Tea for Two!

When Brynlee's mom, Ashlee contacted me about a "Tea for Two" session for her daughter's 2nd birthday, I knew it was gonna be special! The Bertan family has been coming to kDarling Photography since big brother Jack was a baby, and watching this sweet family grow has been awesome!

Brynlee was born a tad bit early, and had a bit of a rough start.  I was honored to photograph her during her stay in the NICU as part of The Tiny Footprints Project.  The Tiny Footprints Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which matches affiliated photographers with families of infants living in the NICU to provide one complimentary lifestyle portrait session and one complimentary downloadable gallery with the digital images from the session.  The photographers capture the newborns earliest moments and are a part of the families precious beginnings.  Being part of this organization has been such a blessing.

Now Brylee is a vivacious 2 year old who adores her big brother, and is definitely a daddy's girl.  During our session, she decided daddy needed a cuddle, and that Aaron needed to join her tea party.  The images of her sharing a cup of tea with daddy are absolutely precious!

Happy birthday Brynlee - may your second year bring you good health, lots of laughs, and a little mischief!

family of four poses for 2 year old birthday
family of four poses for 2 year old birthday

As always, a couple family pictures are encouraged at every type of session, and this one was no exception!  So glad everyone arrived "camera ready."  Didn't mom do an wonderful job of coordinating everyone's clothing without being too "matchy matchy?"

family of four poses for 2 year old birthday
family of four poses for 2 year old birthday
Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session
Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session
4 year old brother looking for pockets
4 year old brother looking for pockets

Ask a 4 year old to put his thumbs in his pockets sometime...it is sure to give everyone a good laugh.  Especially when he asks if his thumb = his "daddy finger!"  I'll let you all guess which finger that is!!!

Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session
Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session
Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session
Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session
family of four poses for 2 year old birthday
family of four poses for 2 year old birthday
Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session
Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session

I was so excited that Ashlee, Brynlee's mom selected this lace romper from my "Little Darlings Closet."  Have a selection of outfits for parents to choose from really takes the pressure off mom!

family of four poses for 2 year old birthday
family of four poses for 2 year old birthday
Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session with daddy
Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session with daddy

Tea for Two - that includes you daddy!

Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session with daddy
Tea for Two 2nd birthday photo session with daddy
Two year old tea party born premature
Two year old tea party born premature

At the top of this collage you will see an image from Brynlee's The Tiny Footprints Project NICU session, her 1 year image is in the middle, and her most recent here at the bottom.

John Deere bow on 2 year old
John Deere bow on 2 year old
John Deere bow on 2 year old
John Deere bow on 2 year old
2 year old in mom's wedding dress
2 year old in mom's wedding dress

Along with the Tea for Two theme, mom asked if we could take a couple pictures of Brynlee in her wedding dress, and we plan to make this a yearly tradition!