the Wrays | Family

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!

the Dawsons | Family

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!

Ren is FIVE!!!!

While I am in complete denial that my baby child is a whopping FIVE years old today, I am so completely enamored by the amazing tiny human that he is becoming. He is smart, ridiculous beyond his years, kind, loving, sweet, creative, and beautiful.

Ren has this extremely annoying habit of EITHER looking at the camera and not smiling OR smiling and not looking at the camera. But never both smiling AND looking at the camera. Thank goodness for big bro Sutton…he stood behind me and acted like my booty was stinky the whole time to get Ren to laugh. (Insert eye roll.) Boys.

I love this kiddo more than I could ever say but I’ll spare you the mush because I plan to let it all out on my personal blog later on. Happy birthday baby boy! You’re FIVE!!

the Martins | Grady is One!

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!

the Hoovers | Family

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!

the Lindseys | Family

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!

the Goodrich Family

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!

the Courtneys | Family

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!

Arabella + Emilynn | Sisters

I lovingly refer to these people as my California friends! Each year, they come to Kansas to babysit their granddaughters while the girls’ mom and dad go on a trip. Grandma Annie schedules a session with me each year during that time that they’re here. The first year, it was a surprise, which was so much fun. The second year, we included the entire family, and this year it was mostly just the girls but grandma and grandpa jumped in a few. These girls are growing up so quickly and are so beautiful and sweet! It’s always such a joy to be around them, and they never let me leave empty-handed…there’s always a sweet card + some goodies from California in it for me! Love love!

the Palesanos | Family

Whew!! What an end to 2018 we had. The busiest fall season to date, and SO many fun family sessions! Now that we are through the crazyness, I can get back to blogging sessions. I love to blog every session I shoot, as I view my blog as a sort of journal that I can look back on over the years. And guess what? I am 54 sessions behind! Ah! I never caught up from last fall and it’ll probably be the same. But we’ve gotta start somewhere!

I photographed one of my favorite families – the Palesanos – back in September and it turned out to be one of my favorite sessions from the whole fall. Cari had a vision of gorgeous golden hour light in a glowing field and we totally captured that vibe. Their outfits were absolutely perfect too. They took all the tips I give my clients for what to wear and executed it perfectly. Thanks to the Palesanos for coming back to me each year…I love watching your family grow up!