Tag Archives: Family

Family Photo Shoot

I had the privilege of taking this family’s picture a couple of years ago.   Two years ago we did a beach session, this time we decided to change it up and do more of a woody’s nature photo shoot.  I also did a really quick mini-session for the oldest daughter, but I will show those in a separate post.  The Dad was really feeling under the weather, but he was such a trooper and came and smiled for the pictures despite how awful he felt.


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Newborn Baby Boy Photo Shoot

Part of the joy from my job is meeting new people, I especially love meeting new first time parents as it is always so fun to watch them.  To watch and see their excitement, their wonder, their awe and even the questions and feelings of ‘what are we supposed to do’?  It takes me back to when I was a brand new mom and so many memories both good and bad.

Jamie and her husband were no exception to this rule.  They have an adorable little guy and are going to be amazing parents.  Their love for their new baby and each other was very apparent and I was impressed with how well they worked together and helped each other out.  Their little guy made me work extra hard for those sleepy pictures, but in the end we were finally able to get pictures we all love.




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Sibling Shoot

I have been bad about updating my blog on this site; life and my personal blog kept taking priority.  I am about to do a photo shoot of my own kids for Christmas cards and realized I had never shared the photo shoot I did of them this fall.  Now let me say, I love taking pictures. I have been able and get great pictures of really hyper kids, incredibly shy kids, indifferent teens, but something about taking pictures of my own kids leaves me wanting to bang my head on the wall.  In the end though, it turned out wonderfully.


My kids literally dove on me in the second to last picture… and of course I have to leave you with the face that says how she really felt about getting her pictures taken.

When is the last time you got your kids pictures taken?

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Summer Vacation

This summer is flying by so quickly! Our summer has been filled with trips to library, pool days with friends, beach trips and even lots of days in our pajamas.

In June we were able to head back to Illinois to my childhood home for a fun jam packed vacation.  I had forgotten how green the Midwest is!  My kids even complained about Grandpa’s long grass, which he had just cut a few days before.  We had fun with cousins, were on top of the world (or it felt like it) and enjoyed the little moments.

What is your favorite place to go on vacation?


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