Category Archives: family

Rumley | Family Session

As I’ve become a mother of two & my photography business has grown, I’ve needed to keep my blog posts a bit shorter then I used to since each one takes a lot of time actually. BUT this family is one family for sure that I could go on & on & on about! I’ve LOVED doing their family sessions through the years (just search Rumley on my blog & you’ll see them all!). They are in the process of moving & I pretty much think they need to invite me to visit every year so we can keep our tradition up 😉 From our last time together, here are a few of my favorites & I hope it really isn’t the last time we ever do pictures 🙂 Love you all Rumley Fam!

Struss | Family Session

I’ve already shared HERE on why this family means a lot to our family & although we are excited for what they are a part of in Indonesia, we miss them a lot! Here are some photos we got literally days before the left Illinois to go back to Indonesia! I loved how where we did their session was kind of jungle-y & how the photos of them walking together as a family made me think of how they’re literally walking into a new season of life.

Here’s the Struss 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!