Erika Iurcovich Photography: Blog en-us (C) Erika Iurcovich Photography (Erika Iurcovich Photography) Fri, 02 Mar 2018 21:41:00 GMT Fri, 02 Mar 2018 21:41:00 GMT Erika Iurcovich Photography: Blog 120 44 Madelyn is 4! {Melbourne Florida Children's Photography} Four is a pretty awesome age. Not quite "big kids" but most definitely not babies or toddlers anymore, their little personalities are bursting at the seams, their senses of humor and areas of interest are often hilarious, and they have this sparkle in their eyes that's hard to put into words. I love photographing 4 year olds.

So when Madelyn's mom came to me (referred from 2 other awesome clients with super fun kiddos) for 4 year old photos, I knew I was in for a fun session. Madelyn's mom let me know that her little one wasn't really into dress up and princesses (which I'm often known for), so I made sure to ease her worries that princess was all I could do! After talking about what she was hoping to do with the photos and deciding on backdrops, I picked out a great assortment of dresses, outfits and props for the session so that mom and Madelyn could choose their favorites. 

On the day of the session, Madelyn was a little firecracker - no hesitation, jumping right on set and keeping me busy with her high energy (don't you wish you could bottle that 4-year-old energy up and give yourself some?!?). She picked out both non-princess and SUPER princess dresses, and I think had a pretty good time playing little model for me! 

In the end, we got tons of amazing images of this little beauty - images I know her family will cherish for years to come. I'm so happy I was able to meet and photograph you Madelyn, and hope to see you back in here for another session before too long <3 



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Harper is FIVE! {Melbourne Florida Child Photography} I've been photographing Harper since she was just a week old. Crazy to think we've been doing photo shoots for 5 years already! Harper's birthday shoot was of course super princess-y, and included her signature pink roses set (we've been using it since newborn photos!) along with the pretty paper fans. She picked out 2 amazing princess dresses from my prop stash, and played the part oh-so-perfectly! Little sister Sadie got in on the action as well (you can't have a 2.5 year old around that many princess dresses and not have her want to try some on!!), and we got some AMAZING sibling photos (we all know what treasures those sibling photos are right!?!). It was such a fun session, full of giggles and twirling, and in the end, we got some beautiful images of big girl Harper for mommy's collection.

One of my greatest joys in this business is watching my little clients grow from tiny newborn babies into little kids and big kids in what seems like the blink of an eye. And of course, being able to provide a beautiful record of this lightning fast growth for their families to hold onto forever. Thanks for trusting me with these priceless images momma, I hope they bring back all the feels in the years to come <3 <3 <3

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Sisters photo shoot! {Melbourne Florida Child Photographer} Back in November, Genevieve and Juliana's mom contacted me to set up a shoot for her little girls. She wanted to focus on the girls' bond, getting some natural girly photos of them alone as well as together to remember them at this sweet age. At 1.5 and 3, I knew my sibling photo skills would be put to the test, but these 2 little princesses made my job pretty easy! 

We decided on 2 neutral backdrops for the photos, keeping the focus on the girls' sweet faces (and of course the beautiful princess dresses ;) ). We moved quickly, allowing the girls to take turns, putting them together whenever possible and snapping away (I'm quite proficient at putting 2+ photos together for the perfect sibling shot these days ;) ), and bringing in props to keep the girls on set when they started loosing steam (the little felt birds I randomly bought a few months ago really paid off!).

In the end, we got SO many amazing photos of the girls, and mom and dad had a fun time designing wall groupings for their home in my software during the ordering appointment. I am so thrilled that they loved their photos so much, and know they and the girls will really enjoy looking back through their albums and walking past the images on their walls through the years. 

Thanks for being super models for me Genevieve and Juliana - I hope you come back and play dress up with me again soon <3


Here are a few favorites from their session :) 

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Toddler Photos with baby Abby {Central Florida Baby Photographer} 15 months isn't the easiest age to photograph, but when I met adorable baby Abby and her parents, I knew we were going to have a fun time photographing her. Having 3 of my own that I've photographed through all of their different stages, and having seeing dozens of babies throughout their toddler years, I'm no longer fearful of this age group. All it takes is patience (this is their show, and they know it!), flexibility (I know I'll be getting up and down and up and down keeping that little one on set!), and a little know-how (favorite snacks, props that entertain but also photograph well and don't take away from the picture, not caring how crazy I look trying to get baby's attention....).

