Who's Hungry for Watermelon? | Charming Children's Smash Session

Howdy, y’all!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and enjoying this interesting Houston weather. One morning it’s storming, the next minute it’s sunny. Phew, how’s a photographer to keep up?! On a business note, however, I am blogging my latest natural light and on location photography session. As a photographer, I specialize in photographing little ones, squishy newborns, baby bumps and of course your family milestones. And hey – we like to keep sessions light and fun. When you turn one year old, it’s customary to smash a cake and get a little messy…but what if your favorite food is watermelon? That in mind, a watermelon smash was in store for the last tot I had in front of my camera.

I had the adorable L family meet me in one of my favorite Cypress locations; it’s in Coles Crossing and offers a plethora of photogenic variety. There is a lake with fountains, walking trails, a bridge overlooking a playground and body of water, open field of trees, and also a dock that jets out into the lake I mentioned. There is also perfect parking, so this makes the location ideal for sessions involving props. The following images are some of my favorite from the session. Of course, no session is complete without family set ups so I’ll be previewing those, too! 

In the beginning, the little one was a wee bit tentative as she looked around, unsure of why we placed two large watermelons in her vicinity. At this point, I simply use my Canon 135 f/2L or Canon 200 mm f/2.8L and observe from many meters away. This way, I'm not in her space and we can see her genuinely exploring the set up. 

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Of course, I had to invite big brother to join in on the fun! It wasn't planned, but I never mind an improvised change. :-)

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I also set aside some of the session to work with the entire family. We utilized the open field, rustic bridge, and the gorgeous evening sun!

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Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Houston Newborn Photographer specializing in gorgeous posed newborn sessions. Her studio is located in Northwest Harris County. In addition to breathtaking baby portraiture, Sarah also offers stylish natural light family photography as well as dynamic outdoor maternity sessions for expecting mothers and couples. Sarah joyfully serves the entire Harris and Montgomery county areas including Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Spring, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Memorial & West Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, Richmond, West University and Rice Village.

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