I taught a high school photography class for two years, and AnaMichele was one of my students. She is full of passion (which spills over into her photography!), and a genuinely caring soul. Since she is a senior this year, she asked me if I would be willing to do a photo shoot…but with a twist. AnaMichele wanted something more editorial for our session. I felt like a kid taken into a toy store with a wad of money- full artistic license to play! You can see AnaMichele’s beautiful spirit and collaboration fingerprints all over these, and I’m so excited to share these pictures.
For sweet, tiny Ellie’s first photo shoot, her mom had wanted the photos to symbolize different things about their lives: a mermaid shot for the fact that Ellie’s parents had met and married in Florida, baseball equipment since Ellie’s dad had played in the minor leagues, and a pumpkin for the season of her birth. Ellie was a little snoozy champ, and such a beauty.
On a 90 degree day in October(!), I met the Jeff and Pam and their doll of a son Lucas for some family photos that Pam told me were long overdue. Lucas was a little five year old intellect with a love of dinosaurs and splashing. It was a joy to capture the beauty and love of this little family.
Remember Schuyler the mermaid?
Well, I just got to photograph Schuyler the one year old. She had facial expressions to spare and kept me laughing through the who shoot. I love this age with all it’s life and personality….
I remember during my pregnancies looking into the mirror and feeling cheated. Over and over I was told about the maternity glow, and yet there was not a hint of shine in my face. But obviously, this pregnancy tale was promised to women because of mommas like Amanda. Amanda showed up for our photo shoot absolutely radiant. And when she stepped out the car in cowboy boots and a handsome side-kick of a husband…well, I was officially in my photography happy place.
Meet Gabby. Gabby was bright and bubbly, and doing her photo shoot felt more like a girlfriend hang-out session than a photo shoot. She was an absolute natural in front of the camera. And my camera was obsessed with her gorgeous blue eyes. So add a little beauty to your summer weekend by checking out Gabby’s senior photos.
Watching children grow through the lens of your camera is one of my favorite parts of what I do. All four of these cousins are an example of this since I’ve had my camera on each of them for the past four years. As we had this excursion through the woods, I was relishing the fact that they were past the “chase them with the camera” age! These four cuties adore each other, and that was my favorite thing to capture in these pictures.
Emily is the third newborn in her family whose first photos I’ve been able to do. Not only did she carry on the family tradition of beautiful babies, but she was the most calm newborn I’ve ever photographed. She laid pleasantly as her siblings played behind us seemingly comforted by all the noise. It was adorable.
Congrats Dave and Hannah on your gorgeous new addition!
Tyler and Samantha got engaged on Christmas Eve and are getting married this July. They talked to me about taking engagement photos, but there was one little problem: they haven’t seen each other. Tyler has been stationed hundreds of miles from his love. So when he was granted leave for a short weekend that was bustling with activity, we literally had 20 minutes to try to grab some quick engagement pictures. Such is the military life! So here’s the fastest shoot I’ve ever done. Enjoy this soldier and his girl…