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Dariana is one!

Dariana’s one year session took place on a very hot South Florida day. I’m talking high 80’s in the shade kind of hot. However, you would never know it, because this little darling was as content as could be from start to finish. Fresh from a nap in the car, Dariana arrived smiling and ready to roll. Once we placed her down, she was quick! Mommy was equally as fast though, and  kept busy grabbing all the leaves she was sneakily trying to eat. Dariana definitely kept us both smiling and on our toes.

Happy birthday, sweet girl!

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Rebecca’s Newborn Session

I keep getting comments on my recent sessions causing a little bit of the baby fever. I can only hope this is true and you guys keep ’em coming!

You may recognize this little cutie from her Welcome to the World session a few weeks back. On her fifth day of life, I went to Rebecca’s home to photograph her formal newborn photos. She was a total squishy delight and slept through most of the session. I’m really looking forward to documenting this precious girl grow.

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The Acosta’s Baby Shower

This family is very near and dear to my heart. I met the momma-to-be in middle school 15 years ago. It’s insane for me to type that out, because I can’t believe I’m even old enough to have friendships that lengthy! As fate would have it, we ended up becoming neighbors in adulthood, and they have both been huge supporters of my photography from day one.

Their  beautiful baby shower took place on a perfect summer day. All the usual fun was had, and it looked like baby Daniel won’t be needing a thing! I’m looking forward to this couples maternity shoot at the end of the month, as well as meeting their little mister soon.

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July 17, 2012 - 6:36 pm

THE ACOSTA’S MATERNITY SESSION » A. Cotto Photography - […] LOTS of wide open fields. ♥♥ You may remember this beautiful couple from the pictures of their baby shower. You may also recognize their custom chalkboard from the tutorial I recently posted. As I write […]

Backdrop Recycling

Not only am I a photographer, but also a stay at home mom to the sweetest 3 year old boy around. He has oodles of energy and I’m always thinking of random objects around me as potential craft projects, or toys in the making. Chopsticks become drum sticks, boxes turn into spaceships, and so on. On the occasions that I photograph indoors, I have a variety of vinyl backdrops as well as rolls of seamless paper. Not being one who likes to be wasteful, I save used paper and they turn into many art opportunities.

This morning he put on some old clothes and went to town with paint. I’m sharing few pictures of my artist below. His “canvas” is some grey backdrop paper I used in a newborn shoot last week. He also took a bubble blowing break in between. ♥

 

 

 

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Welcome to the World, Rebecca!

She’s here! It seems like last month when I kept hearing a flurry of “we’re pregnant!” Apparently, life just goes really fast when you’re having fun, because babies are coming right after the other.

Baby Rebecca was born at a dainty 6 pounds and I lovingly refer to her as the peanut. Don’t let her pint size fool you though, because little miss is STRONG. She was only a few hours old and flopping her head everywhere, not wanting to miss any of the action or noises around her.

In the short time we were there, she was greeted by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and more! You could feel everyones love and excitement to finally hold this much anticipated little blessing.

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June 11, 2012 - 11:41 am

Vanessa - Beautiful! Many congrats to the new parents. Glorious work as always T!

June 11, 2012 - 11:45 pm

Thaymmie - Thanks for the kind words!

June 18, 2012 - 5:55 pm

Rebecca’s Newborn Session » A. Cotto Photography - […] may recognize this little cutie from her Welcome to the World session a few weeks back, On her fifth day of life, I went to Rebecca’s home to photograph […]

October 26, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Rebecca is 3 Months New! » A. Cotto Photography - […] may recognize this itty bitty from her Welcome to the World and Newborn sessions. This little family is so sweet and I was elated to get the call requesting I […]