Adeline, Ashtyn, & Brooklyn

These three little beauties were so much fun during their photo shoot! The two older girls, Ashtyn and Brooklyn, are sisters and it was so sweet to see how excited they were when their baby cousin Adeline pulled up.

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All three girls (and their mothers)  were such good sports considering the fact that it was absolutely freezing outside!  They parted with their warm jackets long enough for me to snap some pictures of them in their perfectly matching Matilda Jane outfits. Be still, my heart! ❤

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We did a quick wardrobe change and headed out to a nice sunny field that turned out to be pleasantly warmer than our previous little spot in the woods.  After much running, racing, and a few sweet kisses we finished up the session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kaitlyn + Dalton + Skye

This sweet family of three made my Sunday a little brighter with their session. Seeing them interact with each other reminded me of when my husband and I were in the beginning stages of our relationship….which actually ended up making me feel a little old but I won’t hold that against them. 😛

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I had the pleasure of photographing their baby girl, Skyler Michelle, when she was just a tiny little thing.

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She’s 7 months old now and I can’t believe how fast she’s grown! During her session she was very proud of her newfound skill of sticking her tongue out which made for some pretty adorable pictures.

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Those who know me know that I am a huge supporter of law enforcement. I grew up having a father that was in the field which inspired me to become a 911 dispatcher- a job that I have had for almost 15 years now.  When I saw this blue line flag blanket I knew that would be perfect for my sessions with my law enforcement family (Dalton is a deputy sheriff). It was handmade by one of my co-workers at 911, Gretchen Edwards.

She has them for sale in her Etsy shop along with several other styles for those that love this as much as I do! You can check them out at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Gigiskeepsakes?ref=l2-shopheader-name

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Towards the end of their session I got to see the gorgeous engagement ring that Dalton gave to the future Mrs. Anderson. I can only imagine what a stunning bride she will be on her big day! ❤

Allison + Andy + Kate + Charlotte + Anna Helen

 

Last weekend I had the pleasure of having this beautiful family of five in front of my camera. The weather was absolutely amazing – I’m so glad that it is FINALLY starting to feel like fall!

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Look at Anna Helen’s cute little wrinkled up nose! I’m pretty sure she was making that face at me because my crate was preventing her from reaching all of the deliciously crunchy leaves on the ground that she wanted so badly. 😀

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This shot was not easy to come by. What you can’t see here is how Allison was crouched down behind the girls so that she could hold Anna Helen securely on the bench for the picture. A little bit of Photoshop and here you have it! I just love how big sister Kate seems to have her hand on Anna Helen protectively so that she doesn’t fall. I’m pretty sure that sweet little smile on Charlotte’s face was because she knew it was about to be playground time for her while little sister would be stuck with me for her 9 month pictures!

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With her sisters and Dad running off to the playground (I think Andy was even more excited than the girls to be done with pictures) it was time for Anna Helen to be in the limelight for her 9 month session. She looks so proud to be standing up with a little help from Mom! Or maybe she’s enjoying showing off that gorgeous dress because she can sense that her photographer has an obsession with Matilda Jane Clothing. Hmmm….

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Gah! Those huge brown eyes of hers are just mesmerizing! Must…fight….the baby fever……..!

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Anna Helen patiently let me snap a few shots of her and even let us change her outfit once before deciding that she was over this whole photo shoot thing and ready for dinner and bed. If you look closely at her right hand you can see the Cheerio that was used as a bribery tool to get those final few pictures.

 

Mission complete!

And the “best dressed” award goes to…..

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…little Miss Ava Kate!

I mean, seriously – would you look at this girl? Talk about a photographer’s dream!

I can’t say that I was surprised when she showed up for her pictures dressed to perfection considering the fact that her mother, Ashli Williams, is the BEST Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper in our area. Cute clothing is literally her specialty!

If you’ve never heard of Matilda Jane clothing you should check out their web site, www.MatildaJaneClothing.com but be warned – their stuff is addictive. If you see something on there that you can’t live without or want more information about something feel free to email me and I will put you in touch with Ashli to place an order. 

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Ava and I had so much fun during her session! I kind of expected her to be quiet and shy but her feisty personality kept me laughing the entire time. I’m not positive  but I have the feeling that this girl has absolutely zero problems keeping her three older brothers (and her parents) in check back at home.

After Ava mentioned that she wants to be a photographer when she grows up I decided to let her choose her own props and pose for a few of the pictures and boy was I impressed!  I definitely see future photographer potential there. 😉

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There is no other experience in the world like becoming a parent. Your first child changes your entire life in ways that you couldn’t imagine B.C. (before children). Even if you decide to have more babies later on in life it will never be like your first. The new experiences pop up every day and it seems to go by so fast. I’m reminded of all this when I get the pleasure of spending time with Skyler and her Mom, Kaitlyn, during her 6 months session.

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This little doll face is Kaitlyn’s first child and you can just feel the love and adoration between them when in their presence. I am already a mother of four myself but these two totally give me baby fever for #5 (which is why my husband says that we can’t hang out too much). Ha!

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I mean look at this. I can’t even take the cuteness!! She was all smiles during her session and let us change her a gazillion times with no complaints……..

 

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…although she did take a quick nap in Mom’s arms between wardrobe changes. Totally my kind of girl!

 

 

 

 

Skyler celebrates her 1/2 birthday

Are we there yet?

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Photo courtesy of Rustic Lantern Photography

Every time my husband and I take our four children on a trip we get asked the age old question – “Are we there yet?”.  Since moving to Peachtree City in 2012 it has been my husband and friends asking me that very same question.

In 2008 I stepped out on faith and started my photography business.  Photography for me was, and is, a passion.  They say that if you do what you love then you will never work a day in your life so I decided to listen.  In 2012 and after growing my business and family, life happened.  Our family decided we needed to find a new home and town where we could grow together.  We moved to Peachtree City and I promised myself and my husband that I would continue pursuing my love for photography.  Not long after moving and getting settled we discovered that we would be welcoming 2013 in with baby number four!

For the first time in years I only have one child at home during the day and I am finally  finding and settling in to my “normal” routine.  “Are we there yet?”, my husband asks.  Finally, after years of asking I was excited to tell him, and all of you, WE ARE THERE!!!

This blog is the first official stop on our welcome home tour and we are so glad you decided to share this journey with his.  My hope is that blogging will provide another medium for me to connect and grow together with my clients.  It will also be a way for you to see why you should trust Alaina Forshee Photography in documenting all of the special moments and milestones that you will want to treasure for forever.  You will get a glimpse of just how much thought, time, and care goes into each and every photo shoot.  Thank you for your continued support and patience during my transition.

Are we there yet?  Yes, yes we are, and there is no where else I would rather be.  Here we grow again.  🙂

Yours Always,

Alaina