Little Ava is one lucky baby! She has two of the most doting and adorable older siblings (twins no less!) any little girl could ask for. I arrived at the M. house ready to face a newborn and four year old twins and fully expecting a smidge of chaos. Much to my surprise, the entire shoot was smooth sailing from start to finish. Yes, we had the requisite poopy accidents (poor dad!) and I even got christened a few times myself but those are all part of the deal when it comes to newborn photography! The rest was just pure happiness through and through. Mom really just wanted the focus to be on Ava and her siblings so that's what we concentrated on. Ava was wide awake and VERY alert for the majority of the shoot which made for some really special and rare open eyed shots. She was a total squirmy little worm too so we had to give up on some ideas we had envisioned due to safety reasons! Having said that, she *finally* tuckered out at the very end and I was able to go crazy with a bunch of different poses. I can't remember the last time I got so many different poses out of one baby! And then, just as a super duper bonus, we got a ton of incredible sibling shots with the twins and Ava together, which you can well imagine was a real treat to accomplish. The twins were absolutely incredible! It was a real pleasure meeting this sweet family for the first time.
This little guy (Jordi) greeted me at the door with a million words a minute and was such a little chatterbox throughout the shoot. I was completely smitten with him from the get go. How could you not fall completely in love with that killer smile!?
Followed by twin sister Gabriela. These were all "on the fly" shots I took as mom was getting Ava ready and I was setting up. I tell the kids I am "testing the light" and barely even look in the viewfinder as I click away. It's so low key and "no pressure" that I end up getting the best smiles and natural looks this way. Gabriela has the most stunning eyes.
And, the star of the day, Ava.
I am just deliriously happy with the images from this shoot. How cute is this little sweetheart!?
This next one is quite possibly my favorite of the entire shoot.
Mom had this adorable tutu that we decided to put on Ava. She wasn't so sure about it. But we sure got a kick out of it!
I love how on this next shot you can actually see her trying to look back at it going: "What IS that!?"
I grabbed some shots of the twins while mama was nursing Ava. Such happy kids!
Mom had a strong preference for the classic B&W shots so we did a bunch of great poses with the black backdrop. Love these!
And some color, just for good measure! :)
Thrilled the pieces with these, such a beautiful set of siblings!
I honestly can't decide which I like better, the color version (above) or the B&W (below). This is just such a classic shot. LOVE.
After the shoot was over and I was carrying my gear to my car, Jordi runs out after me and excitedly asks me: "Can you come back EVERY DAY!?" Now that just made me all kinds of happy. :)