Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So exciting!- Maternity/Athens Georgia Photographer

I had a blast last week with this couple and their sweet puppy (and first "child"). Photographing J. and M. was so easy since there was no way to take a bad picture of either of them. Even though there is a lot for them to do before the baby arrives (good luck on the Boards J.!) they are so excited about their baby girl's due date in February. I can not wait to meet their new little one and have already started thinking about props.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone who has followed the blog this year. This year has brought me so many wonderful opportunities to meet your families and I have been so blessed for sharing an afternoon or two with you and capturing a few of your memories. I hope you all have a terrific Christmas and I look forward to seeing you again in the new year.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Emerson!

I can not believe it has been a month since I had Emerson. Baby time travels fast!

Emerson is doing great and blending into our family terrific. We were having trouble with her sleeping at first and spent a lot of sleepless nights wondering what we were going to do if she never slept. But, happily she is doing much better with her sleep and we are at least getting a little rest at night and she is getting a little rest during the day. I think we are starting to get into a routine and life is getting back to normal.

Even though it was a dark day here in Athens, I had to take time out to do a few portraits to preserve her first month birthday. So , happy birthday little Emerson. You are an amazing little girl and we could not be happier that you are a part of our family.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Just a few more.

This is what she thinks of my camera.

Emerson is doing great and just slid right into the family. My girls love her and even Chase has given her a little love. All the kids have been wonderful this week and it has really helped in the recovery.

Little Emerson has been a difficult little woman for me to photograph. Not to mention, I am trying not to bend and sit on the ground a lot while recoving from the c-section. But, I have gotten a few keepers and thought I would share them with you.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

SHE is here!

Emerson Frances Riggott was born on October 24 at 1:32 pm weighing 7 lbs 2 oz (the smallest of all four of my children). She was 19 3/4 inches long.

My delivery went well and the recovery is going well so far. Emerson is a little doll and seems to be enjoying her new life on the outside as well. Peyton and Grayson are so proud and it is so sweet to watch them interact and enjoy their new sister. Chase is too busy to stop and look at Emerson. I am sure he will enjoy her when she gets home.
(Julie Putnam from Paisey Pictures was nice enough to come and photograph sweet Emerson for me yesterday and provide me with the picture for this blog. Thanks Julie!)

Friday, October 17, 2008

I think I am in love!

Is it even legal to be so cute? This is the happiest little woman EVER! She barely disagreed and was just such a happy little girl. You can not help but smile when you see her and her two new little bottom teeth.

Little A. was a returning client who I photographed as a newborn. She had a head full of hair then and still has a lot of hair at almost a year old. Some of my most favorite newborn photos came from her newborn session and same goes with her current session.

It was so fun to see her parents with her and it was so evident that they are so amazed by A. Who would not love a sweet face like this?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Come on down, you are the next contestant in the Riggott Baby game!

Just to be fun, I set up a fun poll to see who can correctly guess the most information about the baby. You can find our poll at the ExpectNet site with this link.

Put in a guess and the person who is the closest, will receive a free session and 10x20 storyboard.

This is what we know so far:
The baby is a planned c-section on October 24 at 1:00. But who knows if I will get in early or have to wait on emergency c-sections as I have in the past.
We do not know the gender.
I have had big babies in the past (between 7 lbs 10 oz and 8 lbs 4 oz.)

So, please vote. It will be fun to see who comes closest.

And please check back during the weekend of October 24, I will do my best to get an update on my blog followed by photos as soon as I can.

The rules:
Voting ends October 24 at noon.
The session must be used between January 15 and June 30, 2009.
The session and storyboard are not eligible for cash value.
The storyboard applies to this session and is not eligible to be used from a previous session.
Please vote only one time.
The session must take place in the Athens or surrounding areas.

Perfect baby! Perfect parents!

I was so excited to hear that little C. arrived and to have her parents set up a session so quickly after birth. C. is this couple's first child and by the way they were handling her and the amount of patience they had with her, you would never know it! She is just the sweetest little thing and very easy going considered I turned and tossed her for a few hours.

Because I was able to photograph C. within the first two weeks after birth, and her parent's patience and willingness to just give her another little feed after she woke a little upset, and their desire to get the right portrait and willing to wait C. out for it, I think we got some really sweet shots. (and I hope B. and B. think so too!).

I could post the whole session but I will just limit it to a few of my favorites.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

She is ONE!

It was impossible to choose my favorite from A.'s session. How can I choose when the subject is this cute?

This was my third time photographing A. but the fourth time I photographed her family (fifth if you count photographing her aunt). Each time, I love seeing them just as much as I did the last. A. is from a family that you want to be adopted into. They are just so laid back and warm. A. is of course ADORED by all in the family... she is one lucky girl.

Newborn A. Isn't it amazing how much and fast they grow?

Happy belated birthday A.!!!!

Smart, Imaginative, and lots of Fun!

We had so much fun at the Botanical Gardens taking L.'s pictures. She loved the bench in the Asian Garden where we played "drive through window". She was so imaginative and so much fun. L. made the session so easy and it was such a pleasure to take her picture. I hope I get to photograph you again in the future L. It was so nice to spend time with you and your mother.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Beautiful family....

This was my second time photographing this sweet little girl. She is always so much fun and I always enjoy our time together. I was so excited to have an opportunity to take photos of the whole family during this session. I loved seeing the interaction between A. and her parents. I hope I captured how sweet they are together.

Thanks again for such a great time. I look forward to our next session.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New sessions and thanks

First off, thank you to those who participated in the Down Syndrome Awareness sessions. It was so nice to be out shooting again and I love seeing old families that I have photographed and meeting new families as well. Your contribution to the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta is much appreciated.

Here is a sneak peek for my first session of the weekend.

This was my second time photographing these kids and my have they grown. Both are extra sweet and very cooperative. I could have photographed them all day. I love seeing little imaginations in motion and both of these kids have wonderful imaginations. K. and R., I hope you guys had a wonderful special treat at McDonalds. You deserve it!