sweet baby penelope.

Recently, people have started asking if I’m shooting portraits again. And while I miss photographing families (and in many ways would love to start doing it again!) the answer is still… not really. Until my kiddos are a bit older, I need to focus strictly on weddings. However, I sporadically have gift certificates that are turned in for sessions. And while I don’t typically blog those portrait shoots, I just couldn’t help it this time!

Meet sweet baby Penelope. She’s seven-months-old and quite possibly one of the happiest babies that I’ve ever met! She’s also a favorite among the Gardner kids (especially Caleb!). Dave and Maureen are great friends of mine, and I was so happy to photograph their sweet growing family last week at their home here in Warrenton. Penelope was such a rockstar!

The light in their backyard was particularly gorgeous that day.

two of my favorites, for sure.

Aside from Penelope being absolutely adorable, I also wanted to blog this session because I was able to photograph her in these amazing hats made by Shey Marie Designs. Aren’t they incredible?! Shey has agreed to do a giveaway for one of her adorable knit hats, so check back on Monday for the details!!

too cute for words.

Thanks for the great session, sweet Penelope! I can’t wait to watch you grow!



4 responses to “sweet baby penelope.”

  1. mary says:


  2. Karen (GiGi) says:

    what an adorable baby and all that hair! I also love Shey’s hats!
    Great pictures, Kristen!

  3. Karen G says:

    So cute — she is getting so big! Love the hats, too.

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