Newborn Baby Alec

Well, I haven’t been great at updating. I had a lot of fun doing this photo shoot- and it was 8 months ago! Talk about being behind!

Meet Alec, if you haven’t already. If you know this little guy, he is much bigger now…

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When they are new, they are so soft and squishy.

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We have to appreciate everything about their tiny little features.

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His mom knows to give plenty of kisses, time passes so quickly!

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Annual Family Portraits: Engle Family

Every year my husband and I try to take our family portraits sometime between Thanksgiving and the first week of December. This year, I was uncomfortably large. We were anticipating the birth of our 5th child in December- so we decided to wait until he arrived. Well, he held out longer than I had expected, arriving on December 22. In ten years, I hadn’t missed sending out Christmas cards. This year, I did. But we did get cards sent out- they just said ‘Happy New Year’ instead ๐Ÿ™‚

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I was pretty happy with our family portrait. Sure, Gideon is crying- but he does that.

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The ‘big kids’ were super cooperative, and very helpful. Oh, and mega cute!

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That’s our family. They bring me outrageous amounts of joy ๐Ÿ™‚

Olds Family Portraits

I’ve had the privilege of photographing some very memorable events for the Olds family. Every time they call to schedule portraits, I’m beyond excited.

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Recently, they added a new member to the family. At this photo session, we took a few pictures to document her 3 month birthday…

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She is such a sweet baby, and SO happy!

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I really enjoy capturing milestones in every families lives. I’m so grateful this family has allowed me to be a part of so many special occasions!

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5th Baby; First Time Maternity Portraits

Every time I’m pregnant, I think about taking portraits. This time around, I got serious. This will likely be our last- no more chances to say ‘next time’! I’m used to taking the photos- I thought this might be tricky… so I called my sister for help.

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I positioned and set the lights. My sister directed me on body placement and angled the camera. A very special ‘Thanks!’ to her for making this a reality rather than a missed opportunity!

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When taking maternity portraits, I usually tell moms the ideal time frame is between 30-35 weeks. That’s when the belly is big enough to be dramatic, but usually before too much swelling or discomfort is happening. In my case, we took these when I was 29.5 weeks. Clearly my belly was not hiding!

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Our FIFTH baby is on his way, and we are just as excited as the first time. I can’t wait to meet him and enjoy holding him on the OUTSIDE!

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Baby Alia

I had a really great time working with Sarah Dawn Photography while up in Washington state. We had the joy of freezing a few sweet moments in time.


Little Alia was so cooperative!

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I think she was having as much fun as we were…

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Meeting her mom and dad was just as much fun. Such dedicated and loving parents- and musically gifted, too.

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The guitar wasn’t just for show. Sarah and I were enjoying the music as we tried distracting Alia from the print on her dress. Really, she was enamored with her dress- we had to reposition her so she couldn’t keep grabbing it and covering her precious little face! I look forward to working with Sarah again, and watching Alia grow!