Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gender Reveal Party - Quad Cities Event Photographer

I had such a fun time photographing this exciting event!

I have had the honor of photographing Danielle and Evan's journey to becoming a family...from Danielle's maternity pictures when she was pregnant with Hudson to Hudson's birth to all of his pictures of his first year and now the gender reveal party for their 2nd baby!

Boy or girl?!?!?!?!

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Needless to say, when Danielle and Evan pulled out the ultrasound pictures, it was CLEAR this baby is a boy!

Then it was just celebration all around!
What a fun group of loving family and friends Danielle and Evan have!

There were even people in attendance via Face Time!

Smiles all around as this family will soon be a family of 4...with 2 little boys!

So excited for them all!

Thank you for inviting me to capture yet another special moment for your family!  It is so fun being able to capture all of these special events for you all!  Can't wait to meet your new little man!!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Becoming a Family - Quad Cities Maternity Photographer

Maternity pictures are among my favorites to capture...a mama carrying her baby is just so beautiful.  I especially love maternity images for first time parents.  There is so much anticipation, excitement and emotion!  Lives are about to change in ways that are unimaginable and a couple is about to become a family!

Bonnie was 36 weeks when I photographed her and she was breathtaking!  We met on the most beautiful evening, just at could not have been more perfect!

A beautiful couple anxiously awaiting the arrival of their little girl + the perfect golden light = PERFECTION!

You two were a pleasure to meet...I am so happy to have met you and spent some time photographing this special stage in your lives!  Bonnie, you are absolutely stunning and glowing!  Best wishes as you journey into parenthood!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Sanders Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

I loved photographing this most adorable family!!!

Seriously...I can't even handle how perfect they are!

Big changes are ahead for them as they are leaving the Quad Cities to start a new adventure and a new chapter in their lives.

How disappointing is that for me?!
I won't be able to have the gorgeous Teagan in front of my lens again!

Oh that face!
My camera loved her!

Daddy and Mommy Love pictures...always some of my favorites!

We wandered around downtown and had just a great time...and I happened to snap a few pictures here and there.  I could have placed them anywhere and they would have looked gorgeous!

I love capturing all of the rolls and dimples on little ones...those hands and chubby feet are just too much!

The rolls!!!

And probably my favorite family shot from the evening...

Thank you Sanders Family for being such a joy to meet and photograph!  I wish you only the best in your next chapter of life and only wish I had met you sooner so I could have had you in front of my lens more than just this time. :)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Schmidt Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

This gorgeous family had the most gorgeous morning for pictures!

You don't get much more good looking than this...

This is one adorable group of kids!

Love this shot of these two boys!

Sometimes young boys aren't terribly willing to cooperate for pictures...they fight it and struggle to give me a "real" smile.

Not these two...they were amazing!

And these adorable twins haven't been in front of my lens since they were just days new!
They are simply perfect...

Mommy and Daddy love for the babies...

 In the chaos of life and children, it's often easy to forget that first you are husband and wife.

I love capturing images of two people in love...

And these two made it easy!

Real life, you guys...these are images of real life.
There is just not much more beautiful than that!

You guys are gorgeous and it was a pleasure to freeze your family just as it is right now in pictures for you.  Thank you for spending your morning with me in front of my lens!