Tuesday, April 29, 2008

southern california sessions available!

i will be taking session at the end of may, and the end of june in southern california. anyone who is interested, please contact me through the "contact me" tab on my website, and we'll get something set up! i am offering a discounted package, so email me as soon as possible as slots tend to fill up quickly!

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

updates are here!

i know i've been talking about updates forever, but i'm finally getting them up! i added some cute newborn and engagement shots, but my favorite section that i've updated so far is the family "together" section. i left a few of my favorites, and switched out the rest. what i've got now completely defines the type of family work i LOVE to do. the candid, imperfect, beautiful relationships are what i really strive to capture with each family shoot. here are a couple of my favorites, but make sure to check out all the new stuff on my website!

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as soon as i get my computer back, "little ones", "older ones", and "weddings" will be updated as well!

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Friday, February 29, 2008

moving madness!

since the decision to move came about pretty quickly, things are complete madness at my house! we are packing non-stop during the day, and then at night i've been trying to get my last few photo sessions shot and edited. unfortunately, i haven't been able to take any additional sessions, so things on the blog have been a little slow!

here is one fun family from the other day...

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you might think i posed this one, but as i was switching lenses, i just told the kids to stand up against the wall and they all struck a pose!

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and some alone pics for mom and dad. they were laughing about the sun catching mom's red hair, but i actually loved it!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

the carr family

the carrs are such a great family! the kids organized this photo shoot for their mom's birthday which i thought was so thoughtful! what mom doesn't want portraits of their kids?

i wasn't going to use this location because the vines weren't in bloom, but i actually love the stark contrast between the white fence and vines and the colors of their clothes. it makes me think of winter :) which we don't have much of here!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

the hunt family

the hunts are good friends of ours from california. they come out every once in awhile to visit, and when they knew they were planning a trip, we decided it was a perfect time to get their first family portraits done! little logan is almost 6 months, and it was so fun to finally get to see them!

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how can you resist that smile in the last one?!

thanks guys, it was so fun to see you!

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Monday, February 18, 2008

tiny little boys!

how cute are these little boys?! i always enjoy shooting brand new babies - and two is even better! i also put in a couple of their gorgeous mom because she was just so sweet with them!

the relationship between twins is always so sweet, and i love how comfortable they are when they are all cuddled up together.

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Monday, February 4, 2008

best of 2007!

actually - these are only SOME of the best of 2007. i had so many amazing shoots, that as i'm going through to update my website, i am having a REALLY tough time deciding! these were some of my favs from the most recent night's work - but i love them all!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

the clason family

the clasons are making a big move soon, so they wanted to get some family portraits before then. we had a rough start, but after a milkshake and some tractors, we got some great smiles and even had some fun!

i couldn't decide between these first two - both are so cute! i love the big wide smile!

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

the branch family

check out all these boys! they all kept me laughing the whole time :)

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

the larsons

i love love love these blue eyes! i don't know how i keep getting clients with beautiful eyes - i do not edit them, they actually look like that!

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Monday, January 7, 2008

the severson family

this was my last california shoot over christmas break. we met at the oceanside pier, and were worried about the rain, but fortunately, it held out and gave us some amazing clouds! i love the blue eyes!

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the balliet family

while down in california, i was able to meet up with heather of amorology weddings and take some portraits of her family with her new baby girl. here are a couple of my favs...

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Sunday, January 6, 2008

the hollingworth family

it was this little guy's first birthday when we did portraits!! i loved catching all the interaction between him and his parents, and he was such a happy smiley boy.

check out these tippy toes as they're walking!

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marty and christopher

marty and christopher were also down visiting california for the holidays. their little boy was so good - he did not cry or make a peep even once, BUT he did not want to smile either :) he seemed to enjoy his first visit to the sand!

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

the olsen family

i went down to san diego for a couple shoots during my trip to california as well. here is my first family...

are these boys not SO ADORABLE?!?! the youngest was not super happy to be doing pictures, and his big brother kept trying to make him smile. it was really sweet!

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Monday, December 31, 2007

the weaver family!

i was back in california for christmas, and had some photo sessions while i was there. now it may look like a beautiful day at the beach, and it was, BUT it was pretty chilly! the kids didn't want to take their shoes off in the sand because the sand was so cold!

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Friday, December 14, 2007

the pugh family

what do you do with a little one who only wants to be in her stroller? put on the long lens and take pictures in the stroller! :)

the pugh family was one of my shoots that had to be rescheduled because of the rain. luckily, it was a beautiful day for us the second time around!


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the chamberlain family

the chamberlains received a gift certificate from some family members that i did a shoot for up in utah. i always love to meet other parts of all these wonderful families!

