Hudson is three!

Flashback to this sweet, smoochy little face from three years ago...

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And now look at this handsome little dude!

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His beautiful mama at her newborn session,

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...and today.

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One more of mama and her newborn babe...

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and her big boy today. They have such a strong bond and easy-going connection together. Hudson is a sweet, gentle little dude and his mama understands him so well.

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Creating portraits that celebrate that relationship is such a blessing for me as the photographer- it was just so easy!

Mama had some black and white inspiration images, and we essentially did the session in three parts-

(1) white (clothes) on white (backdrops)

(2) black (clothes) on black (backdrops), and

(3) black (clothes) on white (backdrops)

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Mama ordered this GORGEOUS gown from Ivy City. I'd heard of that boutique before but hand't ordered anything. Now I'm on the prowl for a new piece or two to add to the studio wardrobe. The quality of the dress she ordered was beautiful.

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Sweet Hud with the little wooden cake. Look at those eyelashes!

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And the sweetest "outtake," holding the "3" backwards. Love this!

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The top right photo Is out of focus and I LOVE these types of serendipitous shots where it's just perfect for capturing the feeling of movement and emotion and fun. Reminds me of a watercolor painting.

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and Mama's black dress was DIVINE. the back is an absolute showstopper.

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Bottom left here was a little "in between" moment where mama was getting Hud changed, and she looked so beautiful kneeling down to serve her baby boy. Just a really natural, candid, everyday kind of moment as she cleans up a cookie crumb.

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Thanks for coming to visit me, Hudson!