This is my niece whom I adore. Many people say she takes after me. I don’t see it but will take it, because to know Carlie is to love her. She is tender, sweet, read for a laugh. She serves others without a thought. She loves her people well. She loves her Jesus more. I can hardly accept she is a senior. I am more then proud of the woman she is becoming! I was honor to once again get behind my camera to capture her beauty.
I was so happy when I got the call asking to photograph Maverick. He was the best little newborn model. He was awake just enough and in deep sleep when we needed him to be. He was content and sweet. We even got to move somethings around to document him being a Christmas baby. I love the smell, tininess, and how simply precious newborns are and Maverick was not exception!
This session has been months in the making. However it was a surprise gift for Christmas to Sharon and John. It was so hard knowing the sweet gift they were being given and not say a word about it when I would see them. However we pulled it off! This family is so easy to love! They are full of grace, laughs and caring spirits. It was fun to watch the interaction of only an extended family provides. It was such a privilege to capture this family and give them photographs to cherish.
I know I am partial but I adore this family! They call me sister and aunt but even if they did not I would find them remarkable. They endure being in front of my camera at least once a year in some capacity and are troopers. We might bribe a little bit but still troopers! They embody love, working together and being Jesus in human form. Never would they claim perfection but real, authentic and forgiveness defines this family. Like I said I just kind of adore them! I am happy to watch them learn, grow and capture them each year.
I will admit I was a bit nervous for this session. Last time we did a family session Eli was younger and lets just say he was not a fan of a me, my camera or the smiling thing. Thankfully he decided I was alright this time around and became my little model! One of our goals was to capture the beauty of fall and even though the leaves were not as cooperative as we like I think we were able to still enjoy the essence of fall with this beautiful family.