A couple of weeks ago, Nicole contacted me about booking a session with me. A mommy and me session! I photographed Nicole and Andella last Spring for a mommy and me, so it was only fitting we do them again - make it a yearly commitment. Mommy and Me sessions are some of my favorite sessions! I love capturing the sweet, love-able moments between mothers and their children. It is such a special bond, and so important to capture as the years go on.
These two ladies are so pretty, and we had so much fun at their session. Nicole is always hip on fashion, and never ceases to amaze me with her outfit choices - for both her and Andella! I never knew they made such cute clothes for toddlers! Sometimes I wonder if I need to hire a personal clothing expert to dress me. Haha - if only I was rich!
Nicole also requested we make this session a little special. In March of last year, Nicole lost her mom. Loosing a parent is never easy, and I know how much Nicole misses her mom. To preserve her memory, and to let Andella know how great her grandmother is, Nicole wanted this session to help capture special moments of mom and daughter - so Andella can have these memories to live on forever. She also wanted a special memorial of her mom. For this, Nicole wanted to do a balloon release. The balloons are colors her mom always loved to wear, and even a Teddy Bear to match. Nicole and Andella also wore the same colors in these special photos, for another little, special touch. She also brought some sentimental props from home to also make this extra special.
We took the photos on a cooler Spring morning at Roger Williams Park in Providence. Roger Williams Park has some great areas before you get into the zoo. I don't get to photograph here too often, so when I do, I get excited! The large gazebo, the beautiful bridge, and lots of trees. I was so happy Spring is starting to show itself, so this session could come off perfectly.
Enjoy these favorites from their session!