Jess & Bella

Jess is an old friend of mine and a mommy-daughter photo session seemed like the perfect excuse to get together for a catching up session. Sweet little Bella was a moving target of all moving targets. But with a swift mama and beautiful spring weather, I didn’t mind the challenge.
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Wes & Ava {mini}

Ava is no stranger to the photo-game. (and here) When I was asked to do a session with her and her daddy, I was thrilled. We met in my studio because the weather was downright nasty outside. One thing became apparent very quickly, Ava looooooves her dad.bsomeIMG_1151 bsomeIMG_1153bw bsomeIMG_1157bwbsomeIMG_1174 bsomeIMG_1182 bsomeIMG_1168 bsomeIMG_1189bw bsomeIMG_1196 bsomeIMG_1197bsomeIMG_1216 bsomeIMG_1204bw bsomeIMG_1212bw bsomeIMG_1208bsomeIMG_1226 bsomeIMG_1245 bsomeIMG_1236 bsomeIMG_1233 bsomeIMG_1248bsomeIMG_1254 bsomeIMG_1256 bsomeIMG_1260bw bsomeIMG_1262bw bsomeIMG_1263 bsomeIMG_1265bw bsomeIMG_1286 bsomeIMG_1283 bsomeIMG_1269 bsomeIMG_1281

Jody & Ava

It’s always a pleasure photographing parents with their children. There’s a love and a happiness that you couldn’t pose if you tried. It’s natural and real…and it makes my job super easy. This natural connection is exactly what I see through my lens when I photograph Jody and Ava. There’s never a dull moment with these two gals. They play off of each other in a way that keeps me chuckling behind my camera.  This particular shoot involved a “nature walk” (as Jody calls it), bugs, humidity, a big fat rabbit, blue lights (ahem), CrossKeys Vineyard (unrelated to the blue lights), and a juicy burger from Jack Brown’s Single Wide. Pretty much an awesome Sunday evening.
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Jody and Ava

This mother-daughter duo is pure entertainment. I’ve known Jody for well over 10 years and seeing her with Ava is so heartwarming. They are like two peas in a pod. You can’t tell it by the smiles in the photos but on the day of this shoot it was hot outside! By the end, Ava was ready to curl up with her mama and take a mid-day siesta.
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Miller Wedding

I have photographed Rachel and Daniel’s family in the past and they are so much fun to be around. They’ve made me feel like an adopted member…which I am totally cool with. At one point during the wedding a family member made me put my camera down, fill a plate with food and down a beer. True story.  This was a down home, intimate wedding that I am so happy I was a part of .bsomeIMG_5174

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