Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hudson's 1st Birthday Party - Quad Cities Event Photographer

Hudson had the most adorable Elmo 1st Birthday Party!

His Mama did it up right!  There were tons of wonderful family and friends there to celebrate Hudson turning one and it was a pleasure for me to photograph the event. :)

The cake was amazing and since the Coberlys are so fantastic...they even let me have some and I must say, it TASTED just as good as it looked!

Hudson was showered with wonderful gifts...

And all of the sweet guests looked on as he opened them...

After some play time, it was time for cake!

We all sang "Happy Birthday" and awaited Hudson's big mess he would make!

He seemed pretty excited at first...

"uh, wait a minute...I'm not so sure about this"

And then this happened and it was just about the cutest thing ever!

So Hudson got a little break.  He wasn't into eating cake AT ALL.  They let him calm down and the guests started eating dessert...

YUM!  The cake was good, Hudson was calm now...let's try and give him a cupcake!

Nope...NOT interested!

There is a slight chance he was a bit tired and there was not a shortage of loved ones to cuddle him!

We grabbed a few more pictures because we knew he was about to crash!

The lovely grandmas in his life...

And the Grandpas too!

Some Mommy and Daddy love...

...and this birthday boy was OUT!

He is fiercely loved by so many, that is for sure!  It has been a pleasure to photograph the milestones in this sweeties 1st year and I look forward to continuing to capture images of him as he grows!

Happy Birthday, Hudson!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Gerke Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

This lovely family has the pleasure of living in Florida year round and while our family vacationed down there a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing them!

Aren't they gorgeous?!

They are just as gorgeous on the inside as they are on the outside!

Sisters, Katelyn and Grace were awesome camera loved them!

Mom and Dad with their girls...

The Gerke Family are dear friends of my sister and brother-in-law...their girls have grown up being friends.  It was awesome to get to photograph the girls together and the 2 families together.  They have such a special friendship!

Becca is Kayla's Godmother...

Such beautiful girls!

We DID have some fun...photographing families is definitely not all work and no play! ;)

Although, Eric realized that being a model does often require some know, just so you can assume that perfect pose for your family portrait...

I'd say the stretching worked.  Good work, Eric!

I am so glad I got to photograph your beautiful family!  It was so much fun getting to spend some time with you all as well!  Thank you all for being such troopers!

The Peakin Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

I love that for my sister and brother-in-law's family photographs this year, we waited until our Florida vacation we took a few weeks ago together!  Not only did it make for a beautiful backdrop, but it was also so awesome to be able to capture images from such a special trip!  The kids didn't even know we were going to Florida until we were at the airport the day we left.  It was such a fun surprise and one I know they will remember forever!

I love photographing my nieces!  They are so beautiful!

Kayla is 6 going on 16...

Leah is the same...9 going on 19!

They are such great girls!

There is just nothing like pictures on the beach! <3 p="">

The Peakin's dear friends, The Gerke Family now live in Florida not far from where we were, so they joined us for one of the days of our trip and they got their family pictures done too!  These girls are great friends and have known each other their whole lives.  It was fun to get to photograph them all together.

Such a special friendship these families have!

Mike and Sarah are Katelyn's God Parents...

I just LOVE this shot of Sarah with her girls!!!

Mike with his girls...

What a gorgeous day it was!

Perfect day to photograph this picture perfect family!

Hey guys, let's make this an annual portraits in the winter in Florida each ear!
Deal?! :)