Priceless captures

There is a very special bond between sisters. It is not something that can be explained. Through the smiles and laughter and even all the fights, there is nothing like having a sister!! These two are hilarious. Opposites and yet so much alike! We have had such a warm and gorgeous fall this year. I have been so lucky that my work includes getting to go to the park with these two on a 70 degree day and just having fun!! I try to not structure too many shots and just let them be kids!! The harder you try to get them to smile the more they won’t! The older sister loves to pose and is a dream to photograph. The younger one is like every toddler and doesn’t want anything to do with me or the camera. But catching her personality is priceless when you do!!

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Generation Alpha

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I wanted a unique title so I looked it up and the generation born in 2010 has created a new name that is being called Generation Alpha!  Hmm.. interesting.  I took these photos because I have wanted to capture my daughter, husband, and his mother for a while!  I figured a shoot and some framed prints was the perfect present for grandparents day ( a few weeks late)!!  My mother in law is such a calm, kind person.  She has been amazing to me over the past almost 9 years, and is incredible with our daughter.  They are like two kids together, you can see the joy in both of them when they are together.  It is so fun to see how she resembles my husband, and his side of the family!  I had fun and tried out some different things with this too!!  When I am with a new client, I am still a little bit nervous to try out extreme light changes, or different styles.  I want to make sure I capture the smiles, and the moment, and don’t want to accidentally overexpose and completely ruin a shot!!  I really like being creative, and trying out new things so I will do it more often!! I am a huge fan of black and white if you can’t tell!!  I have been having such a hard time editing and posting lately.  I always offer my clients both color and black and white prints but how do you choose? The colors are so amazing this fall, but yet black and white just adds such a dynamic element to all of it!!  Can’t wait to print these and I know my daughter’s grandmother is going to love them!!!  

Engaged to Be Happy!!!!!!

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My best friend asked me to take her engagement pictures.  It was such an honor for me!  I have known her longer than anyone and I have known her fiance for about 8 years as well.  My husband and her fiance grew up together and I invited her to come along to a concert with us one night… and it was history from there!!  They are the cutest couple!  She is so sweet, and he is funny!!  They really do bring out the best in each other.   You know it is true love when you can smile in the rain, have fun, and really look into one another’s eyes!!  It is the beginning of fall and the weather is already getting chilly.  It was drizzling but we set out to a great park by their house.  I think the rain and the cool air made the pictures even better!!!  They got engaged while they were fishing.  He put the ring on the end of the line and she reeled it in!  I still can’t believe he cast it out there!!!!!!!  I can not wait for their destination wedding next summer!!  I hope to photograph there as well and then come back and use the pictures for their reception!  I can’t help but smile when I look at these pictures.  My beautiful friend is so happy and I could not be happier for her!  I hope they enjoy these pictures for years to come and can look back over the years and remember this time!!  

Boone Brothers

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As I was shooting the Boone family… I was thinking to myself, this is the most fun job ever!  Can this be real?  Here I have this amazing family, a little ham named Aidan that would run around and tell me what to do 😉 and this cute little one year old!  I was thinking this has to be too good to be true!  I have always enjoyed photographing, but this was the start of my new career.  I have always dreamed of finding a job that I love!  Besides being a mommy this is it!  I feel so fortunate!!!

My Dream

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I have always loved taking pictures.  I decided once my daughter was born on May 27, 2010, and after I couldn’t get enough of taking pictures of her, that I wanted to take this to a new level.  My first few months were all photos, taken by me, like the one above, with my IPHONE!!  At one point I had over 3,000 pictures in my iphone and it would not even function anymore!  I would post pictures on Facebook.  I joined Instagram.  People started talking.  Surprisingly, they were not annoyed with my picture upload overload, but instead were impressed!  I knew from that moment on what I wanted to do.