These two met in college, which is why they picked their alma mater as the location for their engagement shoot. Doug coaches baseball, and the sport was important to the foundation of their relationship, so that was incorporated as well. This shoot was so fun - and holy macaroni is Alex a stunner!
Max loves trucks, dogs, and dancing at the park. He is one funny dude. But like most two year olds who have been raised to be wary of strangers (and particularly those with bulky cameras) - it took a little time for him to warm up to me. You can't tell from these photos, though! By the end of our session we were having a total blast, and my heart melted as Max said "Bye, Tawa" as I waved goodbye.
I don't think there's anything better in this world than a smiling, giggly baby. I'd love to take credit for all of those sweet little faces (and I like to think I helped), but I'm sure it's more because this little guy has two amazing parents. Beautiful family, and a beautiful day for a photo shoot. What more could I ask for?
+ Nashville Family Photographer
So this woman here is one of my favorite people in the world. She, too, is a photographer (in fact, she photographed my wedding!), but also a confidant and unofficial coworker. She also has one of the most beautiful families I've ever encountered. Her boys are hilarious little dudes, and it's such a good time when I get to hang out with them. Add in some gorgeous fall foliage and well... let's just say I ahd a really hard time picking just a "few" to picture here.
So I used to live in Pittsburgh, PA - and let me tell you, it's an amazing city. When A + J first contacted me and told me that's where they lived, doing their engagement session there was the first thought that came to mind. Little did I know, it would turn out to be a stunningly beautiful day by one of the (three) rivers.
I really (I mean really) love using my work as an excuse to travel. I mean, I use any any excuse, generally. And Erica and Mike here live in the Greater Detroit area. I'm a rustbelt gal, and happen to love the city and was all in on venturing out that way for their engagement shoot. What I was not expecting was a Hogwarts-style art school campus with gardens for days. Holy fairy tale, amiright??
This girl has the kind of cool, effortless style I would have killed for my senior year of high school (rather than the super awkward, lives in pajama pants lack-of-style I attempted to pull off). I'm not sure if these shots can come close to her warm goofiness, but it was a blast shooting her senior photo session!
The site of the first date is a very popular choice for engagement photos, and when these two told me they wanted to go with Great Lakes Brewing Co., I knew that it was a good fit. It ended up being a gorgeous day, and they absolutely killed it.
Can I just say wowza?? The hair. The makeup. The outfit choices. I wish I could take credit for all that, but that's all miss Emily's doing. These two were looking dapper for sure, and I was just lucky to capture them...
These two wanted an urban/industrial vibe for their photos, so we ventured down into the flats. I don't generally work with too many props, but basketball is important to them, and I gotta say - looks great against that mural! Engagement photos are about capturing the couple for who they are... and of course getting that perfect "Save the Date" photo ;)
You would think these two were just made for the camera. Everything they did was absolutely amazing, and their engagement photo session had me nostalgic for my own pre-marriage days. The giddy excitement and complete awkwardness at getting in front of a camera and someone telling you to "touch foreheads." ha! But really, that's what makes these things fun. I think we were laughing the whole time.
Rebecca warned me when she called to book that her family "is not a normal family." I wasn't sure what to think, but I was delighted it turned out to mean that her family is an absolute blast. I don't think I've ever laughed this much taking photos of six grown adults (and one pup). Absolutely hilarious.
Um. This little guy is my jam. He digs puzzles and loves singing "The Wheels on the Bus." His mama taught him baby sign language and his manners (most of the time) are on point. Their family has grown by one since these photos were taken (you can see more than a little hint of baby #2 in that bump for sure), and little Josie is just as precious as Wyatt. This family is the best.
This session goes to show that you can get amazing photos just about anywhere - but having a gorgeous backyard certainly doesn't hurt. Senior photos of one lovely young lady.
The waterfront is an important part of Nicole + Denny's past, as they met through the rowing community (where Denny still coaches). We did their engagement photos on a sunny, snow covered day - and were even lucky enough to catch a ship going by!
I'll be the first to admit, I'm not Anne Geddes. I'm not into the props and the crazy poses when it comes to newborn photographers. I like to keep it simple and focus on what's really important: the new addition to your family. Lifestyle family sessions are a great way to document your little one in a natural, authentic way.
These two are just thee most fun. Their first date was at Parallax, and when we called to see if the restaurant was open and okay with us shooting there, it turns out they were closed - but happy to let us in to snap a few photos! We couldn't have asked for a better day.
Can I just say... wow. These two are just gorgeous together, and we found the perfect setting to catch that beauty. This was one of my favorite engagement photo sessions I've ever done, and one of the sweetest couples I've ever worked with.
This girl does dance and loves film. And boy, is she a trooper - we were facing pretty extreme cold and snow and she was rockin' that leotard like it was 80 degrees out. Whew!