Rudd Family. Mini Session.

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Chelsey was the first person to snag a spot in the mini sessions and made me breathe a sigh of relief – Ok, at least I have one couple to photograph! It’s so easy to be nervous about setting up an event like this!

It was so fun to photograph these two with their puppy. They just celebrated their first anniversary in November and wanted some updated real-life photos for a Christmas card and to display in their home together! I love it.

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Holmes Family. Mini Session.

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I love photographing families multiple times over the years – it’s crazy to see how much everyone has changed and the kids have grown! The sweet Holmes family pastors our church and they are some of the most fun people to be around. Last time I photographed them, Pastor Allen wasn’t able to make it so they have a wall in the house covered in pictures of just Tina and the kids! After lots of schedule changes, we were able to make sure that the man of the family would be available for this session and I’m so glad it worked out! Aren’t they good looking?

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John + Amanda. Mini Session.

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I just love these two! My brother, John, and his wife, Amanda, recently celebrated their third anniversary with a super fun cruise. They snagged one of the early morning time slots for their session and brought us breakfast biscuits, too! Looking at these photos I don’t think you could guess that it was bitter cold outside… They just make it look easy :) Plus, the cold makes for better snuggles!

Oh, and bonus, today is John’s birthday! So, happy birthday John. I have always looked up to you (and not just because you’re over six feet tall!). I’m also really proud of you and the way you work so hard to take care of your family. You’ve always been fun, and generous, and crazy…in the best way. I love you!

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Noah is 2!

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My firstborn turned two years old a few days ago. This little man changed our world from the moment we found out he existed by those two little blue lines on the pregnancy test. He’s the sweetest little guy – always wanting to help, always giving kisses and hugs, always quick to say “sorry” when he gets a little out of hand and gets corrected. It’s amazing how much of his personality already comes through. He’s fun and outgoing but gets super focused and pokes his little tongue out when he’s working on something. He’s a daredevil. Some of the things he does scare the daylights out of me but he’s always so proud when he sticks the landing (yes, he jumps off high things).

This morning I went to get him out of bed and said “good morning, baby!” and he replied “heyyy, baby!”. He makes me laugh. He is a beautiful, strawberry blonde, blue-eyed boy… and he’s two!

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