Roberson Extended Family

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What an absolutely wonderful family!  I had a blast working with this crew.  The weather was great and all the kids were so good!  I have known Leigh for about 8  years.  We were first introduced in a women’s networking group.  I randomly bump into many of the women from that group all around Fort Wayne.  Although I’ve known Leigh for sometime, it was a first to meet her family.  They were all so accommodating and welcomed me right in.  What great hospitality… I felt like part of the family by the time we were done.  The Roberson family portraits turned out beautifully.  This is one of my favorites.  It was the very first photo taken for this session.  As we were waiting for all the family to come out, I had an eager candidate to help me test my light. Check out all of the Roberson Extended Family Proofs Here.    


Leena’s Newborn Portraits

In the last weeks of a pregnancy through the first year of a child’s life, things change so fast.  Maybe this is why it seems like just yesterday I photographed my sister’s maternity portraits.

Ms. Leena arrived June 4th and looks just like her sister, Everly, in so many ways.  Last week, I did Leena’s newborn portraits.  She is the most content, awake newborn I have ever photographed.  I was so anxious to get down to see my sister and hold my new niece.  We got to take our time during the session and were able to get some great shots!  Here are some of my favorites.  Check out all of Leena’s Newborn Portraits Here.


Shriner Family Beach Portraits

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We recently took a family vacation to Virginia Beach.  This was the first time we have been to Virginia Beach and it was beautiful.  We went with another family, so I took my camera and we planned a day to take family portraits on the beach!  They turned out great, even though it was an early morning and Hadley (the 5 month old) somehow had sand everywhere within the first several minutes of being on the beach.  You just have to embrace the idea that you just spent at least an hour getting everyone ready to walk out on the sand.  Here are some of my favorites, but don’t forget to check out all of the Shriner’s Beach Proofs Here.

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Caldwell Extended Family Portraits

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These are my favorite family pictures of all time!  I might be a bit partial…because it’s my family.  Take it from me, planning an extended family portrait is worth the time and effort.  While it may be difficult to coordinate outfits, schedules, and you can count on at least one person being hangry, it is worth it.  We will have these beautiful family portraits to cherish for the rest of our lives.  Here is one of my favorites, but you can check out all of our family portraits here.


Alysse’s Maternity & Everly’s 2 Year Portraits

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My sister is expecting number 2 the first week of June!  First of all, I want to say how much of a trooper she is!  The weekend I came down to do her maternity portraits, her air conditioner had stopped working.  Of course it was the week our weather decided to skip spring and go straight to summer… and I’m not kidding!  The temperatures were in the upper 80’s and the humidity was pretty bad.  She didn’t complain near as much as I would have. 

We planned her maternity session and realized it was so close to Everly’s 2 year birthday, that we decided to do her 2 year portraits at the same time.  These are some of my favorite maternity portraits I have ever shot.  Alysse is just beautiful and it is an absolute privilege to get to photograph these special moments in her and Tommy’s life. 

Everly’s 2 year old portraits are as candid as she is.  Give the girl a creek and some rocks and she is in heaven.   Here are some of my favorites, check out all of Alysse’s Maternity Proofs Here

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