30 Dec 6-Month Baby Amelia
The Almazar family story begins with the born and bred Englishman, Josh, who crossed the big blue Atlantic. He met his sweet American wife, Annie. The two of them swapped lobster tails for smoked salmon with a move from Maine to Washington. Question: What to you get when you cross a British doctor and a gorgeous brunette with a killer smile? Answer: The most precious baby girl. A sweet baby girl with an equally sweet name – Amelia. We were so tickled to have this family come in and capture Amelia’s 6-month milestone and to get some beautiful Fall family portraits.
Amelia was just able to support herself sitting, but not quite ready for venturing into the world of crawling/walking, so we started with some fun in the studio playing with blankets and a tasty pearl necklace. Lucky for us, being so sweet and mild-mannered, Amelia totally hammed it up for the camera, delighted to please mom and dad with a laugh or clap. We often feel fortunate to get a solid 10 minutes of patience and good posing from babies, but Amelia is some sort of happy endurance champion. Perfect through the entire shoot.
Josh and Annie then slid into frame for some playful family shots. It was such a stress-free, relaxed shoot because the three of them carried on with each other as they probably do on any given day-off at home, watching their daughter learn and discover.
After a mini makeover for Annie, we headed off to the park for some outdoor Fall photos. I annoyingly had to confirm every question about British culture you could possibly fit in the 15-minute car ride. And yes, they do love their Christmas pudding, brilliant.
It was very cold and we weren’t sure how long baby was going to tolerate the second half of our shoot, but surprise surprise she was perfect and smiled through the last frame captured. The sun was out, practically the last little bit of golden light for the season. The Almazars have thoroughly enjoyed their time here in Washington, exploring the parks with hikes through the luscious Point Defiance Park, so we finished our shoot up capturing them within the tall, green timber.
We were thrilled to deliver some beautiful pieces of artwork for the young, growing family to enjoy for years to come just before Christmas. We are already planning our next shoot with this adorable family and capturing cute, little Amelia’s next set of milestones.