The *C* Family

I had the fun opportunity to meet with this family a week ago to take some family portraits! We met up above Aspen Grove, and it was beautiful! A little chilly, but I personally found the cooler temperatures to be refreshing!











I love grandparent and grandchildren pictures. They can be tricky, but this time I had help… 🙂


See what I mean???


Four girls….


And four boys make for a pretty balanced family!


And because you all know I can’t resist jumping pictures when they present themselves… 🙂 At one point they were discussing possibly spelling something, but if that’s what they were going for in this one, the word is lost on me… Any guesses???


Thanks for a wonderful evening! You have a beautiful family!

The Drooler-Meister, Meister-Drooler!

This little guy is absolutely darling. And teething. 🙂 I didn’t get any full-on grins during this shoot, but I didn’t have his mom behind me cheering him on. I was babysitting him at the time. This is a surprise for her! So Shhh! Don’t tell! I haven’t given her the pictures yet!

I honestly can’t believe I got him to look right in to the camera as much as I did!


And just for kicks and giggles…

p.s. What do you think of my new watermark? Yeah, I know… I keep changing it. Just playing around mostly… 🙂

The "K" Family

I’m not sure if I can express how completely delightful it was to work with this family! We started out in the studio, and then ventured out into the freezing tundra to try some outdoor shots.

No inlaws in this one… Poor guys…

So “Dad” collects cowboy hats (which, by the way, I think is just about the coolest thing to collect!) and so we had to get a cowboy shot of the guys…

They’re hardcore…

Darling? Yeah. That’s what I thought. I love giving a prop like this to a toddler and then seeing what they decide to do with it.

Does she look shocked or what? I think I busted up laughing when I first saw this one.

And yes. We had to do a luau shot. And for those wondering–those are not my fantastic Hawaiian shirts. Or my leis. But that would be awesome.

Oh–did I mention that freezing cold tundra? Yeah. You’ve arrived. Nah. It was a lot of fun. And I like the snow-capped mountings we get in the reflections of these windows. Kind of a cool effect.

J is into acting, so we got a couple head shots. Maybe some day he’ll be on Broadway and I can say, “I KNOW HIM!!!!”

Didn’t they do a great job pretending they didn’t have snow in their shoes? Fantastic.

Yeah. I had to throw this one at the end because I love it. I’m not entirely sure if I got all their heights correct. I didn’t measure them all before they left… so… I had to guess. Let me know what you think. Does anyone look funny? (as in too tall, too short, too small.)

Thanks again for a fantastic time! If I meet any real cowboys who are willing to sell their hats we’ll be in touch! 🙂

The C Family!

Holey Moley! This post is a biggie! But totally worth it! This family is fantastic. I can’t even explain how much fun it was to work with them. I’m actually not sure if I ever stopped laughing during the shoot. 🙂

Can you see why???

Oh yeah… did I mention that I love this couch?

Hahah. I’ve never seen Santa looking so… threatened?? He’s probably wondering what happened to the little elf who’s hat is being devoured by Little T. 🙂

Not related, but might as well be. 🙂 The K’s slipped in for a quick picture.

J is off to DC for her internship there. Jealous!? Yeah. That’s what I thought.

Mom and Dad…

I wish I had some pajamas like this…

I LOVE this shot. I love all the colors popping out. Yum. I may or may not have drooled over some of those cute coats… 🙂

Thanks again for a great time, and thanks for being patient! With painting my house, Christmas, and my two-year anniversary, they had to wait a couple days extra for their pictures. THANKS!

The Nelson Family

Rob and Kristi have been friends of ours for a while now, and I was so excited when they asked me to take their family pictures.

This little guy is just too cute for his own good!

This is what I like to call “Baby GQ” 🙂