Babies

Charlotte Grace

Hello!

My newest grandniece (yes, you read that right) entered the world in September and I was thrilled to be able to meet her and photograph this adorable family when Charlotte was ten days old.  It’s especially fun to photograph a family with their newborn when they happen to be part of my family! 🙂

I hope you enjoy this glimpse of my sweet grandniece and her loving parents!

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Rori

When my niece’s daughter was born at the end of June and a photo was texted, I responded like most people by exclaiming, “That hair!”  I was thrilled to have the chance to capture this beauty when I was home-home in Pennsylvania in July.  I love her and her siblings and it was delightful to capture them in these pictures.  I’m sure they were cherish the memory of Rori being this little, as well as her big brother’s camo cast from a recent tumble.  🙂

Enjoy these beauties and that hair!

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Now There Are Four!

It was so much fun to return to the Franklin home and photograph them with their newest baby!  It’s been a delight to see them grow through the years!  Enjoy the latest photos of this beautiful family!

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Elise is Here!

A couple years ago, I loved documenting my friends’ newborn daughter, Evelyn.  This past December, I was able to photograph this family again, now with their newest daughter.  It’s a joy to help my friends capture memories of their families with photos like these. 🙂

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The Beringer Boys

I really enjoy photographing my friends’ families.  It’s crazy to think about all that has changed since I visited these friends while they lived in Cambodia.  It was really wonderful capturing the joy of their newest addition.  Enjoy the cuteness of these brothers!

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The Fritts Six

Hello there!  I’ve loved getting back into family photography this fall and had a great time documenting this growing family, some of my most loyal clients!  This sweet family welcomed their fourth child recently and I loved capturing his cuteness in these photos!

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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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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 Look Back at 2016

There’s nothing like an icy day trapped at home to give me the time I’ve needed all year to catch up this blog!

With apologies for the slightly haphazard style of all of this, here is my attempt to catch up the blog so I can be more up-to-date on posting recent photo sessions, as well as recent travel (which is soon!).

I hope you enjoy the recap.  I hope to be back with more soon.

Merry Christmas to all!

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Documenting my nephew’s new glasses and my niece at six months!

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The Netts are a family of three now!

 

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Samantha is one!

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It was such a joy capturing the Dowells with their newborn!

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The Moores are such a fun and beautiful family.  I loved catching up with them during our photo session!

 

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I made a trip to PA this summer and loved catching up with these high school friends and their girls!

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This family.  How I love the Baenzigers and what a joy it was to capture them as a family of four now!

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These are my adorable birthday-sharing nieces, celebrating one and three together!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!


Welcome, Little Samantha!

I’ve been photographing this family since their oldest daughter was six months old.  Now there are three of them!  It’s been a joy to watch them grow.  Here are newborn photos of their newest addition, Samantha.  I hope you enjoy the sweetness of these little ones and a few with their beautiful mama, too!  🙂

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Welcome to the World, Liam!

This little guy is one blessed baby!  I’m a big fan of his parents and was so excited to go up to Fort Wayne at the beginning of June to meet him.  Kendra and I have been great friends for sixteen years and it was a joy to meet this addition to David’s and her family and take some newborn photos of little Liam.  I hope you enjoy these highlights from our time together!  I bet you can figure out one of his dad’s favorite pastimes through these photos!IMG_2530wm

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Such a beautiful mama!

Such a beautiful mama!

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I felt right at home spending the day with these friends and really enjoyed the time getting to know my newest baby buddy!

Had to get a photo of my buddy Liam and me!

Had to get a photo of Liam and me!


Sneak Peek: Lots to Come!

Hi there!  It’s been a busy few months here.  I’ve just returned from a cross-country road trip from Indiana to Los Angeles and have lots to share from that adventure!  Here are some sneak peeks of sessions and travel posts I will be sharing soon.  Stay tuned!

Here is a recreation of a shot I took of three of my brother's children a few years ago.  More photos of my brother and sister-in-law's family coming soon!

Here is a recreation of a shot I took of three of my brother’s children a few years ago. More photos of my brother and sister-in-law’s family coming soon!

This is the lovely baby who came from the last maternity photo session I posted.  Look back for more newborn photos of Liam soon!

This is the lovely baby who came from the last maternity photo session I posted. Look back for more newborn photos of Liam soon!

I've been photographing these kids since this big sister was six months old!  Look back soon for newborn photos of this beautiful baby sister!

I’ve been photographing these kids since this big sister was six months old! Look back soon for newborn photos of this beautiful baby sister!

We took our time exploring Utah on the cross-country road trip.  Here is a shot of Bryce Canyon.  More to come soon of Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zion National Parks.

We took our time exploring Utah on the cross-country road trip. Here is a shot of Bryce Canyon. More to come soon of Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zion National Parks.

We finished our journey in Los Angeles.  Here is a photo from outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  More Cali photos will be posted soon!

We finished our journey in Los Angeles. Here is a photo from outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. More Cali photos will be posted soon!


The Mansoori Girls are Growing!

Last month I had a wonderful time catching up with the Mansoori family and seeing how their girls have grown since our last photo shoot.  Lily continues to be a wonderful big sister to Layla, who has grown quite a bit since her newborn photos!  It was really fun to photograph them in their element at home.  For some of the photos, the girls wore their Persian dress up clothes, an adorable piece of their heritage that I really enjoyed documenting for them.  I hope you enjoy these photos!

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Who doesn't love getting permission to jump on the bed??

Who doesn’t love getting permission to jump on the bed??

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Persian tea party!

