I love meeting new families.
The Siechens are so much fun.
We had an absolutely beautiful day at Green Lakes State Park.
Full sun is usually a photographer's nightmare,
but I like to use the harsh shadows to create visual interest.
Here is their sneak peek...
Talk about a picture perfect family!!
I mean, how gorgeous are these people?!
Mom wanted fall images,
I'm so glad the leaves still had a little color on them.
I love this time of year so much.
Howe family, here is your sneak peek...
I hope you love them.
These gorgeous humans have been with me for years!
Let me tell you what I love about the Montroys.
A lot of times during a family session,
the parents, usually the mom,
insists that the children "behave".
And I get it. They are paying for these images.
They want something nice.
(I'm not knocking it btw
because I'm the same way during my family photos.)
The wonderful thing about Brittany though
is how laid back she is.
She doesn't force anything. She lets me direct the kids.
And best of all, after we get a few posed shots,
she allows me to set them loose.
She lets me capture them EXACTLY as they are.
They don't need perfect poses and perfect hair.
They laugh, they jump, they run, they fall down.
And you know something?
Her images are always PERFECTION!
They are real and fun and true
memories of who their family was at this precise moment in time.
All I can say is that I adore you, Montroy family!!
You make my job so enjoyable and fulfilling.
As always, I hope you love your images.
Here is your sneak peek...
I can't believe it has been five years
since I last photographed this fun family!
The kids have grown so much.
It's so nice to reconnect and work
with familiar people over the years.
I feel so invested in all your stories!
I hope I told this one well...
...here's your sneak peek.
This gorgeous family though!
Every year I swear they get more and more lovely.
Here's a little look at their family session...
I can't really explain how much I adore this family.
They are just a delight and I think these are the best images I have ever taken of them.
It was such a beautiful and relaxed day.
We took all their images in only 20 minutes and they still feel so natural to me.
Until next time Bodow family . . .
Some of my absolute favorite people in the world
and some of my all time favorite family images
combined last weekend.
These are the kind of images I always want to make.
The kind that inspire me!
Images that are full of genuine laughter,
movement and real emotion.
That capture people just as they are,
not trying too hard to be proper or perfect.
I hope they love them as much as I do
and will cherish them for a lifetime.
This was such a special photoshoot to me.
This woman is my oldest friend in the world.
We have so many memories together.
Having sleepovers at her house when I was only ten.
Practically living with her as a teenager.
I was there when she first started dating her husband Gregg
and she was there when I first started dating my husband Greg..
I was a bridesmaid in her wedding.
I held her son when he was just months old.
It feels so surreal that he will be graduating high school this year!
Donnetta is one of those people who makes friendship easy.
If we went an entire year without talking, she wouldn't be offended.
She wouldn't make me feel guilty.
She understands that life is just that way and each time we do see each other,
we just naturally pick up where we left off.
She has this beautiful way of
seeing the best in others and is always there when I really need her.
I can't express how grateful I feel to still have her in my life!
Here is a sneak peek of her family session . . .
This photo shoot had to be rescheduled twice because of frigid temps.
I'm actually so glad it was.
Today was absolutely beautiful.
There was snow, but it was mild enough to enjoy.
I had a fun day...I think they did too. :)
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