Luke’s Senior Portraits

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These senior portraits were extra special for two reasons. One, Luke is my cousin and two; Luke is the last grandchild in our family to graduate high school. After dodging some rain drops and pushing the session back just a bit we were able to get a perfect day to shoot Luke’s senior pictures. I love shooting senior pictures because I get to incorporate different hobbies, sports, and achievements that have helped shape these seniors into young adults. I also find, when photographing a senior with the items they love and spend their time doing their true personality comes out and they tend to lighten up a bit for that particular part of the session. Luke recently had his Eagle Scout board of review and is now an Eagle Scout. He completed a 12 day trek at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
I love finding creative ways to incorporate a senior’s achievements into their session. Here are some of my favorites and don’t forget to check out all of Luke’s proofs to see his Eagle Scout pictures.

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LJ’s 6 Month Portraits

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I had a fantastic time catching up a bit with a great friend and photographing her son’s 6 month pictures.  Just 6 months ago I photographed little LJ as a newborn.  His sweet personality is starting to shine through and these portraits reflect that in such a perfect way.  Here are some of my favorites and don’t forget to check out the rest of LJ’s 6 month proofs.

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Smith Extended Family Portraits

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What a fun portrait session!  It is always fun working with extended families to get a group shot, but this group was especially fun.  This family had members traveling from all over.  A wedding in Fort Wayne was the initial motivation to gather in this area.  However, they decided it was a perfect opportunity to schedule an extended family portrait session too.   It must have been meant to be… I had an opening that worked for everyone and the weather was absolutely beautiful.  Here are some of my favorites from the this extended family portrait session.  Be sure to check out all the Smith Extended Family proofs

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Layla Newborn Portraits

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I just love working with the Lash Family!  Kasey and I had been in touch for several months before her due date with the anticipation of an early arrival.   As a due date approaches I will reach out to my clients and remind them of the date and tips to ensure a smooth newborn session.  Thankfully Kasey has a good sense of humor… I accidentally sent her several text messages that were suppose to go to my husband…EEEK!   For a moment, Kasey thought I was bringing a cooler to Layla’s newborn session!  

Little Layla decided to arrive 2 weeks early; just in time to try out some of my new headbands and wraps.    I photographed Layla’s big brother as a newborn approximately 2 and half years ago. They have lots of similarities especially their long beautiful eyelashes!  Layla was an absolute angel to work with and her pictures are stunning.  We were even able to get big brother Hudson in on some of her newborn portraits.  Here are some of my favorites, but don’t forget to check out all of Layla’s Proofs.

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Mabrie’s Newborn Portraits

How sweet is this little peanut and I am absolutely in love with her name.  I knew about little Mabrie before everyone, well almost everyone.  Alecia set up a surprise pregnancy reveal portrait session approximately 8 months ago to announce to her husband that they were expecting their first child.  Fast forward 9 months; Ms. Mabrie arrives and was a perfect angel for her newborn portraits.  I got to use some new props on her and her pictures turned out beautifully.  She was probably my most smiley newborn to date.  I even got one with her smiling while dad was holding her.  Congratulations Alecia and Kaler; you are both amazing parents.  I had a really hard time choosing some of my favorites to feature!  Be sure to check out all of Mabrie’s Proofs.  

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