machikawa’s near my house and photographed this beautiful family on an equally beautiful over cast day. I know we’re always talking about magical sunlight, but soft over cast days hold a special place in my heart too. Look how soft and gorgeous these images are. This is one of the main reasons I switched to shooting film. The colors are beyond gorgeous!
So babies get away with everything. Especially true when they come as cute as Valerie. As I was photographing Valerie with her Daddy, I laughed out loud when I saw her smile innocently at her Daddy, then smack him in the face with both hands. Dad, you are in trouble! LOL
Valerie recently celebrated her first birthday! Happy birthday, beautiful! You are so so so loved!