Guilded in Goldenrod

Let me just get it out before I go any further: Rachel is awesome! She is the creative entrepreneur behind Cute by the Cut. I have photographed her products for her and she is also my go-to banner maker when I need them for sessions (here and here). She is also a strong momma to three bright and independent souls that I have had the honor of photographing several times in the year since I've known her family. I LOVE watching them grow and capturing their spirit as their personalities continue to develop.

Rachel's creativity and loving energy pour into everything she does, and the outfits she picked out for her family were no exception. Honestly, she could probably write the book on "what to wear to a photography session" she nailed it so perfectly. ;)

Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography


Zombie Themed Cake Smash

"Oh my!" came a startled cry from the street, "that poor baby!"

zombie themed brain cake smash // ebb and flow photography

Don't worry, ma'am. It's only red velvet cake, we assured her. And you could feel the wave of relief spread over her from across the lawn where I was shooting.

zombie themed brain cake smash // ebb and flow photography

Well I guess you could say that we nailed the zombie-themed brain cake Cake Smash if passers by were convinced. ;) That's one thing I love about the Jabonetes. They go all out AND they are a thrill to photograph. When they mentioned that they wanted to continue their Zombie Apocalypse session theme to their son's first birthday celebration I couldn't resist!

zombie themed brain cake smash // ebb and flow photography
zombie themed brain cake smash // ebb and flow photography
zombie themed brain cake smash // ebb and flow photography
zombie themed brain cake smash // ebb and flow photography
zombie themed brain cake smash // ebb and flow photography
zombie themed brain cake smash // ebb and flow photography

He destroyed this cake... and it was after eating a big chunk of his blue velvet cake for his Sullivan Monster's Inc cake smash. Oh, my.

zombie themed brain cake smash // ebb and flow photography

And just a note from momma: the red DID wash out of the cloth diaper after only one wash. Phew.

Hello, Hermanns

My sister in law is amazing. She's wicked creative, resourceful, kind, stylish, and has made three really cute babies. And I'm not just saying this because she's made my brother happier than he's ever been. She really is the sister I never had.

Botanical Garden Family Session - Ebb and Flow Photography

So when my trip to the Pacific Northwest, where she lives, coincided with her birthday... Well, I couldn't think of a better gift than a family session to preserve memories of how happy and thriving they all are.  It was the least I could do for all of the inspiration and parenting know-how she has doled on me over the years.

Botanical Garden Family Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Botanical Garden Family Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Botanical Garden Family Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Botanical Garden Family Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Botanical Garden Family Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Botanical Garden Family Session - Ebb and Flow Photography


Baby Sullivan - Monsters Inc themed Cake Smash

Today this little guy is ONE. He's traveled around the sun one entire time. He's crawled, laughed, ate chicken wings, and already started walking.

And it might be a little apparent from his birthday theme where his name came from. ;) Check out his cloth diaper, too.

Monsters Inc themed cake smash // Ebb and Flow Photography

This guy was ready to dive in before we could even set things up. He's got a monster appetite!

Monsters Inc themed cake smash // Ebb and Flow Photography

The cake was Blue Velvet with cream cheese frosting, whipped up by mom. SOOOOOOOOOOO good. I tasted a nibble and was practically drooling during the whole session.

Monsters Inc themed cake smash // Ebb and Flow Photography

And, if we didn't stop him he probably would have eaten the entire cake. No kidding. Just look at him licking frosting off of his tie.

Monsters Inc themed cake smash // Ebb and Flow Photography