"You don't find the happy life, You make it." -Thomas S. Monson
I simply love photographing family portraits and this session was no exception. I know this beautiful family through church- once upon a time Karen was my Sunday School teacher and I remember when all of her kiddos were just little tots. Their session was filled with so much joy and laughter and I loved seeing the genuine friendship that these siblings shared. It made my heart happy to know I was capturing these special memories for this family as it will be two years time till they're all together again. Wishing Bryon, their oldest, the best as he serves his mission for our church in the great state of Idaho!
Kim and Rob were the best of friends while we lived in Jersey and on a recent trip back, my number one priority was meeting their baby girl, May. She is sweet like her mama and spunky like her daddy! I loved snapping some newborn portraits of her as well as some with Mama. Kim is a beautiful mother and I can’t wait to watch Baby May grow! Congrats to you my dear friends! She is PRACTICALLY PERFECT in every way!
"Family is not an important thing. It's everything." -Michael J. Fox
I've been blessed to know Stephenie and her family for several years through church. For their family portraits we started off in their loving home where I photographed Irene, Alex, and Emily with their instruments. Then we ventured to a local park to take in the beautiful portraits of everyone all together. We even snuck in some time for a few pics of Emily showing off her gymnastic skills.
This family has been through so much this past year since Harvey hit and I was more than thrilled to take their family portraits. I hope that as they continue to rebuild, that these photos will serve as a reminder of their love, hope, and strength.
"Be a Mother who is committed to loving her children into standing on the higher ground than the environment surrounding them. Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth."
-Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Right before Mother's Day I met up with one of my besties, Maggie, and her little boy, Cooper for a Mommy and Me session. It was wonderful to celebrate Maggie's first year of motherhood with these sweet portraits. So often I meet mother's who shy away from the camera but it's so important to get photos of mama with her littles! I know that as Cooper grows he will treasure these photo memories with his mama. Motherhood suits Maggie so beautifully and I love watching her care for her little boy. Looking forward to many more sessions with these two!
"Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow." - Thomas Bray
The moment I started this sibling session, I just knew their portraits going to be perfect! Katie is the most loving big sis, Nick loves to make jokes and be brotherly, and little Emma is a princess. Their sibling dynamic was a joy to photograph. After photographing the them altogether, we excused Nick, and caught some fun moments of just the girls. The last shots of them in their ballet leotards are some of my favorite. They're going to love looking back at these moments years from now and I'm honored to have captured it for them!
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)