Category Archives: Families

A Baby Story VIDEO: Hayden (By Scott & Breanna)

Yes, that’s right! Radiant Photography has done our second ever Family Video! This one is another Baby Story (see our first here)… and we couldn’t be happier with it.

When Jill and Morgan called us about doing a Baby Story for their soon to be here son, Hayden, I (Breanna) spent several hours on the phone with Jill learning about their family so we could begin working on a story line for their video.

One of the first things I learned was that music IS their life.

Both Jill and Morgan consider music to be one of the finer things in life so when they first started dreaming about what life with their little one would be like, they knew without a doubt that music had a place in there.

(I love these pictures where it looks like he’s rocking out!)

The other thing they unquestioningly know is that little Hayden will be a 49er’s fan by blood. Morgan already has big plans for what football Sunday’s will be like in their house and Jill smiles wide as she watches her husband dream about life with their son.

When we showed up to shoot our final video footage, we got to meet Hayden. And just as we expected, the little guy was already pretty happy with the life he had.  His parents couldn’t be happier to have him around, and he was pretty cool with that.

Alright I’m done telling you about all the things you’re about to see, so now it’s time for the main event… the video. If you want to see more photos you can check them out here.

 

 

***********Here it is, our Baby Story: Hayden***************

Kylie’s World Shrinking Newborn Session (By Josh & Kelley)

I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but Josh and I (Kelley) have been shooting newborns left and right!

Okay wait… That didn’t come out right.  What I meant to say is that we’ve been PHOTOGRAPHING lots of newborn sessions.

Not too long ago you all met sweet little Macaley and Landon. Now, we would like you to meet our newest friend and baby model.

Everyone, this is Kylie. She’s the cutest thing ever, isn’t she?

When Kylie’s mom, Julie, emailed me (Kelley) about setting up a newborn session, I was pretty darn excited.

I absolutely love meeting couples with a new baby and snapping some photos in order to help them remember some of their very first days together as a family.

What I didn’t know when Julie emailed me is that we had met before.  In fact, we had likely had in depth conversations circulating around things like the proper use of a semi-colon and whether or not you should use the Oxford comma.

No, we’re not super nerdy literary geeks who met behind the bleachers to discuss the ins and outs of APA Style publication. We were in the same college English class back at ASU, and we even peer-reviewed each other’s papers!

I have to give Julie huge props for her brilliant memory! I knew she looked familiar, but placing a face from a class we had years ago was pretty amazing!

Who would have thought, all these years later, that I would be playing a part in her newborn session? I swear, the world gets smaller every day!

Kylie is such a sweet baby!  Even Josh was amazed by how well she did in front of the camera.

She was calm, quiet, and always ready for the next shot!

Julie, I’m so glad that our paths crossed again so that we could capture some of your first moments as a family of three.

Click to see more of Kylie’s World Shrinking Newborn Session here.

*A big thanks to Jon Farmer for helping us out with this one!

Paige and Josh celebrate the wonderful Robotron (By Scott and Breanna)

I have to admit, when Paige and Josh called us to do a photo session with them and their dog Robotron, I wasn’t too happy about it.

I know, that’s weird right!? Usually I (Breanna) start off a post by saying something like “When Paige and Josh called us to do a photo session with them, I was so excited that I actually squealed out loud and had to run to the bathroom because I was going to pee my pants!”.

Well you have to understand, this session was not a normal session. The reason Paige and Josh wanted to have the session is because they’ve recently received some bad news about Robotron’s health so they wanted to capture these last moments with their family all together while they could.

Now you know why I wasn’t super excited to get this call from them. It was different than the normal celebratory photo sessions we typically do to commemorate important times in people’s lives.

Actually, maybe this session wasn’t different at all! We were in fact commemorating their lives and time together, which is a very celebratory thing!

Robotron was still feeling great so we were able to get some great shots of him and Paige playing together as they’ve been doing since he was a puppy…

… as well as some photos and of the whole family cuddling as they’ve so often done together since Josh entered into their duo and made them a fully unstoppable team.

