It’s that time of year…there’s a chill in the air, the colors of the leaves are beginning to change, we pull out our favorite sweaters and scarves, sip on cider, and families everywhere are scheduling photo sessions to get some new great images for their holiday cards and gifts! Have you had your family session yet?  If not, there’s a little bit of time left, and still a couple openings on my schedule – contact me to get your session booked!

I am a family girl, I love family! And it’s a good thing since I have a LOT of family.  Being the oldest of 6 came with it’s frustrations as a teenager, but as I’ve grown up and now have my own family I can’t tell you just how blessed I feel!  We have babies galore running around our family gatherings, with cousins playing and squealing and “learning to share” with each other…and it’s a beautiful thing!  So I’m extra proud to share these photos with you…since they capture the love of a family that is very dear to my heart…my brother, his beautiful wife and two of the coolest kids you’ll ever meet!

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Do you have toddlers are are thinking – there is NO way my kids would EVER let me get photos like these?  Guess what, no family is perfect.  Shocker, I know. 🙂  From looking at these photos you’d probably never know that we had plenty of (maybe even mostly) moments when the kids were not having it and did not want to “say cheese”, but you know what, we captured moments.  Beautiful memories of their family just as it is right now.  That’s all we really want isn’t it!?!  If you’re still not convinced your family could survive a family session, keep reading to see my post “5 Tips for Family Photos with TODDLERS”.  I promise your family can do it – and even ENJOY it! 🙂

Now go cuddle your babies – they’re growing up way to fast!


Until next time,



P.S. Are you in love with these photo session locations?  Good news!  These photos were taken on my family’s, and a friend’s, private property which I have been given permission to photograph on at any time.  Yes you can have photos taken in a canoe on a pond!  Just thoughts for you to ponder as you plan your family’s next session.