Having a history of taking pictures with a family is so fun... Fun to watch the babies fun to see the family dynamics change as the children grow and their personalities take shape. Fun to be able to build that picture relationship. Henry and Claire know I am the picture lady. I am that once a year , we have to see the picture lady memory.
We ran around taking photos, playing red light, green light and hey, do you guys want to go tickle your dad? Which they loved the tickle part of course.
Looking at the images just make me smile. Seeing Henry and Claire being siblings together. Seeing a family express their love that illuminates through these pictures.
Can't wait to them again next year and see what picture magic we create.
If you could think of " the best wedding" would it be a wedding of a person and a family that you have known for years? For me this is an equation for the best wedding.
You might be taking pictures, capturing the moment but you are also there as part of the family.
I have known Travis for about 10 years. A friend of my sons. A member of the cross-country team that hung out at our house. He is just one of those guys that is just easy going, laughs a lot, especially at himself, has the biggest heart and doesn't have a negative bone in his body. I just love him and his sweet family.
I haven't know Ashley as long but what I know is she IS THE SWEETEST, kindest and loving person walking this earth. She is not one to get mad easily. I mean the groom smashed the wedding cake in her face and she wiped her face and laughed it off.
Together these two are perfect. They are sweet to watch. Cute together.
Thank you Ashley and Travis for letting me be part of your day. I am beyond honored to have been there on your big day. I love you both and I can't wait to see what the future brings you two.
I met Mike and Sarah once years ago and had never met Jack. Nothing better than having a reunion in a pumpkin patch to catch up on life. We caught up on old news and new news. We made animal sounds to get Jack to look. He is new to coyote howls and my voice maybe scared him a little.
THESE three make for a cute, adorable, sweet, family!
First of all can we talk about how Sarah is just beauty perfection. I mean her skin is that which should be on a DOVE commercial. She is so photogenic and you can see through these images she is one happy lady.
Jack is just stinking adorable. I mean look at that blonde hair. Those blue eyes like Frank Sinatra but really they come from his daddy. What a sweet angel baby.
Mike was a good boy/man. I told him right off " I know guys hate pictures", I've heard it all from every other guy in this world, " I know football is on" so let's just get in there takes some pictures and getter done.
Mike was a gem. He never complained once. He laughed at my jokes and he did what I told him to do. What a perfect role model for all those guys out there in "I hate pictures land"
Thank you Mike, Sarah and Jack ... I had fun on our pumpkin patch adventure!
Nothing better than getting to take pictures of friends. Not really a photo shoot but a reason to hang out with each other, rolling pumpkins, picking apples and trying to get Jack to part-take in family pictures.
For some reason Jack hated his new boots, trying to kick them off as soon as mom and dad put them on. We were quite the sight walking through the pumpkin patch trying to get a 1 1/2 year old to take photos while that 1 1/2 year old kicked his boots off. He snuggled with dad, loved on mom and together we captured this cute little family in the beauty of Autumn.
Sara you are just gorgeous, John sorry I made you pick apples like "everyone else" in the world and Jack your little facial expressions warm my heart. You are one precious little boy!
Hannah and Josh.
Childhood friends that years later become boy friend, girlfriend friend and now engaged to be married.
I love stories like theirs, a story of having a life together but who knew it was going to be forever.
Fun to watch these two interact with each other . It is the first hint of how they are in their relationship. They laugh, they play off of each other and balance each other out.
These two were the perfect subjects. They literally listened to each of my requests/demands and did them. They climbed, they rolled an ankle, the ran and they laughed at my stories. ( the last one for sure gets you a high ranking )
I have known Hannah since the age of 1. Exciting to see how she has grown into a smart and beautiful woman. I am more than thrilled to be sharing these moments of her life through pictures. Engagement first and next summer the day she has dreamt of her whole life... her wedding.
Congratulations Hannah and Josh.
Can't wait for your WEDDING!!!!
Two times a year I get to see my girl Kaysi. Her birthday and fall family photos. Of course I love Jen and Kyle but Kaysi takes the cake.
You might just say I am obsessed with her cuteness. Her voice, her humor, her sense of adventure . How she shows up wearing a chocker looking like a teenager. How she hugs her dad and mommy saying "we are family", stating "you are so funny you crack my eyeballs".
The rain didn't stop us from having an adventure by the river. Throwing rocks, playing with sticks and freezing our skin off until it hurt.
Taking pictures of the family they are today and in a few years they can look back at these images and remember our adventure.
See you on your birthday Kaysi! Have fun being Wonder Woman for Halloween.