This sweet family welcomed home their USMC pilot husband/daddy in early August after 7 months in Afghanistan. The littles were so tired & confused at first, as this took place around midnight… but this sweet 4yr old was SO excited by the time his “Captain America” hero daddy got off the white buses. It was a sticky night – it was as if the anticipation & excitement took on the heat & humidity as we waited. The minutes it took for the Marine to find his family felt like hours! I love shooting these tender homecomings so much… I am always crying while I’m snapping away, freezing these moments forever. What a special, amazing job I have.
her mom is the famous blogger/quilter extraordinaire AmyLouWho
MamaLouWho really likes fabric… it’s a wonder Maggie’s name isn’t AmyButler LouWho.
Maggie is such a little cutie & we wanted to capture her littleness as much as possible.
She loves mama, milk, tickles & her big siblings.
She was barely learning to stand when we took these pictures.
We made a day of it & just hung out at my house & played
& of course took lots of pictures.
Amylouwho is such a great friend-
one you can just talk for hours with & laugh & be yourself & feel so loved!
We both love dentists, wegmans, ikea, photography & baba ganoujh
& playing that blasted words with friends scrabble game on our iThings.
meanwhile, this is going on behind the scenes.
2 harmonicas, 5 kids, 2 moms, a bed & a camera (and a whole lot of crazy!):
after a couple milk breaks for Maggie & some lunch for everyone else, we relocated & re-costumed for some more shots. It was a long day for such a little model, but she was sweet as ever, even past naptime.
We took our little family to Orlando to see Mickey Mouse Lightning McQueen! It was such a fun trip & now I want to move there & get a season pass so we can go all the time (& avoid the crowds). I took this picture just as we were leaving Magic Kingdom just after sunset.