Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cool Kid - Quad Cities Family Photographer

Yes, this time, little Daniel was a "cool kid". As opposed to last year when I did his portraits in 195 degree weather. It is a photoshoot I will never forget doing...hottest photoshoot ever. We were all sweaty! This year it was a beautifully warm day and Daniel is always a sweet subject!

I was thrilled to get to shoot his mom and dad this year as well!
Sean worked with his mom is Clinton and that's how she found me to do Daniel's photographs.  We totally hit it off last year.  I feel like I've known her much more than just 2 short meetings! 

I would say that Daniel was pretty proud to show off his Mommy and Daddy as well!

So much fun...great people...sweet kid.

Thank you for your patience in getting these pictures, guys!  With the unexpected chaos that ensued in our lives just after your shoot, I couldn't have asked for more understanding clients than you!
Same time next year? ;)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Villagers - Quad Cities Family Photographer

You know the saying, "It takes a village..."?
It's true...getting through life with 3 kids...2 with extra needs and moving into a new home and making it through each day alive...well, for us it takes a village.
Here are a few of our "villagers".
My brother-in-law, sister-in-law and my nieces.
The things they do to help us and their constant offering of help is often life saving for us.  We are SO BLESSED to call them family.
I love each one of them so much.
My niece Leah was just born like 2 years ago, so it's baffling to me that she's already 6.  I am not sure how that even happened...

And Kayla is hysterical...that's all there is to it.  She is too much, but yet I can't get too much of her!

These 2 are so different.
Leah is so tender hearted and sweet.  Truly, she understands things beyond her years.

And really, pictures speak louder than words sometimes...

This is Leah and Kayla in a nutshell.
I feel like this picture depicts each of their personalities so well!

So different, but love each other so much!

Yup, I am pretty blessed to have these 4 amazing people in my life.
We don't know how we'd make it without you guys!
Thank you and family portraits will have to do for now, but we will forever be indebted to you for helping us so much during this season of our lives!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Simply Gorgeous - Quad Cities Family Photographer

Yes, this family was just that...simply gorgeous.
And their 3 kids were all simply gorgeous and precious and fun to photograph!

They had 1 little princess in their brood and that is exactly what she was!  She was ALL GIRL!
And I must say, she was as beautiful as a princess and the boys were as handsome, obedient and sweet as little princes as well!
These are some truly amazing kiddos!

I have a feeling I know why they are so amazing...

Their Mommy and Daddy were equally as wonderful to work with and fun to photograph!
I love photographing couples that are so obviously in love. :)

Have you ever seen a more handsome 9 year old?!
9 is usually an awkard age it seems...this one has some good genes because there is certainly no awkwardness about him!

And just when you think that all of these 2 beautiful parents' good looking genes were given all to one child, this one show's his baby blues!

And then their little princess...curls and all!  You just don't get much more adorable than this!

Yup, so this family clearly has some amazingly gorgeous genes that they've divided amongst their children!  And the best part was that they were just as amazing on the inside as they are on the outside!

I have to pinch myself after every photoshoot.  It just can't be possible that I am blessed to meet so many amazing and gorgeous people, but it is.  It is possible!  And I love every minute of it!

Thank you Bachman Family!