Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Audrey's 2 year photo shoot

Before Audrey was born I began looking for a photographer who would come to the house for photo shoots. I had seen many blogs and websites with such gorgeous images of newborns and babies...and while I think studio photos are very nice, there's just something so special about the home setting. So we've had photos taken at home (or at some other pretty outdoor location) for her milestone birthdays (nb, 6 mo, 1 year, 18 mo.) The problem with these shoots is that our photographer was SO EXPENSIVE! The session alone was pricey and the prints were outrageous (for just ONE print!) But I sucked it up because the photos were always gorgeous and they would last a lifetime.

Then my friend Stacy from high school became a mom and started her own photography business. Through FB we'd kept in touch and she started blogging, too. I absolutely loved seeing her work, mostly of her beautiful daughter Addisyn. She now lived in DE but often visited her family who still live in the area. I knew she'd be perfect for Audrey's 2 year portraits.

Our sneak peak was posted on her blog last night and I love how they came out so far. Stacy was so great to work with...she directed us, had great ideas, and even insisted we take pictures on Main Street. If you are in the northern VA/MD/DE area I highly recommend her...you get more than your money's worth and it's such a fun experience!

One thing I love about Stacy's work...she also focuses on the parents...what a change! After all, it all starts with 2 people in love...

All photos courtesy of Stacy Hart Photography.


The Steens said...

love them all! Are you going to be doing mat photos as well?

StacyHartPhotography said...

Hi, Sheri! You are such a great blogger, wife, mom, teacher! How do you do it all? :-) I loved "working" with you all. I can tell that there is a lot of love between you and Chris and that Audrey reaps the benefit of that love. God Bless you and your family in 2011!