Sunday, July 6, 2008

Let Her Eat Cake!

Happy first birthday to this sweet, sweet little girl, who will be turning one in the next few days. I can hardly believe a year has passed already. Her mom, Dana, is one of my best clients - I photographed her for maternity portraits (and I really think that session is when The Lori Style was born); and the baby's newborn, 3-month, 6-month, and 9-month portraits - just look over the blog and you will see this little redhead's face everywhere!

Today we had her first birthday portrait session - which Dana and I have been looking forward to for so long! We did a "cake smash" session - which means, Dana brought a cake and I photographed the baby while she talked to it, smashed it, tasted it (a little bit); and generally had a ball! So did we - it was a very entertaining sight. This session was so fun - I can't wait to do another one - so come on Kansas City - bring me your babies! Let the cake smashing begin! :)

Thank you so much, Dana, for your loyalty (and referrals!) in the past year - I'm looking forward to your outdoor family session this fall. Enjoy the preview!

So, what is this thing?
I don't know... but I shall smash it!
Uh oh. I've made a terrible mess!
Maybe if I quietly sneak away, Lori won't notice.
Uh... can someone get me a towel?
Here she is before the cake carnage began .

Magical Light

I photographed Brenda's family this weekend in this beautiful spot with magical light. Don't you just love it?

Thanks, Brenda, for choosing me for your family portraits. I promised you your gallery before I headed out of town ... so your proofs will be ready soon! (If the portrait looks pixely, just click on it to see it better).