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apparently this tongue thing was something new for her. there were lots of fun smiling ones, but i just loved this one!

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

the bohne boys

i heard there might have been a bribe involved in getting these brothers together for some portraits for their mom. i can't confirm it, and i don't know what it was, but... :) no matter how they got there, i think the boys were able to relax and have fun!


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Sunday, December 9, 2007

the hansen family


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Saturday, December 8, 2007

sugar and spice!

the sherrill family welcomed a new little girl a couple weeks ago! you could tell big sister just loves her so much!

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

the campbell family

the campbell's wanted something other than a park, so we used some more unique backgrounds! their mom even brought big suckers for the kids which were so cute!

i love when he stole the sucker from his sister and ran :)

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

the decker family

leisel was in some portraits with her friend while they were both pregnant - and here she is with her beautiful family! their little girl was smiley at first, but then she got really tired. we even got some cute ones of her sleeping at the end!

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Monday, December 3, 2007

the guymon kids

these kids were so great! we did portraits at their home in cave creek. their mom even made cookie dough to do some christmas cookie pictures at the end! i think my favorite was the santa cactus that their dad decorated :)


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Sunday, December 2, 2007

the farnsworth family

i was able to do the ainge's family portraits in boston, and they were with the other side of the family for the thanksgiving holiday - so it was a perfect time for portraits!

personally, i think this should be on the christmas card :)

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

the bates kids

this roly poly was a part of the entire family shoot!

she drew this herself and stood right in the middle of it :) i thought it was so cute!



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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

the kanenwisher family

tanya is a lifesaver. she does organizing for a living, and is SO GOOD at it! she helped me organize my whole house, and my life is still crazy, but at least its organized in the middle of the madness! if you're interested in having her come to your house let me know - closets, bedrooms, kitchens, garages - she does it all!!

here is her adorable family!




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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

the wallace family

for the first part of the session, this little guy didn't want to hold still...

THEN... mom and dad brought out the CARS :)



with his aunt...

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Monday, November 26, 2007

the murphy family

i've gotten to know the murphys and they are such a great family! i was excited to do some family portraits for them!




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the stevens family

i shot jamie and ron's wedding back in september, and it was fun to see them again with their whole family!







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Sunday, November 25, 2007

the wyeth family

here are some fun shots from my session with the wyeth family. first, one posed...

and then some candid ones...




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Saturday, November 24, 2007

the sellers family

the sellers were so much fun! they climbed and hiked all over with me to get to some good portrait spots!





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Thursday, November 22, 2007

the thompson family

these little boys made us work for the smiles, but we had lots of fun and they look super cute!





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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

the toolsons

family portraits weren't quite what the toolson kids had in mind for a friday night, but they were great sports and had some fun too!




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Sunday, November 18, 2007

the nielsen family

the nielsens are always a great family to shoot! they are all gorgeous, and have a lot of fun together!









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Thursday, November 15, 2007

the riggs family

these were some of our first friends in arizona. we met each other when our first babies were just babies! its always fun to do portraits with good friends!





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the hawkins family

one more from vegas! i was so impressed that these parents were up for pictures with two brand new babies!





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the edwards family

this was my last vegas family. i had SUCH cute families in vegas, and the edwards were a great ending to this trip!!







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the rasmussen family

the rasmussens are expecting twins in the spring! you would hardly know it from mom's tiny belly!




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the eagar family

i was able to do portraits with mary's extended family before in arizona, and got to do their immediate family this trip!




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the pettingill family

another almost all boy family!





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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

the edwards family

a big group of boys and one little princess! this family was lots of fun - and the parents had the best attitude about the craziness of 5 kids!


this was hilarious! i was going to try to have them walk together




LOVE this shot!

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the harper family

i loved the pink boots on these girls!






check out these eyes! these are all natural - no editing at all!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

vegas baby!

this last weekend, i went up to las vegas for some family shoots. all of the families were so sweet, and i really enjoyed working with them all!

the barlow family was my first shoot...


this was my first family to ever bring a golf club to entertain their son! he had a great swing too!



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my first farm animals!

these are actually the kellis family pets! they have a huge backyard with farm animals, and decided to do a fun shoot to capture it all. this is the 4th shoot i've done with this family, and i love them! they are very sweet, and its so fun to get to come back often to see them again!



morgan had fun finding some eggs


harmony warned me that the goat would head butt me, but i didn't know it would do it like this!

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Monday, November 12, 2007

the howell family

the howells were another fun family from last year. they have two adorable boys and it was fun to see how much they've grown!




i know where those boys get their gorgeous eyes!

high 5s!