For this photo session, we started with some family photos - mom, dad and baby, and a special 3 generation photo (grandma, mom and baby), then moved on to get some sweet photos of baby Abby. We moved quickly, knowing our time was limited, changing outfits, props and backgrounds often to keep her attention and give us a good variety. It was a whirlwind session and we got a TON of amazing images of this little cutie for mom and grandma to choose from. 

They ended up with a gorgeous album of Abby's photos, spiral booklets for the grandparents, and a wood print of their favorite image of their little beauty. I know these images will bring back so many wonderful memories, and that Abby will LOVE looking at pictures of her baby self when she's older (looking through their baby albums is seriously one of my girls' absolute favorite activities).

Thanks for being such an adorable little model Abby, I hope to see you again soon (maybe with little brother next time...;) ). <3 <3 <3


Here are a few favorites from this little beauty's session:


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Welcome Baby Corbin! {Melbourne Florida Newborn Photography} In September, during Hurricane Irma recovery, I was contacted by a momma who'd just delivered her 2nd boy and was looking to do newborn photos. I was able to get them in, but with all of the cleaning up, kids out of school, and sitters out of town, we decided to skip the in person consultation and booked/planned her session via email.

When the family arrived for their session, big brother handsomely styled and baby brother with his big eyes and beautiful red hair, I knew we'd get some great photos :) We started with family and sibling shots (big brother hugging and kissing baby - <3 <3 <3), then worked hard to get baby Corbin wrapped up and sleeping for some shots of him alone. He fought me, but we ended up getting not only wide awake shots of him looking RIGHT at the camera, but sleeping, posed, and even a few smiling shots as well!

I'm so glad Corbin's mommy reached out to me last minute to book his newborn shoot - so often moms think that once baby is here, there's no time to book. Generally, I like to book sessions a few months in advance, but since I take on such a small number of sessions each month, I do often have time to squeeze people in last minute when needed. 

I hope Corbin's family cherishes the images we got of him during those 1st few weeks of his life. I had such a nice time meeting the family and creating these images for them, and hope to see them back in here someday soon to document more of their sweet boys' lives.



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Chloe is Three!! {Central Florida Children's Photographer} I first met little Chloe when she was just 1, and an only child, at Christmas time. Since then, I've had the pleasure of photographing her and baby sister Katie multiple times. She is always such a little firecracker, and some of her photos over the years are my favorites ever. We recently had what will likely be our last session since mommy got an amazing new job working for Apple in California, so their family packed up and headed across the country a few weeks after their Christmas session in November.

In October though, we had a super fun birthday session to celebrate Chloe's 3rd birthday. It was pink and princess-y, and Miss Chloe was up for the modeling challenge! We got lots of sweet photos of this little three-nager, including giggles, smiles and serious model poses. Chase from Paw Patrol even made an appearance in a photo or 2 ;) 

I will miss photographing this sweet girl and her sister, but am excited for them and their new adventure in California, and am grateful for the years I did have documenting their lives. Happy belated birthday Chloe <3

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Christmas Mini Session Event {Melbourne Florida Studio Photography} Back in October, I began planning my Christmas mini session event. In September, I was thinking I wasn't even going to do them, but then I came across a GORGEOUS white and gold backdrop I had to have, and after photographing my own girls on it, knew I wanted to offer them ;) 

In early October, I put out the 2 dates I planned to offer in early November to my private Facebook group of past clients, and within a few days, 1/2 of my spots were booked. After that, I released info to my regular page and booked most of the other spots as well. Apparently getting that sparkly new set was a good idea ;) 

The 2 days of mini sessions went wonderfully - all of the kids had a great time and we got so many gorgeous images for moms and dads to choose from. It's always a bit nerve wracking having 8-10 sessions booked back to back every 30min, but thankfully everything went smoothly and there were no major glitches. 

A few weeks later, all of the selected images were edited and delivered, products ordered and Facebook timeline covers gifted - in plenty of time for cards and gifts :) 

I'm really happy I decided to offer these Christmas sessions this year, and hope all of my beautiful little clients' families are enjoying their images now and for years to come.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year everyone!!!

