children's portraits

Lifestyle Family Photos: The McClellan's

Lifestyle family photos are so special. They allow families to just be themselves have fun, and capture beautiful, candid moments.

The McClellan’s contacted me for family photos last fall, and we had a blast. Their two sweet girls were full of energy and loved sharing their favorite places to play in their yard. I loved that they also included their favorite book, stuffed animals, and jewelry, which added so much personality to their photos.

Lifestyle Children's Portraits: Lucia and Gulia

Let them be little

because they are only that way for awhile.

Give them hope, give them praise,

give them love everyday.

Let them cry, let them giggle,

let them sleep in the middle.

Oh, just let them be little.

Lifestyle Family Session | Legion Park

I love, love, LOVE family sessions when kids can be kids, complete with fun faces and delightful candid moments. It allows me the chance to capture the child and his/her personality in this stage of their life. This is exactly what I got to do with this wonderful family session this past fall. Even though we were plagued by mosquitoes and the park had turned into a swamp from the endless rain we had, the session itself was a blast. And the beautiful golden sunlight couldn’t have been more perfect.


Fantasy Session: Annabeth + Olivia

Being an aunt to two beautiful little girls has a lot of perks. I think my favorite is having two little buddies to play dress-up and take photos with.

My sister-in-law reached out to me about doing some photos of the girls when they came home for a few weeks this summer. I asked her if she would be open to something more creative and not the standard portrait. She was totally game and immediately started sending me dresses she could order for the girls along with coordinating flower crowns. We created this concept together of the girls interacting with a magical bird to reflect the tattoo my sister has in honor of her family. We decided that each girl should have her own separate, fantasy image, but when put side by side, would work beautifully together. We also of course took a few portraits that captured the beauty and sweetness of my nieces.

This is the kind of stuff I LOVE to do and create. It's the best thing in the world to dream up something fantastical and then bring it to life. Please enjoy!