The Webers were a delight to photograph. They're an incredibly easygoing family and enjoy the simple things in life like shopping at the local farmer's market, romping around on playgrounds & then coming home to cook a big meal and read stories until bed time.
If you're looking at these and thinking, "I wish I had photos like this of my family!" Chances are, we'd be a good fit. The real moments in life are hard to capture, but that's my passion and I am committed to creating an experience for you rather than just a series of posed photos. I want you to remember this day fondly and enjoy yourself, and have that feeling again every time you look at your photos. Email me to set up a session. I am looking to add more travel dates to my schedule.. So let me know what city you’re in & we will get it booked!
This last trip I took to Thailand was special to me for so many reasons, but in particular I'm grateful to have met Liz & Ryan. We were set up through a mutual friend (Thanks, Linda!) and it couldn't have worked out any better. Ryan even took a last minute bus for 16 hours each way to make it for the shoot. The couple chose Mala Dhara eco resort and farm for the first location because they believe it truly showcases the beauty of Thailand. The owner is an incredible woman that built farm and eco resort herself. We were so grateful she opened up the space for us to have a delicious meal at and run around in! We encountered some critters including a grumpy buffalo that Liz & Ryan can be seen laughing and running away from! Next we moved to the night market in town. We felt it featured the of the beauty, culture and even chaos that is Thailand.
Ryan and Liz have both been living in Thailand volunteering with YWAM for a few years. They met and fell in love there, far from their families and many of their friends. Their family and friends in America, Singapore and abroad have gotten to know the two as a couple through pictures and stories via facebook. Because Thailand is such a big part of that story, it was important to them to have their engagement shoot there and gave them the opportunity to share their lives with those they love no matter how far away they are.
Meet the Lee family. They are a newly wedded couple, and just welcomed their first born child. Mom is a seventh grade science teacher and Dad is a lawyer. They have two pets at home - a dog and a cat that used get all of the attention.. and are still getting used to sharing it with their newest family member!
Meet the McGraths! We wanted to spotlight this family so you could get to know them a bit more.
The youngest, Rose, is not afraid of using her voice to get what she needs or keep from being left out. She is also a goofball cuddler and will often flip herself around in your arms or on a chair to see where the action is or get in a quick snuggle.
Justin, the big brother, will ask for a book about twenty times a day. He loves to hear a funny story and talk about the pictures or make up a silly game. He's a little more hesitant to get in the mix, but he 's great at quality time and making one on one connections.
Michael (dad) is top notch at playing with the kiddos. He is amazing at spontaneous creative high energy play. He makes up funny names for the toy people, like Squeaky Steve like Bouncy Bob. He is able to just play as usual during photo sessions and appreciates how the moment shows up authentically in the photos.
Carrie (mom) is a bit quieter than Michael with her play and has a tendency to be more of a planner and organizer. If left to her own devices (sans children) she is reading, playing in the dirt or creating domestic loveliness. If with children she is following his lead, doing parades and doling out goldfish.
Lola Bean (the blonde dog) is loyal and lovable and will do anything for a belly rub or a romp. She is a classic annoying younger sibling to Howie and has been known to dive-bomb his face and then run away. Her favorite place to rest is the cool tile in the fireplace.
Don't tell Howie Dog (the black dog) he isn't people. He won't believe you and will likely be offended by the suggestion he shouldn't sit on the furniture or sleep in the bed. He still remembers using a doorbell to get in and out of the house.
The whole whole circus can often be seen waking around Shaw or through Tower Grove Park.
If while looking at these you found yourself thinking, "I wish I had photos like this of my family!" Chances are, we'd be a good fit. The real moments in life can be hard to capture, but that's my passion and I am committed to creating an experience for you rather than just a series of posed photos. I want you to remember this day fondly and enjoy yourself, and have that feeling again every time you look at your photos.
Email me to set up a session!
The Brockman's finally welcomed home baby number two! Their 'mystery baby' now goes by the name of Molly, and she is an absolute delight. Their two-year old, Nora, couldn't have been any more excited about the arrival of her new baby sister. It was so much fun watching these two interact and I feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to watch this family grow and continue to do so!