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The three brothers McGill! {Melbourne Florida Children's Photographer} This past August, I was contacted by a sweet mommy who wanted me to photograph her 3 little boys. At her consult, we made plans about how we'd photograph them, the sets we'd use, and the products she was interested in. We planned the session for the beginning of September, and I was really excited to get those 3 boys in and test my skills with not 1, but 3 energetic kids under 4 ;) 

Then hurricane Irma sent everyone running north, and everything pretty much shut down for 2 weeks here in sunny Florida. So we had to reschedule for late September, but reschedule we did, and eventually I did get a chance to practice my skills with these 3 little cuties! It was a wild and crazy session trying to get as many sibling shots as possible, along with some individual images. Mom and dad both rocked it as assistants, and the 2 older boys took running breaks down the hall as needed. As a mom of 3 girls, my hat is off to all of the boy mommas out there - because those energy levels are through the roof!!! In the end, we got so many amazing images, I had trouble narrowing down!

Mom ended up with an album and several beautiful wood collections for the wall, beautiful keepsakes to enjoy everyday and pass down to her little boys one day when they're all grown up. These wild and crazy days sometimes seem like they'll go on forever, but we all know deep down that our days of chasing little ones down the hall, holding their little hands, wiping away tears and tucking them in at night are numbered. I hope the memories we captured that day in September will forever bring mom and dad back to the moment in time where their 3 adorable boys were so little. 

I hope to see your sweet faces again soon boys <3 


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Harper is Four!! {Melbourne Florida Child Photography} I've known Haper's mom for a few years through our local Gymboree and mutual friends, but haven't had the pleasure of photographing her sweet face until now. A few months ago, I photographed her little brother Eli for the cover of Space Coast Parent magazine, and while mom was here planning that session, she mentioned wanting to get Harper in for birthday photos in September. Four may be one of my favorite ages to photograph these days, so I was pretty excited!

Harper loves princesses and dresses, so my stuffed (to the point of overflowing) closet brimming with amazing princess dresses was pretty much her dream come true! After mom and I planned which sets to use based on what she was hoping to do with the images (a wall portrait for Harper's room and something for the living area), I pulled 5 dresses I had a feeling little Miss would be a fan of, assuming we'd get to 3 or so (they were also bringing her astronaut suit as Harper is VERY into space right now). 

On the day of the session, Harper was the happiest of campers - immediately picking her favorite dress to start with and jumping on set, ready to show off her skills! She hopped from dress to dress, firing off poses like it was no-one's business! She ended up modeling all of the dresses I had pulled as options for her, in addition to her astronaut's outfit. We had so much fun, and ended up getting so many amazing images, mom couldn't narrow down. So a book it was (why pick a few when you can have them all!!). We designed a gorgeous handmade frame for Harper's room and an acrylic block for the living room to match brother's from his session this summer, along with a beautiful matte metal of her in her astronaut's suit for the playroom.

I love designing wall spaces with parents and helping them pick artwork to enjoy almost as much as I enjoy photographing their adorable children. I get excited each time an order arrives at my door, knowing that these precious memories we've documented will be enjoyed every day and for years to come - not on the computer, but in real life. 

Thanks for being such a fun model Harper - I had so much fun photographing you, and look forward to a sibling shoot one of these days ;) 

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Happy 9 months baby James!! {Melbourne Florida Baby Photographer} It feels like just yesterday that I was photographing little James as a newborn. But here we are a few months later and he's sitting up, playing with toys, scooting around, and showing off that little personality! Mom had big brother photographed around this age a few years ago, and wanted to recreate 3 of the images to hang as canvases in the boys' shared room. As we all know, I LOVE comparison photos, so I was super excited to see what we could get. 

James was not my biggest fan, so I let mom do all the heavy lifting and sat back to take his photos. We worked fast and furiously to get the shots we were looking to recreate, and I was so pleased with what we ended up with. We had extra time, so we put little Mister in a set of suspenders and jeans (my absolute favorite little boy outfit!) and plopped him back on set with a little Lion and he LOVED it, giving us some amazing smiles and personality! I hadn't really planned for it, but mom said the Lion was a symbol/mascot for congenital heart defect, so it was perfect!

I'm so glad we got you in for these photos James, and I know you and brother are going to really enjoy looking at these photos of yourselves side by side around the same age as you grow. I look forward to watching you and your siblings grow, and hope to capture so many more memories for you all to cherish. 


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Sweet Sisters {Melbourne Florida Child Photographer} Back in early summer, I had the pleasure of photographing 2 sweet little girls - Abby and Amelia. Mom and dad wanted to celebrate Amelia's first birthday with some cake smash photos, get some photos of big sister Abby, and of course, try for some sibling shots!

