Kids

Baby Luke

Oh you guys, can we please take a minute to talk about how cute big siblings are with their newborn baby brother or sister.  Yes, I will be totally honest that when parents e-mail me saying they would like to get some photographs done with their 1 week old and 2 year old a slight wave of panic runs through my body.  Attempting to get a 2 year old to sit still can be exhausting in itself, but add a newborn baby to their lap and who knows what will happen!  But when it goes right, it is so good! Thankfully, I have met some pretty amazing big siblings these past few months and they are willing to love on their new baby sibling for at least a few moments.

Graham was such a rock star big brother during our time together.  I first asked him if he might want to hold baby Luke and he answered with a very direct and very polite, no thank you.  Oh no, I thought.  As we talked to Graham about how important his job is as a big brother, he slowly decided that he was up for the task.  He held his brother, laid with him on the floor and kept placing his little hand right on Luke's head.  These two are certainly going to be lucky to have each other.  

The interaction between big and little brother was so sweet, and I feel so thankful I was able to capture it.  Welcome to the world, little brother Luke! 

Fox Family

I have been photographing the Fox family since I bought my first camera. They have grown with me through the years and it's amazing to see that actual growth in their little ones.  We spent some time reminiscing about their past shoots and we came back to our first shoot together when their twins couldn't even stand yet.  Now they are all-star athletes and dancers.  It is pretty amazing to see that growth and how it impacts my business, and I couldn't be more thankful for the families that have stuck with me through the changes over the years. 

I am not ready for fall to be over, and I think these pictures perfectly capture why.  The leaves have been stunning this year and the warm weather that kept rolling in was unbelievable.  I never thought I would say it, but fall is really stealing a big piece of my heart that summer always held!  These photos were taken at Heritage Park in Farmington.  It is such a great location.  It has a little bit of everything and each time I am there I am surprised by a new gorgeous spot to stop during our time together.  Fox family, thank you for growing and constantly exploring new parks with me! 

Cregar Family

I have been photographing a whole bunch of little ones for their first birthdays lately.  It absolutely amazes me, how outgoing and sweet all of them are.  Bretton was no exception! He showed up with the biggest smile on his face and it didn’t fade the entire time we were together.

Bretton’s mom and dad were troopers too.  We had to have met on one of the hottest days of the summer.  Clearly it didn’t faze them since they look amazing in every picture!  I am so spoiled because I get to watch parents as they giggle and play with their little ones, and then capture the joy in their family.  The Cregars had a whole lot of love and joy between the three of them.  Thanks for letting me capture that for your family, Cregars!

Serbinski Family

The Serbinskis are one of those families that you look at and you just say to yourself right away, 'yup they are rocking this whole parenthood thing.'  Katie is due with her third little one this summer and still ran around with her guys and looked absolutely gorgeous while doing it.  

We met for their family shoot at Booth Park and spent the whole time playing and exploring.  The boys searched for squirrels on the paths, fed the ducks, blew bubbles, ran through the tunnel at the playground and even took a ride on the cardboard slide.  They had to have been as tired as I was after all that!  These two little guys were so outgoing and it didn't take them more than a minute to warm up to having me around for their family fun.  Thanks so much for letting me share these special moments with you, Serbinski family!  Looking forward to meeting your newest addition soon! 

Baligian Family

 I always have such a nice time when I get to photograph the Baligian family.  They seriously make having 5 kids look so simple (and growing up in a family of 7, I know the chaos first hand!) The siblings are so sweet to each other and I can't get over how their oldest daughter just loves on her little siblings.  She is a little momma in the making!  

I joined the Baligians at their home for photographs to welcome the newest addition to their family, Ezra.  He was a little cutie and didn't make a peep the entire time- even when his toddler sister wanted to be all close and personal while he was trying to fall asleep. Thank you so much for letting me spend the morning with your family, Baligians!

Jake turns 1

I have been photographing the Brown family ever since this little business of mine started.  It is wild to see how much their little family has grown since then.  They stopped by the studio for Jake's one year old shoot.  We ended the shoot with a cake smash for the little guy.  He LOVED it! We couldn't stop laughing because when their older son turned one we attempted a cake smash and he wanted nothing to do with the cake.  Now while his little brother was enjoying his cake he kept asking when he got a piece. The shoot ended with Jake in the bath tub and his older brother enjoying the rest of the cake- oh siblings :) 

Josie + Ren

I was so thankful I was able to spend some time with Josie and Ren at their new home for their photographs.  The house was a dream, and I think I could move in there and photograph around their property for the rest of my life and be perfectly content.  The girls had so much fun showing me all of the fun around their home and were clearly very proud to call it theirs.  Thanks for exploring with me, Josie and Ren!