Arguably my favorite shoot I do each year, it’s time for our 2021 Mommy and Me photos. Next to Christmas, Valentine’s Day is my FAVORITE holiday. Who doesn’t love pink, candy, and an excuse to tell all the people you love that you love them? Our anniversary is the 15th, too, so it’s just always a big hoopla at our home! Being a boy mommy has somehow made me love the holiday even more now. There is just something mushy about loving on tiny Valentines!!
I always love sharing styled shoots like this, not only because they’re special to me, but because I love giving you inspiration for your own special shoots with your families. In your annual budget for your family, I cannot stress enough how much I think photos should be on that list. I love that I have photos of us from every single stage of life. From Christmas card photos to mommy and me photos you will cherish forever, I hope you always feel inspired when you see the incredible shoots Cottonwood Road Photography comes up with.
I seriously tried to narrow down the photos to share… but it was very difficult when there were so many amazing images… haha. I do sincerely hope the plethora of shots helps you with poses and outfit ideas, though! The key to shoots with babes… time. Would you believe we did this shoot in under 20 minutes?? YUP. A studio is the way to go for a shoot with babies as well, because you don’t have to worry about one running off into a ditch or off with the horses in the field over *this has happened with us… haha* Hannah H., my photographer, is so amazing at getting kids to laugh and show their personality. She has them be kids… just on camera. She has cookies, flowers, and encourages them to dance and have FUN. I always know a shoot with Hannah H. is in good hands because she just somehow ALWAYS gets the best shots. My favorite shot of us three *the one as the blog image you clicked to get here* was captured from Hannah telling Knox to sneak up on me and scare me! If you’re local… hire Hannah. She just is simply the best!
*exact top and bottom not sold anymore, but I linked almost identical pieces!*
Boys outfits are both from Zara Kids!