When the girls arrived, Amelia was a little apprehensive about the photos, so we started with big sister Abby, bringing baby sister in as much as she'd allow it (with plenty of snuggling in between). We got some great individual and sibling shots on all of the sets, then changed the girls into their traditional Korean outfits for some shots where they looked like beautiful little dolls. Then it was on to cake, which I was very excited about since we were using my new sparkle stars set and the outfit and cake I'd gotten for her were SO cute. But little Miss Amelia was not so enthusiastic. We tried several times to get her on set and playing with the cake, but she was not a fan, poor baby! We ended up getting a few of her on set with her Paci, but it is what it is - the babies run the show, and we definitely got enough for a collage, which is all we need!!

All in all, I was very pleased with the amount of beautiful images we got of these precious girls, and I know mom and dad (and the girls) will treasure these photos for years to come. Thanks for visiting me pretty ladies, I hope to see you again soon (and I promise I won't try to make you touch a cake again Amelia ;) ) <3

]]> (Erika Iurcovich Photography) babies baby cental child photographer coast east florida florida cake smash photos melbourne melbourne studio photographer orlando orlando child photographer photographer photography pictures props space viera Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT
Two boys and their dog {Melbourne Florida Child Photographer} When Jenson and Ayrton's mom contacted me about photographing her two boys AND their new puppy, I was a little hesitant. Young kids are not generally easy photo subjects, and little boys (especially when their brothers/playmates are with them) can be a particularly challenging group to get on set/sitting/looking in some way towards the camera. Add a puppy into the mix and who knows what could happen!!! But I am a professional after all, and I do love puppies, so I thought - "let's try it!". And I'm so glad I did! 

I always make sure my clients have realistic expectations about their images given the ages and temperaments of their children (which can of course change on a dime as we all know!), but do also guarantee that we will get images they love, and I'm happy to reshoot if that doesn't happen. On the day of the boys' session, they came in, firefighter's costumes on, large black lab puppy in crate, ready to play! We were all high energy as we did our best to keep the boys engaged and interested in getting on set for some photos. The firefighter costume photos were easy-peasy as the boys loved playing dress up (which is why mom brought them of course - such a great keepsake of your young children wearing their favorite things!), but getting them into regular clothes after, not so much! After a short break and some coaxing back on set with daddy's racing helmets, we got another frame-worthy image of the boys together, along with some awesome individual photos of the boys. Vader (the sweet and super-hyper black lab puppy) was not playing along for this set, but when we moved to the wood, we were able to snag some of him by himself AND AMAZINGLY, I was able to get all 3 of them in a photo together!!!

You would think we'd all lost our minds had you been in the studio during shooting, but that's generally how my sessions are - I photograph babies and young children after all! I love photographing all ages and personalities, and am always so thrilled when we're able to get priceless images of these little people at this moment in time for parents to treasure forever. I told a mom the other day that I think the reason I like studio photography so much is because amidst the daily chaos that is parenting young kids, I want to remember the sweet, angelic innocence in those little faces. I like the perfection of studio photos because while it's not the norm throughout our days, it is the way I want to remember these little humans we're raising - as perfect little angels. Of course, I do my 365 images too to bring me back to the daily chaos ;) 

So thank you, sweet wild boys (all 3 of you!), for reminding me to take chances and try new things. It was an absolute pleasure photographing you and I can't wait to have you back in here someday soon <3

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Welcome baby Charlotte! {Melbourne Florida Newborn Photographer} I had the pleasure of photographing 2 sweet girls this summer - new baby Charlotte, and her big sister Paige. Mom wanted the photo shoot to be about both girls - hoping to get a few great images of the girls together and a few great images of each girl so they could decorate their walls with the best art work in the world: photos of their beautiful children! 

Both Paige and Charlotte did better than I could have hoped for with the session - the baby in lap picture mom was after was not only easy-peasy to get (Paige was so good with her little sister, sitting so calmly and taking direction like a pro), but we got it 2 times in 2 different outfits! Little Charlotte slept like a champ, and big sister Paige had a blast playing dressup in my princess gowns. 

In the end, we got some priceless images for mom and dad to hang on their walls - a beautiful framed print of the girls together, and a triple metal collection of the girls for their room. I know these are images they will treasure for a lifetime, and am so thankful they chose me to capture this priceless moment for them. 

