Heather, Jon, and Jace - Annual Holiday Photo Session

I met Heather and Jon when I first started doing photography, and they were a young couple who wanted anniversary photos with their dog.  It's been so much fun since then to photograph a maternity session, and 3 sessions with Jace!  The holiday season may be behind us, but I have so many lovely holiday family photos to share.  I love that these photos can take us back to the holiday time.  I love that photos are like time machines.  And I love that I get to build time machines for so many families!  As my favorite t-shirt says, "I can freeze time.  What's your superpower?"

Shayna, Marvin, and Brody - Lifestyle Family Photography

I started this session as I usually do, by greeting the family.  When Brody and I first met, he was enjoying the A/C in his car seat, and I went over and said hello.  And I guess we bonded, because he took my hand as we were walking to and from our photo spot, and he gave me lots of camera eye contact!  I had so much fun spending the morning with this lovely family, and just as much fun reliving our time together when I was editing the photos.  And as I always say, when you relax and enjoy yourselves and each other in front of my camera, it gives me many 'so you' moments to capture!  I think in this case, it's obvious that Brody was given the space to be himself, and that's exactly who I captured!

Agnieska, Jon, Melina, Keila, and Benicio

Agnieska, Jon, and I worked together at one of the earlier jobs in our Engineering careers, before these guys were married, and before these kids were born.  We’ve kept in touch through Facebook, so Agnieska knew what I was up to with my photography.  I always love hearing about old friends that are new fans of my work, and I love it even more when I get that email asking when I’m available to schedule their session!  And this family and these photos did not disappoint.  They were more than comfortable with just spending time together and enjoying each other in front of my camera, which gave me plenty of So You moments to capture for them!

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Ina, Chris, Luca, Georgio, and Olivia because she’s 1!

This mom and I have a mutual admiration for each other’s work.  She does incredible hand drawn photo booth props (check out The Party Event on Etsy if you ever need them), and she’s followed my growth in my photography career.  She’d been planning this session for a while, and I’m so glad were finally able to make it happen, and on an evening with such gorgeous lighting to boot!  You can tell that this family loves each other and has fun together, and it’s always an honor for me to be able to capture that for them in their photos.  Check ‘em out.  See if you can tell, too!  So You!

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Teddy Bear Picnic

This photo session has been a long time in the making and is really special and near and dear to my heart.  My boys have these PJs that they love to wear, and they love to play with their stuffed animals at home and are often bringing them all into the family room for various arrangements with pillows and blankets.  I’d been really wanting to capture these current elements of their lives, especially before they outgrow the PJs, and before the onset of summer heat, and we were finally able to make it happen on a slightly cooler afternoon in late March.  We packed up the car with all of their favorites along with a wagon to haul them with, and set up in the woods with a very special blanket, handmade by my Grandma, their Great Grandmother.  These two had a great time arranging their animals and playing with them outdoors.  It was a fun change of scenery, and I’m so happy to have frozen these precious moments!

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