Lincoln | A first birthday in-home lifestyle session to kick off October!

This adorable little Pumpkin is turning one year old! Her smile is so contagious. I feel like I was grinning this whole session just because she makes it pretty impossible not to! I love the Fall vibes even in the house. With the shade of orange in her cute outfit, little pumpkins and leaf decorations, mom did a great job of bringing October inside while letting little Lincoln stay warm and cozy in the comfort of home.

Lifestyle sessions in the home are so much fun! You don’t always need a ton of room, just some windows! We did most of Lincoln’s portraits in her nursery and on the kitchen floor! Seriously, we can always rearrange a little to make it work. If you’ve ever even considered it, just send me a message! Especially with the cold winter months right around the corner, in-home sessions are a wonderful option!

Lincoln was sooo happy being in her own crib! I honestly believe we would not have gotten some of these precious smiles if she was outside in the cold wet grass that she’s unfamiliar with. Enjoy a sneak peek from the birthday girl’s photo shoot!

Hoffman Family | A beautiful Sunday morning at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa

Who would’ve thought we’d already have Fall weather in August?! It was seriously the most perfect morning for a family session at the Arboretum. I absolutely loved meeting this adorable family and especially 10 month old Lincoln! I may be a little bias, but I think her name is awesome! And I never would’ve thought of Lincoln for a girl, I just love it! If you’re wondering why I’m bias, it’s because my son is named Lincoln too. :)

Anyway, I know mom and dad were a little worried she wasn’t as smiley as usual…but LOOK at how many smiles we got! And not just that, but the sweetest moments between all three of them. This was a great session, I got soooo many wonderful shots and really enjoyed my time with them. I hope they had a good time too! Now…who’s ready for a sneak peek?!

Van Kampen Family | A Riverside Family Session in Fulton, Illinois

This former family of 4 was ecstatic to add their 5th and final member, baby boy Benson! Mindy was fully prepared to be a boy mom from the get-go and I’d say she totally rocks the gig! All 3 of her little men (and the grown up one) absolutely adore her.

It’s funny how perfectly all 3 boys fit the stereotypes of oldest, middle and youngest! Brayden is the oldest, the calm one and mommy’s helper for sure. He will definitely have his brothers’ backs and always take care of his family. He has such a kind heart. And the middle “wild child,” Braxton, is absolutely hilarious (he removed his pants mid-session hahaha), but has embraced his role as big brother and is just as cute as can be with the new baby of the family. And that brings us to Benson. Of course at only 2 months old he still has to grow into his youngest family member spot, but he is so loved by his parents and big brothers. I’m sure that cute face of his will get him out of trouble often!

I have loved watching these boys grow up in front of my camera and hope to keep capturing their family memories over the years to come!