Archive for Nov 2012

the states family

November 29, 2012

one of my favorite things is when i meet amazing people as clients,

and then i get to work with them again.

i first met this family when little maliyah was a newborn, and look how she has grown!

this family has been through a lot this year-

soon after maliyah was born, leith was sent to afghanistan for three months.

i was inspired and encouraged to watch their faith through this time…

they truly are incredible.

i was so honored to photograph them, and just experience the joy of this family being together.

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watch out, world.

the cutest little smile and set of dimples you’ve ever seen just arrived.

greyson is six pounds of adorable, and gave me so many sweet smiles.

i think i’m in love.

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i was so happy when zoey’s mommy won my contest my few months back,

because i knew that meant i’d get to love on this precious little girl.

sweet zoey wasn’t too sure if she wanted her pictures taken,

but she eventually decided to get sleepy for us.

she is a lucky little girl, joining an amazing family.

zoey…. you are awesome.

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the friend family

November 25, 2012

this beautiful family was full of spunk and fun!

two energetic boys, a face-full of orange highlighter, and a goldfish-loving little sister….

we were busy during this session.

but the love and joy this family has for one another is a joy to be around.

thank you, friend family!  you guys are awesome.

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fall means family sessions, which i absolutely love.

but it had been almost a month since i’d had a newborn session,

and i was missing the itty bitty babies.

lucky for me, i got to snuggle not one but TWO beautiful baby boys.

remember florence + billy?  their sweet sons are here and absolutely perfect.

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mommy wanted one of them in their matching jammies after we were all done.

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the gagne family

November 15, 2012

i had the privilege of spending a beautiful afternoon with the gagne family.

the two boys are absolutely precious,

and it’s always fun when i get to use all my farm animal noises to get a smile icon smile the gagne family

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i think it goes without saying,

the best thing about a baby’s first birthday is watching them eat their cake.

some kids dig right in and paint themselves with frosting.

and others decide they want nothing to do with it.

it’s always so fun to watch them discover something totally new, and see their little personalities come out in the process.

i got to spend a morning with sweet little lyla and her loving parents.

she wasn’t feeling too great, and wasn’t too sure about taking pictures.

but after a few minutes with her cake…

she became one happy little girl.

happy birthday, miss lyla.

you are precious!

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the thompson family

November 4, 2012

i had never met the thompsons before our session,

but i left feeling like we were old friends.

the kids are tons of fun…

little mia had me laughing the whole time- she is quite the little posing machine!

and there is just obvious love oozing out of each of them for one another.

thank you, thompsons, for a lovely evening. you are a fabulous family.

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sweet miss riley.

i had such a lovely morning with her!

we sang princess songs, danced, and searched for bunnies.

pretty much the perfect day!

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and of course we needed a few with her beautiful mama!

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