Francine Violet, the Blonde Bombshell

This sweet girl gets to see her humans today after what has been (especially in dog-time) a long time apart! Her mama Erica has been a loyal client of mine for many years and I have truly enjoyed capturing their family photos since practically the beginning of my career. Her son Sam has grown up in front of my camera ever since he was a week old!

Francine “Franny” is the four-legged-fur-baby that joined their family last year and completely stole their hearts. She is so incredibly loved and adored by them and it was with heavy hearts that they had to hug her goodbye (temporarily) and begin the adventure of a lifetime.

Erica got an amazing job opportunity that moved them from Minnesota to Singapore! Unfortunately they couldn’t take Franny with them, but luckily aunt Cari stepped in and has been spoiling her and giving her just as much love as Erica and Sam would. I can only imagine how exciting and happy-tears-filled their reunion will be!

I couldn’t let a year go by without getting an Ebensberger in front of my camera (lol) so I asked Cari if we could meet up for a quick photo shoot with the beautiful Francine Violet, and she was more than happy to oblige! My hope is that having some new photos of their pretty girl will make missing her just a little bit easier. I got so many adorable shots, but here are some of my favorites!

Josh & Casey {Sneak Peek}

I met with Josh and Casey at the Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa on a chilly November afternoon, which was absolutely perfect for their photo shoot. These two love birds were so sweet and obviously gorgeous and very happy together! They were married on May 28th of this year and were excited to have a Christmas inspired photo shoot, with great images to choose from for their first Christmas cards as husband and wife. Casey and I discussed several ideas in advance and she brought along some festive props that added meaning and creativity to the photos. Also joining them for a couple shots was fur-baby Astro; He was such a trooper and did great! I won't be blogging many of the most Christmas-y pictures in case they'd like to keep them surprises for their cards. It was a lot of fun doing a themed shoot and I'm excited about how their portraits are turning out!