Month: July, 2010

Father, Sister, Brother, Mother

July 28, 2010

The ‘N’ family came to me through a referral from another photographer. Which means I really wanted to get their session done right. When both a family and another photographer trust me to capture portraits, I’m both encouraged and humbled.

This session was a little bit family, a little bit sibling, a little bit mother-daughter time, and a little bit of get-the-little-boy-to-sit-still-for-just-a-second. In other words, exactly how I expect my family sessions with young children to be. Children aren’t silent or still by nature, so I don’t try to capture them that way. Their personalities begin to shine when they’re allowed to be themselves. I just have to be ready when that moment happens.






Annika Kristine | Rochester Birth Photography

July 15, 2010

We spend so much of our lives waiting: in line, at street lights, for phone calls. But waiting for a baby is the hardest wait of all. It’s a kind of waiting that involves a tremendous amount of work, a lot of pain and good deal of surprises, but there is no better reward for the wait than holding your newborn in your arms.

This little one kept us all waiting for a long time, but when she decided she was ready to arrive, she made quite the entrance. Complete and perfect in every way.

And now they are four: mom, dad, son, daughter.

Congratulations, Catherine and Ryan! It was an honor to document your daughter’s arrival.

Annika Kristine
7 pounds 1 ounce
20 inches

Family for the Fourth

July 5, 2010

Another session for friends of mine! With out-of-town family in town for the holiday weekend, my friend wanted images for grandma gifts and wall portraits. This combination cousin/sibling session was at a new location for me, right near my home. We found some great light and shadows, and the wildflowers were in full bloom. Dad jumped in for some family shots, and the kids had a few impromptu wrestling matches. All in all, a success.

Happy Fourth of July!