Walking into their living room sunlight was pouring in (every photographer’s dream) and Miranda and Anthony were smiling ear to ear. It was so great to see Miranda again. We had met at a military spouse play date a few months prior. It was for the kiddos but who are we kidding, us mamas needed it too! Rose was a newborn and I had the pleasure of holding her while Miranda and I chatted over brunch. I just adored her from the get-go; she is the sweetest!

Fast forward to our session last Saturday, I got the opportunity to meet Anthony. I was so glad he was able to be there so I could photograph the connection they have a as a family, which leaps off the photograph – take a look!

Rose had woken up from a nap just before I arrived and had eaten, so the timing couldn’t have been better. I asked where the name Rose came from because it was so befitting for this precious doll. Miranda had a great Aunt Rose whom she admired. Somehow that made it all the more sweet when you thought it was impossible to get sweeter.

Miranda said she hopes Rose inherits Anthony’s dependability. Miranda loves his strength in character and eagerness to help those in need.

Anthony sees his wife’s determination in their sweet girl. That one day Rose will achieve whatever she puts her mind to just like Miranda.

After spending time with this family, I definitely saw how much love and support they pour into one another. This is love through and through.

Anthony + Miranda,
Thank you so much for inviting me into your home and for the honor of photographing your beautiful family!
love, Araka

Amato Family Lifestyle Session


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