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When I met family "P" their beautiful baby girl was turning one... a couple years later and we have seen each other again for a maternity session and most recently I had the opportunity to take the first images of their beautiful baby boy. This is what makes my work so fulfilling... What other job do you get to be a part of peoples' most important moments... it makes for really happy work! XOXO "P" family... until next time.
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What better way to start the new year than with a session honoring new life?!? From baby toes to pouty lips this little one has it all!
Fall weather can be a bit all over the place, especially this year! But have no fear, if your session is set for a day that might not be exactly optimal, we can turn lemons into lemonade... or chocolate into hot cocoa in this case.
We managed to get some amazing family photos, and then wrapped up with a warm cup of cocoa. Check out these amazing shots on a chilly evening in November.
BLACK FRIDAY IS HERE! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to book next years family photos and save! OR do you have a loved one that deserves the kind of gift that they will treasure for years and years? This is the perfect gift for them! It literally keeps on giving!
Warmth overload! There is no such thing. I can't get enough of this beautiful redhead... the fall oranges and the warmth of sunset.
These beautiful babes in buffalo plaid look perfect for fall photos... and will make for awesome holiday cards!
Fall photos are well underway... and can sometimes seem like a daunting task with the little ones. But have no fear, I recently wrote an article for www.mykidlist.com about photoshoot preparedness and what you can do to create a "perfectly you" session that I think might help!
What do I mean by a "Perfectly You" session? Every family is unique and not all kids cooperate or say cheese exactly the way you might hope, but if you embrace your family and kids as they are, and work with your photographer, you can capture amazing pictures that are completely unique to your family; perfectly you. Check it out, whether I am your photographer or someone else, these tips should help. PS this picture is a great example of a "perfectly you" shot!
Mini sessions are a great way to
1) snag a photographer that you love but might not be able to afford the full session for
2) get a shorter session, if you don't believe you need a full
3) takes the guess-work out... the photographer will have specific times and location, you just need to show up (on time) and ready to take pics.
Here are a few samples from recent mini sessions at Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room.
Making time for family photos, in particular extended family photos, can seem like a daunting task. Our lives get so busy. And as the kids grow old, go off to school, move away and start their own families it can seem even more so.
Then comes along one of those all too rare moments where everyone is in town at the same time... you jam as much in as possible that it doesn't seem another activity can fit... but let me suggest trying to sneak an extended family session. Its a great way to treasure those moments together, and it doesn't need to be the overwhelming commitment that it might seem.
This extended family came from 3 different states, one couple was leaving for the airport directly from the shoot and yet, they were able to get in a quick 1 hour shoot and be on their way. Now they have these precious images to remember the time together. Check it out!
Wishing this warm and beautiful couple a lifetime of love, happiness and compassion. Thank you for letting capture your big day.
This session was a present to Mom! As we near the holidays this is something you might consider for your own mother or grandmother. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Not only do you spend a morning together enjoying each others company and making mom/grandma oh so very happy, but you are creating new memories. At the end of this special experience, you will take these moments with you forever, both figuratively and literally.
Check out a couple of my favorites from a recent "gift."
Spring and fall are often coveted times of the year to take your family photos, but do not overlook the august early September bloomers! The purples, yellows and whites are abundant and make for stunning photos.
I am in love with the jewel tones in this beautiful sari, which was worn at their firsts' baby shower, and woven through the children pictures!