Why do you need family pictures every year?

One of the very last nice days before Winter, I met up with the Fowler family to do some outdoor photos. Now it's warming up again and I'm ready to get back out there! Woo hoo! 

I have really come to love taking family portraits. I love the bonds between family members and discovering those special relationships. The families who have come to me year after year are so close to my heart. Just because the kids are older and don't appear to change as much...they really do! Think of how much a kid changes in just 10 years... picture a 5 year old. Now picture a 15 year old. Yeah, it happens fast! Before you know it, those little baby faces will be all thinned out and their baby teeth will be replaced with holes and then big kid teeth and maybe braces and their big beautiful curious eyes will start wearing makeup or needing glasses... and their smooth skin will start to have pimples and their hair could change color and they may even become taller than you. I promise you will want to capture every. single. part of their childhood. Because in no time at all, your baby will be a grown up.

...and then getting everyone together for family pictures is a massive headache! Just ask any of my extended family clients!   

Seriously though, send me a message, get a family session on the books. You won't regret it! 

Tyler Family Highlights

It was a pleasure meeting up with the Tyler family at the beautiful Vander Veer Park in Davenport, Iowa. We chose that location because it would work rain or shine, since they have an indoor greenhouse right there at the park. Lucky for us, though, we had a gorgeous day and got to explore the outdoors! 

Joanna got my name from a friend and past client. I am so grateful for referrals! Small businesses count more than you know on word of mouth marketing. It's how we survive in the industry and I am so thankful to all of my amazing clients who have helped spread the word. I have a new referral program in the works for 2018! Stay tuned! 

But for now...check out this awesome family! 

A Sneak Peek for Claire and Kase

I had the pleasure of photographing a couple of living dolls!! Seriously, I can't say enough how adorable these two are! I went to their lovely home in Albany, IL to take pictures of 1 year old Claire. Big happy first birthday to such a sweet little girl! And of course, we had to get some with big brother Kase. March was his birthday month too after all. So happy 3rd birthday to Kase as well! 

It never hurts to bust out some toys, books, snacks, and even a little ring-around-the-rosey if need-be! Claire also had fun with her cake smash. It was so cute, she kept looking around and saying "Mmmmm" as she tasted the yummy frosting. Eventually, enough was enough, but we got some great shots in before that happened! 

Here is a sneak peek of the session: