Category Archives: baby

baby alyvia | newborn

i got to meet this sweet angel recently for her newborn photo session. she is just delicious! i fell in love the moment i saw her.  when she arrived with her mama and daddy, her mom let me feed her.  i was in baby heaven. once she finished her bottle, we headed out into the studio to begin photos.  i had several sets planned for a sleeping baby, but alyvia was afraid she would miss the party, so she kept her eyes wide open.

we moved to plan b, and i started posing her in some nice awake poses.  i do like to get a nice family shot with the baby awake, so alyvia was a perfect model for that.i thought after we got some family shots, alyvia would be exhausted…i was wrong.  🙂

it took us over an hour to get herto sleep.  luckily, alyvia’s parents are way cool, so i had a fun time getting to really know them.  her poor daddy was so sleepy that at one point we looked over and he was totally asleep in the chair. poor guy.

we finally got alyvia to close her eyes, and once she gave in to sleep, i was in “go mode.” we were able to get a bunch of gorgeous shots of her, and she slept right through it.  success!

alyvia was so well-behaved that i convinced her parents to stay an extra hour so i could get more photos of her. i think starvation had set in for chris by the time i finished. we kept talking about what restaurant they were going to head to. (they talked about mexican food so much that i had to get some chips and salsa for myself that night too!)

it was a great photo session, and i am definitely looking forward to more with this family.  i promise the next one won’t take as long! thanks for being so cooperative, chris and aveon, and of course, baby alyvia!!

tyson |newborn|

02cthe arrival of this little guy might official throw me into “old” status.  baby Tyson has made me a great auntie.  I remember my great aunts having wrinkles – good lord, do I have wrinkles??

but back to Tyson.  isn’t he gorgeous?  and how about that mama of his?  she is so in love.  and his daddy was fantastic.  he spent most of the session bouncing and shushing ty to keep him relaxed.  the poor baby had a tummy ache and just wasn’t so excited for his super-model debut.

it was a great photo session, and once we got Ty to sleep, he was totally into his photo shoot.  heehee

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making photographs

welcome to the newly revamped simply|moore blog!  I have tried blogging several times, and I just never follow through.  the thing is – I love writing!  so, this time, I am all in! I want this blog to be a place where I share my photography and my life.  you may learn more about me than you care to.  😉

I have always been making photos.  I love that phrase – making photographs.  it sounds so beautiful.  making portraits really is a beautiful thing – as long as I don’t have to be on the other side of the camera.

that’s sounds terrible, I know.  I am trying to be better.  I really am.  I realize that there are very few photos of me and my mom when I was a little girl.  there are tons of me and my sister, but few of us with our mom.  the two I have found are true treasures to me, and I wish there were more.  I want to be able to give my boys enough photos of us together so they never have that feeling.

for the past year, I have tried extra hard to make sure I am in photos with my boys, and my husband.  I will never be as thin as I would like, or as stylish as I hope, but my boys aren’t looking for that.  when I was little, my mom was the most beautiful person on earth.  I like to think my boys feel that way about me, no matter how I feel about myself.  of course, in all honesty, I absolutely photoshop every single photo of myself that I print or upload – a little “help” in the fitness and style departments never hurt anybody.  heehee

so here in my “hello” message, I am also encouraging all you beautiful women out there to not forget to make photographs of yourself.  you are beautiful, and you deserve to feel that way!  any photoshop after the portrait is made can be our little secret.

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