Time for the annual Sweeney family photo shoot! I’ve really loved watching my friend’s family grow over the years. What seems like a lifetime ago I took photos of just Liz. A little for fun, a little for work, a few with her baby bro. Then Landon came along and totally stole the show for a few years! From newborn to the toddler years… and then along came Patrick, who stole Liz’s heart. Of course I had to take engagement photos after he popped the question! With their marriage, 2 little Sweeney’s were introduced into the mix and I just adore them! Owen and Evelyn are super sweet and silly and the perfect addition to this beautiful family. And finally… a little girl who has everyone wrapped around her little finger…miss Nora. Their perfect, totally chill little cutie pie who is about to celebrate her first birthday! With the craziness that is life, I feel like her first year flew by and I wish I could’ve been there for a lot more of it. I want to squish her cheeks and snuggle her all day long! I love this family and already look forward to the next session…and I’m not even done with this one yet!
I was really excited to finally meet Kaitlin and Ashton! Usually I get to meet my wedding couples at a consultation before they book with me, but due to their very busy schedules (paramedic and nursing school student!) we stuck to email. I could tell even without meeting in person that she was a sweetheart and that they would be such a wonderful couple to work with. Nailed it! All it takes is being in love and looking forward to the marriage (not just the wedding!) for me to know it’s a perfect match. These two are exactly that!
Kaitlin told me about the very romantic proposal in Chicago, involving a suite and rose petals. Nice job, Ashton! He totally swept her off her feet from the very first “hello.” I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next Summer! But until then, here’s a sneak peek from their cozy Fall engagement session at Vander Veer Park in Davenport!
I had the pleasure of taking Brant and Leah's maternity portraits shortly before baby Jasper entered the world! Looking at mommy and daddy, it's no surprise this little guy turned out to be so stinkin' adorable...and now he's reached the big milestone of FIRST birthday!
I've been MIA with the blog for a couple months due to completely re-branding my website (more on that later!), so yes I'm a smidgen behind posting these highlights from Jasper's shoot. And actually, believe it or not, these outside photos in short sleeves in IOWA were taken in February! It's completely crazy how little to zero Winter we had this year. We were planning an indoor shoot and last minute decided to move it to the park. Why not when it's around 70 degrees and beautiful right?!
He was so not interested in me and my camera! This little boy is such an explorer. He wanted to feel the leaves with his fingers and the grass with his toes. The breeze didn't seem to bother him one bit. He just loved to be outside. And I can't say I blame him. The whole park was bustling with people, excited to get out of the house in anticipation for Spring! It was when we let mom and dad join the fun that he really started to open up and give me some smiles!
Taking Jasper's photos really got me itching to get back to shooting! The photography season is coming up fast and I am so excited to get going again!