I thoroughly believe people are put into your life when you most need them. Kruze and her outstandingly wonderful momma were that to me this past year. Not only did I get the privilege of watching this newborn baby grow into her spunky one-year-old self, but I grew a friendship with a strong lady who supported me during a particularly rough year (more on that later).
I had every intention of sharing Kruze’s monthly photos are she grew, but as mentioned previously, this year was not exactly what I expected. So instead, here are the fabulously fun pictures from her one year session where she shared the camera with her doting family. Enjoy.
Fall was a crazy time for me. I could go into details, but I’ll just say that I had a colicky baby. Enough said, right?
But this family photoshoot was a shining respite during a challenging time. It was an amazing shoot. The family: perfection. The sun: breathtaking. What else do you need?
I realize it’s months later that I’m sharing this post, but it was one of my favorites from this past year. I couldn’t not share it. Enjoy.
This little boy and his parents… where to begin? I am so grateful for them. It has been such a thrill to shoot MJ’s newborn pictures, as well at his 6 month, and now his 1 year! MJ is a happy, sweet boy who I love being around, and his parents are just as sweet and wonderful as he is.
It’ll take you all of 5 seconds to realize that my job as their photographer is pretty dang easy. They are happy, genuine, loving people who also happen to look like models. Darn my luck, right? It was about 100% humidity out when we took these pictures, and you would never know it looking at them.
More than that, they are clients who have turned into friends, and for that I am even more grateful. Let’s do this again soon, shall we?
Can I speak candidly with you? Yes? Great.
Family portraits can be very intimidating for me. Starting off in engagement/wedding photography completely spoiled me. Right off the bat you have lovey dovey emotions everywhere you look, and endless opportunities in capturing special moments. Newborn photography also has those heightened ushy gushy feelings not to mention squishy, adorable babies. Family photography? The newness and excitement isn’t typically there. Actually, a lot of times it’s the opposite… people who would rather be doing almost anything else than being in front of my camera.
So when I pulled up to the Frankos adorable home, I was a little nervous about our photo shoot. That nervousness dissolved almost immediately, and I could not get enough of this family. Sweet, adorable, active boys and their attentive, loving parents. It truly could not have gone any better, and no offense to any other families I’ve done family portraits with, but this just might be favorite session. Ever.
So sorry in advance for all the pictures. There were too many good ones not to share a ton. Enjoy!
There really isn’t anything better than a brand new baby, and I’m talking brand, brand new. Baby Collins was only 3 days old when we had our lifestyle newborn session, and she couldn’t have been any more precious. So sleepy and cuddly. So pink and tiny.
And one of the absolute highlights on this session was watching Nicole with her children. Talk about a mother at ease. Her peaceful, loving energy towards not only her newest addition, but also her two oldest boys was refreshing and simply inspiring. I hope that I can provide such an outpouring of love to my growing family the way she does.
I loved every little thing about this mini session done last fall: the kiddos, the pajamas, the setting, the precious pup. It was all perfect, and it most certainly had Merry Christmas written all over it.
I did this mini session last fall, and it is simply too good not to share. This was the first year I was contacted to take pictures for Christmas cards which I really enjoyed, but I definitely didn’t want to post any of the pictures until well after Christmas… after Easter is good enough right? 😉
The Shank kids (and parents for that matter) are almost to the obnoxious level of super cute status, but because they are also among the nicest people alive we will forgive them for their good-looking-ness. Enjoy!
Kruze’s sweet mother asked me to take these photos even before the announcement of her pregnancy was made (which made me feel very honored might I add). So basically I have been very patiently waiting for this little one to make her appearance!
With 3 gorgeous girls, 1 beautiful babe, and 2 “not-so-bad-yourself” parents, I knew this shoot was going to be spectacular. Kruze’s three big sisters are so in love with their new addition as you will soon see in these pictures. And there’s that special look only parents of brand new, tiny babies can give. It’s a perfect mixture of love, awe, and maybe a little bit of disbelief.
I can’t wait to get this fabulous family back in front of the lens. Enjoy!
There is nothing I love more than capturing a family right in the comfort of their own home. It gives you a glance into their life and into their personality. It was my pleasure to shoot this beautiful family with their newest addition, Max. Enjoy.
I’m absolutely crazy about the Bible Study I go to. There are plenty of different types of personalities to keep things interesting and to keep insights fresh. A few months ago, a confident, grounded, beautiful, and very pregnant Abigail joined our group, and it has been such a blessing to have her. She has so much to offer not only in wisdom and talents but in friendship. She is quick to smile and gives a positive perspective on life. Who doesn’t need an Abigail in their life?
When Eleanor “Rory” was born this past week, I practically begged to take portraits of this beautiful girl and her family. Fortunately, they accepted, and it was a complete blast! The Cooks are warm and inviting and kept my coffee needs more than satisfied. Their home somehow remains peaceful and sunny with a newborn and a toddler running around. You don’t run across this special of a family too often, and it was my pleasure shooting with them. Enjoy!