Vera Family Valentine's Mini Session

Vera Family Valentine's Mini Session

This Valentine's Day I got to spend time with this precious family and their sweet baby, Alina. I love this family because I have gotten to capture their growth, from maternity pictures to a newborn shoot in the hospital, and now Alina is a very large and perfectly adorable 3 month old. I love the little spit bubbles and the smiles, which most of the time I caught while she was smiling at her daddy. This girl has got it made with two wonderful parents, and I loved hanging out with them in the park and celebrating the love they have for their little girl. We took these family portraits at Flamingo Park in downtown West Palm Beach on Dixie Highway. It was the perfect place to sit under a big tree and swing on the playground. Family portraits with young children can be very difficult, but this location worked perfectly for little Alina. It was a nice day and the park was relatively empty, which meant fewer distractions for Alina. In general, I try to keep my camera moving so that I'm always in the baby's line of vision. It's difficult for them to maintain eye contact, so instead of making crazy noises and using props, I prefer to just move to wherever she is already looking (which was usually at her dad).

Enjoy these precious family pics and Happy Valentine's Day!