What I mean to say is…anti-posing at its best :) That’s what went on during our beautiful sunset session. So first, let me just comment on how gorgeous the sunset was this evening. It was warm and balmy, sunny and glowy – pretty much perfect (well, aside from the red ants and bugs) so we already had an amazing backdrop to work with. Sunset sessions can be bittersweet though, because we’re running against mother nature’s clock, we have a specific time frame to shoot in – as opposed to a home session or morning session when there’s much more elbow room as far as how long a shoot can go. Nevertheless, although our session wasn’t super duper long, it gave me more than enough time to capture this amazing family’s love! ┬áBesides, I don’t know one toddler or baby interested in a 3 hour shoot! But I digress. Back to my post title. So, when photographing toddlers and babies together, the word I live by is ANTI-POSE. No posing! I mean, I’m not fond of posing to begin with, but even more so with toddlers! And I just love, love the resulting images…natural, happy, fun and carefree images of the family in action! I just adored this family! Mom is the sweetest, loveliest person. She had one of the best laughs I have ever heard…or should I say, experienced – because watching her laugh is so cute – she’s adorable! I had a very hard time picking some images to blog because well, I wanted to blog ‘em all! But here are are few faves!

  • Nicki Julie, they brought tears to my eyes. I will cherish these always. You do chaos well ;).(07.22.2011 09:05am)
  • Fabio How did a guy like that get a girl like her? (Great pics - from Fabio)(07.22.2011 10:04am)
  • susan such beautiful pictures... such a beautiful family... LOVE sums it all up!(07.22.2011 01:46pm)
  • Danielle Sawkins Your pictures came out absolutely GORGEOUS!!(07.22.2011 02:21pm)
  • Laura Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful family!!!(07.23.2011 05:10am)
  • Gina Nyeholt I love these photos! The entire website is AWESOME. What a gift and talent :)(07.23.2011 01:24pm)
  • Jennifer Valentine I can't believe how adorable these photographs are...I created the hairpins the little sweetheart is wearing! She said the pictures were amazing, and I agree...how precious....(07.23.2011 11:31pm)
  • Brianna Really lovely pictures Nicki and Rich, you've got such a beautiful family. These are some really lovely pictures(07.24.2011 10:39pm)
  • angela p I am in love <3 please continue this and never stop!!(07.24.2011 10:44pm)
  • Felicia Lopez these photographs are amazing! I loved the mirror takes!(07.24.2011 10:49pm)
  • Kara K Amazing job!!! Love the props, love the photography, love the family! Couldn't capture love any better!(07.25.2011 02:27pm)
  • Melissa H I love love these pictures, they are so beautiful. The babies are so adorable and you two look great! Amazing pictures!(07.25.2011 03:08pm)
  • Bryan Just gorgeous!(07.25.2011 05:31pm)
  • Rachelle I love all the photos!! Beautiful Family!!! She is sure a gem!!!(07.26.2011 10:41am)
  • Melissa What a beautiful family! Absolutely gorgeous!(07.26.2011 11:03am)
  • Grandma Beautiful, beautiful pictures...beautiful Grandchildren...beautiful mommy and daddy... each and every photo was my absolute favorite.(07.26.2011 11:14am)
  • Paul Awesome photos! Love all of them!(07.26.2011 01:19pm)
  • rick Great photographs!(07.26.2011 03:39pm)
  • Linda Loved every single one of them Nicki. Abigail is absolutely gorgeous like her mommy. Nicholas is so adorable. You are blessed with such a beautiful family. Can't decide which one I like the best.(07.26.2011 08:58pm)
  • Erika Absolutely LOVE all of the photos!! The kiddos look adorable and Julie captured some sweet moments of you and Rich. Good luck trying to decide which ones to include in the table book ;)(07.27.2011 02:03pm)
  • Marie Amazing photos! You all look like you're having the time of your life and so in love...beautiful family! :)(07.27.2011 09:03pm)
  • Nancy Great, great, great photos!(07.28.2011 12:29am)
  • Gaby Great pics! Love the lighting and how it enhances all of the colors.(07.28.2011 09:32am)

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