An Old Friend | Atlantic City Childrens Photographer

Years ago in which seems like another life, Ken and I used to hang out with some amazing people. Life gets in the way + you lose touch. Not totally. But to the point where you no longer see them every Thursday night at the Anchorage or hitting up the Wave at the Trump Marina. Then, one day you get to hang out + it’s like you never lost touch. You can chat like 10 years did not go by. This happened with Jen + I … and I was lucky enough to get to meet her little guy.
Courtney Keim | Atlantic City Childrens Photographer


Letters to Our Daughers | February 2014

My Sweet Little Girl,

I debated ditching these photos. I debated making you dress up to take them. But I knew I had a few moments before you did it. Or I did it. You were so nervous. You were excited. You were scared. Being the only one in first grade to not lose a tooth is tough. You wiggled that bugger all the time. It was holding on.

Courtney Keim |

We spent the whole day chatting. Wiggling it. I didn’t lose my first tooth until 2nd grade so blame me for being halfway through + being the only one. I’m sorry.

Courtney Keim |

The tooth fairy came. She left you some good stuff. You brought it into school + was so so happy. But you came home sad. No one cared. They brushed you off. It wasn’t a big deal to them.

But what you need to realize is there are two little guys who worship you. They cheered for you. They wanted to help. Know that no matter where you go. They will be your biggest cheering section – your brothers.

Courtney Keim |

Courtney Keim |

Well, them + me. And daddy too.

That morning you were just you. So excited. And I loved capturing it just like you are. Messy hair. Pajamas at noon. Our life. Your moment.

I love you Lilliana.

Mom xx

Head on over to read the lovely writings of Shalonda (Chubby Cheek Photography) + I’ll be back next month. Promise.

Rashmi Pappu - February 25, 2014 - 4:04 pm

Courtney! I am so glad you chose these photos. I can just imagine Lilliana’s excitement over a wiggly tooth, waiting to share the news of the Tooth Fairy’s arrival with all her friends at school. I am so glad her little brothers were there to cheer her up even if her friends were not that enthused. Most of all, seeing them all in their pajamas just melts my heart. <3

Stephanie Beaty - February 25, 2014 - 8:54 pm

So fantastic to capture this milestone. I have paid more attention to teeth coming in than coming out with my first. A great reminder that this is more important to them!

Debbie Wibowo - March 10, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Precious pictures..the last one when she looked so proud showing it off to her brothers made me giggle.