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family fun | Santa Fe, NM and Kalamazoo, MI Family Photographer

I just looooove photographing repeat clients–maybe because I look forward to seeing them again, maybe because I already know them a little bit and know what to expect, mostly (in this case) because these crazy kids just make me laugh. :)  You may have seen them before in this post; I think we had even more fun this time around.

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ImageImageWe made sure to get good individual portraits–and what a difference between last year and this!  Exactly the reason it’s a GREAT idea to get family portraits taken every year. :)

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Middle children are my (secret) favorite.  (Don’t tell oldest or youngest children please!) ;)  This girl now has a pose named after her in GTZ-Photography-land.  :)

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One last (miraculous) (energetic) (realistic) (fun) photo of all three kiddoes together….  :)
Thanks so much for the chance to take your family photos two years in a row now!  You guys are the best!  Keep that crazy/zany/wacky sense of fun around please! :)

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so berry sweet | Santa Fe, NM and Kalamazoo, MI Family Photographer

One of my photography-related goals for several years has been to do a portrait session in an apple orchard.  There is a fine line between “suggesting locations to clients” and “manipulating them into going where I want to go,” don’t you think? ;)  (Maybe the line isn’t quite so fine…)  Anyway, last summer in MI, I had several sessions scheduled which just happened to line up with blueberry season, and a blueberry field sounded close enough to an apple orchard for the time being. :)  I posted a quick “is anyone interested” on my Facebook page and I got a bite!!  Thanks so much to Amy and her beautiful family for being up for anything! :)

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Isn’t that little sweat pea just toooo cute?!   Her mommy had several different adorable outfit options ready for her, and I think we went through them all; but let’s face it, she could have sat there in a feed sack and still looked absolutely precious. :)

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Daddies and daughters have such a special bond–so sweet!

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We spent some time by the sweet peas in bloom before moving on to the blueberry fields….  And then wouldn’t you know it, we only took about ten photos before we got kicked out! :(  (And I DID call to get permission before we went!)  I was pretty disappointed that we didn’t have lots of time in the fields, but I can’t really be TOOO disappointed when we still got such great photos overall. :)

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Plan B–up front to the rustic farm stand for a little bit different look. :)

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Oh my word, anyone who wonders why “littles” are my favorite–it’s because of photos like these!  I get to enjoy their cuteness over and over while I work on the session!  I’m sorry, but you just can’t beat funny baby faces and cute baby feet. :)

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We squeezed in this one last shot before we really really REALLY had to leave. ;)

Amy, I loved spending a slightly muggy hour or so with you guys!  Thanks so much for the opportunity to take your family portraits!  I love how they came out even with all the interruptions, and hope they bring back good memories for you. :)

And one day I will get my full session uninterrupted in an orchard or field or patch or SOMETHING!  :)  Maybe…

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the real thing | Santa Fe, NM and Kalamazoo, MI Family Photographer

One of my favorite kinds of sessions is when I get the chance to photograph an Old and Dear Friend.  (Name that book!) ;)  This was one such session; I’ve known Jessie since we were both in elementary school together, and we did a little bit of “bonding” in college when I worked in her building.  We were even pregnant together once upon a time–her oldest, my youngest!  Good memories… :)  We set aside an hour or so when I was in MI last summer to take some family portraits.

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Jessie picked out this location, and I just love how green and vibrant it is.  She also chose such fun and cute outfits for her kiddoes!  (Random–my daughter wore that little blue dress too, and when I saw Miss K show up with it on for her session, I was pretty excited!)  

I just love how “real” the above photo is–you know with littles, you’re always going to get “real” right??  I say, embrace it. :)

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Mr. Energy here had an absolute blast running around the new digs. :)

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And this little cutie tried to convince me that she was shy, but I knew better… ;)

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Poor Baby Brother was not very excited about family photos…  But I love those cheekies!  (Baby cheeks get me every time!)

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This picture makes me just smile and get all wrinkly inside (haha!) because Big Brother and Sister were so absolutely sweet and cute.  Look at their faces!!  They weren’t sure why Little Brother was crying, but they sure wished they could help! ;)

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We even squeezed in some photos of Mom & Dad. :)  (Personal goal–one day I will have a couples session with my husband!  Real photos!  Of me and him together!  Like this one.) ;)

Thanks so much for sharing your family with me again!  It is always a privilege to be trusted with a portrait session.  But next time, let’s do it in Santa Fe….  Okay?? :D

(You never know, maybe I’ll get someone to visit me out here if I keep hinting!)

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twice as nice | Santa Fe, NM Children’s Photographer

Best-dressed twins alert! ;)  I think I can honestly say, I’ve never photographed better-styled 8 year olds.  And what a fun time we had last May in this little hidden garden in downtown Santa Fe!

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This lovely little lady (alliteration much?) ;) was alllllll about the camera!  I think she would have been happy to keep going all night.  She was so super sweet and funny; she just loved being the center of attention for a few minutes. :)

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I’m not sure if the manlier half of this pair was quite as excited about being in front of my camera…  But seriously!  GQ!!  He looked sooo handsome in his suit, and I managed to convince him to almost smile a couple of times. ;)

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Big brother jumped in right at the end for a few photos too; I think I need to schedule a whole session for him now, so he can get his fair share of the spotlight. ;)

 I just loved meeting this family and spending an hour or so with their fabulous kiddoes!  Thanks so much to all of you for a lovely spring evening.  Let’s do it again sometime! :)

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…down to the sea again… | Santa Fe, NM & Pensacola, FL Family Photographer

This session was so much fun.  You can’t ask for much more than a perfectly sweet family, cute kiddoes, and a gorgeous evening at the beach!  (Yes, the lovely green park backs right up to the sand!) :)  This was my third time working with this group, and you know what they say….  ;)  I think these photos turned out charming, anyway!

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(holy eyelashes, Batman!)

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 This little pink princess was such a joy!  She has been prayed for and thanked for much in her little life already!

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 An all-time favorite.

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family | Santa Fe, NM Family Photographer

I’ll be the first to admit—the trees don’t look like this right now!  I’m playing catch-up on my blog (*ahem* these are from over a year ago!) so let’s just enjoy the beautiful aspens from Octobers past… :)  I had a great time with this family–they were pretty much willing to do absolutely anything.  Thanks again, guys. :)

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I love that tight little hug!

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(Are these colors for real?!  GORGEOUS!)

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 So sweet.

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This session is definitely an all-time favorite of mine; you really can’t go wrong with aspens at sunset, and what a great family to share it with.  Let’s do it again this year. ;)

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