Butler Family || Baby Bump Session -- Kent Island, Maryland

I know I say it all the time, but I lovelovelove getting to photograph clients more than once. First of all, I already know what's gonna work and not work, so we hit the ground running almost instantly. And second, and most rewardingly, it's a chance to see how much growth and change has happened since our last session. These guys? No exception! Here's the Butler family last November on a gorgeous sunny morning...

...and here they are now, all the boys a little taller (and ready for lollipops at the end of their shoot) and expecting little boy #4!

I also love working with these guys cos they've got the exact balance of sweet and silly. When asked if they were excited for a younger brother, they said "NO, because we all have to take a bath together and we won't fit."

No, seriously....

...they all have this down...

....almost to a science...

....mama included! 

We kept a very close eye on the weather for a week, where it kept jumping from rain to shine to clouds, and I'm so glad it all played out as it did - the muted skies really let their colors (and personalities!) shine bright. 

Not pictured in any of these photos (or more accurately, selectively cropped) were the mini moments of upset, the lollipops and stickers hiding in and under fingers, and the rockstar big brothers keeping an eye on their littlest amigo while mom and dad had their moment to shine. These guys are truly a team that know how to shine, when to be silly, and when to be kind. What gems to work with! I'm so excited to meet Baby Boy Butler Number 4 later this summer! -MEJ

(And just in case you need to see what the aftermath of a photoshoot looks like, check out this wiped little dude to the right - sand, sticky fingers, and snacks everywhere!)