What’s better than shooting a big, beautiful family on a beach at sunset? When that family is one you grew up around and getting the opportunity to meet the next generation of that family! Photography continues to bring people back into my life and it is a such a blessing. I was so honored to be asked to capture all the grandkids for Grandma. I was a little surprised when she got out of the car, dressed for the session. It was supposed to be a surprise but they couldn’t resist telling her about it and including her! And I was so happy they did that!

I love all the personalities of these kids and I love how much they all love each other:

Extended family beach sunset
Extended family beach sunset
Such handsome and sweet brothers:
Extended family beach sunset
Blonde hair and blues eyes and all completely adorable:
Extended family beach sunset
Now that’s what I call a good-looking family:
Extended family beach sunset
Extended family beach sunset
I wanted to photograph this boy all day. Look at his eyes:
Extended family beach sunset
Fun fact: this little boy was mom’s 40h birthday gift. Love that!:
Extended family beach sunset
Extended family beach sunset
I love that my clients trust me completely. When I asked them to grab a ladder to bring to the shoot (they live a block away from the beach), they didn’t really question why. I wasn’t sure this would work out (we couldn’t get the 2 year old to play along), but I love it:
Extended family beach sunset
A beautiful sunset, a rainbow and a sweet family. What could be better?:
Extended family beach sunset
Cousins:
Extended family beach sunset
We were SO lucky to have this gorgeous evening:
Extended family beach sunset
The boys:
Extended family beach sunset

After we finished up their pictures, we did pictures with Kara and her two gorgeous daughters and had an even more amazing sunset! Check out that session here.

Last year I met these cuties for a chilly mini session. This year we had a gorgeous evening. I had so much fun seeing them (and their parents) again. Check out some fun sneak peaks.

sisters fall session

sisters fall session
sisters fall session
sisters fall session

  • Michelle Eury - September 16, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    Beautiful images! And I just love her red hair.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - September 16, 2013 - 7:43 pm

    Oh they are adorable!!! Love the one of them holding hands looking at the creek.ReplyCancel

  • jeanine - September 16, 2013 - 8:38 pm

    Oh my goodness, those girls are adorable. And you captured them so beautifully!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - September 19, 2013 - 3:30 am

    I love love love these – aren’t they just beautiful girls!ReplyCancel

This year, my two oldest nephews hits some big milestones. They graduated junior high and elementary school and Monday, they start high school and junior high!!!! I’m still in a bit of disbelief that oldest nephew is now a high school freshman! It makes me feel so old, but I’m so proud of them and all they have accomplished. They are both avid baseball players and love all sports. I wish them all the luck for the following years. They are becoming such responsible young men! We had a great time doing this shoot and I treated them to ice cream after, which is Matt’s favorite thing in the entire world!

This is such a Connor face:

I can’t believe he’s in high school!:

The top picture is pretty typical of them, but below is proof they actually like each other and (occasionally) get along: 
Love this picture:
Love this one too!:
So handsome:
This is my favorite little exchange between them. They were competing to see who was taller (they are pretty close now!) Matt & Connor compete about everything…:
Matt looks so old here:
I look at them and I still see the little boys they used to be, back when they hugged me and gave me kisses. Sigh:
Handsome Connor and his “good side”:
Matt & Connor, best of luck in high school and junior high!!! Hope this year is filled with awesomeness!

  • Maggie - September 9, 2013 - 5:40 pm

    Looks like they have a lot of fun together; love the ones of them together. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • lorena - September 9, 2013 - 11:04 pm

    Looks like they had fun at their session! Handsome boys, indeed.ReplyCancel

  • Helen - September 9, 2013 - 11:11 pm

    I am loving these photos. Not only do they really bring out the sweet natures of the boys, but the colors and sharpness are stunning. Good job!ReplyCancel

When a fellow photographer says they want to hire you to shoot them, you know you’re doing something right. Claudia and I were only Facebook friends, being in some photography groups for local photographers. She sent me a message and said she wanted to do a photo shoot with her and her 2 year old daughter. We chatted about ideas, locations and styling. And once again, she trusted me and let me select pretty much everything (I love clients like that!!)

We almost had to cancel our shoot due to a recent black eye for Lola (thankfully it wasn’t bad and pretty much cleared up by our shoot), threats of rain (it held off and we even had some peeks of sun!) and then I came down with a cold. But with summer almost over, I pushed through and we had a great time on our shoot. Claudia is a complete sweetheart and I fell in love with Lola’s gentle soul.

Here are some of my favorites:

  • Audrey - September 4, 2013 - 4:30 pm

    Wow that location is to die for! Beautiful session.ReplyCancel

  • Elly - September 4, 2013 - 6:24 pm

    These are beautiful, I’d love to do a session like this with my daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah T - September 4, 2013 - 7:01 pm

    Love those tender moments in the river!! How special to have just a mom and daughter session!ReplyCancel

  • Lai - September 4, 2013 - 11:37 pm

    Oh my god! I just love love this session! The location is so beautiful so do the mother and daughter. They are like goddesses in these photos.ReplyCancel

  • Keely Julson - September 8, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    So dreamy! I love the 6th one with them kissing :) ReplyCancel

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