I’ve taken the Wray’s family photos several times before (and even shot their wedding!) but this time was extra special. They had recently adopted their sweet baby girl and I was so honored to take their family photos for the first time as a family of six! Baby girl was still warming up and mostly just wanted her momma. I’m sure there will be lots more smiles next time, but she (and the rest of the kiddos) did amazingly and we captured that awesome fall color too! Some of my favorite photos from the whole fall!
This session was for baby Evan’s 3-month photos, and we have since had his 6-month session…which just goes to show you how behind in blogging I am! This session was back in October with the gorgeous fall leaves…sometimes I forget how beautiful Kansas can be when I’m stuck in the dead of winter. We spent most of our session wrangling big bro and trying to convince him that it was a good idea to take photos (not an easy task with a busy 2-year-old)! See photo below of Dad holding him upside down after catching the little runaway. Ha! Love how these turned out!
Grady turned ONE this fall and we did some family photos to celebrate. I’m just obsessed with the fall color in these! So vivid and gorgeous. It’s crazy to think I’ve already gotten to photograph this family again since then, with their extended family on a super cold day that I will blog about at some point! Ha. So behind! Anyway, check out this cutie, and don’t miss the very last collage…one of my favorite collages I’ve put together!
Okay, before you look through this post, click here to go revisit Zeke’s newborn session. In October, it was time for his 6 month session! Zeke was super sleepy during his session and didn’t give us a ton of smiley faces, but he also wasn’t mad either. Just super super chill and laid back! What a guy. He has already been through some surgeries in his little life, so it’s definitely a helpful personality trait for him to be easygoing. Always love getting to hang out with this family, they’re the nicest and most grateful people you’ll ever meet!
And here they are again, my longest-time clients! This is my sister- and brother-in-law, plus my nieces and nephew, plus my dog-niece and dog-nephew. Some of you might also recognize Jessica as my amazing newborn assistant! She makes our world go ’round. Our session day took place on the same day as the last session I blogged, so it was also kind of a drizzly, dark day. But I love how vibrant that dark lighting made the fall color. Through the mud and rain, everyone was a trooper, and we got some super fun photos that ranked as some of my favorites of the fall! Scroll to the bottom for a collage of family photos of them from the past 13 years!
And I had to update our collage that has a photo from every single year we’ve done their family pictures!
One of my favorite little families!! This was my third or fourth time photographing this family, and they are always so much fun. Mom tried very hard to be proactive in not having all fake smiles from the kids, so they came up with a bunch of scenarios from the movie Home Alone, and she broke them out whenever we really needed to get the kids laughing. It worked like a charm! Such a great idea. I love how these turned out.
Man, I had aspirations of blogging every day of the new year, and that definitely isn’t happening. We had a baby boom over here this month and so there have been a million (or 8) newborns and I’ve loved every second. But it’s kept us busy!
We did a Homestead Session for this family, to document their two littles turning 1 and 3! I did newborn photos for baby bro, and it was so fun to see him again for his first birthday. They are such a sweet family and it’s just darling to watch the little sibling bond these two are developing. Enjoy this warm and sun-filled photos on this cold last day of January!
Wow, I forgot just how beautiful our homestead is during it’s prime! These winter months are so long! Can’t wait for spring, summer, and fall. Anyway, I got to have the Courtney family out here for photos during the fall and we had a beautiful evening. They only live a neighborhood away, so it’s definitely handy for them to come for photos! Little sis wasn’t loving our session, but I snuck a few smiles out of her anyway. Always fun to spend time with them!
I had my annual Fall Minis back in October at the homestead and it was so great to see all of the 21 families who came out! There were lots of familiar faces and quite a few new ones as well! The weather held out better than last year and we had some beautiful days. Thanks to everyone who came out…before we know it, it’ll be time for this year’s Fall Minis!!
Okay, before you look through these, you must first revisit Frankie’s newborn session by clicking here. Those were in August, and then in October, we did a family session that included her two proud big brothers, mom + dad, and even the dogs snuck into a few. We did the photos out at their home, where their property backs up to a creek and also had some beautiful evening light. So happy that I get to have several sessions with Frankie during her first year!