Friday, October 25, 2013

The Cornell Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

You just don't get much more adorable than this!
I can just feel the love jumping from this image.

It was a gorgeous day when I photographed this beautiful family.  I must say, the husbands/Daddies are sometimes the hardest to get "into" the session.  Not in this case!  Kevin was game from the get go!  He clearly adores his girls! :)

And I even got a shot of the WHOLE family.  I love me a Golden Doodle and Wriggles was adorable...he even looked at the camera!

Sweet Claire is 8 months old!
She was all smiles...I didn't want to stop snapping pictures of her.
I mean, look at that face!!!

I love the little bit of drool on her typical for an 8 month old!

She had some serious style, this one.  Not sure I've ever seen a cuter coat on a little one!!!!

Those sparkling eyes, her chubby cheeks and beautiful smooth skin...swoon!

Mommy and Daddy Love shots are always my favorites...

Nope...they don't get much cuter than this!

It was so nice to meet you Kevin, Leigh and Claire and it was just as nice to have you in front of my lens.  You made my job easy and fun!  Claire might be the happiest 8 month old I've ever photographed...thank you so much for allowing me the pleasure of capturing you all in pictures!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Paprocki Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

It was such a pleasure to meet this adorable family! They suggested a location for our session that I had never done a session at and boy was I thrilled to see it when I arrived!

Willow trees, a wheat field, a beautiful pond, some fall colors mixed in, an overcast day, a barn and a beautiful family!  I'd say that's a pretty wonderful mix!

Emma was a joy to photograph...she is so beautiful!

I love me a Mommy Love shot. :)

The wheat field...eek.  I was sooo happy when we pulled up to it!!!

It was quite chilly (and by quite chilly, I mean cold!) this day!  You would never know by the warmth and love that exudes from this family!

It was a pleasure to meet you all!  Thank you for braving the chilly weather and in fact making me even forget about how chilly it was because I was too busy having so much fun photographing you all!

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Moran Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

I had so much fun for this session!

I loved the location, the attire, the family.

I mean seriously...look how stinkin' cute they are!

Their kids are so adorable and always so cooperative and fun to photograph!

This beauty has gotten so grown up!

And this one graces the cover of my Facebook Page for a reason!

And you've got to be kidding me with his cute hood and incredible smile and face!
Love this boy!

This family is just all around pretty fantastic...I have such amazing clients in them, but more importantly, I've gained a wonderful friend in Heidi!

I love how this job of mine connects me with such incredible people! 

Thanks Moran Family for being your usual, amazing selves!  I always love it when you're in front of my camera!!!

The Heins Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

I can't tell you how much I love photographing this family...and just how much I adore them! I know you have seen them grace the pages of this blog and my Facebook Page several times. Jessie and Jake were within the group of the FIRST photo shoot I EVER did as Jennie Peakin Photography. At that time, they were just dating.

I have had the pleasure of photographing them a total of 6 times now!  And have been able to capture some extremely special moments for them photographically.

And I am claiming them as family...I mean, they PRACTICALLY are!  Jessie is my sister-in-law's she's family, right?! ;)

Love this shot...and Hadley's belly peaking out!

Hadley Sue...seriously, could she be any cuter?!?!!!  I think not!

She has such a great disposition.  So sweet and smiley and cuddly and calm!

At least that's how she was during our session. :)  And she probably got her great personality from her awesome Mommy and Daddy!

And you know what else she got from her Mommy and Daddy?
A great love for the Chicago Bears. ;)

I'd say she looks pretty great in blue and orange!

I love this shot...she went all stiff when she would lay on her back this day.  LOL.  And it gave me the perfect opportunity to snap a picture of her super adorable baby feet!!!

And this shot is one of my favorites ever!  Probably in my top 5 favorite shots.  I love me a Mommy Love picture as you all know, but the beauty of Hadley and Jessie, the thumb sucking, the finger on the nose, the snuggles, the light, the love.  Perfection.

This little love bug is so adored by so many!  ME being one of them!

As always Jake and Jessie, it was a pleasure to photograph your gorgeous family and spend some time with you guys!  Hadley is more beautiful with every day that passes!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Dalbey Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

I love doing this lovely family's photographs each year!

It's so fun to watch my clients' families grow and change each year and of all of the times I have photographed this family, I feel like this time was the time they changed the most.

Even Mom had a new haircut!

They really are such a wonderful family with an awesome story as to how they came to be family!

Their kids are so much fun to photograph...and to just be around!
Such good kids!

Elizabeth has changed the most out of all of them since the last time I photographed her...and it was only a few months ago!  I swear she's grown a foot!

Luke is such a great kid!  His eyes sparkle and he smiled the whole session!  Kind of rare for little boys!

Jackson is so sweet and was willing to do whatever I asked him to do!
And that sweet smile...c'mon!

It was a perfectly beautiful evening to photograph this perfectly beautiful family.

And I can't go without mentioning Elizabeth's pants...I WANT those pants!

Thank you again, Dalbeys!  It's ALWAYS a pleasure!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Shay Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

I always love to watch the families I photograph grow. I love capturing their families as they change and go through the different stages that come with adding more children and the children growing and changing. :)

And this family is extra fun to photograph because not only do I get to watch their family grow and change, but it's fun to see them because I went to high school with them and it's fun to see old schoolmates as parents!

They are great parents and great people! 

And c'mon...check out their adorable children?!!!
Love photographing them!

Sweet Madi!
Love her.
She has overcome so much and is one determined and strong little girl!

And Aidan...he is FULL of life and energy and intensity!
That combination makes for amazing images. :)

Yup, they are a pretty beautiful family!

And I love me a candid moment captured!
This shot makes me smile from ear to ear!!!

Thank you Justin and Corrine for driving over here again so I could photograph you all!  It's always great to see you and your family is so beautiful!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rain - Quad Cities Family Photographer

This session was a first for me.
It was raining...the whole time.
Usually, we cancel sessions when it rains, but there were so many people involved and some that drove in from out of town, we decided to make it work!  And it worked great!

It helps that this family was so amazing and willing to walk through the park with their umbrellas and toss them to the side as I snapped a few images. :)

And all of these cousins are so much fun to photograph...sooooo full of personality!
You can tell that they love each other so much because they were having FUN and laughing and being silly the whole time! :)

At the end of the session, they all changed into their Bears gear for some more shots.  I love the colors in these pictures...even though I'm not personally a Bears fan. ;)

Love this shot of a mom and dad just getting ready to celebrate their anniversary and their 2 awesome (and hilarious!) boys!
Hysterical...and probably pretty real life! 

And I have had the pleasure of photographing this crew a few times and I must say, the girls are all girl!  They are always ready to go with their cute little girly poses!  Having boys, it's fun to photograph girly girls!

And these cousins have an awesome uncle!
Love these shots of the kids with their uncle!

And 2 incredible grandparents with their grandchildren.  They really have so much to be proud of...and I think you can tell that they are!  And the kids think their grandparents are pretty fantastic too!

And I pretty much love this group shot.  It was the last of the I made them all sit down on the wet ground.  THEN, they told me they were going to dinner after the session.   OOPS!  Ha.  Hopefully their rear ends dried enough to not make everyone think they all had "an accident". ;)

Thank you all for braving the weather for this session!  It was so much fun for me to photograph you all and you were so wonderful to work with! :)