I loved doing this session with one of my favorite families in one of my favorite locations - Historic Harmony! The Spring flowers were in full-bloom, and the plants their greenest. The evening was warm, and the tiny downtown area was alive with people and live music! It was the perfect night to catch some shots of sweet Aiden, who turned 4 at the beginning of April. I’m so glad we waited until Spring was in full swing to do his pictures. As always, he was the perfect subject.
This Mother’s Day, I was honored to assist a friend in creating a beautiful gift for her sweet Omi. Oma or Omi means grandmother in German, and my friend credits her caring grandmother with raising her to be the woman she is today - and I can say as her friend, she is a phenomenal mommy, so her Omi should be very proud.
For this session, my friend and her children wore authentic German clothing from her Omi’s hometown of Berlin. These are outfits they wear every year when their family attends Oktoberfest activities here in the states. The most special part of all? My friend actually wore the outfits her children are wearing when she was little! For Mother’s Day, she was able to print these pictures and present them to Omi side-by-side with photos of herself in the outfits as a child. How special and unforgettable.
I LOVE family history, so if you have a family heirloom or location that you’d like to capture in photos, please reach out to me. I’d love to help you create these timeless memories!
So many families request fall foliage pictures, but so few of them actually get to fulfill that request. It took the leaves forever to change this year, and when they finally did, the weekends were rainy and frigid. This family lucked out and actually got a few minutes to play in the leaves during their session, and oh what beautiful vibrant yellow leaves they were!
This was also my first time photographing a dog in the family portrait. Gus the dog did a great job, as did his beautiful, loving family!
Skylar is just the cutest! She was so smiley and content with her little leaf. It’s so cute to watch babies marvel at the simplest things as they see our world for the first time. She played sweetly enjoying her first Fall. I hope her parents can cherish these pictures forever.
Such a beautiful and bright family picture! I could tell right away this family is full of love and laughter. Their beautiful children are at the perfect ages to have a super fun holiday season, too! May they enjoy every moment!
This is a family I know and love well. Lisa has been one of my best friends since she moved into my neighborhood when we were in middle school. We shared a love for N*SYNC and theater, and sat together on the bus. Eventually our sharing of a seat became a sharing of a stage in high school, and I’m proud to say we’re still sharing lifes ups and downs in our thirties!
When she asked me to document some shots with her son Landon and her parents, I was thrilled and honored! Our original plan for a shoot with fall foliage as the backdrop soon became cancelled with the non-stop gloomy October rain, but we quickly rallied to do the session in my new studio space instead. Lisa is known for her spontaneity, and showed up to the studio with half of her home furniture (haha!), but I’m so glad she did because it totally made the photos. Such perfect props to bring the coziness and beauty of fall inside!
Lisa, thank you so much for allowing me to take these photos of your beautiful family!
What a view - both the background and the family! I always love capturing the S Family as they just radiate love and kindness. Even though baby girl wasn’t feeling her best, she still managed to give me some smiles. At first we fought to have her give up her little kangaroo for the pictures, but then we realized that, as her mommy puts it, its just part of the story. That is so true! My goal when I photograph any family is to capture this sentence of your story; one that you’ll fondly look back on for years to come.
One of my all-time favorite families to photograph! They always bring the smiles, perfectly coordinated outfits, and of course…the most adorable little guy!
Family Mini Sessions are a great option if you want to quickly update your family photos without spending a ton of money or time at a busy, crowded photography studio chain. I love getting to know the families I work with, and seeing their kids grow as they come back for different sessions. Family sessions can be done at my home, your home, or a public park, allowing lots of opportunity to get creative with the background and do whatever color scheme you'd like! I absolutely love the color palette in these photos. Grey, navy, and coral look awesome together, and definitely say "spring" without the typical pastels.
It was a pleasure working with this adorable family. They had an unusually warm December day for their session at Blueberry Hill Park, which was perfect for little Miss Teagan to practice her walking, and show off her baby blues.
The M Family was camera-ready in their perfect Fall hues, as we did their session in their beautiful, secluded backyard. It was a pleasure meeting them and capturing the warmth and fun of their family.
Sweet Baby Braxton and his parents looked stunning in the light of the sunset on an Indian Summer evening in late September. Their session was a lot of fun, and these black & white shots are some of my favorites! Such a beautiful family.
This family is very special to me, they are my cousins and aunt. For Lauren's First Communion portraits, we took some in the studio with natural light, and a few at North Catholic High School in the prayer garden. Lauren and Justin were also able to light a candle for their daddy, my sweet, loving Uncle Dave, who recently passed away unexpectedly. He did get to see his daughter make her first communion this past spring, which was a wonderful opportunity for our family to get together. Lauren and Justin are now blessed with a very special guardian angel. I certainly felt his presence as we were taking these photos on such a beautiful day - sunny, blue skies, with a gentle, cool breeze.
Bubbles plus sunset equals magic!
I so enjoyed capturing this beautiful family during the golden hour as their sweet daughters, Bella and Gracie, frolicked through the bubbles. This family is just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside - so obviously, their kindness radiates just like the golden sunlight in their photos. I photographed Gracie when she was a newborn, as well, so I loved seeing how much she and her big sister had grown!
Summer evenings offer the most beautiful lighting for outdoor sessions, and this family knew the perfect wooded spot to capture some sweet moments with their little ones. I met them at their grandma's home to shoot in her beautiful backyard, the very place where mommy and mum tied the knot 6 years ago! Two beautiful babies later, they're such a sweet, fun, generous family, and it was my pleasure to photograph them!
Adalyn and new baby sister Brinley came for their session bringing along personality and beautiful handmade crosses made by their great-grandfather. The girls were absolutely beautiful posing with their parents, and a joy to capture.
These cousins had personality plus for their Mother's Day photo shoot. The photos will be used as Mother's Day gifts for their grandma. I'm sure she will love them! How blessed she is to have such beautiful, healthy grandchildren!
After a foliage delay and a rain delay, the Sevin family finally got a chance to have their Fall Family Portrait session complete with sunshine and beautiful fall colors. Their family chose an absolutely gorgeous location for their session that was only a few steps from their home. The kids were so well behaved, and baby Tommy was a little trooper. It was so fun to capture some candid moments with the family admiring their new addition.
Fall is definitely my favorite time to take outdoor photos, and Family Portrait sessions are beginning to feel like my favorite session to shoot.
Weston was such a sweetheart for his newborn session. After booking with me, his mama realized that we're neighbors (small world), so he and his siblings arrived from their home down the street in a great mood and cooperated very well. Big sister Audrey was outgoing and proud to show off her new baby brother, while new big brother Wyatt was quiet and well-behaved. I love this sibling shot showing Wyatt checking out the new little guy.
Weston (and his fabulous head of hair) ended the session with the perfect little newborn smile. I always say that when babies smile in their sleep, it means the angels are talking to them.
God bless this little man and his family!
Chunky baby boys in overalls are one of the best things in life!
Sweet, little Leighton kept the smiles coming for his First Birthday photo shoot. It always makes me laugh to see the little things that make a baby smile. For Leighton, it was Veggie Straws and the Bonanza theme song.
I had so much fun photographing this family. They were absolutely picturesque with the early autumn sunset providing the perfect backdrop. They made my job super easy - the hardest part was choosing my favorite shots (and resisting from squeezing their adorable son)!
Happy 1st Birthday, Leighton!