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Fall Family Portraits

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Three weeks pregnant and counting I had to make time to fit in one of my fave families. It was pretty cold so we had to keep little hands and feet warm throughout with kisses, lots of swinging in the air and jumping in piles of leaves. With this group I always expect to see lots of dimples, huge laughs, and good times. Little Marlow was such a hoot wearing moms hat and snuggling close, while Axel was all about finding big sticks and digging holes. What a beautiful fall and fun way to spend some of my last days pre-baby myself. I can’t wait to continue exploring lifestyle sessions and pushing a more documentary approach with kids and families. I love real moments and just taking time to have fun! When you let kids be themselves the cutest things happen. See below 😉

Fall Family Portraits

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fall family portrait : Minis continued

Family, Featured Family, Lifestyle

Here’s another family I’ve had the pleasure of photographing for a few years now. Grandma decided to get all of the cousins together for a big fall photoshoot. This is such a fun and caring group. All of the older kids were so sweet with baby Grace as she ran as fast as she could to keep up 🙂

fall family portrait – documentary photographer – lifestyle photography

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Fall Minis Continued

Family, Featured Family, Lifestyle

I’ve been photographing this family for a long time and enjoy every second. We spent the entire session laughing at Jackson’s hilarious little jokes as he told us that his sister would only listen to him about posing and he’d get her to smile by yelling hamburger (and she’d repeat some really cute baby version of it). I love photos of kids just being themselves, playing, laughing, snacking, and snuggling. Sometimes sessions include little fits and tears but they are all special memories later!

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Casey + Baby

Family, featured baby, featured maternity

documentary maternity portraits

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Inspired Light and pregnancy

featured baby, featured maternity

“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”

 

 

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Baby Bump : Maternity Photography

featured baby, Maternity & Newborn

Pregnancy. A powerful, magical time for your body to create new life. If you are the one actually experiencing it you may often feel otherwise – the nausea, exhaustion that is so intense you can barely walk across the room, and your precious body morphing into something that you hope will go as planned. For me, I’m pregnant right now and the “glow” feels more like a bus ran over me. However, every time I look in the mirror at my growing belly or feel the baby I can’t describe the happiness. Its so crazy to feel that you can love a person that you have never met. It’s so important for me to document this process (even though I don’t really feel like getting anywhere in front of a camera!) Over the next few weeks I have a few sessions that I booked for myself to make sure I can share this journey. I’m doing one at 20 weeks, and two more closer to my due date. Yes, thats lots of maternity and I think its important to share because I’ve heard so many moms recently say “maternity is just not worth it,” “I feel terrible, why would I take photos of that,” etc, etc.

In the meantime, it is very important for me to start pulling images from the archives that have never been seen. For years I’ve focused on lots of intimate work but very rarely actually share it online. If you didn’t\dont know I actually shoot a lot of  editorial maternity photography. Thank you so much to my clients that are willing to share their images with the world now, because I don’t want this kind of natural baby beauty to go hidden any longer. I absolutely LOVE this type of photography and need to start doing more of it and sharing it! If the photo above looks like your cup of tea-shoot me a message! Lets document your bump in all of its naked, beautiful glory. In my opinion clothes cover the bump soooo much and you can’t really appreciate it. Theres something so soft and special about a mama and her baby in the raw. natural. real.

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Family Portrait . May 2017

Family, Featured Family, Kids

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Family Portrait . May 2017

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