Otto’s First Birthday

Jul 23, 2016 // LIFESTYLE, PHOTO, PORTRAIT

Earlier this summer my oldest nephew turned one! It’s been so great to be able to watch him grow from a distance, but getting time to actually interact with him in person is so special. I can’t wait to have little conversations with him soon.

Otto’s personality is definitely blooming and he is such a little explorer, always on the move. For his birthday I gave him one of my favorite childhood (and adulthood) books, Harold and the Purple Crayon. Much like Harold, I see Otto as a curious and creative little human who’s always yearning for an adventure (taking after his parents in that one).

Congrats parents on making it a whole year :)

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Otto at six weeks.

Otto at 9 months.

Grandkids in the Garden

Jun 24, 2016 // LIFESTYLE, PHOTO, PORTRAIT

Cute faces: yes. Everyone looking towards the camera at the same time: not so much.

These kids are incredibly expressive and it was super fun getting to hang out with them and their families for a low key backyard garden photo shoot. The love and friendship between siblings and cousins is a special thing, and I’m glad to have been able to capture just a glimpse of that!

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Cousin Love

Feb 14, 2016 // LIFESTYLE, PHOTO, PORTRAIT

Otto and Aaron. (Blonde and Brown)

These two little cuties have been so great to get to know over the last few months. For the time being, the older of the two seems more entertained by his cousin than the younger. What one sees as affection, the other takes in as shock and surprise.

In what I’ve been told is a rarity, both couples took off for afternoons alone, while the Grandparents stepped into their role as the ever-available sitter.

I simply enjoyed seeing it all unfold.

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This past summer I was able to hang out with Otto when he was just a little guy.