A Big Move

As a parent, I find great joy in seeing my children succeed in their passions and talents. The McCoyville family knows that joy- their very talented son was accepted into Boston Ballet School. This meant they would be packing up their home in Oregon to make a new home on the other side of the country.

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Before they left the West Coast, they visited family in California- where I got to take their photos.

Grandparents, Brother and Sister, Spouses, and Kids

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Grandparents with grandkids

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Grandparents

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Cousins

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The Christensens

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I look forward to the next family visit on this coast!

Allen Family

This beautiful family of four brought me to a lovely ranch studio for their portraits.

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I was glad we got this photo in, soon enough they won’t fit together!

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The lighting was nice, and they are so fun to spend time with.

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I hope I have an update with them again soon… when they are a family of FIVE πŸ™‚

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Adoption Day!

I met the Molony Family at Evolve Aikido, where their son was training with my kids. It was easy to become fond of them, and enjoyed hearing updates on the journey they were on. Their boy, Aidan, was placed in their home- and they began the exhausting but worthwhile process to adopt him. When they were (finally!) given their adoption date, they asked if I would photograph this life changing event.

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What an honor to attend and photograph such a special moment. Congratulations, Molony family! What wonderful people this beautiful boy made parents.

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Mays Kids with Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma

The Mays kids were excited to see their grandma and great-grandma, who were visiting California from the mid-west.

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Grandma was pleased to meet her newest grand baby for the first time.

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I have enjoyed watching these wonderful people grow through the years.

Takai:

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Darrell:

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Jasiah:

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Anjal:

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Isaiah:

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Shiloh:

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Selah-Noelle:

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Ayvah:

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Beautiful people to photograph, beautiful people to know πŸ™‚

Woolner Family

Most of the Woolner family recently moved to my local area from Southern California.

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Their son stayed south, as he is pursuing his college education…

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…and a beautiful girl. (They are now engaged- Congrats!)

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Alix misses her brother, but is adjusting to life in this area.

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They are a fun family, and I am so grateful to call them friends!

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Christensen, McConville, McCoy

Rebecca organized family portraits while her brother and his family were visiting from out of state. I’m so glad she did! I had a great time being with each one of them. It was an honor to celebrate their family with them!

Grandkids & Grandparents:

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Cousins:

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Brother and Sister:

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Grandparents:

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Families:

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Everyone:

*I would love to take credit for the composition of this photo, but it was Kevin’s idea. I’m so glad for his artistic vision, because I love this picture!

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A few photos of the lovely little lady of the group:

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What beautiful people I got to spend time with!

Ave Family Portraits

As is customary, I have let a lot of time pass since I last shared. I went through my photo library and had to make a tough call on which beautiful family I would post. These two cuties caught my eye…

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Their photo session was done in their back yard. They have a fun playhouse/fort, I love the color! Here they are with their beautiful mom and proud dad…

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Such a joy to have photographed- thank you, Ave family!

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Totah Family Portraits

I am so slow at updating. My busiest month for family photos is November- and I’m posting this session in April! It’s so silly- I love my families, and this one is no exception. Some day I’ll get faster at sharing!

Here they are- the Totah family!

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Grayson and Sami were so fun, I really enjoyed taking their photos.

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We concluded our session with a photo of some very special guests. I look forward to our next ‘play date’ πŸ™‚

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