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Mira Jane

I’m home in Pennsylvania for my spring break this week and had a wonderful time visiting my niece and her husband on Saturday and meeting their new daughter, Mira, who is just over two weeks old.  You may remember Mira’s parents from their wedding photos a few years back.  I couldn’t resist the chance to take some photos of this family of three during my visit.  Here are some of my favorites.  Enjoy!

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Since this is a more personal post, I get to include a personal pic. Here I am with my newest great-niece! 🙂


Baby Lucy

Hello there!

Little Lucy made her debut in January and I really enjoyed documenting her newborn stage and her family of four in these photos from the end of January.  It was such a great excuse to get to know the wonderful Smith family.  I had trouble narrowing down the photos for this blog post as the girls did such a great job and I ended up with a lot of sweet moments.  Hope you enjoy these photos of this lovely family!

 

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The Beringer Family Has Grown!

Hello there!  I’m finally getting a bit caught up on photos and wanted to share photos of these great people with you.  You may remember this family from my trip to Cambodia a couple years ago.  They were home for a few months and I had the pleasure of catching up with them about life in Phnom Penh and really enjoyed meeting their newest son last month!  We had a great time borrowing our friend’s parents’ home for a quick photo shoot to document the start of this new stage of life now that they’re a family of four.  It was great to see how their oldest son has grown and little Elim did a great job looking cute for these photos.  🙂  Enjoy the pics!

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Nathan is One!

Hello there!  I hope you’re all staying warm and are enjoying February!  Last month I had the privilege of taking photos of Mr. Nathan when he turned one year old.  This family is one of my repeat clients and I so appreciate the chance to document their family milestones!  Enjoy these photos and stay warm out there!!

Big sister sneaked in a shot with her little brother!

Big sister sneaked in a shot with her little brother!

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I love the giggles!

I love the giggles!

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Sarai

While I was in Honduras in November, I was able to stop by and visit my friend Pam, her husband, and their two children.  Pam and I went to Taylor University together and spent our first few years teaching at the same school in Honduras.  It’s always great to catch up with her and reminisce.  🙂  Her daughter was just a couple weeks old when I visited, so we did a mini newborn photo shoot with little Sarai.  I’m so glad she was sleepy and we were able to get these photos.  Here are some of the highlights.  Enjoy the preciousness!  🙂

 

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Big brother checking out little sister!

Big brother checking out little sister!

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Baby N is Here!

As I said before, I’m a bit behind with blogging.  However, I figure it’s better late than never when it comes to sharing photos from the newborn and family session I did with this cute little guy!  Last fall, I posted maternity photos for this family, Kara and Drew.  Kara and I grew up in the same town in PA and now we both live in the Indy area.  It’s a fun connection and I love that they asked me to capture their growing family in photos.  Their son, Grant, came along in September and I really enjoyed photographing their life together when I visited their home in October.  Here are a few of my favorite photos of them together.   Enjoy!

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A Preview of What I’ve Been Up To…

Hey friends!

I’ve been absent from this blog for a bit and have slightly lightened my photography load for the time being to focus on teaching this fall/winter.  Here is a sneak peek of a couple shoots I’ve done over the last couple months and the trip from Honduras that I took over Thanksgiving.  I’ll be posting more from these soon!

In October, I got to meet the adorable newborn son of a friend from my hometown.

In October, I got to meet the adorable newborn son of a friend from my hometown.

 

It was so fun to see how this little girl has grown since I took her six month photos in May.

It was so fun to see how this little lady has grown since I took her six month photos in May.

 

Here's one of my favorite views from one of my favorite places!  Tegucigalpa in November, as seen from the drive from El Hatillo.

Here’s one of my favorite views from one of my favorite places! Tegucigalpa in November, as seen from the drive from El Hatillo.

A coffee farm in Honduras, outside of Tegucigalpa.

A coffee farm in Honduras, outside of Tegucigalpa.

Hope you enjoyed a preview of what I’ll be posting more of soon!  Have a great Christmas season!


Addison and Nathan

Hello there!  I’m so excited to share these photos from such a great family.  You may remember past posts I’ve added of Addison and Nathan growing up.  It was great to meet up with this family again to capture Addison as a three-year-old and the family together.  I hope you enjoy these shots from our time together!

 

Here is Addison opening a birthday card she got from the mailbox.  :)

Here is Addison opening a birthday card she got from the mailbox. 🙂

Love this mother/daughter shot!

Love this mother/daughter shot!

 

 

Such a sweet little three-year-old.

Such a sweet little three-year-old.

 

I love how much Nathan looks like his dad!

I love how much Nathan looks like his dad!

It was great to capture Addison in action!

It was great to capture Addison in action!

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Nathan was about nine-months-old here- he’s getting big so quickly!

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Bri & Kelsey

Bri has appeared on this blog twice before, and has proven to be pretty memorable.  When I tell people I’ve photographed the girl with the curly hair and blue eyes again, most of my friends remember exactly who I mean.  She’s a beauty!  And now she has an equally beautiful little sister!  It was so great to catch up with my friend (their mom) and the girls when I was “home-home” in Pennsylvania and they were in town for the missions conference for a week in July.  The girls had impressive endurance to make it through this photo shoot.  I had trouble narrowing down the photos to show you here… I hope you enjoy them!

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Nathan is Six Months Old!

Hello friends!

You may recall Nathan from his newborn photos at the beginning of the year.  It was so fun to revisit his home and see how he’s grown!  Here are some highlights from his six month photo session!

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Hanging out with his sister.

Hanging out with his sister.

 

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Love those cheeks!

Love those cheeks!