Welcome to the world baby Charlotte, and thanks for being not only a great big sister, but a perfect model too Paige! I look forward to photographing you 2 many more times as you grow <3

]]> (Erika Iurcovich Photography) babies baby children's photographer fine art studio photographer florida melbourne melbourne florida newborn photographer newborn photos melbourne orlando photographer photography Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Happy birthday Katie! {Melbourne Florida Cake Smash Photographer} I can't even believe it - Katie is ONE!! It's been such a pleasure photographing this sweet little bundle over h er 1st year, and not only watching her grow from tiny newborn to bubbly one year old, but also big sister Chloe (just 18 months older) grow from toddler to big girl! 

We had a wild time at Katie's 1 year session - starting with sibling photos (almost 3 and 1 - hahahahaha), doing our best to get a family photo, then working quickly to get in some of Katie alone before meltdown time. And her CAKE smash - I am SO glad she played along, because it's probably one of my favorite cake sets ever! 

I'm so happy with Katie's 1st year of photos, and am so glad her mommy and daddy chose me to document it for them. I know they'll treasure the images forever, being able to look through her 1st year book again and again as she grows, and walking by the beautiful art of their sweet baby girls on their walls for years to come.

Happy birthday pretty girl, I look forward to capturing many more memories of you and your sister as you grow <3

]]> (Erika Iurcovich Photography) babies baby cake smash pictures florida melbourne melbourne florida baby photographer orlando photographer photography studio photographer melbourne Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT
James is two! {Central Florida Child Photographer} It doesn't seem possible that sweet little James is already 2 years old! I remember taking his newborn photos like it was yesterday - him sleeping like a dream and big sister being the calmest, easiest to pose 2 year old I'd ever photographed! 

For this photo session, mom chose 2 wood sets, bringing her own perfectly coordinating outfits for her 2 sweet (and seriously, so calm!) kiddos. Mom and I had to think on our toes to get some genuine smiles out of little Lila and to keep James interested, but I'd say we got more than our fair share of genuine smiles and sweet poses! 

I always love having repeat clients bring their little ones to me year after year. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly they grow and change, and I just love documenting these changes so parents and families always have these beautiful keepsakes of their little ones over the years. 

Happy birthday James, and thank you big sister Lila for always being such a great model, you guys are seriously the sweetest! <3

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Happy Birthday Sadie! {Melbourne Florida Baby and Child Photographer} I first met sweet Sadie 2 years ago at her newborn session. Doesn't seem like 2 years ago, but it must have been, because this sweet little girl is now two years old, and cute as can be! She brought her big sister Harper (who I've been photographing for over 4 years now!) and we had a magical session full of princess and twirling.

Mom chose her signature backdrop of coral (same one we've used every session since her newborn photos) along with my newest sparkle stars backdrops. The girls had so much fun trying on princess dresses and posing for photos (after some initial warming up and LOTS of silliness on my part of course!). Two isn't always the easiest age to capture, but I am so thrilled with the images we got of pretty little Sadie, and know that her family will treasure these images more and more as she grows.

Happy birthday pretty girl, your smile lights up the room <3

]]> (Erika Iurcovich Photography) babies baby fine art photographer melbourne florida florida melbourne melbourne florida baby photographer melbourne florida child photographer orlando photographer photography studio photos Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:45:00 GMT
Brotherly love {Melbourne Florida Child Photographer} It's no secret that I love photographing little girls. With 3 of my own, I've amassed quite a collection of boutique dresses and hair accessories. Since I'm posting images of my own girls so often, I tend to attract a lot of girl moms. But that doesn't mean I don't adore little boys too!

When Max and Evan's mom contacted me about photographing her little men, I was so excited to be getting more boys in the studio, and was so happy to be using my newest set - a Winnie the Pooh theme which was perfect for her Pooh loving boys! 

We started Max and Evan's session with the Pooh set, bringing in their vintage bears and books for some shots, getting individual and sweet sibling photos (these boys were BEST friends - so sweet!). Then we moved to one of my new favorites for classic shots - the textured tan drop. We got some fantastic sibling shots (no easy feat with 3 and 5 year old boys!!), as well as some really great individual ones. Mom ended up getting a set of 3 gorgeous handmade frames for her home with those tan backdrop photos - images I know will be cherished heirlooms for their family in addition to being beautiful art up on their walls for years to come. 

