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2020 through us ALL for a big loop. For Robbie and I, it wasn’t only canceled weddings and big events, but knowing that we’d miss out on photographing family sessions (which is a HUGE part of our business AND also is a time for us to hang out and socialize with clients turned friends). Luckily for us, THIS CREW was up for a small road trip and a very safe and socially distanced family session! With the sun was out and fresh air aplenty, we 100% made the most of our day with the Schubbe Family (and MAN OH MAN, did it feel good to laugh!). We celebrated with pumpkin cookies and it was glorious. CHEERS! to the Schubbe Family and their fun family, we love you guys and we’re so glad we could spend the morning with you all!


l. & r. & homer.



It’s rather good to have an idea/inspiration/vague plan when we shoot. However, it’s more fun and rewarding when you take that idea and spin it on it’s head. Thankful to have a model who was up for creating, and it’s always a good time when Chelsea is in the studio with us. Photographed in our studio last year and heavily inspired by Art Streiber and Lady Gaga from Variety Magazine๐Ÿ™‚

l. & r.


Huge sunflower fields for days. Huge apple orchard fields for days. Red hair, a simple dress and a pair of rain boots. Blue skies.

All of these things I can really get into.

I (lauren) spent the afternoon with Nicki making some pretty special portraits and these are a few of the resulting images.




You’ll know this family if you’ve been with us for a while. We’ve been lucky enough to document the big moments in their lives and adding baby #2 is DEFINITELY one of those moments!

Full disclosure, these were photographed last fall and since baby Logan has made his way into the world and is just about one of the happiest babies on the planet! We in fact just photographed his 6 month session (more on that session soon!)

2020 has been a real doozy of a year, hasn’t it?

We’ve got a lot of sessions to post from the end of 2019 and the beginning of this year along with some socially distanced sessions that we’re really getting the hang of.

Starting off THIS party with this party of three, soon to be four.



l. & r.