Friday, August 29, 2014

The Speth Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

It's such a small world!  We met this family at a weekend event we spent in a hotel last winter.  Of the multiple families who were in attendance, they were one we got to chat with a bit.  Such a nice family!

Turns out they are neighbors with a few of my other clients who I have photographed each year for the last few years!  I was thrilled to get a call from them a couple of weeks ago asking if I would take their family photos!

We picked a day and then as it approached, we realized that the weather may not cooperate.  We risked it and met at our location and I did one of my speediest sessions ever...however, I didn't NEED anymore time with them because they were so amazing in front of the camera!

These two are such great glad that our paths crossed last winter!

They were a ray of sunshine on that dreary morning!

Delaney was PERFECT in front of the adorable!

And look at this stunner...Tanner is one gorgeous boy!  He worked it for the camera too!

We had a great time...we had the park all to ourselves!

We even ventured down to the water and the kids threw some rocks in.  I love this candid sibling shot of Delaney and Tanner...

And at least SOMEONE listened to me when I said, "Okay...let's all make funny faces now!"  Thanks Delaney! Ha!

Thank you guys for braving the weather to come out and let me capture your family!  It was so great to see you all again!

Rahe Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

I had a great time with this crew on a beautiful evening.

This was one of those groups that though I only knew a few of them prior to their session, I felt like I had known them all much more than a few minutes!

It all started with these two...and the day after our session, they were all gathering with loved ones to celebrate 40 years together!

Here is the original Rahe Family...that's a lot of boys!

The extended Rahe you can see ladies...3 of these boys are still available! ;)

I believe this is the 3rd time I photographed this adorable family.  It's always so fun to have them in front of my lens each year.  Super good people...

Brayden and Katelyn are always so cooperative.  They always grow and chance so much each year, but one thing remains the camera loves them.

Proud Grandparents!

These little ones love their Rahe Uncles, but I would say they could use some Aunts! ;)

Thank you all for making my job so easy...and putting up with all of my requests! :)  It was a pleasure to meet each of you!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Louis James {11 days new} - Quad Cities Newborn Photographer

This little peanut was quite the surprise to his mommy and daddy arriving 6 weeks early!  He was so tiny and content...a perfect little photography subject!

I arrived to their home just as a storm was rolling it.  It was a downpour within minutes and it was DARK!  This little one was the sunshine in my morning though...I adored every minute with him!

And Sweet Louis James is clearly the sunshine in his Mommy and Daddy's lives too...

His tiny little 11 day new feet and hands were so precious to capture!

And though he drifted off to a deep sleep, he started bright eyed and as alert as can be!  I was thrilled to get some bright eyed shots of this little sweetie...and the rocking chair "rocked"!  I kind of wish I could steal it for a prop of my own! ;)

Mommy fed him and he was out like a light!

And this sweet image for his daddy...

I could have hung out with him and snuggled him all day long!

Thank you, BJ and Tori for welcoming me into your lovely home and allowing me to capture your sweet little man!  He is so unbelievably gorgeous and sweet...the perfect little subject!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Perfectly Gorgeous Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

This evening was beautiful...perfectly gorgeous.  I knew on my drive to the session that it was perfect and I couldn't wait to meet the family I was to be photographing.

As soon as they stepped out of their car and I saw how perfectly gorgeous they were, I knew that the evening...the beautiful family...well, it was just going to work!

And it did...

And there were yellow flowers in the tall grasses to match Quinn's yellow dress!

This was the most laid back baby around, I tell ya!

I couldn't wait to get their images on my computer to see them all!
We had such a great time on this beautiful night...

Thank you guys for spending some time with me and allowing me to freeze this point in your life for you in photographs.  You are such a beautiful family and it was truly a pleasure to meet you and be given the opportunity to photograph you all!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Gorgeous Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

As soon as I met this beautiful family, I knew it would be a great session.
You just can't deny their beauty!  And their kids...soooo well behaved.  Not to mention that the location was incredibly beautiful as well!

The Hayes Family is stunning...

Picture Perfect, I tell ya...

And their children are just so sweet and gorgeous.

And then the Havill Family stepped in front of my lens and they were just as well behaved and gorgeous!

I mean, c'mon!  How adorable are they?!?!!!

And their kiddos knew how to work the camera too!

These families come from good stock. ;)

3 beautiful ladies...a mother and her daughters.

Daddy's girls...

These beautiful sisters are more than just beautiful on the outside.  They were kind and personable and fun to photograph!

They original Thomas Family...

This is one blessed Papa and Nana with their beautiful grandchildren!

What a great group of kids to have in front of my lens...and good looking to boot!

And we topped the session off with a little race. ;)

What a perfect evening it was with this incredible family.

Thank you all for hanging out with me for a bit and letting me capture you all in pictures!  It was such a pleasure to meet you and spend some time with you all!