Wednesday, December 18, 2013

St. Louis Family Photographer :: Keen Family + Newly Born Griffin

    The Keen Family is one of those families that just makes you smile when you're around them. They have two sweet daughters plus their newest addition, precious baby Griffin. We were honored to spend a morning with them, capturing their ever growing family!

Who doesn't love little feet?

 Doesn't Griffin just look SO super snuggly?? And I love all of that dark hair!

A little outtake...he wasn't so keen {no pun intended!} on this basket shot!

It was still a little cool outside, but we took a couple of minutes to snap a few family shots! Here are some of my faves of mom and dad with their newest love.

 Thanks, Abbe and Taylor, for letting play a part in capturing your sweet, sweet family!! Such a joy!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

St. Louis, MO. Newborn and Family Photographer :: Newly Born Wesley + Ketteman Family

     Meet Wesley. He was just 7 days new when we had the honor of taking these photos.

     With the exception of those few photos you see above, he was pretty much bright-eyed the entire session. What a charmer!

     You might remember his mama, daddy, and big sister from their family maternity session...aren't they just a beautiful family?

Wesley may be handsome, but big sister Claire is pretty gorgeous herself!

   These next few images are some of my favorite from the session - I love when mom and dad get some quiet moments alone with their newest blessing. So sweet. Can't you tell they're already so in love with this little guy?

     Thanks Ketteman family, for letting us capture your incredible family again. What a treasure to call you our friends and to be a part of your lives and the lives of your little ones!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Springfield, MO and St. Louis, MO. Newborn photographer :: Newly Born Casen

     Remember when I had the privilege of taking maternity photos for this beautiful couple? Well, their stunning baby boy arrived this fall and I had the honor of capturing his week-old wonder too! He was seriously the best newborn I've ever been around - totally chill no matter what we did! Made our job easy! :)

I love little moments like this...mama and baby, quiet and sweet...

Casen's daddy is a farmer so it only seemed suitable that he should have his pictures taken with his cowboy boots and hat!

And his fishin' pole too, of course!

First photos as a family of three...

Sweet Casen, thanks for letting me take your pictures, buddy! You sure are a charmer and you have the sweetest parents to thank for that! Can't wait to watch you grow up, little man!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Springfield, MO Couples Photography :: Harding 1st Anniversary

     At the beginning of the summer (I know, I know...we' super behind on blogging! Trying to get caught up!), I had the chance to take first anniversary photos for this adorable couple. I love that they wanted to capture themselves, just as they were, after their first year of marriage. Too often, a couple's only professional photos of themselves are from their wedding day. My husband and I are even guilty of that! I think it's so important that we take the time to really capture ourselves - our marriages, our families, our lives - on more than just one big day, but rather, as we grow each year!

     Hannah and Luke love to read together and this cute little dock made the perfect spot to grab some shots of them doing just that!

     Hannah and Luke met at college and wanted their photos to be taken on their college campus. I was thinking we'd be taking photos around buildings and libraries. Instead, they took me to the hidden fields and valleys behind the school that made such a beautiful backdrop for their photos, don't you think?

Aren't they adorable?

Thanks again, Hannah + Luke! Congrats on your first's to many, many more!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Springfield, MO Senior Portrait Photography :: Class of 2013 :: Reagan

Before it got too crazy out out this summer, my husband and I had the privilege of taking beautiful Reagan's senior pictures. She's simply stunning and made everything seem so effortless! It was so much fun to capture her + her personality through these photos!

Thanks Reagan, for being such a fantastic model and letting us capture your gorgeous smile!!