Winter Engagement Portraits

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Sarah and Cody were recently engaged and I couldn’t be more excited for them!  I’ve known Sarah for at least 7 years and she has been babysitting our kids for at least 6 years.  I was more than thrilled when she asked me to shoot their engagement portraits.  We were hoping to get some snowy engagement pictures but our midwest, unpredictable weather has been holding out on us.  The past couple of days we finally saw some snow and all of our schedules aligned.  The result was amazing winter engagement portraits.  We had took one break for an outfit change and thaw out.  By the time we were done all of our finger tips were red and mine are still tingling a little :).  Check out some of my favorite shots and don’t forget to view the entire engagement session here.

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Our Family Picture 2015

Each year we do a family picture in the fall for our Christmas cards.  For the past several years my husband has participated in a fundraiser to raise awareness for men’s health called Movember.  This involves shaving his facial hair into a creepy mustache for the entire month of November!  Therefore, it is my personal mission to get our family pictures done before the mustache makes an appearance.  This year we planned our family photo shoot for mid October after church.  The trees in the woods behind our house were beautiful this year, so the location was  a no brainer.  We even took the dog (Grissom) with us this year and he was in several of the final portraits.  Here are some of my favorites from our Fall 2015 Family Woods Portrait Session:

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It was several weeks later when I started looking for the perfect Christmas card.  Have you ever been drawn to that card that just isn’t fitting the photo you had in mind?  I quickly noticed all of the designs that I had chosen weren’t going to work with the beautiful pictures we had taken a month before.  Any other person would just choose a different style of Christmas card…Not me.  We had made plans to go out one evening as a family so I used the opportunity of clean hair, faces, and decent clothes to retake our photos specifically for the Christmas card designs I had chosen.  The only thing I couldn’t change was the mustache on my husbands face.  It was his payback for having to sit through another round of family pictures lol!  In the end it was totally worth it.  The family picture turned out great and I captured one of my all time favorite pictures of the kids!  I ordered my Christmas cards from Vistaprint this year.  They were good quality and an even better price.  I ordered from tinyprints last year and the quality was a little better, but the price was more too.  I also typically like tinyprint’s designs.  Depending on what you are looking for both have great options for Christmas cards.

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Cora’s Newborn Portraits

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How precious are these little girl newborn shots!!!?  Sweet Cora was born on January 24th, 2 weeks before her due date.  She still came in at a healthy 7 lbs 1 oz and measured 20 inches.  She stole her parents hearts the moment she arrived.  As I was editing these images I couldn’t help but think I was looking at a mini Kelli :).  Cora looks just like her beautiful mother.

Cora’s newborn session went so smooth we were even able to get big brother, mom and dad in several shots.   Big brother Reid was all about sissy.   I think she is my most smiley newborn to date and I captured some of my favorite candid newborn shots ever.  Here are some of my favorites… view the entire session here.

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Family Maternity Portraits

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It’s an exciting time when a family is growing.  It is easy to get caught up in busy schedules and the preparation of a new baby.  I try to think back to my 2nd pregnancy and there are many details that are just not there because I was preparing to welcome a new baby, while chasing a 2 year old around.  Family maternity sessions are a great way to capture those memories that will become cloudy or even lost over time.

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We were able to put check marks by each one of our tasks after this session.  I fell in love with these portraits as I was editing them and had a hard time picking only a few for the sneak peek :).  Can you believe this is Kelli’s second child…and she is 35 weeks in these portraits!  She has the cutest little bump ever.  There were so many perfect moments captured during this family maternity session.  Take a look at some of my favorites and please click on link to view the entire session…there are tons of other great pictures that I couldn’t fit into my favorites template.

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Portraits of Brothers

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I’ve taken these boys’ pictures since the oldest was 1, but I have never photographed them all together.  We had two goals during this session, to get pictures of the boys together and to get 1 year individual portraits of the youngest Frazier boy, Colin.

Sibling portrait sessions can be chaotic, but they also result in some of the most heartfelt portraits, because you can see each brother’s personality come to life with each frame.  Ian’s two little brothers look up to him so much and he does so well guiding them and setting an example for them.  Aunt Jess came along and it was great to have an extra set of hands!  Here are some of my favorite shots from this sibling portrait session.  Click here to view the entire portrait session.

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