If these guys look familiar it’s because they are related to a family I shot over the summer a few blogs ago. They are also just as adorable and fun. And we took senior photos in the session too at my favorite location this year. We can still find all new backdrops here because these images were shot at a different time and it’s such a big place. Still so much more to explore here at Tolt McDonald. The sun does begin to hide behind the trees before sunset. And it’s amazingly beautiful.
It’s that time for senior photos for the class of 2018 already! As summer is flying by and school is about to begin again. Next on my schedule is a wedding and business headshots.
Another new life arrived for photographs this week. She was 21 days new. She brought along her adorable big sister who enjoyed all of Olivia’s toys and patiently waited her turn. We started at Lake Rasmussen which is a close to my place. It was as beautiful as ever there. This was also the first time big sis (she is two) got to hold her sister. It was very sweet to watch. She was very gentle and loving as you can see.
I used some very precious tie backs from Carli. The white fawn and the green ones are from her shop. If you are local and make newborn props message me. I’d love to add some more pretties to my collection.
Here are just a few of my favorites of this darling family.
Here is another gorgeous family! And they included their parents this day. Which just melts my heart. It makes me think of my grandparents who I miss deeply. They always told me that they were ornery. Which was far from the truth. Maybe a little fiery, but sweet as pie. And these adorable two were just like them.
I loved all the one liners from Austin Powers, Princess Bride, and Zoolander movies. I know there were a ton more because I was constantly laughing. Yes, you are ridiculouslygood-looking. Thanks for all the smiles and laughs you guys.
It’s so great to photograph friends. This is my third session with these guys and these kiddos are just beaming ear to ear with smiles and giggles and energy. I love these ages. they can rock a pose without even a flinch. We can climb trees and play games and harass mom and dad. They can tell me jokes and family secrets. So what is there not to love.
We had Grandma is town so she got to join in the fun. And a little snake photo bomber came out at just the right time. I love the outfit colors too.
I hope that you guys are having a great summer. If you are considering a fall session for your family call or email me soon. The weekends are filling up. I’m also happy to book winter and spring now as well. Up next are families, a newborn session, and an intimate wedding.
What a lovely family. How can I have the most amazing clients?! I think kind, amazing families stick close to other kind, amazing families. So I want to say THANK YOU for the referrals everyone! You are sending me such wonderful friends and family. I am forever grateful! I leave with a gigantic smile each time feeling renewed with joy and passion in my craft.
These angelic littles were so beautiful and adored each other. We played and giggled and I loved how the parents made them belly laugh. We explored a few different areas of my favorite location.
I hope you all are having a fabulous vacation. Between all my sessions you can find me at the beach or on the water.
I got a call from this adorable family living in Texas who were going to be visiting their parents and wanted to have pictures done while they were here. What a fabulous idea in case you were wondering how to make your next trip memorable for yourselves.
They were fun and the kids definitely knew what to do. They were quite the pros. We are back at one of my favorite spots. And as many times as I shoot here we never run of out backdrops!
I hope you all are having a fabulous summer! We just came back from Portland and ate our way through town. And the no tax shopping wasn’t bad either. Next up with be our “Don’t Give Up!” regional convention, a spiritual three-day feast. It will be a time to meditate, pray, and self examine myself. I look forward to this time of the year with my family and close friends. If you’re curious about this check it out here.
Here are my favorites images of my favorite Texans~
Somehow I booked four sessions in a week. So I’ve been non stop editing everyday. That’s the most I’ve ever done in one week. But I thought, how is that different from a wedding? It’s still less photos to edit. A typical wedding can be around 800 photos to edit.
It’s been a whirlwind, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Olivia is out already, but now we are brushing up on some swim classes so we are ready for all that summer has to bring. I’m currently making our bucket list of things to do. Dylan asked if we could go to Amazon to have lunch with Grammy. I thought that was super cute. We used to visit often at Microsoft, but we haven’t been to amazon yet. He must be curious about all the packages I buy from there.
This adorable family came to me for their son’s graduation pictures back in the fall. I love how playful and fun they are together. The kids (well they are both adults) remind me a lot of my brother and I. The same distance apart and I was older just like them. I just told them to do what I would do to my brother. 🙂
Here are my favorites! They promised me a fun pic would be over the mantel so I’m hoping it’s the jumping shot!
It’s quite helpful for me when we have great weather. So sessions are in full force right now. I’ve opened up a time slot on Sunday mornings to help free up some time on Saturdays. This may work well for some of you.
I met this adorable family last weekend at one of my favorite parks to shoot at. It was an overcast day, which I personally love. I have more freedom to stand wherever I want and use up all the pretty backgrounds. And I thought I loved fall the most. Spring is just as beautiful.
These two boys sure have grown. Such polite little ones. They will be breaking hearts with those blue eyes!
Have you ever met someone and realized later that you had met previously? Well this happened to me with this beautiful mother. It had been about 6 years or so when her son was a young toddler. We met at a mutual friend’s baby shower. I guess I don’t forget faces. Especially ones that I’ve photographed. Names on the other hand I don’t have a clue two seconds after I’m told most of the time. I’ll have to try the rhyming game to get that down.
We had a great time together at the park running and exploring. Spring here is just as pretty as the fall with the willow trees and tiny budding flowers among the grass. Also along the boardwalk were a forest of ferns growing. It was beautiful. I want to go back and see more with my family soon.
And this baby with her tongue. Be still my heart. What a doll!!!
Ahhhh, the day it snowed was this little guy’s afternoon session. So after sledding, snowman building, snowball fights, and hot cocoa I headed over for my baby fix and met my neighbors.
The little guy was so content and happy. The moment he started to the fuss his daddy, the baby whisperer, had some amazing tricks that soothed him immediately. They also had a 10 month old puppy that was smitten by the new edition. He nuzzled him and laid gently beside him. It was so sweet to watch. I don’t think I’ve seen a dog behave with a newborn so well so young.
It was pretty much a perfect day for me. It was a gift. I followed up with one more session to close out 2016. What a wonderful year for my little business. Not every shoot was blogged, but if you look back I had quite of variety of sessions. Congratulations to the engagements, babies, weddings, and graduates this past year. It’s touches me deeply to observe all these life moments and to see your children grow each year. I’ve met so amazing people from all over our area. In fact, this was a funny encounter. As I went in to get my teeth cleaned over the summer I saw a previous coworker and friend who was finishing up her last patient that happened to be her son in law. She introduced us and I was like…. I know you. I had taken his headshot, a few months back, and worked along side him at a wedding a few years back. What are the chances we would have that connection. We live in such a small world sometimes.
Anyways, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all your support, kind works, referrals, and the hugs too. I hope to capture you all again next year.