Diane, Roberto, & Marina | Family Portraits in Chapel Hill by Annemie Tonken

This was, hands down, one of the loveliest family sessions I've ever had the pleasure of photographing. Diane, Roberto & Marina are a multi-talented crew whose creative genius knows no bounds, and I knew from the start that our time together would be something special. They showed up for our session with a Sunday morning picnic fit for a king, along with a veritable treasure trove of objects, instruments, costumes, and artifacts from their lives. They sang songs, read poetry, ate, danced, and played their instruments until the sun was high and we were all ready for a nap.

And in my nap, in my dreams, I was a parent just like these two.

Ethan, Six Months Old | Baby Plan Session in Raleigh, NC by Annemie Tonken

We took these photos when Ethan was SIX months old; I have photographed his family FIVE times; the first time was FOUR years ago; I can't think of anything having to do with THREE; but Caleb and Ethan are TWO of the cutest boys around; and their family is easily ONE of my favorites.




Campbell, One Year Old | A Baby Plan session in Chapel Hill by Annemie Tonken

A hot summer morning steeped in golden light was the perfect way to wrap up a year of Baby Plan portraits for this sweet southern girl and her smitten parents... wasn't it just yesterday we were making maternity portraits under very similar conditions?!?

I can't believe Campbell's a year old already... and can't wait to meet her little brother in November!

If you'd like to take a stroll down memory lane, go take a peek at Natalie & Jason's maternity session, and Campbell's newborn and six month sessions... what a lovely year it's been!