Archive for '3 month old portraits'

I was waiting to lose the rest of the baby weight.  I was waiting for Shaun to be able to take an afternoon off.  I was waiting for the perfect time of day when the kids wouldn’t be cranky.  I was waiting to score the perfect outfits or to dream up the perfect concept.  I was waiting to have enough time in my schedule to do it all…

Then I looked at Grace, her two bottom teeth sprouting out of her gums, and realized it is all passing me by too quickly.  First days of school and leaving for prom flashed in my hormonal mind!  I don’t want my girls to grow up!

Of course I have no control over that, but what I can do is put everything else aside and make my family portraits a priority!  So I did.

We began our journey of incorporating video portraits into our studio offerings last year with our newborn sessions (see a sample here!).  We loved the finished product: “A Birth Story” (check it out here!) so much that we decided to offer video portraits to all of our Heidi Hope Clients.  Now, you can add on a video component to any Heidi Hope Session.  Information about our video portraits is sent with your welcome package when you book your session, but give us a call to learn more about it!

Mariah and Joe were happy to use my fam as a sample so you can all get an idea of how our Video Portraits work.  You can see the gorgeous photography from our session by visiting Mariah’s blog post here!

Was I afraid to jump in front of a camera… no liquifying or airbrushing…. for the whole world to see?  HECK YEAH!  But, I can’t possibly express how much the resulting movie and portraits mean to me.  I don’t even see what I was worried about.  I see my beautiful, happy, blessed family, being exactly who we are in this perfect little moment of our lives.  The messy hair, chapped lips, extra tummy… they all take on a significance I didn’t even know I appreciated until now.  I am so thankful we did this.  And I am so thankful to Mariah and Joe who captured it all so beautifully for us.

 

So, without further ado, here is a sneak peek of our family video portraits!

Video Portaits from Heidi Hope Photography on Vimeo.

 

I still cry every time I watch this… I can only imagine what prom night will be like!  ~ Heidi

Do these kids belong in a magazine or what?!  3 month old H was so easy-going and had a smile that lit up the room.  I giggle just looking at how happy he is!  Big sister P was a great little helper and loved trying out all of the toys in the studio.  She was busy, but she sat just long enough to get a perfect shot with BOTH kids looking at the camera.  Major score!  Enjoy your sneak peek!  

Meet one of our newest baby planners, baby B!  Born a premie, B visited the studio last week at 3 months old but was just as teeny as a newborn.  We started with some adorable sibling shots and then B stole the show.  She even fell asleep at the end after all of the commotion for some dreamy newborn style shots.  Mom loved the “Heidi Bonnet” by FAAS.  One of my favorites too, of course!  Enjoy your sneak peek!

Who would have known that this location was our Plan B?  :)   We had another location all planned out, but as luck would have it, the whole team pulled up just in time to be told that it was closed for maintenance for the afternoon! Of course, we weren’t going to just cancel the shoot- Heidi’s family was styled, and we had our videographer, Joe Maggiolo, in tow, to capture the whole shoot on film.

So, we packed up the team and drove just down the road to a little field we had seen driving in. Plan B became Plan Awesome as we realized that the field was even better for Fall portraits. The color, the grass, the light- everything just came together for an awesome backdrop. I couldn’t love the results more! (Phew!)

Why did we have a videographer? We recently announced “A Birth Story”, our newborn sessions captured on film by Joe Maggiolo. We’re expanding our video portrait product to encompass all types of sessions- even outdoor family sessions! Your family is captured interacting on film throughout our photoshoot, and the footage edited as a professional movie set to music. We wanted to show just how stunning the result is, so we invited Joe along to capture Heidi’s family creating memories! We can’t wait to show you the video. In the meantime, there are a few behind-the-scenes shots sprinkled into the family shots below to give you an idea of how we work with Joe.

Ready for an epic Fall family post? Here we go!

~ Mariah

I had so much fun photographing this handsome little man last week.  We’ve had so many adorable 3 month olds in the studio lately and I’m loving it!  M was a ham for the camera and so strong holding his head up.  We even got some sweet tummy time photos.  He was rocking all the 5 month old poses!  We started with some Christmas portraits and I’m pretty sure mom and dad are going to have a hard time choosing favorites for their cards.  Enjoy your sneak peek!

I loved meeting 4 month old A and her family last week.  She had the most amazing hair and adorable smile.  Mom and dad really wanted to show off her gorgeous locks so we picked out some sweet little headbands and hair pieces to highlight her beautiful features.  I love simple and sweet for 3 month shots.  Enjoy your sneak peek mom and dad!

I have been loving meeting all of these sweet 3 month olds lately.  Baby J was gorgeous with her strawberry hair and big blue eyes.  Her lashes were incredible, and I was incredibly jealous!  Mom and dad loved our newborn style portraits so we tried to incorporate similar sets and soft details into our session with J.  She smiled away on our snow shoes, a favorite of mom and dad’s, and loved cuddling with her family for some portraits to wrap up our shoot.  Enjoy your sneak peek!

I had so much fun photographing adorable 3 month old L and his family last week.  Mom and dad were big sports fans and had no shortage of fun sports paraphernalia for me to incorporate into our session.  Shaun even brought his famed Larry Bird jersey in for the perfect Celtics shot.  I especially love the portrait of L in the little wagon.  He was wearing a cap that was dad’s when he was a little boy and he looked right up into my lens with his big blue eyes… melt!  Enjoy your sneak peek!

I loved spending the afternoon with 3 month old L and her parents last week.  She’s just weeks apart from my daughter Grace in age, so I had fun watching her respond to all of the same sounds and facial expressions.  L loved being held by mom and dad most so, of course, the family portraits turned out to be some of my favorite from our time together.  Enjoy your sneak peek!

3 months old is one of my favorite ages lately.  Perhaps it’s all of the adorable new props and hats I’ve been shopping for, or perhaps it is that my baby girl is also 3 months.  I’m cherishing all of these sweet toothless smiles and coos.  Baby L was just gorgeous in all of her portraits last week.  She loved babbling to me and staring right into my lens with her big blue eyes.  I have too many favorites to count from this session, but of all of them, I am partial to the portraits on the turquoise blanket.  They are so bright and colorful and I think they show off L’s amazing eyes perfectly.  Enjoy your sneak peek!