The last T-ball game…

Child Photography, Stephanie Dulli Photography, Tball

My son has been crazy about baseball since way before he was old enough to play T-ball. This Saturday marked the end of his time as a T-ball player as he moves up to Machine Pitch in the fall, it was also Huckleberry (my four year old’s) first time on the team, he split his time between batting and playing in the sandbox. But he did pose for some pictures.

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Coach Zach (their dad) and I want to thank the T-ball Nats for a great season!~

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Family Session, The O family.

Child Photography, DC, family photos

I first met Jennifer when she auditioned for Listen To Your Mother D.C. a show that I direct every year. She walked in and told a story that made my producer Kate and I laugh and cry. We quickly cast her and she killed it at the show. Jennifer is the editor and founder of Mom Babble, I ended up contributing several pieces to her site, she and I just clicked. We have similar parenting philosophies and both can crack a joke at lightning speed. I dig her. Sadly she is moving away. Harumph. When Jennifer asked me to take her family photos I jumped at the chance.

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They’re a pretty cute bunch, dontcha think?

Maggie, what a gorgeous girl!

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And Liam, I mean honestly.

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We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day at the National Cathedral. This is one of my happy places.

Thanks O family for a fun day and don’t worry, I’ll be stalking your guest room down south. Just think of the pictures!

#Babygate The A family welcomes Baby Braelyn

Newborn Photography

I’m not going to lie, Van and Megan are friends of ours and I adore them! I don’t expect my friends to always choose me as their photographer, photography is both a technical skill and a creative art. While I may be technically right for you, perhaps I am not your creative cup of tea, you know? That being said I LOVE shooting friends and family, and I was thrilled to photograph Braelyn aka Bean Bag when she was barely a week old.

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Isn’t she perfect? And since Megan is a friend of mine I was able to kiss all over that precious little noggin, and yes, she smelled like heaven!

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Welcome to the world, Bean Bag. We love you.

The N Family welcomes Baby Jacob

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I first photographed the N family for the holidays, and despite the cold we had a blast! Baby Jacob was snuggled in the belly safe and warm though.

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If you’re wondering how mama looked at 8 days postpartum when I met baby Jacob? The answer is like she didn’t just have a baby, much less deliver one without any intervention!

And I REALLY mean without any intervention.

You may have seen on the news a story of how mama went into labor and dad racing down the 270 missed the exit to Shady Grove, so baby was born in the front seat of the car? Yeah, Baby Jacob made his debut right into his dad’s arms…arms first. A breech delivery by dad in a car. Let’s hope this one isn’t in such a hurry the rest of his life! 11082216_794235143999664_7097541859213201796_o

Dad made the mistake of pushing up his shirt while helping me set up, once I knew he had a sleeve it was all over. We immediately instructed him to right upstairs and put on a black shirt. Babies+tattoos= instant radness. Not to mention these photos are especially sweet as these are the hands that caught him as he entered the world. If there is one thing I know about this father, he will ALWAYS be there to catch his children should they fall.

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So tiny and precious. I have the best job ever. Thank you N family for trusting me with your photos!

Eleven!

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My own baby, Piper is now eleven months. Perhaps it is that she is my last baby but I feel as if time is flying by! I’ve celebrated each month of her life with a shoot, none other than Easter, really styled. Just grabbed my camera and got snapping. It’s fun to see her change before my eyes. IMG_5610WM

She is crawling and babbling and dancing up a storm. If there is anything cuter than a dancing baby I am not quite sure what that might be.

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She is full of curiosity and makes the best facial expressions.

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She is just like Mary Poppins. Practically Perfect in every way. Not that I am biased or anything.

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She is also way bummed out that Jen and Ben might be divorcing. Obviously.

The K family welcomes baby Ryn

baby photography, Child Photography, Newborn Photography, Stephanie Dulli Photography

The greatest compliment a photographer can receive is being hired repeatedly, so I was honored when the K family whom I had shot for the Holiday season announced they were having a new baby girl and asked me to capture those newborn moments.

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The cheeks on this baby were absolutely edible.

Ryn joins big brother Ridge and big sister extraordinaire Riley. If I know one thing, it’s that Baby Ryn is in good hands. The only thing greater to me than seeing a new baby is seeing a new baby be lavished with love by bigger siblings. Personally I’ve had one baby who couldn’t wait to be a big brother and one who, really was put out and came to love his new baby. Whatever the journey siblings take it’s such a special one and I love when big siblings want to get in on the fun.

Sure, I was there to shoot baby Ryn, but am I really going to turn away this?

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Never.

 

Grandma had made Ryn a darling blankie and asked if I might take her photo on it. This is now my new favorite thing, incorporating gifts or family heirlooms to newborn photos.

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Baby Ryn was not only welcomed by mom, dad, Ridge and Riley but both sets of grandparents were there to help love, feed, change and oh yes, snuggle her.

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This little angel is going to be just fine. And I can only hope I get to be there to see her celebrate her first with a big old cake smash session!