My Family!

So every year I say that I will do my own family photo shoot early in the Fall. And every year I say that my husband and I will be in the pictures, too. It’s not that hard, really. I can use a remote shutter release, or my friend Nicki can help. Or I could actually hire someone to take them. And every year I get crazy busy with my paid shoots and the holidays and the thought of coordinating outfits and finding an open weekend day and doing everything that needs to be done to make it happen feels all but impossible. It’s been three years since I’ve been in a shoot with my kids. So I need to make it happen. NEXT YEAR.

Every year I make my kids go out and we spend 20 minutes taking pictures of them with the dog. And every year I’m reminded that I need to take more pictures of them. Even as a photographer I don’t take that many pictures. I’m a big believer that it’s hard to be in the moment when you’re trying to document the moment. And I hate not being present with them. But a few more pictures…. that is definitely on my new years resolution list.

Even for a 20 minute shoot I’m pretty in love with how these shots turned out. As my girls get older, I’m amazed at how they’re changing. Of course, I’m their biggest fan. And I think these images are so them.

To all my friends and clients… I wish you all the happiest of holidays!


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Munson Family

Whenever I sit down to edit one of my sessions, I always start out with paring down the session to the images that I like the best. There are obvious ones to toss like those with people blinking or not looking at the camera. Then I toss all the duplicates that I get when I rapid fire when shooting kids. And then there are other shots that I toss because they don’t seem to fit the personality of the person or they don’t fit with the overall feel of the shoot.

This shoot with the Munson Family left me with SO MANY IMAGES to choose from! I really couldn’t help myself and ended up editing way more than I normally do because this family is just way too gorgeous and these girls gave me so much to work with!

Presley and Reagan are so sweet with each other. Little Reagan made me WORK for it to get her to smile, but it was like pure sunshine when she did! They are not only beautiful (check out those amazing blue eyes!) but they’re such sweet little girls. And Tiffany and Cameron are awesome, super chill parents (hence the fantastic kids!). Love getting to see this family every year!

Thanks Munson Family!!!

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Swanson Family

Getting to do shoots with your closest friends is the coolest thing ever. My kids come to hang with their kids and every year we capture the four of them together (just yet another reminder for Nicki and I of how fast time is going with these kids). The shoots are ridiculously laid back which makes for a crazy fun shoot and, even better, really relaxed subjects! And of course they bring their sweet Molly who is a champ with the poses!

I can’t say enough about this family. They are truly my favorite people. And they are our family.

Thanks Swanson Family! Love you so much!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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Lochner Family

So I need to make this clear…. if you’re wondering if you can bring your dog on your shoot with me my answer is… YES!  I love dogs… did I mention I love dogs?  I mean what’s not to love… they’re lovable, fluffy, goofy and they love their people more than they love themselves. And those faces! Did I mention I love dogs? 🙂  At the end of the day people are more relaxed and chill when dogs are around which is exactly how you want people to be when they’re getting their pictures taken.

On this shoot I got to meet Milo, the Lochner’s newest family member. He is AWESOME. He’s a big, goofy ball of puppy fluff in the best way possible. And boy did he make this shoot fun!

And Milo fits in perfectly with the Lochner family – they are awesome, fun people.  And how good looking is this family?

Thanks Lochner Family!!

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Christopoulos Family

I grew up in a family of four kids. And I had four cousins. Some of my best memories are of the eight of us getting together to play games, play football and other fun things. I only realized recently that there are hardly any photos from those gatherings or of the eight of us together. No idea why my parents and uncle never thought to take more pictures.  This is one of many reasons why I love taking pictures of extended families. There’s a warmth and awesome vibe when cousins are together.

This shoot was of five cousins… Julianna, Nina and Sia from one family and George and Chris from the other. And then of course there was Dixie, the adorable and sweet puppy. We, unfortunately, didn’t get much sun at all that day but we captured some great shots of the five of them together! Hopefully they will look back on these photos and smile 🙂

Thanks Christopoulos Family!

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