family photographer

The Graves Family

The Graves family contacted me and wanted to do some photos around their home and neighborhood. They've lived there for nearly 5 years but will be moving at the end of the year. They wanted to capture pics of them hanging out on their front porch, swinging in the porch swing and walking around the block. I love capturing families in their element, at home. :)

Baby Eli

I photographed Missy and Mike's engagement session and their wedding a couple of years ago. It's always such a blessing to me to watch couples grow and start their families and I'm so honored when they have me at each milestone event. Sweet little Eli is so precious, and soon he will become a world traveler; Missy and Mike are moving to Indonesia to become missionaries for two years! Best wishes Towers family! :)

 

Daniel is ONE!

It seems like it was just a short time ago that I photographed Daniel's newborn session, and here it is one year later! My oh my how he's changed! He loves chasing around his older brothers and sister, loves to eat cheerios, likes his choo choo book and loves his mommy and daddy...and he gives a good stink eye to photographers who get in his way. ;)

 

Baby Daniel

A new son, a new brother...a new family member to love. Welcome home baby Daniel, you are so loved! :)

Fall Mini Sessions

 A couple of weeks ago I hosted Fall mini sessions at Lafayette park. I'm so grateful for all of the families that came out, especially the families that continue to support my business time and time again. THANK YOU!! :)

The Hinderer Family

When I photograph families my overall goal is to capture love. As cheesy as that may sound, its true. I'm not focusing on having everyone look at the camera, I'd rather capture the connection they share with each other...which also brings out natural smiles, happiness and joy. Its my goal to capture families as they are, in whatever season of life they are in...even the crazy toddler moments when it feels like total chaos! These are the memories that will bring a smile to your face twenty years down the road. I love this family session. Such a fun family full of love and happiness...and craziness with two small boys. :)

 

Our trip to Disneyworld

If you would have told me two years ago that I would end up a crazy Disney addict I would have laughed in your face. I was one of those people who could not imagine how anyone could spend five full days at a Disney park. The thought of spending an entire week of vacation revolving around Disney made me cringe...until I went. We took the girls to Disneyland in February 2015 and what was supposed to be only a 3 day trip turned into a 5 day trip. We had such a great time that we ended up going back to Disneyland last December. Yes, we went to Disneyland twice last year and no we aren't annual passholders...yet. The woman who once said, "I love my kids and all but I just can't imagine spending a full week at Disney," spent a whole week at Disney...twice, in one year. I totally ate my words like a warm Disneyland churro. I hate to sound cliche but there is something magical at Disney. I never went as a kid so I got to experience it through my daughters eyes. The wonder, the excitement, the hope, the belief. As adults we can be so hardened and cynical, being at Disney gives you a chance to forget the outside world for just a moment and if nothing else...make you feel like a kid again. We love going, we have an amazing time each time we go. We are that crazy Disney family who is always planning their next trip. And we may or may not like to dress up and wear ears when we go. These pics are from our most recent trip. We went to Walt Disney World in September. PS - If there are any Disney fans reading this blog contact me! I always love chatting disney and hearing about any tips, tricks or favorite eating spots! :)

Girls dresses: shop bitts and pieces (etsy) / Girls shirts: iron on transfers from etsy / Rey ears: seam come true (etsy) Stitch ears: make me minnie (etsy)

 

The Ellermeier Family

"I have been blessed with so much more than I deserve, to be here with the ones that love me, to love them so much it hurts. I have been blessed." - Martina McBride