I spoke to Vilas a couple of times about the possibility of scheduling their family portraits. Vilas told me that his wife, Naja, was on the fence about booking an outdoor session with little ones and was leaning towards booking a session at Sears. I died a little bit inside at the thought of getting portraits done at Sears. Luckily, they took the plunge and hired me as their family photographer!
Their timing could not have been more perfect. It was a warm and gorgeous fall day, perfect for outdoor portraits. We met at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore, Maryland and this was the perfect family to wrap up the last of my fall mini sessions.
Naja did an amazing job coordinating the colors -- the vivid blue just pops in every picture, I love it. Ajay was so adorable with his little sister. It was really funny when he was sitting behind Ariya, holding her up and smiling for pictures. As soon as I lowered the camera, he jumped up and ran off, leaving Ariya rolling around wondering what happened! Such a funny moment. Ariya is a show stopper, just like her mom! I am amazed at how gorgeous she is and only at 6 months old. Can you believe she is 6 months old with that head of amazing hair? Gorgeous hair and those eyes….. anyone can get lost in those captivating eyes. And boy does this little girl make you work hard to crack a smile! Check out some of my favorite pictures from this family session.