After getting rained out for our original date, I met up with the L Family on a divine late summer evening- simply picture perfect (pun completely intended). This family trekked through all the off-roading hiking I made them do in their best clothes without a single complaint. And, Cathy, I’m sure you’d be tickled to know that when my 10 year old son watched me go through some of these photos, he commented, “That’s the mom! She looks way too young to be the mom!!”
Out of the mouth of babes.
So enjoy the sun, the fields, and this lovely family of six.
I’m baaaack! Did you miss me?
We’ve been in the middle of a move (locally), and life has been quite full. If you’ve ever moved, you’re probably nodding your head right now; and if you’ve ever moved with children, you’re nod is probably a bit more emphatic!
But I’m back with a vengeance since I have two fabulous announcements.
For those of you that don’t already know, my husband and I are pursuing the adoption of a little girl from Ethiopia. To read more about our adoption, you can check out our family blog and look under the adoption tab: http://www.siebfam.
The second announcement pertains to the funds since I will be doing my first-ever set of mini-sessions. Mini-sessions are an abbreviated form of my usual sessions at a location of my choosing with the inclusion of digital files in the cost. They are a perfect way to get photos for your Christmas card or simply a few professional shots to update the frames in your home. The cost is $250 which includes a 20 minute session and 10 high-resolution digital images to which you will have printing rights. These sessions can be reserved for one person or for an entire family. However, more than one family will not be permitted for a single time slot.
EVERY SINGLE PENNY of profit from these session will go into our adoption fund. So you get some photos and the chance to help us bring our girl home. It’s a win/win!
If you are interested in a session, contact me as soon as possible to be sure to get a spot. Please let me know who will be at the session. I will email you the time slots that have not been taken so that you can choose one. There are only 10 sessions available; five will be in the morning and five in the afternoon. The first $50 is required as a holding fee and then $200 will be due at the beginning of the photo shoot.
Hope to hear from you!
I was bummed when I woke up on the morning of Toney and Carly’s engagement session. The view out the window greeted me with rain and the weather app on my iPhone announced that more rain was on it’s way. Rescheduling the session was not an option since this couple had driven almost 800 miles for their shoot.
When I went to see them, I was immediately put at ease. Carly, who also happens to be my cousin, was in her usually chipper mood and assured me that the idea of doing a session in the rain didn’t put her off one bit. Toney’s laid back personality was also totally comfortable with a wet photo shoot. And within a short time, I could tell we had something special.
The shoot was such fun. You can tell from Carly’s face how ecstatic she is to be marrying her man, and I loved seeing the thoughtful way that Toney cared and watched out for her.
So enjoy some of the photos from this couple’s rainy day session.
I grew up thinking that my older cousins were some of the coolest people on the planet. Zack and Olivia obviously agree with me. Shelby could get them both to do things that neither myself nor their parents could. I should bring an older cousin to every little person photo shoot!
Enjoy these cousin photos…
What fun to have watched this family grow through my camera lens! I’ve been able to do portraits of both boys as newborns and babies and now was back for some family photos. These guys are lots of fun to hang with and obviously are crazy about each other!
I love this family. So much. Brian and Bethanie are two of the most friendly, laid-back people you could ever hope to meet. Another thing that characterizes them is their love of nature. Brian is a former tree-climber turned manager of a local regional park. So it was only natural that we do the photos there and include a tree, yes a tree, that is special to him. And my little photographer self was thrilled when we were able to use an old bus as well!
So enjoy these photos of this delightful family…
My “playdate” with little Emma included all things fun and cheery. This towhead beauty started off shy and slowly came out of her shell. I’m in love with those chubby cheeks and the way her gentle eyes translated onto the photos.
I showed up at Emmy’s house to find a bright-eyed, tiny beauty awaiting me. While I think all babies are cute, Emmy was an especially adorable new person. She already was showing such a gentle personality. Emmy’s mom was a champ and worked so hard to get her girlie to sleep and to help me with the photography. Finally we got some pictures with her and her big brother Sam whom Emmy already seemed to adore. When I told him that I had three little sisters, he responded in an emphatic little voice, “Well, this is my first time!”
I’ve known Dave and Hannah for a few years now. So it was a treat to spend some time with them, their two adorable children, and my camera one morning recently. Dave is bit of a goof with a great sense of humor. The reason for the bugs trying to bite him during our shoot? They must love a Chinese buffet, he tells me. And their son, who we can just refer to as mini-Dave, has the same fun-loving spirit. Hannah is a quiet, caring beauty and their daughter strolled through our shoot like a gentle, sweetheart looking so much like her mommy.