I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: I’m awful around kids. I don’t like holding other people’s kids, especially babies, and I never know what to say around them. This becomes painfully obvious when we photograph families. Take Grayson, for example. She ran up to me, held my hand, and I immediately start blabbering, “Hi, Grayson! How are you? How’s work? Have you, uh, filed your taxes yet?” Ok, I’m exaggerating, of course, but not by that much! In two seconds, however, Nate becomes the “baby whisperer.” Playing hide and go seek, having them doubling over laughing…

It makes me swoon, of course, but I always fear this is a peek into our future. Nate playing with the kids at sundown, them begging him for 5 more minutes, while I make awkward small talk as I try to get them to finish their homework and avoid eye contact at all times. I know that “they” say it’s totally different when it’s your kid, so I guess time will tell. In the meantime, I like seeing family sessions as good practice and forced interaction with the under three feet variety- One of these days I’ll get the hang of child interaction, but for now, I’ll enjoy my spot behind the camera!

(Note from Nate: Jensey’s an adorable over exaggerator and is just as wonderful during these sessions. Don’t let her creative writing fool you!)

Pigtails! <3

Anyone recognize these three sweet faces? Lindsey and Derrick were married a little over a year ago! <3

Lindsey started throwing leaves on Miss Grayson, and at first, she wasn’t so sure of it…

… But two seconds later, she fell in love with autumn! Favorite!!!!!!!!

We photographed their session right by Vanderbilt Medical Center, and a helicopter kept flying overhead. The sad thing was that it was so cloudy, she couldn’t see the helicopter, just hear it- So confusing!

Ugh, I love you three!

Doesn’t this make you wanna go swing?!


Those little boots!!!!!!! <3

Vanderbilt was so perfect for this session!

Please, God, let me photograph more kids in Halloween costumes next year! I can’t handle this cuteness. :)

Lindsey, Derrick, and Grayson- Let’s do it again next year! And the next, and the next… :)

9 Responses to “Lindsey + Derrick = Grayson”

  1. This child is the cutest!! I LOOOOOVE the pig tails :-)!!!!

  2. Stefanie on February 13th, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  3. oh my goodness. oh my goodness. oh MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!


    so.so.so.so.so.so.so. SOOOOO much cutee!! :)
    I am so with you jensey!! I feel so awkward around them, and babies always cry near me. but i am sure you are actually FANTASTIC with the little ones!!

    These are some of the BEST family portraits you guys have ever done! definitely pinning on pinterest!

  4. Lydia on February 14th, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Reply

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