Jason, Hannah & Their Three Cute Dogs

Hannah is my cousin and I got to photographer her engagement photos AND three cute puppies last weekend. 

I have never photographed three dogs at the same time but they were all so well behaved and I just LOVE the little pup Polly. Hannah & Jason were good sports and let me take lots of pictures. We had a great time together. 

Thanks for allowing me to capture your photos. 

Everett & Pumpkins

I love living in College Hill and I appreciate all the unique things the community offers. Every year East Heights United Methodist church sells pumpkins in their church yard with the proceeds benefiting their youth group. The yard is full of big, small, mini and all kinds of fun pumpkins. They have some hay bails out along with cute little signs and are very welcoming of photographers. 

This week my good friend Kirsten and I went for coffee and I told her we should stop by there to capture some pictures of her son, Everett. I think they turned out really cute! Everett was fun to watch as he roamed around trying to pick up big pumpkins. He did manage to throw little ones but how can you blame him when it looks like a ball?! 

My sister and her family - Idaho

This month I had the privilege of going to Idaho and Washington. I got to photograph my sister and her family as well as my brother and his family. I can't even begin to tell you how happy it makes my heart to get to capture my family, especially my nephews and niece, behind my lens. They are fun, joyful and full of laughter as evident in the pictures below. 

These pictures were takin in Idaho and are of my sister Stephanie, her husband Ed and their two children, Zachary and Isaac. 

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve - Morehouse Family Photo Session

Every time I meet a new family to capture behind my lens I just feel so blessed. It's so neat to hear their stories, learn about their family and to know that the pictures we take that day will be a lasting memory for them. 

Charlotte contacted me about doing family photos for them before her husband gets deployed this fall. We met at the Tallgrass Prairie in Kansas (which is amazing if you haven't gone) as it is about halfway between both of us. 

Something I really loved that Charlotte told me was that she didn't set expectations for her son to smile in every picture. She mentioned that the non-posed, every day pictures worked best with him and she was definitely right. You just gotta capture kids in their element, laughing and having fun. The flowers you see in this shoot were all little Tobias' idea. He started picking flowers so we just went with it and captured it. He also just owned that little school house like he was the teacher, which was the cutest thing ever! 

Lastly, Jason will deploy this September so if you think about it pray for this family as they are apart. I firmly believe that military families sacrifice a lot to keep us free. Those who deploy and those who stay behind sacrifice a lot. 

Charlotte, thanks for asking me to capture your family. You all were a JOY to work with.