The Williams Family Spring Session Sneak Peek

I first met the Williams family a few years ago when they did a Fall family session with me. I always love to hear years later that they still love and display their photos! That’s what this job is all about after all - keeping memories alive! :)

I was really excited to capture some updated family photos for them, this time in the Spring. We waited for the gorgeous flowers to bloom at our local Arboretum and I’m so glad we got to the weekend we did because everything looked picture-perfect!

I had the hardest time narrowing down their photos for a sneak peek…so many great family memories captured!

A Bond Like No Other is Mother and Son {Kristin & Leium}

I met Kristin last year when we both discovered Senegence (best. makeup. ever). She was one of the gorgeous women I got to do headshots for. And now I had the pleasure of photographing her and her handsome son Leium over Easter weekend!

We were a little worried about the weather because Thursday night it was so cold I had to put gloves on my kiddos. But this is Spring in Iowa…so of course three days later we hit 80 degrees! We really had a perfectly beautiful afternoon at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa. While there are still a lot of “naked” branches, we found a beautiful field of blooming daffodils and of course the gorgeous cherry blossoms.

As soon as I met Leium I knew the shoot would be fun one. He is not shy in the least and quite literally danced through the arboretum. He is such a happy kid and always has a huge smile on his face. I can tell he really enjoys being goofy and having fun. I gave him the opportunity to make up a silly story to make mom laugh and I’m pretty sure he didn’t disappoint. This talented little dude is already a writer and animator, which is super cool. Leium is one of a kind and I know his mama is very proud of him. It definitely shows in their photos!

I can definitely say, this session got me very excited for the busy photography season ahead!

My Best Friend's Family

Liz was one of the first people I practiced taking pictures with... way back in our adolescent high school years. When I started Artsmith Photography in 2009, she was practically the face of my business! Oh and to top it off, she's one of my very best friends. So when she asked me to do engagement pictures a couple years ago obviously I was thrilled. But you know what's even better? Getting to capture moments of them now, married, and with their kids: Liz with her son Landon, and Patrick with his kids Owen and Evelyn make a beautiful whole family of five. It warmed my heart to see them interact with one another and to know how incredibly happy my friend is. I love them together and can't wait to watch them navigate through life as a team! Now for a few of my favorite pictures we got on what was probably the windiest day of the year!