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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

much love.

l. & r.


i think robbie must have said something really funny…olivia gets his humor, apparently will does not. LOL. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

can’t you just hear her laughing?!

the carmichael family.

meet the carmichael family!

they invited us over to get some family images with the NEWEST addition to their family…baby M.!!ย  it was a bit chilly outside, so we decided to do an indoor session…and their house worked out perfectly (so many wonderful windows!).

big sister gillian was oh-so charming and has such an infectious and lovely laugh, and baby M. was happy and chill the entire session.

we really do love photographing families interacting and just being themselves, not a ton of posing…but a ton of giggling, and just being together. these are the memories that robbie and i remember with our families, and we couldn’t be more honored that families ask us to document moments like that for them. ๐Ÿ™‚

enjoy a few of our favorites from our saturday morning with the carmichael family!


l. & r.

this blue bench is a family heirloom and they have an image of gillian as a baby sitting just like how little M. is sitting.





the koehler family.

hi everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

we’re a tad bit late on blogging this WONDERFUL family’s session…but we just had to share a few with you all!

maggie and adam contacted us and wanted to do a big ol’ family session with her siblings (and their significant others!) and her mom…and since we had such fond memories of them all from their wedding, we couldn’t wait to see everyone again!

here are a few of our favorites from the time spent with this great family!


l. & r.

*also a reminder that we’re now currently booking SPRING family sessions!! contact us for more info:*

sisters & sisters-in-law


we also did some images of maggie’s brother and his wonderful wife, beth…how cute are they?!

and this was the debut of GEORGE, their absolutely ADORABLE son!! maggie and adam and george are one CUTE family!!


i mean, come on now. those two teeth, his blue eyes, that SMILE! ๐Ÿ™‚

maggie’s sister emily and her boyfriend, matt.

love this one of these two!

this is the house where they grew up…we loved the idea of photographing these guys at such a special place for them. these images are some of our favorites! such a fun visual document for them to go along with all of the memories.

george and his grandma. cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

mama k. and her girls. this was towards the end of the session…glad we grabbed just the girls for a few images.