“I guess your smile is the suns way
of lighting up whats dark.”
– Matt Wertz
this handsome little man came over last week for his 8 month session and we kicked things off playing with some of my leftover toys from all the holiday mini sessions ;) love that smile! look at those little puckered lips!! ha! too cute :) the photo on the right makes me laugh every time… clearly, Ethan wasn’t amused :) again! this kid was killin me with his little lips! love those scrunchy nose smiles! You can go back and see Ethan’s 4 month session HERE and his newborn portraits HERE! :) Happy Friday!
Friday, November 21, 2014 Posted in Baby Love
“I guess your smile is the suns way
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Posted in Children
“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
– Steven Chbosky I love this series of Anu with her girl! I think the photo on the left is my favorite one I took from their entire session :) love those sweet smiles! another one of my favorites! Love all the bold colors in this next one! From the gorgeous tree in the background to the christmas lights wrapped around the trees… Meadowlark Gardens always provides a beautiful backdrop!
It was so great to meet your family! Thanks for spending the afternoon with me! :)
Here’s the third and final post of mini session photos for this year! This is the ONE time during the year that I offer mini sessions, and we go all out for it! I loved seeing so many familiar faces there! Out of 23 families, 16 were ones that have been in front of my camera before. Those of you who know me know that I pride myself on being able to take time to get to KNOW my clients during the session, and that just doesn’t happen when you’re limited to 20 minutes, so it’s so helpful when I already KNOW the families well. When we do a standard portrait session I’m able to get a TON of variety for my clients, individual photos of the kids, some of the parents together.. things like that! Mini sessions function veeeery differently! My goal for these mini sessions is to be able to give my clients a really fun experience and a couple great holiday photos for gifts and christmas cards along with it! Safe to say, mission accomplished! :)
Thank you SO much to all of the 23 families and dear friends who helped make this day possible! Enjoy the last blog post full of all the families we saw on Sunday afternoon! Happy viewing, friends! Last year Kellie and Micah came to do a few photos to announce they were expecting… and look how much has changed in one year!! Meet Eli! :) love that mischievous little grin ;) and that’s a wrap!! see you all again next year! ;)
Are you ready for part TWO?!? We had nine families come out back to back on Saturday afternoon and it was so fun to see all of the kids SO excited to play with the set! We always try and make it really kid friendly so they’re excited to play and have fun, and you should have seen all their little faces light up when they saw Bart the Truck! :) They LOVED climbing in the truck, riding on the sled, and throwing handfuls of snow on their siblings ;) I’ve got one more post to share tomorrow, but enjoy lots of favorites from all of the Saturday afternoon sessions! You know this little lady very well by now :) how adorable is Cedar Belle in her christmas tutu?!? I’m can’t be 100% sure, but I’m pretty sure that smile says ‘climb in! lets drive down to see Mickey again! i’m drivin’!” ;) Lucy and Courtney came out for mini sessions last year right before their gorgeous wedding, and I loved getting to do a few 1st anniversary photos for them this year!! make sure you go back and see their photos from mini sessions last year :) LOVE this one! :) Olivia was a BIG fan of that candy cane ;) So excited about these next ones! Dan and Allie are getting married next 4th of July, so we snuck in a few photos for their save the dates as well!! LOVE these next 4 so much that I couldn’t narrow it down any more :) don’t they have the most gorgeous smiles?! secrets secrets! :) it was too cute, we asked her to tell him a secret and she whispers (just loud enough) “this is FUN!!” :) aaah yes, and the snow! the kids had so much fun with the snow! safe to say both Mason and Paisley are pretty excited about those christmas trees.. or maybe it was the promise of a candy cane afterwards ;) I love how much Connor adores his baby sister :) I’ve got one more post coming for you tomorrow with all of the Sunday afternoon sessions! Stay tuned! :)
The first round is HERE!! We had 23 families come out this year for holiday mini sessions over two days and WHEW it was a whirlwind! Once again, thanks to my wonderful friends and their help, the day flowed incredibly smooth and couldn’t have gone better! I LOVED seeing so many of the same families that were here last year, it’s so sweet to see how much their babies have changed over this past year! Make sure you go back HERE and HERE to see the posts from last year, and you will recognize some familiar faces in these next three posts :)
A few BIG thank you’s to give out right away! First and foremost, to my dear friend and partner in both crime and creativity, Katie! She was the one who talked me into doing these again this year, only because she agreed to help design the set and it’s safe to say she completely outdid herself this year! I had SO many people comment on how incredible the set was this year, which is all thanks to Katie bringing some sense and organization to my scattered ideas. She was the voice of reason, the eye of creativity, and the one to help me pull EVERYthing together! So all of you sweet clients who have sent me thank you emails already, a big portion of that goes to Katie too! :)
Thank you to my wonderful friends Bailey, Anna, and Julie for welcoming all of my clients when they arrived, dancing around and being silly to help get those gorgeous natural smiles out of your children during the session, and just helping the day flow that much smoother!
Thank you to Phil for building the christmas tree stand that all of the children loved, and for creating by far the cutest part of the set! Thank you for making that vision come to life!
Thank you Dave for loaning us Bart the Truck for the day, the envy of every husband who showed up for mini sessions! ;) Bart was absolutely the perfect “wow” factor, and thank you for letting all of these little ones love Bart for the weekend!
Thank you to my mama for making all of the yummy snacks this year, I’m convinced having a big batch of homemade cookies makes all the difference :) and a big thank you to the Von Kahle family for hosting us again this year and letting me take over your home for the weekend!
WHEW! now are you ready for some fun photos?!? I’ll be sharing the photos over three blog posts, so here is the first round! Happy viewing, friends!
sweet snuggles! James and Liz are getting ready to celebrate TEN years! :) Happy Anniversary! and this handsome man was TOO excited about Bart the Truck! :) let it snow!! I think more than a few of the little friends that came out for mini sessions were more excited about the candy canes than the christmas trees ;) love that little smile for his mama :) yup, i’d buy a christmas tree from Simon! ;) Stay tuned for part TWO coming tomorrow!! :)