Extended Families are the best!
I LOVE capturing extended families for a billion reasons! Let me tell you why! This inquiry came in and upon consultation, I learned that this family & I had some pretty special connections! Lindsey reached out to me and as it turns out, her husband, Toby, is from VERDIGRE! My hometown! I've known his entire family my whole life!
In fact, Toby's dad, Doug, was my P.E. teacher growing up!
It doesn't stop there! Lindsey's mom, Julie, is from Creighton, just up the road from Verdigre!
How cool is that?!
I hear that having grandkids is THE BEST!
Steve & Julie have a pretty cool group here and you can see how proud they are!
Here are Steve & Julie's four grown kids with their families.
We had a lot of laughs coordinating these groups!
This family was truly so much fun!
I felt very comfortable with them and with all of these sweet connections, how could I not?!
As children get older and things change, it gets more difficult to get families together.
That being said, when families are together, it is so special! And that's where priceless photos come in!
Thank you again to this nice family!
A very special session...
This session and these people are dear to my heart.
The happy faces you see here are anxiously awaiting the birth of their third child!
I met Jenny a few years back with I was a sub at the school.
We have this connection no parent ever really wanted, but we now have it because we have both lost a baby.
I knew I wanted to get to know Jenny when I heard about her loss.
When I experienced losing my daughter, I was overwhelmed by the beautiful souls who were there to comfort me.
(you know who you are and you are forever in my heart)
Jenny & I talked and we got to know each other. Talking to her, hearing her story, and even sharing mine, provided comfort and healing to both of us.
Fast forward to (almost) 4 years later, this precious family soon gets to meet baby #3,
and will be welcomed by parents, Tim & Jenny, big brother Isaiah, and heavenly sister, Ally.
The sweet teddy bear pictured here is "Ally Bear" according to proud big brother, Isaiah.
Someone is very excited to meet his baby sister!
Understanding the "why" is never easy.
Only God knows the plan and with faith,
we can find peace.
Seeing the joy and feeling the love of this family, warms my heart!
I'm blessed to know them and honored to capture this special time.
I have had the honor of capturing many fabulous senior sessions already this summer!
I look forward to many more as we move into those cooler fall temperatures!
I've worked hard this year to learn some new techniques & I've enjoyed
seeing them come to life with every new senior!
I'm often asked "When is the best time to schedule senior pictures?"
In my opinion, any time after May the year before they graduate, works!
I typically start senior sessions the beginning of June and
have seniors booked through February - depending on the look they want!
I work closely with seniors and parents before, during and after the session
to develop a plan for their vision that shows who they are and what they love!
It is my absolute goal to provide the optimal senior portrait experience to every client!
I adore getting to know some pretty awesome kids and their parents and
I will do whatever it takes to get the perfect shot!
Here are just a few examples of some of my summer sessions!
Choosing Your Photographer
Years ago, as I was about to be introduced to an amazing professional photographer that I had admired from afar for a LONG time........my heart raced and I took a deep breath. (Any newbie would appreciate this!) She reached out, shook my hand & with a genuine smile, told me how nice it was to meet me. (I'm thinking, "Really?? YOU'RE happy to meet ME??") We "talked shop" a while (I was VERY NEW to the industry way back then!) & she left me with this bit of information that I will NEVER forget. She said, "There's enough business to go around for all of us". THIS has stuck with me through the years!
**Do I want YOU to hire ME? YES!!! TOTALLY!! Will you have a wonderful experience & have beautiful timeless portraits?
That being said, I am not a competitive person. I'm just not. I want everyone to succeed. I've always believed that supporting a peer's success will never dampen yours. I am friends with some AMAZING professionals! You guys know who you are!! ;) I still giggle with delight when one of these professionals "likes" one of MY images on social media!!
It is so important to choose a photographer that you are comfortable with to capture your vision. Hire a professional that you can be yourself around.....someone you can laugh with and easily have a meaningful conversation with and open up to. Time goes by so fast.....we THINK we will "remember". Chances are, we will forget some of those tiny details. I ADORE getting to know my clients so I can understand them & capture their true uniqueness!
If you are compelled to do so, I would LOVE to read your comments!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of my business! If you are interested in hiring me to photograph your family, kids, senior, baby, special event, etc.....please message me TODAY!!
Family Portrait Planning...
All of the pre-planning that goes into a successful family portrait session is key in capturing the client's & photographer's vision! Clear communication and an understanding of what it takes to make this happen, will create a special and memorable experience!
The Hobson family was a delight to photograph!
Teri & I worked closely together prior the session so I had a clear understanding of the type of feeling she wanted expressed in the photos.
I was so happy to include the family dog! Pets are a huge part of our daily lives and
they are always welcome at my sessions!
I was able to capture the unique personalities of these special people!
With three brothers, this young lady will always be protected!
Knowing how close this family was to their loved one, who they lost,
I felt it was important to honor him. I adore the beauty in these images.
I have tremendous value for my clients who entrust me with their memories.
I take every session to heart and will go above & beyond for the perfect shot.
May 16th, 2018
Happy Monday everyone!
I have put together this collage to show the variety I offer!
I LOVE to make every portrait session unique & special.
Whether you would like me to go to your farm or photograph you in the comfort of your
living room, I am happy to discuss the details and make your vision come true!
A gift certificate would make a marvelous gift for anyone, especially a mom who's been begging for family photos! I know Mother's Day is a few months away, but why not be ahead of the game?
Gift certificates are available for any amount!
Need more info? Contact me today! I would love to chat!
Fall is here and what a perfect time of year it is for family portraits! This gorgeous group of people invited me to their neck of the woods so I could capture photos of them!
As you can see from the images, they look magnificent!
People ask me all the time what my favorite subject is to photograph. That is a tough one because I ADORE families, couples, kiddos, babies and seniors alike! There's just something so special about being a part of the moment when I can work closely with a family to "stop time" and provide them with their own personal timeless art!
I like to describe my "photographic style" as timeless classic with candid real life intertwined. In my mind, this gives my clients the variety they deserve and will look back with joy, remembering this time that flies by too quickly, in years to come!
If you are interested in your own personal portrait session, please contact me today! I would love to photograph you at your favorite place and I will work hard to make your vision come true! ;)
It was a gorgeous August evening when I had to opportunity to photograph this delightful family of 4! From chasing around a cute little boy, to having intense conversation about My Little Ponies with a sweet little girl, this family is a prime example of why I LOVE what I do!
Capturing a family, showing their personalities and their love for one another is such a joy! When you hire me, I will work hard to capture your vision (and mine!) for your precious family photos! For a professional, relaxed & personalized portrait session, contact me today for a consultation. Once you see the final images, you will not be disappointed! I live for this stuff! ;)
I believe that having that having a variety of timeless classics as well as those fun, candid shots gives you a selection of images you will forever treasure! Choosing a photographer whose style you love is so important!
Thank you to this stunning family for trusting me to capture you right in the midst of your lives now.
I am so grateful to everyone who has been so loyal in supporting my business! Your support means the world to me!
Every picture has a story to tell. I would LOVE to help tell the story of your family.
So many puppies!
I had the honor of photographing a litter of sweet little puppies along with this amazing family who spent many days and nights taking care of them!
Here is my wonderful assistant trying to help me corral the puppies! We gave up on that fast and just had fun!
Thank you to this delightful family for allowing me to capture such a special time in their lives!