My first mommy/daughter photo shoot

So, it's true, I've never done done a photo shoot with a baby before. I mean, I've taken some photos of babies, my favorite being this one. But this was the first "professional" photo shoot where the pressure was on to capture this little baby and her beautiful mother, who both happen to be my cousins. I teased this post earlier, and now here's the rest of my favorites from the shoot...

Katie & Abby Katie & Abby
First of all, Abby's adorable. She's my cousin's first kid and I adore her. And I DON'T make a habit of adoring kids.

Katie & Abby Katie & Abby
Secondly, her mom, my wonderful cousin, is one of the most stunningly beautiful women in the world!


So this should be an easy shoot right? Well, that's what I thought... but shooting babies is super hard. It's not like the, "Hey guys, let's do this shot. Cool, got it. Now let's do this!" It's more of a, "What if we do this shot? Abby? Abby! Hey where's Abby going? Okay, smile! Wait, don't cry! Okay, she doesn't like it. Why don't we just put her down and see what SHE wants to do" kinda thing.

Katie & Abby Katie & Abby
Which meant there was a lot of throwing the kid around to get smiles. And that totally worked.

Katie & Abby


Then we went to the playground...

Katie & Abby

Katie & Abby
But Abby got distracted and the playground was obviously more entertaining than the photos.

Katie & Abby

Katie & Abby Katie & Abby
Off to a new location.

Katie & Abby
I love this one because you can see Katie's adorable belly.

Katie & Abby

Katie & Abby

Katie & Abby

Katie & Abby

Katie & Abby

Katie & Abby Katie & Abby
Kisses for the unborn sister.

Katie & Abby Katie & Abby

Katie & Abby


Katie and Abby, thank you ladies for letting me have the opportunity to sharpen my family photo chops with you guys! And have fun living in Hawaii!

6 comments:

Shrie 'n Brett Spangler said...

Gorgeous Meg... so cute!

Ashley said...

This shoot was a total success, Megan! So beautiful.

Debbie said...

awwwww, they turned out soooo darn cute!!! This is the first time I've seen them all.
But is my being the mom/gramma a bit bias? I don't think so, these are truly amazing! You are a GENIUS!! (Just like Abby is, I might add) OK that was definitely bias. :)
Thank you for doing these. What wonderful memories!! Love you, Aunt Debbie

megan said...

Aw! Thanks Aunt Debbie! You know there are more on my flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/megantharpe/sets/72157622513046599/
And you can download any of them that you like to print photos, etc.
And you're totally biased... but I'll take it!

Michelle said...

Wow, her eyes are amazing! What a sweetheart! Megan, your pictures are all gorgeous. I LOVE them. How lucky they are to have such great mommy/daughter pics! Can't wait to see more of your stuff! Would you be interested in doing a big brother/little brother shoot? Please???

megan said...

MIchelle- yeah! I'd love to do that. We'll put one together when we come out for xmas. I need the practice with kids anyway!