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Yoga Portraits at State Botanical Gardens in Athens Georgia

As much as I hate Facebook for sucking away hours of my life each week, I really love it for its endless connection possibilities. I posted asking around if anyone knew some yogis interested in doing a photo shoot and one of my friends recommended that I meet up with Beverly.

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Beverly is just so fantastic! We spent an hour and a half taking pictures and it was like 90 minutes of hanging out with a great friend. She’s so kind and energetic and has a great story. She’s been practicing yoga since she was eight years old and currently is a trainer at the Omni and is a professional outdoor obstacle course competitor.

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

We had a great morning taking yoga portraits at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens, Georgia. While Beverly was striking her poses she also shared that she was a ballerina! I’m guessing that’s where those pointed toes come from. :)

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

And where she got that beautiful arch in her right arm. So gorgeous!

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

We even squeezed in a few handstands along the wall!

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

All in all it was a gorgeous warm day at the State Botanical Gardens and I really loved taking yoga portraits of Beverly!

Yoga Photography at UGA North Campus in Athens GA

Last weekend, Claire and I spent a wonderfully warm afternoon shooting photos at the University of Georgia. With any portraiture, a photographer uses different poses and settings to evoke different emotions or to create aesthetically pleasing images. Yoga photography opens an entirely new world since the poses themselves are such beautiful works of art. Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Yoga Photography Athens Georgia

Claire teaches classes at Five Points Yoga, so be sure to visit and say hi!

 

6-month Pictures at Memorial Park – Athens, GA

Last time we saw Amelia, she was just 12 days old! If you didn’t get to see, you should check out her adorable newborn pictures. Now Amelia is 6 months old and ready for another round of adorable pictures.

I couldn’t believe how much she had grown – time is flying by SO fast! And the personality, my goodness. It amazes me how much babies are able to communicate without even using words. (How come adults can’t communicate that well with thousand+ word vocabularies!?)

6 month pictures at memorial park athens ga

And those big blue eyes! They are just amazing. Better watch out Dad, you’re going to have your hands full in a few years. :)

6 month pictures at memorial park athens ga

We decided to meet at Memorial Park  in Athens, Georgia. It was a bit of a chilly day but Amelia was such a trooper during all of her pictures. We took advantage of the park setting for some fun fall pictures.

6 month pictures at memorial park athens ga

6 month pictures at memorial park athens ga

“These leaves are yummy!”

We played for a little while before getting her decked out in her holiday gear for some Christmas pictures.6 month pictures at memorial park athens ga

6 month pictures at memorial park athens ga

6 month pictures at memorial park athens ga

 I wish I could play with her on Christmas morning! But I do know that her friends and family are going to love having these photos in a Christmas card hanging on their mantle. What’s not to love about this munchkin!?

6 month pictures at memorial park athens ga

And as I said before, she was an excellent communicator. This was Amelia’s “okay, I’m done, can we go now?” face. Okay, okay, but not before I snap one more sweet picture with you and Mommy.

And as I said before, she was an excellent communicator.

I can’t wait to see her again for her 9-month pictures!

 

Newborn Photos At Home – Amelia, 12 Days Old – Athens GA

You all met Lindsey a few months ago for her maternity photo shoot at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia. She was a glowing mama then and let me tell you, she seemed amazingly pulled together for a mom of a 12-day old baby who came a MONTH early! I’m such a planner at heart, I couldn’t imagine how I’d handle that!

Luckily we decided during the maternity shoot that we would definitely take newborn photos of little Miss Amelia whenever she was ready. I guess she just couldn’t wait for her time in front of the camera! I offered to go to Lindsey’s house so we could try to minimize the life disruption factor (I’m pretty sure a new human being does that enough all no her own) and so I could capture some shots of the nursery, too (which I mentioned the other day as a reason that I really love doing newborn photos at home!).

We started with some photos of Amelia in her cute monkey hat snuggled up in a blanket on mommy’s lap. Look at those big blue eyes!

Newborn photos at home athens ga

newborn photos at home athens ga

I’m going to take this one as a smile. :)

Then we got her all snuggled up, snug as a bug in a rug. Look at how glamorous she is with that headband!

newborn photos at home athens ga

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After a few feeding breaks (as dad said, second breakfast … and then third), we did a few more pose and outfit changes. Amelia really was a trooper! She’s so tiny that even the smallest accessories were too big for her. This little pink striped cap made her look like a tiny fisherman. :) Well, fisherwoman.

newborn photos at home athens ga

However, this little basket I brought with me actually made her look like a giant! But she snuggled right up in it for a quick shot!

newborn photos at home athens ga

And what photo shoot would be complete without Lindsey reading Harry Potter to Amelia. I love how Amelia grabbed onto her finger for this one. It’s like she was saying, “I’m listening, mom, go ahead!”

newborn photos at home athens ga

If you are expecting a little bundle of joy, then call/text me at 706-623-3296. I’d love to plan out a special session for your family!

Newborn Pictures – Lily 6 Weeks Old

I think newborn pictures are my newest favorite realm of photography. You’ve seen Lily’s parents on the site before, most recently for Jana’s maternity pictures. The Bodners are seriously the best customers (and friends)! :)

It is typically best for newborn pictures to be taken within the first 14 days after the baby is born. They’re so sleepy and squishy and tend to be pretty agreeable with whatever you have in mind for them. Since Lily’s parents live down in Florida, we couldn’t time it perfectly, but everything still went really well! Lily had just turned 6 weeks old and had her gorgeous blue eyes open for us for most of the session!

Newborn Pictures Athens GA

Although I ADORE these precious pictures of her (that are already showing some personality!!) I also really love the pictures of Lily’s nursery.  I got a chance of capturing each adorable detail of her room, all of the little owls and her sweet bunny. Moms and dads probably don’t get a chance to take pictures of each of these pieces when they’re worried about their brand new newborn, so I’m glad to take the task off their hands. :)

Newborn Pictures Athens GA

Are you expecting a new bundle of joy soon? Call or email me so we can talk! I’d love to meet you for coffee (decaf!) or some yummy froyo … or whatever else your cravings are drawing you to. :) We’ll get your due date on the calendar so I can be ready to meet you and your angel in your home as soon as she or he is here! I promise you, newborn pictures are something you will treasure always.