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The Mansell Kids

This past summer, I had the joy (and fun challenge) of photographing my brother and sister-in-law’s children, some of my favorite kids in the world.  Being that photos by Aunt Jenni aren’t a novelty to them, the group pics were an amusing challenge (see the last photo for evidence of this).  As usual, it wasn’t difficult to get their beauty to shine through in the individual photos.  🙂  I love that they have made frequent appearances on this blog.  It’s a joy to watch them grow!

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Baby Brother on the Way

This family has made quite a few appearances on my blog!  It’s so fun to capture them as they grow.  True confession: Baby boy has already arrived and is pretty much ready to drive at this point due to my delay in posting here.  Ok, it’s not quite that extreme… I took these photos last spring before baby boy’s summer arrival (while I was out of town, sadly). 🙂

We had a great time getting these family photos in Indy.  I always enjoy reminiscing with Kara about our shared hometown in Pennsylvania and their little one has become my buddy!  I look forward to twice the fun next time we’re able to hang out!

 

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The Franklin Family Has Grown!

Hey there, friends!

I’m alive!!  I thought it was time for me to take a break from educating the future of America (and traveling all summer) to update this blog and let you know that I’m still around and taking photos.  🙂

Though greatly delayed (I promise I’m more prompt when it comes to photo shoots with clients), here are highlights from my time with the Franklin family this year.  They’ve grown a bit since our last session together!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

There are more family photography and travel photos coming soon!!!

The Rest of 2016’s Photo Sessions

Hello, my friends!

I’m getting my photography act together and wanted to get my blog up-to-date so I can share more recent sessions next.  Here is proof that I did something other than travel photography in 2016.  🙂  I hope you enjoy these lovely families that I photographed this past fall!

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Welcome to the world, little Evie!

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Loved this rainbow session with my brother’s family!

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I loved capturing these brothers together!

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This family is a regular on the blog and I’ve loved watching them grow!

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This little boy has grown so much since I took his newborn photos!

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Repeat clients like this family are so fun to photograph!

 

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I really appreciate it when co-workers trust me to capture Christmas card photos!

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Here is another co-worker’s family that was so fun to photograph!

 

A Walk around London at Dusk

Just before the new year, I was able to take a walk around London as the sun set.  I enjoyed a different angle for photos of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament than my last visit or my trip in the fall of 2015.  This time I took a few (haha) photos as I explored.  Hope you enjoy them!

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I loved this view when I came out from the tube and saw the evening light on the clock face.  When I crossed the bridge, I was struck by this doorway before turning around to check out the view across the river.

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The view while walking across Westminster Bridge

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The view I’d been hoping for!

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There was no way I could wait out all the people gathered there to take photos, so I decided to appreciate their presence in this photo.  🙂

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Poor quality photo, but I like seeing the details on this lamppost.

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The Palace of Westminster

 

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Big Ben at different angles

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Christmastime with Big Ben

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The view back at Big Ben as I walked toward Westminster Abbey

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Central Hall Westminster

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Westminster Abbey

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I couldn’t get very close to this, but have appreciated this prayer on the side of Westminster Abbey since I saw it last year.

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Westminster Abbey

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Checking out where the Prime Minister lives… it seemed pretty secure.  🙂

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Walking through the Horse Guards building.

A Morning Frost at Oak Hill

We had a frosty morning here at Oak Hill College on Thursday. My sister, nieces, and I went out to document it as it was melting.  They don’t get snow very often here, but this is the next best thing.  Hope you enjoy these photos!

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I love how the frost in the shadows melts later, creating a unique pattern across the field.

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Windsor at Christmastime

On Wednesday, Mom, my sister, and I had the opportunity to tour Windsor Castle and have afternoon tea nearby before catching the train back home.

Since my trip here has proven that my super teacher immunity is no match for British germs and I’ve had a day in, I put together this blog post to give you a taste of our time there.

My mom and I took my nephews to Windsor Castle last time I was here in October 2015 (you can see photos from that visit here, here, and here), but I found this trip to be equally fun with the addition of Christmas decor and tea with my mom and sister.  I hope you enjoy these!

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Christmas crackers don’t often make it into American decor, so I enjoyed seeing these at the Windsor train station.

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I love the walk up to the Castle.

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These photos were taken during our little detour as we waited in line on side streets to buy tickets to the Castle.

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I really enjoyed all the festive decorations.  They do a lot, considering the Queen doesn’t even spend Christmas in this home!

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A close-up of St. George’s Gate and other views around the castle grounds.  We unfortunately weren’t allowed to take photos inside the state rooms.

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St. George’s Chapel

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A close-up of St. George’s Chapel with animal guards.  🙂

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The guards dress a bit differently in the wintertime.

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Then we walked across the street to afternoon tea at Clarence Brasserie and Tea Room.

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It was great getting some quality time with my sister and my mom!

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What afternoon tea is all about, really.

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We were able to go back past the castle on our way out to see the evening light on it.

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Evening light on Windsor Castle

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The Queen Victoria Statue next to Windsor.

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Unique Christmas decorations by the shops next to Windsor…

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The shops at the train station and awaiting our train back.