It’s not often you can bring together eight people for a photo session. But Juliane had her eye set on the prize of including her parents and grandparents to get capture family photos they had all been wanting. And while I was a little nervous about our session – because eight people is a lot of people – I was also looking forward to it. Juliane had shared some stories about her family and even though I had met them at Avery’s first birthday party, I waited for the day I could spend time with them again.
I understand that having children moves you in an unexpected way – my dad has always said you never know love until you have a child of your own. But the way Juliane described being a mother caught me off guard. She said that she and Jerrod fell in love all over again when she was born. They felt completed once Avery come into their world. Such sweet words to confess. But then again, Juliane, Jerrod and Avery are a sweet family.
Juliane’s grandparents. Avery’s great grandparents. I think they are as cute as can be. And quite funny to boot.
And this is Juliane’s parents, or Poppy and Yaya as Avery calls them. Such a loving couple. You can tell how in love and proud they are of their family. And rightly so.
I can never get over how fast these kids grow. Even though it’s only been a few months, Avery is growing up fast. She’s better at walking, exploring and is so independent. And I see so much of her parents in her face. She’s a doll.
After we had finished up with family photos, Juliane wanted to dress Avery up in her Halloween costume. And she was beyondo cute. Because she was a cupcake. I can understand that dressing up as a cupcake isn’t everybody’s cup of tea… and it kind of wasn’t Avery’s that afternoon either. But we let her explore with her Poppy and she began to be OK with the cupcake getup. And when she saddled up against an old cellar door, I started shooting. And I pretty much die every time I look at it:
“Who you calling cupcake, cupcake?”