Monday, November 13, 2017

The McDonnell Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

We are neighbors with this lovely family whom we met a couple of months ago.  It's been so fun to meet all of our amazing neighbors since recently moving into our new home.  Camille and I hit it off in our first meeting.  We talked dogs and she pretty much talked me into getting one (best decision ever!).  Ha.  I was thrilled to find out they were adding to their family and even more thrilled when she asked me to photograph them!  Camille has had some challenges with this pregnancy and so I am so happy we got these pictures when we did.  She has been on bed rest and was hoping she would still be pregnant for our session.  So happy to report that she is STILL pregnant even a week later and hoping to let sweet Ellie cook for as long as possible!

Fast forward to the day before their session.  Because she is on bed rest and it was to be about 100 degrees below zero, we opted to do the session at their home and in their back yard...which is literally about 100 feet from our house.  So she decided to invite me over the morning before their session to scope out their home and yard.  We ended up chatting for hours and before we knew it, we were eating lunch together and chatting some more!  So glad to be able to call her not only my client, but now my friend.  And from what I know about Ryan, I'm pretty sure he and my husband would get along great too! :)  And Johnny is just about the cutest little guy around!  Oh my!

I love how many amazing neighbors I've met and gotten to photograph!

Check out the Sneak Peek of the McDonnell Family...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Johnson Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

The Johnson Family are our neighbors and when I met them for the first time last spring after moving into our home, I KNEW I wanted to photograph them sometime...I mean, just LOOK at how adorable they are!  I didn't even need to pressure them, they contacted me on their own! :) Glad I didn't have to be the creepy new neighbor promoting her services! Ha!

The kids did so well despite the chilly temps!

Here is their sneak peek!

Thank you, Johnson Family for a fun session!  It was so fun to photograph your gorgeous family!  Can't wait for you to see your whole gallery!

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Luckenbach Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

I adore photographing this family!  I've had the opportunity to photograph them 3 times now and each time the love between all of them just jumps out of their images.  It is so evident and beautiful.  Elliott is such a great kid and even their dog Charlie is well behaved and photogenic!  They are an all around great family!

Check out their Sneak Peek!

Thank you guys for making my job so easy and being so fun to photograph!  You all are such a beautiful family and I LOVE having you in front of my lens.  I can't wait for you to see all of your images!

The Christ Sisters - Quad Cities Family Photographer

These two and their amazing parents stood in front of my lens for the first time 6 years ago!  Here is what I had to say about them after my first meeting and session with them!  Can you believe how much they have grown and changed since that brisk day?  Several things remain the same...These girls are beautiful and sweet, they LOVE having their pictures taken, they know how to work the camera, their parents are super laid back and fun and it rains during their sessions.  Well, not all of them, but it's been known to!  And in true Christ photo session fashion, it rained on their session this year as well.  How about those vibrant fall colors though?!  Gorgeous!  I love photographing this crew rain or shine!

Check out some Sneak Peeks from the Christ girls (and a couple of their parents too!) session!

Thank you guys for putting your trust in me year after year to capture your family's memories...and for braving the rain sometimes too! :)  I look forward to my session with you each year.  Can't wait for you to see your whole gallery!