i just love this kid– and not only because he was my first newborn shoot 1.5 years ago (yes, i am still that far behind on blogging)

we started off with a backdrop in our garage for Christmas photos, but mr h quickly succumbed to the same fate as my own kiddo when i do shoots in there.  i call it the “oh hey- what’s on that overflowing shelf”  syndrome.   that’s what i get for packing so much stuuuuff on one side of the garage!   we managed some super cute shots (from which i will spare you because, ummmm well, it’s not so much Christmas anymore)  and moved on to the park just up the street.

i know i always say i love seeing how much these wee ones change,  but what isn’t amazing about seeing a child go from this to this:

hellooooooooo gorgeous!  it was no secret when i first met the S family that their wee one would be absolutely gorgeous… and he didn’t disappoint!   i meet so many of couples during the most stressful/awesome/exhausting time of their lives, so it was nice to get to know D & T during their maternity session before all the chaos began 🙂

with such a beautiful family, i wasn’t too concerned about getting good shots, but when D pulled out a full crab set-up, i knew it was on.  … because what says baltimore baby more than old bay and crabs?

in just a few short weeks, it went from this:

to this:

… and that is just a little bit incredible.

the s family has some of the most fun, spunky little characters that i’ve seen in a while!  so much about these three little ones reminded me of my family growing up.  they have almost the exact age differences as me and my younger brother & sister, and have some very similar personality traits!  (well, miss O was only 8 weeks, so that’s a little hard to tell, but Z & J definitely reminded me of myself and my brother)    this was such a fun shoot and these kiddos are incredibly lucky to have such an awesome back yard!!

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i just love this location– it was the perfect place for the super adorable, fun-loving T munchkins!  these kids are full of expression and such a joy to photograph 🙂    miss S kept reaching for her big brother’s hand.  in typical little boy fashion, he was resistant at first, but he eventually took her hand and i watched him fall into that oh-so-familiar protective older sibling role.  mr E  was very careful with S, often looking down at her while they were walking through the thick grass, making sure she was ok… melt my heart!

oh boy are the S’s going to be in trouble in about 7 years!   not only is miss K one gorgeous little lady, she already knows how to strut her stuff!   K came prepared with a plethora of poses and that rare kind of confidence that will take her places someday.  not to mention miss K’s studly two-year-old-of-a-brother, J.  he’s full of personality and such a little man– sweet hawk!

all images copyright 2010 amy mullins