If March remains the month of photographing friends and their beautiful families, I’ll be one happy photographer!  I may just have to set that month aside for portraits of friends year after year ;)  It had been quite a while since I saw Blair, a wonderful friend from my teenage years.  Seeing her for the first time in so long was great.  Seeing her for the first time as a mom – WOW! Blair, I couldn’t be happier for you!!  You are a radiant, fun loving and warm spirited mom to such an adorably handsome little boy.  You and Darren are truly blessed.  It was so much fun spending the afternoon capturing these precious moments for you. I’m already looking forward to it, time & time again!

We started their family portrait session off with an intimate, casual feel in the bedroom of my home studio.  The soft light the afternoon is perfect for capturing the black & whites that Darren is so fond of, as well as Tristans melt-my-heart-flirtatious googly eyes.

Blair is playing peek-a-boo with Tristan from outside on the deck – there’s nothing like the sight of mom & dad to make a little one light up!

Oh those eyes!  This one below just might be on display [life size!] in my studio.  I’m a sucker for vintage fire trucks and adorable toddlers :)

It’s so sweet to see little boys and their dads – Darren, I love these shots of you two!

Above is one of the last family portraits we captured of the day – I think it may my absolute favorite!  Classic & timeless.  You two have started a beautiful family!! I know it was important to you both, that we capture Tristan’s personality and spirit – especially before turning the big 1 year.  I hope these become pictures [captured moments] that you look reflect upon fondly.

xoxo ~ erica