Category Archives: family

Decker | Family Session

This is one of my favorite family sessions ever & I love that it’s of my sweet friend Megan & her precious family! Megan & I have been friends for several years- we met online in a photographers facebook group! Since then we’ve done each others photos for the years & I just love her heart & look up to her in SO many ways!

One of the things I LOVE to do for my family’s is to make their session as unique & as “THEM” as possible. I want them to look at their photos from our time together & say “Yes, this is us.” That’s why I strive hard & work to choose carefully the locations I do for photos & get to know each client even before we meet! Megan wanted photos at their family farm & I loved (she did too!) what we got!

Davis | Family Session

I just LOVE IT when I get to photograph families with “older” kids 😉 Especially ones that are so fun to be with & ready for my corny jokes! Plus, you might recognize one of these beautiful young ladies since I photographed her senior pictures a few falls ago. This entire family is beautiful & I loved our time together!

Weeks | Family Session

This family. So much love for them. For so many reasons. This particular session we had weather AND sickness AND technical difficulties but we still got one of my favorite family photos ever to date! See if you can spot it- hint, there’s a black wall in the background of it 😉

Ulrich | Group Family Session

I know you can see it on their faces- we had SOOO much fun doing these pictures! It was a chilly one AND my last session before I started my maternity leave before having Ruth. But we had so much fun guys. I had hungout with Kayla & her immediate 4 right when their little guy Gunner was just a few weeks old. You can view that session HERE. So I was SUPER thrilled when she invited me along to take pictures of her husband’s side! We met at a beautiful local park & I just love some of the more in-between moments that were captured. And of course, the highlight was at the end when the fam broke out into their Bears gear! 😉 Enjoy viewing friends!

 

Mayes | Family Session

A special client referred the Mayes Family to me & I was SO excited about meeting them! We went to one of my favorite locations in town & it was a treat to be get some amazing pictures of this family 🙂 My particular favorites are the individual portraits of each of the children. The kids & I were having a blast & their personalities & joy just opened up in front of me & I loved documenting them! Here’s a few of my personal favorites from their session!


In Home Session

Sometimes there are families I get to work with where by the end of the session, I feel like I’ve become a part of their family & I felt like that with this foursome. We knew it was going to be a very cold December day when we scheduled their session & so they gladly invited me into their home. I’m SOOO glad they did! I loved their house! Such bright colors & patterns that reflected the brightness of their family’s love & connection. We took many pictures of them smiling at my camera that were portrait style, but I have to say my favorite ones we took were where I got to just sit back, be one of the family & watch them interact & be themselves. You’ll see lots of love & hugs in these photos. And please, if you’re in love with these photos as much as I am, please call me so I can come hangout with your family in your home!

           

Weeks | Family Session

I LOVE this family. Sincerely love them. I love their kids names, each kids personalities, how the Weeks Family does life together & how they love each other. I love how Peter & Lynne have chosen to raise & love their family. My Elizabeth has even been blessed with hand-me-down clothes from their girls! This was my first time doing a session at this fun park & I LOVE how it glowed with color & totally fit their family’s personality. See for yourself as you look through some of my personal favorites!

McNulty | Family Session

This was SUCH a special session for me! Brittany & I used to work at the same restaurant together back during our college days & have stayed in touch via social media. We’ve watched each other start & grow families & to asked to photograph her family was SUCH an honor to me!!! We had great weather & all her kiddos have the cutest personalities & most beautiful smiles! Here’s a few of my personal favorites- enjoy!

 

Rumley | Family Session

I know I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again 😉 I am SOOO thankful when I get to work with the same client time after time again. Building a relationship through the years is one of my greatest joys as a photographer! Plus, each session with that family just gets better & better because we’ve worked together before & we’re just so relaxed & ready to just hangout & have fun! And that’s what it’s like for me when I get to photograph the Rumley family! And if you know them, you know they’re already a hoot & like to get loud & have fun, so yeah, we just have a great time 😀

I’m sharing some of my favorites from my last session with them! It was a new location for me & they rocked it!!!!!!! Here’s the Rumley Family!!!!

             

Bliese | Family Group Session

I really LOVE doing Group Family Sessions! I know some photographers don’t prefer them, but to me the more people the better! I love meeting grandparents, aunts, uncles, seeing siblings interact & often seeing parents be all silly with their adult kids & grandkids. Basically, IT’S THE BEST.

The morning we had the Bliese Group Family Session was CHILLY & WINDY & RAINY but we stuck it out! Even running under a pergola from time to time! But we really did have fun! I think you can tell by the expressions in everyone’s faces! And it was super special for me to work with this family since my husband was in the same homeschool activities as the siblings AND I’ve photographed Heidi & Jordan 4 times now!!!! ALWAYS GOOD to see them! Here are a few of my favorites from our time together!