I'm so glad I had the chance to photograph Max and Evan this past Spring, and hope to get those sweet boys back in the studio before too long. <3

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Three beautiful sisters {Melbourne Florida baby and child photography} I first met these pretty girls' momma back in December when they were considering a newborn session. While we didn't schedule that session, she did still want to do photos, so a few months later when baby sister was starting to hold herself up, we set it up. 

I am so happy momma decided to bring her 3 pretty girls to me this past spring for their first photo shoot - a fun flower shop theme. We had a fun time playing dress up, snuggling on baby sister, and playing with the flowers - so girly! These 3 sisters have so much love for each other, and are all so beautiful. They look so much like mom, and so much alike, yet each has their own unique look as well. 

Having 3 girls of my own, I always get a special kick out of photographing three siblings. And 3 GIRLS is even more fun. I think momma liked that she didn't have to bring any outfits either ;) 

We ended up with a beautiful metal print of the 3 girls and several more images momma just couldn't live without. I know they'll all look back on this session and these images and be amazed at how little they were. It's such a treasure having great photos of yourself and being able to see them on your walls every day. I know my girls can't get enough of seeing themselves ;)

Thanks for being such perfect little models girlies - I hope to see you back in here before too long! 

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Ian is ONE! {Melbourne Florida cake smash photographer} I first met Ian's mommy at our local Gymboree. He was only a few months old at the time, and I was pregnant with our 3rd baby. We chatted about babies, and realized before long that our husbands were in the same profession, and that we had a mutual friend. So when I got a call about doing his cake smash what seemed like just a few months later (and was really closer to a year!), I was so excited! Mom and I met to plan out the perfect session for her little man - we chatted about how she wanted to preserve these memories (in the same way she'd done for their daughter a few years earlier in another state), chose the best backdrops to work with their decor, looked through products, and decided on the MOST amazing cake smash theme. 

I had so much fun planning Ian's session, especially his super fun Cookie Monster themed cake smash! On the day of the session, Ian and big sister Alice were such great sports, giving us tons of great images to choose from (in the end, mom wanted them all ;) ). And that cake smash....he was ALL OVER IT! I'm always a little nervous with cake smashes - sometimes babies are really into it, but most times, they're hesitant, and sometimes, are downright upset that we're asking them to play with cake! With all of the planning and details that went into Ian's, I was REALLY hoping he would play along - and play along he did! I think he liked the cookies more than the cake, but it was a Cookie Monster theme, so it worked ;) After all the sweets, we wrapped up with a fun bath on set, and called it a day. So much fun! 

A few weeks later, mom came to see all of the beautiful images we got, and a few weeks after that, her book and canvas were ready to be picked up. Just like we'd planned at her initial meeting, everything came together perfectly. I absolutely love creating custom sessions for clients - planning for exactly what they want and how they envision seeing their images months, years and decades from now. It's such an honor when people choose me to document these times, and I love every second of it :) 

Happy birthday Ian - I hope to see you and sister in here again before too long <3 



]]> (Erika Iurcovich Photography) Melbourne Florida baby photographer Melbourne Florida cake smash photographer babies baby cake smash sessions florida melbourne orlando photographer photography Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:46:19 GMT
Twins! {Melbourne Florida Children's Photographer} Earlier this year, I decided to get more into children's photography. As my own children and 1st clients grow, I have become more comfortable working with older children, knowing how to get the most genuine expressions and "pose" them to best capture who they are at this age.

In March, I had the pleasure of photographing adorable 5 year old twins Mila and Austyn, along with their 8 year old brother Talon. I've photographed twins before, but never over the age of 1, so having these little girls in here was so much fun! At our consultation, mom told me the types of images and products she was looking to get, so I knew what we were shooting for, and man did we get it! 

On shoot day, the girls came ready to play! We all had so much fun, I think even big brother got a kick out of the experience. We played dress up, I tried posing them through their giggles, and in the end, we got SO many great shots, mom had a hard time narrowing down what to get!

I am so glad I decided to move into photographing children (in addition to newborns and babies), and am even more pleased with my decision to focus on products and really working with clients before the shoot to decide how they want to enjoy these images. It's one thing to do a photo shoot, it's another to actually leave with products to enjoy every day and for years to come. I know momma is loving seeing her babies up on her walls every day, and from personal experience, I know those images will only become more and more valuable as her babies grow and change in the years to come. 

Thanks for being such fun little models Mila, Austyn and Talon. I hope to photograph you all again in the years to come - you guys rock!!


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