The Best Laid Plans – Cousins Session

The Best Laid Plans – Cousins Session

The plan was some beautiful images of 4 cute cousins together to give to grandma for Mother’s Day.  The park was beautiful and had a great bridge and pretty flowering trees.  The light was perfect golden hour sunset.  Sounds like a recipe for success, right?  Well, with two 2-year olds in the mix, things don’t always go according to plan and a shot of all 4 of them together just did not happen.  Since kids will be kids, we rolled with it, and I got a little workout running after them, which, in the end, resulted in some beautiful images of the cousins…just not all together!  Instead of one photo, grandma got a collage of several photos from our session, which I think  was the best gift anyway!  

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Baby on the way – Maternity/Family session

Baby on the way – Maternity/Family session

This gorgeous mama was just one month away from her due date when we got a chance to capture this beautiful time in her life.  Already the mama of one adorable curly-haired boy, she was patiently waiting on her second.  Despite freezing temps and tons of rain the week before, we managed to get her session in on a February day that reached 50 degrees, making everyone not quite so cold and up for lots of great family time.  I last saw her little man for his cake smash on his first birthday, so it was wonderful to get the chance to see how much he’s grown, and what a great big brother he’s going to be!  

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Baby T – Lifestyle newborn session

Baby T – Lifestyle newborn session

I have had the honor of photographing this family several times, as well as teaching the kids in my music class.  They are sweet, and fun, and crazy, just the way a family of (now) 6 should be!  They welcomed Baby T this winter and he is sure to be smothered with love from his big brothers and sister, as well as from his beautiful mama and daddy.  I adore these images because they show the abundance of love and moments of quiet stillness amidst the chaos of a big family, just like in my family of 7.  Welcome to your new, wonderful, wild and crazy world, little one!

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Fabulous Four! – Siblings fall session

Fabulous Four! – Siblings fall session

These four cuties were great sports on what ended up being a very chilly afternoon. The littlest one was not much for smiling, but she perked up in the arms of her older sibs.  I also LOVED their color coordination – nice job, mom!  The blacks and reds really stood out against the late fall foliage, and I think I might steal that color scheme for my own kids next year!

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Sister act – Sisters fall session

Sister act – Sisters fall session

These two young ladies were beautiful.  But even better, they were polite, friendly, and very sweet, which made for a fun and productive session.  They were game to follow my directions, even when I said things like, “hold your sister’s hand,” or “give her a kiss on the cheek,” things I’m sure teenage sisters don’t regularly do.  That’s not to say they didn’t think I was a little crazy, but they did it anyway.  So glad I could help capture some images of all their beauty – inner and outer.

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Timing is everything – Fall family session

Timing is everything – Fall family session

When this mom and I discussed scheduling her family photo session earlier in the year, she mentioned how much she wanted the session to include all the beautiful color of fall.  Due to the odd autumn we had this year, the foliage present for their scheduled mid-October session looked more like that of mid-June!  Mom rescheduled to mid-November, and I have to say that in my mind, I was thinking that we would have the opposite problem – no leaves at all.  So glad I was wrong and this family got some beautiful colors as background for their first photo session!  

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