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the pulsipher family

i shot a couple family portraits last week before i went to las vegas, and will get them posted now! the pulsiphers were super sweet. and i love their little boys' eyes! so precious!





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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

the johanson family

such fun stripes! i am a funky sock girl (well, i was until i moved to arizona and found that flip flops were a year round thing) anyway, i loved these ones! i thought the stripes gave some fun twists on the simple outfits!







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Sunday, November 4, 2007

the davis family

the davis family was great. they even brought some furniture with them to the shoot! :) and the kids really hung in there even though they were hot and hungry!








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the bagley family

the bagley's and i share a common love of the musical wicked, so they're already one of my favorites ;) the kids were very adventurous - climbing trees, fences, etc. very fun!







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Thursday, November 1, 2007

another lesueur family!

any of my blog watchers have probably seen these kids a couple times - but like the romneys, this was my first full family shoot with the lesueurs. they were dream subjects! the kids did exactly as they were told, and i even had to tell them to just have fun with it! they're allowed to relax during my photo sessions :)







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the romneys

these guys have been with me since the beginning! i've done lots of work with the kids, and even some extended family... but surprisingly, this is the first whole family shoot we've done! we had a lot of fun. the kids were not super into the picture taking thing, so we played and got that "perfect imperfection" that is most of our lives!








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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

the bascom family

i am seriously loving the red this year! it is so bright and fun compared to different backgrounds! and of course, the cute families don't hurt!









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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

the cannon family

the cannons came down from out of state to go to the ASU game and get their portraits done. i like that kind of commitment! we played in this gorgeous backyard in phoenix that even had a train caboose in it!








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the jones family

i'm a little behind on my blogging again, so i'll try to catch up quickly :) i did portraits with the jones family again this year. i thought they all looked so cute in their red and gray, and loved the contrast between the outfits and the green trees!







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Friday, October 26, 2007

the dana family

i did portraits of the kids before, but this time i was able to do the whole family! i love their family - the kids are sweet and fun, and the parents are so calm even when there is a little craziness going on. and i still think courtney is super mom!


seth wanted his portraits taken while hiding in different trees all over!

the girls modeling...


this tractor was a big hit!


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Thursday, October 25, 2007

the woodburys

the woodbury family came from connecticut to meet me in boston. jennifer is an amazing digital scrapper, and i was very excited to get to meet her and her family!









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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

the ainges

poor little oscar was so tired during this shoot he could hardly keep his eyes open! he was a trooper though :) and i love how sweet his parents were with him!




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the superkos

the superko family met me on the one day that was drizzly while i was in boston. luckily the weather held out for us! these boys were either wrestling or throwing the football almost the entire shoot, so it fits that they had the football in one of the family photos!





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the lesueurs

the lesueurs are good friends of ours from arizona. they are living in boston right now, so we were so happy to get to visit them! we had so much fun, and were able to do some family portraits while i was there.

we saw this spot as we were walking to get cason from preschool - isn't it AMAZING? i loved boston, everything there is gorgeous!







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Monday, October 22, 2007

the harris family

this is my fabulous friend jodee and her family. rob and jodee lived near us for a little while in arizona, and i miss them tons! i also did baby portraits of avery last time i was in utah, and she's grown so much already!








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the chamberlains

i did pictures for the chamberlain kids with their cousins on one of my last trips also, so it was fun to see them again - and the pictures that i had taken up in their house! we did an indoor shoot since the weather was pretty stormy, and it was great to have the kids in their own space with their favorite toys.

singing together...



each of their rooms...




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the pratt family and monkey

the pratts brought their daughter's stuffed monkey and didn't mean for it to be in the pictures, but he made it in a few anyway :)





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the tingey family

this was another wonderful extended family that i worked with in utah. they were lots of fun and pretty goofy too!





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Sunday, October 21, 2007

the gleves

you might recognize the poulton girls from a previous trip to utah, but this time i got together with the whole gleve family for portraits. it was rainy and wet, so luckily we had a place we could go inside just in case!






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the browns

the brown family also recently welcomed a new baby girl! we had a great shoot in their beautiful home in utah!






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the cannons

the whole cannon family got together for some group shots - and even brought along a brand new grandbaby!





i love this face!

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the kandells

i missed the kandells last time i was in utah, so i was so glad to work with them this trip! i LOVE the red hair!






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the bell kids

the bell family just welcomed a brand new baby girl! i did pictures of just the kids and we had a lot of fun!






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Saturday, October 20, 2007

the ferrans





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the willards

it was so fun to see some old friends from arizona during my utah trip. here they are with their adorable girls!






