rain rain go away, come again another day… preferably on a day that my little sister isn’t having a garden wedding. we spent half of the night wide awake, as lightning lit up the room and thunder roared directly above us. it was all a bit surreal, thinking that the wedding would be held in a garden in the morning. this was madrid, it’s not crazy like bilbao where rain could come at you at any moment. alameth and i shared a room, along with nervous laughs, about what we would be waking up to in the morning. sure enough, the day set out to a bit of a disastrous start… the rain didn’t subside, the hair dresser took longer than expected, we were showered by the storm while we dealt with bad traffic, and right when we were pulling into the parking lot… the bride got in a fender bender!
after shaking all of it off, filing paperwork, and frantically trying to get back on schedule… the ceremony started and every thing that went wrong seemed to trickle off, like the rain on the windows. she looked stunning, everyone’s eyes filled up with tears as dad walked her down the aisle. our little sister anna sang “a thousand miles” and we all breathed a sigh of relief. the rest? party time, of course! there was plenty of singing, bouncing, chanting, and cheer going around. in fact, at a given point even alameth and jose’s greyhound were brought over to them, as a surprise. i guess they didn’t want to miss out on their big day either! all’s well that ends well!
four. that’s the number of sessions I have done with these two. it’s also the new number of family members in their house. during the summer I got a call from Elisa about doing another sessions for their growing family. I have to say that when you’ve done several sessions with one same family it can start to feel challenging to bring something new to the table. After agreeing on a mountainside setting, we enjoyed a little picnic together and started the session. Little Emma is not so little anymore and she provided plenty of photo ops and entertainment throughout the day. I love how curious toddlers are, and she wanted to know everything I was doing, would even come up to me and pull on the camera to see herself on the back. Smart kid! Something tells me she’s had plenty of pictures taken in the past. Something else tells me, they’re not done taking photos of her just yet.
death by cutie. that’s how i feel when i see all of these photos from little rhumba’s session. her mom wanted to try on a million little outfits, and i have to say that for a toddler she did amazing. it took a lot of running around and calling her name, but when it’s all said and done, like i said… death by cutie!
i couldn’t believe it. as i walked up to iratxe and hector i was amazed at how that boy they held in their arms was the tiny baby i had taken newborn photos of 12 months earlier. platinum blonde hair, chunky arms, and a cheeky smile, hodei was obviously ready to look adorable for his birthday mini session. armed with a delicious looking cake that was sure to make a giant mess, we found our way to the mountain side ready to take some sticky pictures! I love seeing babies’ expression when they don’t quite know what to do with the cake itself. that first taste. the inquisitive look on their faces while they try to figure out if they like it or not. the inevitable double dip. it’s almost too much for my heart to handle. cuteness overload? yes please!