I mentioned this on my Instagram (@ginadreherphoto), but have to also write it here! This family…I met them for the first time at Lincoln’s newborn session, and then we did 3-month photos, and we just finished our Bundle last month with his 6-month session. At the 3-month session, they told me it was a possibility they’d be moving out of state, and when they showed up for this session, I learned that I was their very last stop in Kansas before they hit the road to their new home! We had so much fun with Lincoln, and even snuck in some naked baby poses. Don’t miss the last photo in this post…so classic and CUTE! Thanks to Kelsey and Kevin for trusting me to capture your first baby’s first 6 months!
I just love the color and late evening sun from this session. Also, Taylor’s dress is making me miss summer a little bit. But only a little…the weather these last two days has been AMAZING! I’m just cold at the moment, so warmth sounds nice. Ha! I found out during this session, that this lovely family I’ve been photographing for years is MOVING and it made me so sad. They have family who lives here though, so they promised to come back and see me. They’d better!! Those crazy kids always make things interesting and they’re getting impossibly big these days!
The last time I saw this family was at a wedding several years ago when momma was pregnant with their oldest. My, how time flies! It was so fun to meet the girls and to take their photos out here at the homestead. Big sis was definitely more excited about the whole picture thing than little sis, but we still definitely got some cute grins out of them both. Here are my favorites from their session!
Jayme is the most gorgeous expectant momma! This was the first session of September that really gave me the fall vibes out here at the homestead, and I was loving it! Big bro wasn’t too excited about having photos taken, but I think we won him over. The good thing about maternity photos is that if big siblings need a break, you can always focus on just momma for a bit! Thanks for having me take these Jayme…your baby girl is going to be gorgeous!
I photographed the King family for the first time a few weeks ago, and they came out to the homestead for their session. We’d had to reschedule once due to weather, and this day was warm and mosquitoey! We started out strong, but lost some of the kiddos attention for the second half so we rolled with it and made the session short and sweet. Enjoy some of my favorites!
What a beautiful family. The last time I photographed these people, it was about 7 years ago and they were two less people. Their engagement session is still one of my favorites, and I was so excited to hear from them recently and to photograph their family. And now this homestead session is one of my new favorites! The genuine love, joy, and excitement for life they have is contagious, and their journey hasn’t been easy. Instead of telling you their story myself, I googled them, and found this article + video that you HAVE to see. It is sure to put a big ol’ smile on your face. Thank you Wahlgrens for an amazing evening. Hope to do it again soon!
Such a cute little family! I hadn’t met the Gardiner family before their homestead session, and I fell instantly in love. They got out of their car with the cutest coordinated outfits and a bunch of awesome kiddos. Little Rosie was a hit with everyone, and it was easy to photograph her sweet little personality through a myriad of funny faces. Thanks to this family for letting me take these…it was awesome to meet you!
Crew is six months old and a cute little chunk! He and his family came out to the homestead for their session a few weeks ago and we had some trouble getting smiles out of this usually-happy little guy…unless dad was holding him. He was all about dad. And drooling. Haha! But what six-month-old isn’t about dad and drooling? So fun watching Crew grow!
I totally love this family! I mean…look at that little smirk from baby bro in this first photo. Ah, the best! They are such a sweet bunch, and it was amazing to see these brothers love on each other after photographing them both as newborns. Bennett was definitely happiest when daddy was throwing him in the air or giving him snuggles. Enjoy this fun family session…and check out the last collage for a baby/football size comparison!
Same baby. Same football. Six months between!
This first photo just SPEAKS to me. Obsessed. Anyway…in the years that I have been photographing this family, this session was a little harder, but I ended up absolutely loving the photos. It was getting really dark that evening, and Mr. Crew was not wanting to have his photo taken. So we decided to play. We tried my tree swing first, but only big bro was into that. Then we found a ball. And oh man, Crew has already been taught how to throw and he loves throwing! He lit up after that, and we got the best smiles from him. So glad to be able to capture this bunch one last time as 4 before they become 5!