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Friday, October 19, 2007

the lovells






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the wrights

i know i'm not writing as much about each family like i usually do - i LOVED all the families i worked with in utah - they were amazing! i am trying to get as many shoots up as possible while i'm still in boston, so i'm using my little breaks of time to post :) but i figure people are really here for the pictures anyways!






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the potts

this little guy is such a cutie!! and he had such a great personality too! i did most of the shoot with just him while we waited for his dad - then we got some great family shots at the end.





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the parrys

this was a really fun place to take pictures, i think we all had fun walking around!




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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

the marchants

i have been a total blog slacker! but i have a good excuse - i just finished another AMAZING trip to utah with so many great families AND i went pretty much straight to boston and am still here. so keep checking, i'm going to post a couple from each utah session, and then you'll see what's going on in boston!

this was my very first session in utah, and it was a little chilly! you can probably tell by the red noses and cheeks! it was definitely a shock to me coming from arizona with my flip flops :)





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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

the ekbergs

this week is fall break for our school district, so i was able to do a family session during the day. we wandered around trying to get some of that great desert landscape, and i think we got some!



sam really liked the purple cactus.


i LOVE this one! it looks like they're out on the plains of africa or something!





thanks for braving the bright morning sun with me!

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the radacks

i had such a fun shoot tonight with fab photographer jennifer radack's family. she gave me tons of freedom and they were all up for anything - which i definitely took advantage of! we went from railroad tracks to a junkyard, and then some other interesting little spots :) the thing i loved the most was that the kids were allowed to be themselves. if they didn't feel like standing together, they weren't forced. i love all the unique shots!

















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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

the ruddle family

one of the benefits of living in arizona is the predictable weather. last year i had to reschedule only one photo session because of the weather. on the day of the ruddle's shoot it was VERY windy. we talked about rescheduling, but wanted to try and get it done so we changed locations at the last minute hoping to have a little less wind! the boys were SO GREAT and sang songs and had fun during the whole shoot!








the bridge was a favorite spot for all the boys!






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Friday, October 5, 2007

landon

i absolutely LOVE when i get to be a part of the changes in my clients' lives. i love to see your children grow, and new ones come along, and i feel like i'm more of a friend than just your photographer!

we got shots of landon both in and out of his mommy's belly :) here is the before... and here is now!


let me just say that there was a lot of love going on in this family! i could tell that morgan takes his big brother job very seriously, and is so sweet with landon!










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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

the toolsons

such a good looking family! and they all had a lot of fun together, which was great for me to watch and capture!














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Monday, October 1, 2007

the nixon family

along with nate and linley's wedding, i was able to do two family portrait shoots in san diego. the nixons have two adorable kids! their grandpa showed up for part of the shoot, and it was so sweet to see how much they love him!













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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

the whiteners

this was my first family shoot with the whiteners. i was able to do newborn portraits for asa when he was born, and have been looking forward to working with the whole family!




love those curls!!











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happy 70th!!

can you believe how many people are in this family? they all got together for their grandma's 70th birthday, many of them coming from out of state. we did some big group portraits, and then individual family ones as well. here are some of them...









these boys got out of their nice clothes and into the sandbox in record time!



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Monday, September 17, 2007

the eliasons

okay, this is it! the last one from this california trip.

aren't these kids cute?





LOVE these huge smiles!



some fun swing pictures




thanks to the great families i was able to work with this trip!

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the lindsays

i had two other family portrait shoots in california before my wedding that i'll be posting soon.

the first is the lindsay family. the girls had fun running around and coming up with poses for me :) and don't let the skirts fool you - these girls were climbing trees!


i told the girls to just relax next to their parents and not be too posed - they all decided to lay down!








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Thursday, September 13, 2007

the thompsons

i also got to meet the thompson family today! we met at a huge park, and the kids had a great time exploring. you could tell the boys have lots of fun together!





i was shooting like crazy in this spot because i thought the tippy toes were so cute! then i decided to zoom in on just her feet!



this one cracked me up!




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back in california

i'm back in california this week for a wedding, and got the opportunity to squeeze in a few portrait shoots. the first was with the provost family. we had a lot of fun, and i really liked the relationships between all the kids!



don't you love sisters!?


the kids tried to climb just about every tree in the park, but if i came over, they instantly posed :)








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Sunday, September 9, 2007

the haslips

i did family portraits for the haslip family, and we had a lot of fun! they were all troopers - it may look like a beautiful day, but it was EXTREMELY hot and we also got eaten alive by mosquitos! i don't think i've ever had so many all over me at one time! and aren't they such a gorgeous family?!











thanks guys - it was fun!

i also have a great wedding to post from this weekend, so bear with me as i get caught up on blogging!

