Loved photographing this couple whose wedding photos I also took three and a half years ago. Can’t wait to meet their sweet baby girl.
Two amazing families welcomed (surprise! early!) baby boys last week, and I was honored to be able to capture their mamas in the exciting days of anticipation. Congratulations to the D and L families on their beautiful firstborn sons. They are going to be wonderful parents, and I can’t wait to see what God has for these two new little lives!
These kids are growing up!! Since the youngest was two, my sister Melanie Monroe and I have been photographing our four children as a gift to our mom on her birthday each June. We have pictures from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Last year was kind of a bust since we were planning for our Hawaii trip, so the far-away beach photo has to suffice.
This year, the kids have hit some major growth spurts, so it was time for a good Cousin Photo 2017! We returned to the same spot we used for the 2011 photo, six years ago.
Here are the last six years’ photos.
2011 & 2012
2013 & 2014
2015 & 2016
And the contestants for “Cousin Photo 2017” are below. Which should we pick??
Comment with your vote!
We always take some individuals at these sessions, and this time was no exception. Here are our kids, circa June 2017!
And a random black and white that we really liked:
Growing up fast!
Believe it or not, all of these images were taken within two hours! It was sunny inland, where we started with our field session, and cloudy on the beach. Fortunately, this senior was beautiful everywhere!
It was so much fun to photograph this family for the first time, especially since two of their girls were my students long ago in English class! Now they are sweet moms with beautiful young families and adorable children. <3
It’s always a treat to photograph this gorgeous extended family, and it has been my honor to capture them over the last few years, as their family has grown.
Since the beginning of my photography career, this wonderful extended family has been a constant source of encouragement. They are spreading out around the country this year, so it was a big priority to photograph the whole family while they were together over the holidays. Our morning time slot threatened rain, and rain it did, but we still got these important photos of the family together. Such fun cousin love! And the puppy!
For the last several years, my sister Melanie Monroe and I have traded photo sessions. Each of us photographs the other’s family and then edits the images of her OWN family. This year, Melanie drove with us way out into the wilderness for the “foresty” location my husband and kids requested. I edited the images and made up our Christmas card long before she sent me her edits, which she did “just for fun.” I love to see how two different photographers can take the same original file and give it their own unique style. I love both of our edits! Melanie went with a moody, autumn look. I chose my usual pastel ways. Both are keepers!
Here are Melanie’s finished images from our session:
Aren’t they great?
Here is an example of the type of RAW image we both started with, with my edit and hers side by side beneath it.
And here’s my Christmas card, which looks like springtime, while Melanie’s images look like fall!