the Kleibers | Family

It has been so much fun watching this family grow! I’ve been taking their photos since their middle son was a baby and now everyone is gigantic and it’s just ridiculous. They’re so well-behaved, and I get a feeling that little sister is a tiny bit spoiled, but you can’t blame her! Two big bros and some awesome parents to dote all over her. Always great to see you, Kleibers!!

Bowman | Newborn

Bowman was such an awesome little model! When we started, he did NOT like some of the poses we attempted, so we followed his lead and he rewarded us by just being floppy and awesome. He slept through almost everything we did and loved being swaddled. Mom only wanted two things: photos with a special blanket her grandma had made (see the last photo – where he SMILED!), and photos with the giant Pooh bear. We accomplished both and got a bunch of bonus poses as well. This family’s story is so sweet and this baby is so precious, I am so happy for them!!

Kayla + Kelsey | Belly

Kayla and I met early this year when she took a camera class from me. We had an awesome day talking about everything under the sun. I was so excited when she contacted me to tell me that she and her hubby were expecting! We took maternity photos a few weeks back, and she’s so tiny that I kept having to tell her to stick out her belly, haha! I’m so happy for them, and can’t wait for newborn photos in November!

Liam is One!

Little Liam is already 1! We kept the baseball theme going throughout his whole first year, and so after we did some photos in his cute little suspenders + bow tie, we went to a baseball diamond for a fun birthday setup his momma had put together. I loved all of her props! Liam wasn’t so much into the cake, as he was into spreading his frosting-covered hands in the dirt. Pretty sure he got a mouth full of dirt at one point or another. But we got some cute photos of it! Enjoy my favorites.

the Kellers | Family

The last time I photographed the Keller family, they had a big announcement: little Wesley was on his way! Now that baby boy is almost 6 months old and such a cutie! It was so fun to meet him and to see the rest of the family – the girls have grown so much and biggest sister Heidi finally came out of her shell with me and did so well with lots of smiles! Here are my favorites from their early September session.

the Hershbergers | Pennington is One!

It is absolutely impossible to me that this little baby is already one! These people are some of my nearest and dearest, so I still remember Tara telling me she was having a GIRL after we’d bonded over being mommas of boys for so long. And then that sweet baby girl was born and we were as girly as we could possibly be for her newborn session (click here to see!). Now that tiny nugget is ONE and still pretty tiny, but awesome and sassy as well (check out the sass in the last photo). 🙂 This session was on the same evening as my previous post, so we were checking the forecast ALL DAY and decided to just do it. We got that beautiful overcast light, and the kids did great. Pennington was most definitely over it towards the end, but I love the hilarious faces we captured. Happy birthday P! You are so very loved!

Rachel + Greg | Belly

We were debating all day about whether or not to go forward with Rachel and Greg’s session a few weeks ago. It had been rainy on and off, plus overcast and dark. But they were willing to be adventurous, and my schedule is nuts, so we decided to go ahead and WOWZA I’m so glad we did! I stopped on the way and got a black umbrella to use. It sprinkled on us right at the beginning so we got to use the umbrella (see the first photo below), but then stayed pretty dry the rest of the time. I love the overcast light we had this evening, and how green everything was next to Rachel’s pop of color in her pink dress. So excited to meet and photograph this baby next month!

Frankie | Newborn

Frankie is such a dream baby! If every newborn slept like Frankie, I could get these sessions done in an hour or less. 🙂 We took a little longer because we were able to be super picky and tweak every little detail since she slept so well. It was especially nice to have my assistant Jessica because she was able to be a second set of eyes to make all the details perfect. Frankie started getting mad at us during the last pose – the lineman setup – but who can blame her? We stuffed her in a pocket. Ha! I absolutely love that we were able to do the lineman photos since Frankie’s daddy is a lineman…so sweet. She is such an amazing baby, and I felt so so blessed after this session. It’s been neat to see her family’s journey, from their engagement, to their wedding, to family photos, and now newborn photos! I just love it!

Glenn | Newborn

Little Glenn just wanted to cuddle at his newborn session…he really wasn’t interested in being posed. He would finally calm down if he had his pacifier in – we kept calling it Wubanub (and I would call out “Wubanub!” just like a doctor would call out “Scalpel!”) – but would be so sad when we took it out. He finally really fell asleep hard and we were able to get the last poses out of him pretty easily and quickly. Big sister Eleanor was a hoot! At some point, she became the photographer. She was taking the photos. She was in charge. She decided when we were done haha. I just love this family and am so excited for their awesome new addition!