11 days old, Riley Ann’s session was a charm. If you asked her daddy, he may recall his time in the studio pretty lengthy, but hopefully, now the pictures will make it all worth it.
I’m confident this little girl will walk through life with a devoted angel by her side, she granted us again and again with her lovely smile. The dogwoods in Pensacola were towards the end of their blooming season, and my good friend Evelyn (Evelyn Laws Photography) gave me a couple beautiful branches from her backyard. It worked out perfectly for the “stork” pose, and the flowers were favorites of Rochelle’s mother, who passed away recently. My mind is made it up as to whom is Riley’s angel…
Rochelle and Barry grew up in Missouri, and are attached to their homeland in the same way I am to my Provence. I loved hearing stories of their childhood, farming, cotton picking and it seemed only fitting to have Riley photographed on a bale of cotton from home.
Once I saw an adorable baby announcement, it stated: 1+1=3. I found it very witty.
Just a few images here, of Rochelle and Barry expecting their first baby, only a few, because although I like these, I’m way more excited to move on to their baby’s pictures. Not even a week after we did the belly session, little Miss Riley Ann came to the world, early!
Rochelle is very special to me, we met 2 years ago. Here’s what happened. On a very last minute whim, I decided the morning we were leaving for our 6 weeks trip to France, that I had to have a new small digital camera. The idea was to save myself from hauling my huge camera bag everywhere I went while on vacation. So, in the midst of packing (I’m a very last minute packer), I take off with my son, Will, to best buy. There, I zoom in the camera aisle and am greeted by Rochelle, working there. I’m in a rush and know nothing about small digital camera, she is very knowledgeable and determines very quickly what will work for me. During our conversation, she noticed my picture bracelet (I just had it made, it has 5 lovely lockets with a picture of my 3 children, my little Coco and my husband), then she sees Will, and she asks me: “is that your dog?, Is that your son, Will? Are you Arielle Langhorne?” Rochelle recognized Coco and Will from seeing them on my blog, and then tells me she’s a fan of my work…I think my head ballooned up to the size of a watermelon right then! Boy, was I flattered to know someone out there was following my blog and liked what I did. Rochelle, thank you so so much! You made my day then and again, I’m honored now you chose me to photograph your belly and your adorable baby girl.