Go All the Places ~ Family Road Trip Summer 2017

One year ago today, my family said goodbye to San Clemente, California and set off on a three week adventure that took us all the way up the West Coast to Seattle and the North Cascades then over to Glacier and Yellowstone National Park. The time we spent on the road were some of the best days I’ve spent with my husband and our boys. Our adventures were endless and so meaningful. We still talk about our time and the memories we made stay with us.

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New Little Love ~ In Home Newborn Session

newborn, family, photographer, Leavenworth, Kansas

My babies tend to be big babies. Actually the phrase “he’s a moose” was exclaimed by my OB when my last son was born. (Note…that is not what you want to hear as you deliver your baby!) He was 9 lbs 5 oz so yes, big babies are kind of what I’m used to. So when I get the chance to photograph a littler babe, I’m beside myself. I just love how sweet and tiny they can be. Precious little hands, ears, and so on. This beautiful girl was no exception. She was a petite girl and such an absolute doll. And so relaxed. She slept for her whole session. I could have stayed all day snapping away.

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Two Amazing Sessions. One Favorite Location ~ Maternity Sessions

So it is spring, but someone needs to tell Kansas. It was spring for like 3 days. Now it is back to being winter and there is even snow forecast on Easter Sunday. I can’t. I love the seasons. In the winter, I want it to be cold and snowy and just as it should be. Now that it is spring, I’d like it to be on the warmer side, maybe not rain every other day, definitely not snow, and it would be nice to see the sun occasionally and perhaps some flowers. Apparently I’m being too picky. Anyway, regardless of the cooler weather, I was fortunate enough to work these two fun maternity sessions in on two of our warmer and somewhat sunnier days.

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All the Boys ~ In Home Newborn Session

newborn, family, photographer, Leavenworth, Kansas

Oh my goodness babies always get me and when I get the chance to capture three sweet boys then I really get all the feels. I love boy households since that is how I roll at my house, surrounded by handsome young men. It’s such a gift when I am invited in to another family of all boys. I’m right at home with all the laughs, silliness, and energy found in these homes.

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A New Year ~ Reflecting and Looking Ahead

family photography, leavenworth, kansas

There is so much to reflect on when I think about 2017 and the changes and growth my business has undergone. From sunsets in California to sunflower fields in Kansas, this past year saw me saying goodbye to incredible families I’d gotten to know as I was invited to capture meaningful moments for them, and saw me given the opportunity to meet new faces and document new memories.

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California Perfection ~ Calafia State Beach Family Session

Fall started a few days ago, but it still feels like summer here. Luckily, since I’m a big fan of the cooler weather fall brings, I have to only wait until tomorrow and then those fall temps will be more commonplace then the high 80s we’ve had for the last week. But the continued warm weather had me reminiscing on my California days and inspired me (or kicked me into gear) to update my blog with my last session I did in California before our move.

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It’s a Boy! ~ Dana Point Family Session and Gender Reveal

This session was one for the books in such a fun way! This session was planned and the day before mom mentioned to me that she was expecting and wanted to do some announcement photos as part of the session, then she says “And its a boy and my husband doesn’t know – I want to surprise him at the session.”

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