So really, we’re celebrating…. we’re celebrating all the time these 3 have gotten to spend together.

And we’re celebrating Robotron’s awesomeness. Because not only is his name freaking cool, but he is as well.

He was definitely one of the easiest dogs we’ve ever shot. He gave us some cute and playful moments to work with, as well as some posed times where he patiently sat still while we found just the perfect angle after we’d placed him in just the right lighting.

Believe it or not, most dogs don’t really value the significance of what we’re trying to do or respect the fact that we’re working really hard to make them look their best! But Robotron seemed to sense our desperation to get the money shots, so he kindly obliged and bowed to our whims. Thanks dude.

We truly felt honored to get to be involved in such a special moment in Paige, Josh, and Robotron’s lives. This is a beautiful family and we’re so happy we were able to capture them just as they are now. Thanks Robotron, I hope you know that you’re loved and you’ll be missed. You’re one of the great ones. Good boy.

Click to see the rest of Paige, Josh, and Robotron’s great day together, here.

The Newborn Session of The Next Houdini… Better Known As Landon (by Josh & Kelley)

Imagine that you are a parent to an absolutely adorable silly little girl.

Now, envision adding an darling newborn baby boy to this perfect imaginary life.

Seems too good to be true huh?

Well, for the Smith family, this wonderful scenario is real life.

It’s true!  Jen and Chris have enjoyed being Lexi’s parents for the past four years.

Now, they also have the pleasure of calling themselves this little guy’s mom and dad.

Landon was born in late August, and it’s clear that the entire family is absolutely thrilled with his arrival.

There’s no denying it, this little man is cute!

Apart from being cute, little Landon is also a pretty skilled escape artist. Jen, a swaddling master, would spend a few minutes wrapping him up like a tight little burrito, and he would wiggle his little fingers and arms out within seconds!

Then he would just look up at her and make silly faces as he stuck his little fingers in his mouth.

I’ll say it again:  He. Is. CUTE!  And he’s the perfect addition to this sweet little family!

Jen, Chris, and Lexi, enjoy the newest member of your family, he’s pretty amazing!

Oh, and Landon, we’ll be looking out for you and your future act as, “the next Harry Houdini”!

Click to see the rest of the photos from Landon’s Newborn Session.

Macaley's Sleepy Newborn Session (by Josh & Kelley)

You guys remember Kim and Jose from the library-centered maternity session Josh and I (Kelley) did with them right?  Well, just as I suspected, they had an absolutely adorable child.

Dear world, meet Macaley.

Isn’t she just the sweetest?

Josh and I sure think so.  And I’m pretty sure her parents are quite fond of her as well.

Seriously, every time they looked down at her during this session, they would both get huge grins on their faces.  It was the cutest thing!

Not only is Macaley adorable, she’s also an overall awesome newborn.

In fact, when Josh and I showed up for the shoot, Kim and Jose told us that Macaley slept for at least five hours the night before!  Now I don’t have any children, but I’m pretty sure that’s amazing for a newborn!

Even after five hours of sleep, Macaley still snoozed during most of the photoshoot.

Once she fell asleep, Kim said that she’d likely stay that way for a while, as she’s a pretty heavy sleeper.  Boy was she right!  Don’t believe me?  Here’s some proof:

We set her in a basket, and Macaley slept…

We dressed her up in a tutu, and Macaley slept…

We squeezed a little headband onto her head, and Macaley slept…

We took a walk over to the nursery, and Macaley slept.

For reals guys, this girl is a sleeping machine!

It wasn’t until the very end of our photo session that she decided she better wake up and let us know she was done being our model.

Kim and Jose, congratulations!  We’re so excited for both of you as you get to know, and get to love your new daughter more and more in the coming days.  Thank you so much for giving us the honor of capturing some of your first and most precious moments with her.

Click to see more of Macaley’s Sleepy Newborn Session here.