These two precious sisters brightened my afternoon the other day. Julia is bright, spunky, and almost four. In typical oldest girl fashion (and I’m allowed to say it because I am one), she was talking a mile a minute. She was also ready to lend a helping hand in getting her sister to look at the camera. Schuyler, who was quiet and almost pensive, is just 6 months, though you wouldn’t believe it from the loads of wispy hair on her head. Isn’t it just too much cuteness!
This is my third time photographing this pair. The first time I met them Olivia was just a toddler and Jack was an energetic 4 year old. Now look how they’ve grown! These two were absolute angels for me; so cooperative and smiley. Laughter, balloons, twirling, jumping, and snuggling. It was the perfect little shoot with these two cuties.
Hey, strangers! After a much needed break, I’ll get back to posting portraits later this week. But for now, I’m going to hijack this blog for something that’s important our family’s life. As you may already know, we are in the middle of an adoption process for a little girl from Ethiopia. We’ve finished our paper chase and are now in the long process of waiting for a referral. In the meantime, our family is being featured this week on a big adoption blog.
This a big fundraiser for our adoption and we need your help! It’s fun and EASY.
Click on this LINK to head over to our family’s featured post.
Here’s how 5 minutes of your time could greatly help cover our adoption costs:
1. Watch the stop-motion video we made (it’s short)
2. Consider giving $1
3. Share the LINK with everyone you know! (This is the super important part since the more viral this video goes, the more money is raised without a financial burden on any one person.)
Now wasn’t that easy? When else can you help change the future for an orphan in only 5 minutes?
Being asked to take Avery’s newborn pictures was extra special since in the past I’d been able to take both her brother’s very first portraits. The boys enthusiastically greeted me, and little Mason (the oldest) was excited to show off his baby to me. The morning ended up being a fun combination of getting my baby fix and playing around with these little guys. And it sure doesn’t hurt my photos that this family produces some seriously cute kids (with eyelashes to envy!).
Congrats, B family, on adding some pink to all that blue…
Okay, so I couldn’t wait until Monday…right now I’m declaring it CONTEST TIME!
Before we get right down to the annual Favorite’s Contest, here’s what you need to know…
The way to cast your vote click the photo that’s your favorite. Each photo is a link, and it will take you to my Facebook page where you can simply “like” your favorite photo. Every “like” counts as one vote. And you are welcome to do this to as many of the contest photos as you want. You will need to “like” the Alyssa Anne Photography business page to be able to cast your vote. While comments are fabulous, the votes are only cast by “liking” the photo. Voting will end at midnight next Sunday.
The winner of the contest will receive $150 credit toward any print or product they want from the session during which the winning photograph was taken. This means that you’ll get to choose what YOU want. Yay!!
Now, down to it…here, in no particular order, are your finalists!
This photoshoot was extra fun since Elena got to come over to my house to play! Nearly two-year-old Elena was obsessed with a party hat I’d pulled out, and was willing to cooperate as long as I was willing to wear it. So at the expense of looking like a clown, I was able to get some sweet shots of this little one. Isn’t she absolutely gorgeous?!