Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Petty Family

It's a little bit intimidating to photograph another photographer... okay, its a LOT intimidating.. especially when said photographer is super talented.  This is Jessi (of Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Photography) and her cute family.  Add onto the pressure that she hasn't had family pictures done since Ryan was an infant!!!! They were great.  Being a photographer, she knew just how to pose, how to change up poses with different ideas, all without me saying anything.  And, they had fun together. After the first few shots, all the pressure dissipated, and I had fun too.  

 Jessi, you are so beautiful!
 Her boys love her :)

 Rawrrr! So pretty!

 Poor Josh! He got the brunt of that ball of leaves.  He was a good sport :)

My favorite!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Ethan & Eva

Reasons why this session was awesome:
1. Ethan was excited to wear his "office outfit." He told me he's been wanting to wear it to school so he can get a girlfriend, but he hasn't yet. I told him that he should have his mom print some of these pictures in wallet size so he can hand them out ;)
2. Ethan and Eva are cousins, and they LOVE each other.  She laughs with him and he is silly with her. Perfection.
3. I took these for my co-worker, Debbie (she's grandma).  I showed up at her house, and we decided on where to take them, and then she left me alone with the kids. It was THE best!  Sometimes, kids get intimidated when mom or grandma are around, or only want mom, which makes it incredibly hard to get them to warm up to me.  After she left, I got to do my thing, and we just played.  Plus, it adds to the surprise for Debbie, because she had no idea what she was going to get.  
4. They had fun with me.  We played together. They liked my candy, and they listened. Fist pump for a great session!! 

 Seriously adorable.

 Blowing kisses :)

 Such cuties!
Ethan should TOTALLY be able to get a girlfriend with this one, am I right?!


Friday, December 20, 2013

Brianna & Easton

I just adore this session.  The colors turned out SO beautiful, and I love the feel of each photo. How cute are these kids?! Brianna was a little model, and was so easy to photograph! Easton had lots of energy, so I pretty much just followed him around and snapped away.  Those always end up being my favorites - the ones where you have no idea how they are going to turn out, and when I got home and looked at them on my computer I was so so excited!  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Thielen Family

I love this family! This session was a long time coming, and I'm so glad everything worked out a few weeks ago to finally take pictures of them. They were fun and ready to do just about anything for a good picture.  Not to mention, Kathryn brought all kinds of goodies to wear :) I know Burt, Cole, Tarah and Brooke all appreciated it. They all get along so well, so even when things were goofy, it wasn't awkward.  It was so refreshing! Spending just a short amount of time with them, you can see how much they love each other and enjoy each other.  THAT makes for some GREAT pictures!

 Love this one!! The light is amazing!

 How cute are they?!
 This one cracks me up!! The kids look thrilled, right?

 Brooke, you are GORGEOUS!!