Luellen and Walkenhorst Family Portraits, Montana Reunion Photography

Hi there! As I recover from that crazy road trip of ours, I thought I’d share some photos from our family reunion this past summer…. my dad’s brother in law just turned the big 7-0! So that side of the family had me take some photos of the generations as a gift for grandpa Jim!

These were all taken around the yard of our rental house just outside Glacier National Park! It was truly a gorgeous place with an unbelievable view!

From left to right we have the Walkenhorst family with my cousin Katie, then my dad’s sister Diane and my uncle Jim, and then the rest of the Luellen’s with my cousin Tom…

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Grandpa with son and son-in-law…

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And Grandpa Jim with Grandson Jake…

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Grandma and Grandpa with the grandkids.

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Here’s my cousin Tom and his family who were our gracious hosts in Missouri last month!

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Later that week we took some more photos but of just the Walkenhorst side…

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And that wraps up our family photos from the trip… so fun! Next up, my cousin Jake’s senior photos!

Jeannette’s Newborn Photos, Family Photography

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It’s always amazing to see friends you’ve known for forever become parents. Brittany and I have known each other since we were seven years old and little Brownie Girl Scouts! She met the love of her life just after Andy and I got married in 2007… and if you have been following my blog for a few years now, I took their engagement photos and posted about Brittany’s wedding and just recently, her “Bebe Soiree,” French themed baby shower.

And now, here is their little bundle of joy, their princess, Jeannette Marie! She was so itty bitty during her newborn photoshoot at only 6 days old. What a little love. I miss her so!

Hope you enjoy some of these darling photos of the little miss!

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Baby Jeannette was resting peacefully during her photos, the below photo shows her in her bassinet that used to be her grandpa Mike’s when he was a baby! What an heirloom!

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Baby Jeannette is her daddy’s little twin. So precious.

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A Johnson Family Christmas, Cleveland National Forest

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As I looked back on last year’s Johnson family photos, I laughed that I had noted that posting in February was late. Well now it’s almost May and I am just now sharing some of my favorites from this session with them from this past Christmas. I discovered these lovely locations with Reed and Hedder just weeks before I met with the Johnsons and just knew I had to go back as soon as possible.

Hope you enjoy these photos of one of my favorite families in the whole wide world in my favorite field ever!


 

We must start with the youngest star of the family, in all her dimple grin adorableness!

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I can’t even fathom how many photos I have of this lovely lady… thousands and thousands, I’m sure!

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Ugh, I love her.

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The brother…

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And the sisters…

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And we can close with a photo of all the ladies…

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The Ryan Family’s Fall Christmas Photos in Oak Glen, Outdoor Family Portrait Photography

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This family. Oh, how much do I love and adore them. Pretty much some of the nicest, most genuine people that I have ever met.

Meet the Ryan family… Shane, Kyrene, Hudson (3), and Parker (1).

You’ve definitely seen them around here a few times though, if you’ve been here before. I did their wedding invitations, first ones I’ve ever designed besides my own! Plus, Parker’s newborn photos… and a few other fun things, like Disneyland trips and birthday parties!

After starting the photo session with my favorite family shot, we just had the boys run around and play while taking more lifestyle-like photos. From Hudson’s adventurous spirit to Parker’s deep contemplative stares, I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites!

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Victoria’s Senior Portraits and Albee Family Photos, Santa Rosa Plateau Outdoors Photography

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I vividly remember when Nalani’s name popped up on my phone on a Thursday night in September. As the message was opening, I was hoping against hope that she was contacting me to take photos of their gorgeous family! And thankfully she was! I’ve known this family for over 10 years as their girls danced at the dance studio I worked—and danced—at for over 6 years. Being able to photograph Victoria for her senior photos was just so much fun, and it was so fun to catch up with the family after so many years.

Victoria, you sure have grown into such a beautiful young woman and in the short afternoon we spent together, I could see how kind your heart is. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! I still can’t even believe you’re a senior!

Oh, and wait ’til you see their sister photos, they’re an adorable duo and I’m sure a big handful for their dad!

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And to close let’s end with this adorable shot of Mom and Dad!

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Thanks again Nalani, that was such a fun afternoon with you guys and I just loved all the photos too!

Remi’s 3 Month and Trembly Family Photos at Santa Rosa Plateau

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Years and years ago, like 12 years ago, this loud and energetic and FUN girl was in a dance class I assisted in. Fast forward a few years and I come to find out she actually went to the church and was friends with my hubby and my new found group of friends. We were even in our friends wedding in the fall of 2012 together!

And fast foward another couple years and here were are on a gorgeous summer day photographing her new family of 3! It’s amazing what God does in our lives, the gifts he gives from friends to family.

Hope you enjoy these photos of little Remi and her loving parents, Gillian and Drew.

And thanks Auntie Yoyo for assisting us that day, I am ever so thankful!

We started with my version of baby photos, outside with blankets… I call it my ghetto newborn style. 🙂 But it works, right?

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Then we brought the new parents in for more family fun.

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Nothing beats the smiles for Daddy.

 

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Let’s end with my favorites, shall we?

 

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Photo A Day, October—Week 4

The big wedding day is finally here… today is full of pedis, manis, luncheons, and rehearsing… all in preparation for the “I Do’s” tomorrow afternoon. I. Can. Not. Wait.

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And since I wasn’t planning on blogging these photos, I just had to share a close up of this one from the above’s “peaceful” photo… as these little boys have stolen my heart. Love them so…

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And since it’s now November… join me and follow Fat Mum Slim’s blog for the Photo A Day prompts, join us for the month of November!

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Northeast Trip: Evelyn’s Family Photos in Maine

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Watching our family grow is really just the sweetest feeling! Just two years ago my cousin Katie got married and now this year we got to meet their sweet baby girl Evelyn.

While in Maine we got to steal a few mornings for photos with their little growing family… all of these were taken in the “backyard” of the house we were all renting in Northport, Maine.

Gotta love those baby blues and “toothy” grin! 🙂

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