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sarah, phil and baby “t”.

hi friends!

there is nothing better than photographing a lovely,Β  glowing mom-to-be in the later summer sunlight. we’ve been photographing sarah & phil and all of their big moments for a few years now and when we got the email saying that they were expecting we were thrilled for them! we were even more excited when we started chatting about what they wanted to do for a maternity session…sarah is so laid back and and chill and we knew we had the perfect spot for this special session! sarah said the sweetest thing as we were finishing up and looking ahead to after the baby is born…they want to do a lifestyle session at home with him, just them enjoying the new babe, being a family of three…i was suggesting that they find a “routine” (is that even a thing with a newborn!?) get comfortable, be relaxed and just let it fall into place. we were chatting about some ideas and she touched my arm and said, “there is a reason this works…we trust you, love whatΒ  you and robbie do.” i’m telling you what, those few words were so sweet and so honest and meant so much. sarah and phil, we’re lucky to have such fun clients and FRIENDS like you, thanks for “getting” us. we CAN’T WAIT to meet your new tiny explorer.

lots of love to you all.


l. & r.

grab a cup of your preferred drink of choice and take a look at the beautiful sarah, and the lovely late summer light. we hope you enjoy.


halle, harry & homer. the big 3.

this started out as just a session of harry. then his big sis halle was looking oh so cute in her sundress & boots, so i grabbed a few images of her quick. then just when you thought it couldn’t get ANY cuter, we added homer into the mix.

these three.

halle & harry love homer and it’s safe to say that homer loves them back.

please enjoy these fun images on a magical & colorful wall of three of my favorite subjects to photograph.



assisted by robbie

style by me

the jenkins family.

the jenkins family has made more than one appearance on this blog and this time they added ONE more!! meet sweet madelyn! her big sister olivia, little brother will and fur bro wrigley (along with their SUPER COOL parents and their grandparents, whom we all LOVE and adore…hi bill & patsy!) met up so we could get some images with the entire crew. πŸ™‚

it’s for sure a challenge to photograph 3 small kids + one dog, but the trick is to let everyone just “find” their place…and if that means that someone is holding dandelions the whole session or that someone else is drooling or even that one is not at all sure of what those two people are doing standing in front of him holding cameras are doing…so be it. it’s those in-between moments that count anyways, right?

we sure do love this family (and wish they didn’t live so far away!) and had a blast catching up and getting some new images for them…let’s do it again soon you guys! πŸ™‚

much love.

l. & r.


i think robbie must have said something really funny…olivia gets his humor, apparently will does not. LOL. πŸ™‚

hey will, you’re dang cute. and mischievous and hilarious.

WRIGLEY!! he is so stinking cute. and so good with the kids. we think all kids should grow up with a pup!

happy birthday bennett!

hi everyone!


we’re super excited to share with you all this CUTE LUMBERJACK’S first birthday images!

this handsome dude celebrated in style with the cutest buffalo plaid/lumberjack themed party! his mom is known for her AWESOME parties and she did not disappoint with all of the fun stuff they brought along for his session!

we’ve been photographing little bennett since before he was born, so it’s extra special to document this big milestone. he’s got the best blue eyes and that blonde hair and that SMILE! after the outside images we went inside and bennett SMASHED the HECK out of a cake!!

scroll down for some CUTE images and try not to smile πŸ™‚

happy birthday, bennett!


l. & r.

are you kidding?! this kid. the cutest.

he did not *love* the hat.

the whole gang dressed all in plaid!

he was totally unsure about the cake and what to do…with a small amount of prompting and a tiny meltdown, he was in heaven…

see…he loved it. by the end, he had cake in his ear. LOL!

betsy, tom, mirabelle & bennett.

hi everyone! πŸ™‚

we’re a *tad* behind on blog posts (please forgive us!)

so, to get things started, we wanted to share with you all the WONDERFUL & AMAZING family that are the wallis’!!

you’ve seen their fun smiling faces before and we met up with them at their family tree to get some new images for them.

these favorites that we picked couldn’t make us happier…we really feel that this is what a “family lifestyle session” should be; carefree, silly, and all about being together.

happy viewing, friends!


l. & r.

how CUTE is this chubby little man?! his smile and happy disposition is infectious!! πŸ™‚

we’ve said it before, but it’s so fun that we go back to the tree that betsy & tom planted at their wedding. how fun that they have a visual diary of their family and such a special tree.

oh bennett, your hair makes me smile. πŸ™‚

can’t you just hear her laughing?!