I met Wes and Kelly a few years back at the church we all attend and since then, we have been
blessed to call these sweet people our friends. Together, Wes and Kelly lead in worship at
church, constantly displaying for us all the heart of Jesus in song. When they asked me to take
some photos of their growing family, I was beyond excited to take on the session!
Kelly asked that the session be a simple and laid back depiction of their family, showcasing the
natural relationship they had all fallen into with sweet Olivia Kate. I adore how this family has
come together to love on their newest little one, the sweet details of their family were such a
pleasure to capture. And can we talk about how gorgeous their home is? My inner design lover
was overjoyed at the sight of the blush pink nursery that was so carefully put together by doting
Mom and Dad.
This little girl will never be short on love, being the little sister of two loving and protective
brothers will certainly have its advantages later in life! You can see from their smiles that they
are smitten with their little sister and witnessing the bond they were creating was truly a blessing
Lifestyle sessions are a chance for a photographer to tell the story of his/her clients. I always
strive to be as available as possible to help all of my clients. From wardrobe to ﬁnal delivery of
precious images, I am here to make sure the session goes smoothly and provides the images
that most depict the individual client(s). One of my most asked questions is, “What do we
wear?” I always remind clients that complimenting outﬁts are the way to go! You don't want
everyone in one color or you'll lose the dimension that will make your images pop. I love how
these intimate sessions give me the chance to stretch my creativity and become a storyteller of
sorts. I know I have done my job when the photos I create tell a story on their own, evoking
emotion from a moment that is paused in time.
When it comes to posing in a lifestyle session, I like to stick to natural looking poses. I initially
help my clients get in a pose and then let them fall into it based on how it feels natural to them.
Whether that’s a simple hand adjustment or allowing them to snuggle in a little more, I have
found it gives the photos a sense of genuine emotion. I know my clients want photos that
accurately represent a certain time in their life and by allowing them to be themselves with
gentle adjustments, I can deliver to them the session they had envisioned.
My favorite image from this session has to be the look of surprise on Daddy and Olivia’s face as
they stare at each other. What a genuine and sweet moment to have for a lifetime! It was so
lovely to see just how spoiled Little Olivia Kate was, she is absolutely loved from her head to her
sweet little toes!
I am so pleased with how this session came together! I hope you enjoy a look into this beautiful
family welcoming their newest addition! I am certainly thankful to have been given the
opportunity to capture these moments for them