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

something in the water

yesterday i got to do another fun shoot with the kellis family. harmony is pregnant and they are having another boy!

harmony also had one of her good friends leisel is also pregnant come over for some fun double belly shots :)















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Monday, August 27, 2007

last days in boise

this is the whole clan! we had so much fun visiting with all owen's family! we took some portraits in the park with my timer, and i'm so happy with how it turned out!


the kids got to go fishing with grandma and grandpa, and boy, am i glad that they were the ones to teach them fishing! they used actual worms (velveeta's the only thing i've used!) and i would not have been able to bait a hook.


tyler preferred to feed the ducks her bag of marshmellows.

she liked the white duck best, and kept getting mad when the other ducks would take the marshmellow first.

we also went four-wheeling... the kids had a BLAST!!

the kids loved uncle khan, and he was so great to hang out with them all weekend!



this is the end of our trip! we had so much fun and hope to come back soon!

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the payne family!

up in boise i got to see some friends from arizona! the paynes lived in our old neighborhood, and i did their family portraits last fall. i got to meet the whole extended family this time!


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Friday, August 24, 2007

the bennetts

i'm also getting in a couple sessions while i'm up here in boise. unfortunately, we couldn't get all of the bennett kids together, but we had fun anyway!

nate was SO adorable! not only did he have the most gorgous eyes, but he had such an infectious smile, he just made me feel happy throughout the whole shoot!


abby wasn't too thrilled about the grass, but she loved being held by her mom and big sister!



abby also found a leave that was pretty yummy



LOVE this one!






thanks guys! i hope to see the whole family next time i'm up!

anyone who is interested in future idaho sessions, please email me at jamie@jamiehammondphotography.com

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idaho!!

the kids and i made a trip up to idaho to visit owen's parents. both sets of grandparents love to do very different things, so its fun for the kids to have the experiences with both.

one of blake's favorite things to do up here is to hammer nails. this started when he was young, and he has remembered it ever since!

this was his log from the last time we were up - you can see, he spent a lot of time hammering!

he got a new log this trip, so he's working on filling it up as well!

until owen was 10, they lived on a potato farm, so this trip, grandpa planted some "spuds" for the kids to dig up. then they had to load their trucks and get them to the cellar. it was so cute! i missed the actual digging, but the kids had so much fun, and loaded up the cellar!d





i'll get more pictures up of the rest of the fun stuff soon!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

a little sleepy one

he really was so sleepy! little michael woke up at the end of almost an hour of moving him around, changing clothes, diaper on and off, swaddling and un-swaddling! and i really enjoyed talking with his mom since he was so quiet and peaceful!









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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

last night on the beach...

the last night we were in california, we all headed down for a barbeque on the beach. i got a couple last surfing shots before i left to do some portraits. after i got back, we all roasted marshmellows!

okay, this was just a random shot from the day before, but i thought it was so cute i had to put it up!

matthew LOVES to body surf. the way the tide was made it get really deep really fast. all you could see was his head, and he almost got run over by more than one surfer!

i liked this one because my dad and jess are on the same wave together!


we were hoping to get a fire pit, but they were all full so we improvised :)

blake didn't want any brown on his marshmellow.

california was so much fun! thanks to all of you who met me for photo shoots, and to my family for the fun times!

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

the rutters

people often ask me during my busy seasons how i do so much work, and if i'm ever tired of it. the truth of it is, i do not ever get tired of shooting. its what i love to do - capturing those beautiful relationships between family members. more than a gorgeous background, or perfect clothing, its when i catch those little moments that i am most excited about what i do. i have been feeling really lucky with this lately, and the rutters gave me such great examples of the sweetness that i see with my work!

i went to change my memory card, and when i turned around, this is what i saw. LOVE IT! you can tell they love each other and their kids. very sweet :)


and then when a family clearly enjoys being together...










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the sibbets

now these guys were up for some fun! all the kids were so great during pictures, and i could see such sweet relationships between all the family members!










thanks again for meeting me, and for getting soaked at the end :)

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Friday, August 10, 2007

aunt jill

you may remember when i did the lesueur cousin pictures. jill was a HUGE help in getting all the kids to look and smile by dancing and singing behind the camera. it was fun to get her in front of the camera for a change with her cute husband and little boy!

carter was having a hard time walking in the sand!







carter was totally done at this point! check out that pout!

but once he had his shirt off and some crackers to eat, he was feeling much better!

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the nelsons

i had a great time with the nelsons, and they were so laid back that it made everything fun and easy! even after a fall and a diaper situation, both parents were still laughing and enjoying themselves!












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