Friday, August 13, 2021

Theodore Elliot

I felt like I had to wait for a long time before I could get Theodore into my studio.  His mommy expected he'd be super early like her other two kids, but he seemed happy to stay a while longer.  😂  By the time he finally came, they had a birthday and anniversary to celebrate too.  But Teddy's session was worth the wait!  I had so much trouble narrowing down the pictures because Teddy was the perfect little guy!  He slept well and was so fun to work with.  We obviously had to include teddy bears.  😁  Also, I gotta say that I'm pretty dang proud of myself for capturing that last picture.  Doesn't he have the sweetest smile?!  Also I love his dark spiky hair!!  😍

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Gwynevere Rose

My beautiful niece made a slightly early appearance, but she's beautiful and healthy!  By arriving a week early, she kind of threw off the carefully made plans of where she was supposed to fit in the schedule with my brother's second hip surgery and recovery time.  But everything worked out.  😊

Gwynevere is growing up in a busy household as the youngest of 5 kids, but she is adored, especially by her older sister Eowyn who has waited MANY years for a sister.  When Gwyn realized she was getting her pictures taken, she didn't want to sleep!  But we got her settled down again and she was quite happy.  I love her little smile in the last picture!  😊

Monday, June 14, 2021

Abigail's Cake Smash

 This BEAUTIFUL cake was made by Bree Johnson!  I really enjoyed working with her on this cake and was confident that she could take my jumble of words and sample pictures and turn it into something amazing!  I also will admit that I kept a slice and it was SO yummy!!  I had so much fun putting together this session with the theme and colors!

I can't believe Abigail is a year old already!  She was ridiculously easy to work with!  She went right for the cake and ate it without making much of a mess at all.  She even grabbed the crown from on top and decided to give it a taste.  She was all smiles, especially when her daddy walked in.  At the end, we let her big sisters join in for some cake.  Aren't they all so adorable?!  😍

Friday, June 11, 2021

Derby Family

It was so fun having the Derby family back for these quick family pictures!  They were getting ready to celebrate Abigail's 1st birthday.  But before diving into cake, we headed outside to get everyone.  Aren't these sisters just precious?!?!  😍  I love how they coordinated their outfits!


Friday, June 4, 2021

Rachael's Senior Session

There was quite a bit of planning that went into this session with Rachael since we were going to multiple locations and doing a few outfit changes.  When the day came, it was a perfect day, except that it was very windy.  Since I had just dealt with quite a bit of wind with my previous senior session, I wasn't as worried about it, but I was feeling a bit annoyed.  However, by the time the session started, the wind had died down quite a bit and wasn't an issue at all.  We had a great time, and I even survived riding in the back of a U-Haul.  😂

I can't believe Rachael is a senior!  I first really got to know her when she was in middle school, and I was helping out with the youth group at church.  Rachael is such a sweetheart, and I've always felt that we connected from more than just sharing a name.  She is so talented in many different areas!  She's not sure what she wants to do next so she's taking time to figure that out instead of heading right off to the next thing which I think is pretty wise.  I'm sure that whatever she decides to do, she will excel beyond even her own expectations.  😊

Congratulations Rachael!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Maya's Senior Session

I love when I can get siblings of my previous clients!  I got to photograph Sam last year, and this year I got to photograph Maya for her senior session.  I was a bit nervous about the weather because it was pretty windy.  But Maya was a champ, and we were able to get a lot of awesome pictures!  We started at Freimann Square and then headed downtown.  I had so much fun finding the best spots while trying to avoid the wind.  The buildings weren't actually blocking the wind as well as I had hoped, but with some patience, we made it work.  💓