The fall season is the BEST! I get to catch up with many of the families I see every year at this time. I’ve known the wonderful Collins family since just after their first lovely gal was born. I’m so fortunate that they keep bringing me back for more photo playtime. Keira and Kirsty are beyond fun, hilarious, and adorable. It’s so cool when kiddos have that much character and personality. Keira had even more silly faces than last time. Kirsty wasn’t nearly as shy as she’s been before. They both have some awesome new dance moves. Shoots with folks like the Collins family make me pretty certain that I’ll never refer to what I do as a “job”. Thanks, you guys.
Category Archives: Kiddos
I am really fortunate to meet and work with so many wonderful people. I first met Aja right after McKenna was born, when we did their first photo shoot. It was fantastic to see both of them again for more adorable mom & daughter pics. Aja is a lovely, vibrant, and sweet lady. McKenna has completely cornered the market on character and personality. We had a great time shooting around Grant Park. Although, the magic in these photos has little to do with the “where”, and everything to do with the “who”. Aja and McKenna, you are a total joy.
McKenna signs “I love you” for her mom. So sweet!
Yay, Easton family! There should be a unit of measurement called “Easton Time”. It will measure fun, giggles, and anything-can-happen-ness. I adore this family, and always look forward to our photo play time. Holli’s sweet little ones have more personality each time I see them, and by the time we’re done shooting, it’s a given that my face will hurt from smiling. A big thanks for yet another wonderful day of Easton Time!
As if the Gove family wasn’t already cool enough, they set up a secret photo shoot with their cutie-pie niece to give as a gift to her mom for Christmas. Then, add 2 more points for their location choice: Jake’s Ice Cream at the Irwin Street Market! I’m gonna throw in another 2 points for how great it was to see McKenna again. The last time I took her photos, she was a brand new little baby. She and sweetie Eleanor are obviously competing for who can up their adorable factor the most. It’s a tie!
Just like always, the Gove/Gray family was beyond fun and a total joy to have photo playtime with. Also, a big heap o’ thanks to Jake for letting us use his wonderful space!
Say hello to the Holloways! I had the pleasure of meeting this lovely family to take some fun, autumn photos in Grant Park. My favorite pics of families are ones that show them being relaxed, while having natural, sweet interactions. This adorable group made that extremely easy to capture. I also appreciate a brother-sister relationship that has bouts of hair-pulling followed by kisses on the cheek. Pretty cute. A million thanks to the Holloways for such a super photo play date!
A few of my favorite things: old blues music on a Sunday, laughing so hard I can’t breathe, peppermint ice cream, and………the Sharp family!!! I’ve known Travis and Stephanie for years. They are downright lovely people, and they’ve managed to pass all that lovely on to their two super-sweet gals. With a family this cute, silly, joyful, and loving, you just can’t go wrong. Also, let’s talk about the awesome outfits. Seriously, you guys. Adorbs!
Wow, I have known the fabulous Sylvester family for 14 years now. One of my absolute favorite times of the year is when we get together for our annual photo shoot. Every time is completely different, and guaranteed to be fun and awesome. They’re creative, beautiful, silly, and love each other a lot. Do you see why I’m crazy about this family? So, here’s our 2011 edition. They rocked it out as usual. Already looking forward to 2012!
And by the super-powers vested in me…..I now pronounce the Carstens family, awesome! Ok, so I already knew they were totally great, but this time they went above and beyond (or maybe I should say up, up, and away!). Whenever I get together with them for family portraits, I know that they will be fun, adorable, silly, quirky, sweet….and then some. However, this time they had capes. Yes! Whether we’re shooting photos of them doing natural, wonderful, family things, or flying through the air, the Carstens bunch is always a joy. A suuuper joy!!
Yee haw! Maxwell had the coolest cowboy birthday party at GB Stables. As usual, his sweet mom, Ryan, went all-out to make it a really special day. There were so many fun details that the kids and the parents totally got into. In fact, it was such an awesome party, I might just have the steal this idea for my next birthday. I mean, there were horsey rides, cupcakes, and a pinata! Need I say more?
Happy birthday, Maxwell! I wish you another year of learning, growing, and tons of giggles!
We set up a photo booth inside the stables. When it comes to cuteness, these kiddos are the definition of the word!
Here’s s little video clip of Maxwell giving that boot the what-for!
This post should probably come with a warning: “Viewing may cause pregnancy”. Michelle brings a new level of beauty to expecting a baby. And it’s not just one baby, y’all…..she has twins in there! She possesses such a natural calmness and joy that is downright contagious. Her whole, gorgeous family shares an obvious excitement about the two new additions. Even their pup Tank seems thrilled. By the way, I think Tank is one of the best names ever for a little dog. I had such a wonderful photo playtime with these sweet folks, and I can’t wait to meet their little ones. Yay!