Y’all, I have to brag on one of my clients for a minute! Susan – remember, I blogged her stunning family session a few weeks ago? Well her friend Melanie saw one of the photos that I tagged Susan in and Susan (being the incredibly kind and wonderful spirit that she is) gushed to Melanie about how she needed to have me take new family photos for them.

Seriously, it is SO incredibly humbling whenever a client not only loves my photos, but loves them enough to brag about the work we do to their friends and family… hooray!!!

So needless to say, Melanie got in touch with me and we set up a date to do a portrait session with the rest of the family (her, hubby Nick, and their two little men).


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And what photoshoot would be complete without a pretty epic (intentional) photobomb?!


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Melanie confessed that it had been way too long since her family had done a photo shoot together, not since her youngest was a baby (he’s 7 now). This made me sad, but believe it or not, I hear that from a lot of people. I was chatting with a lady last week who said that she hadn’t had new photos done since before her daughter was born…. her daughter is 4.

So if I could offer one piece of advice, it would be to take new family photos right now.

Don’t wait until you lost 10 pounds.

Don’t wait until your daughter’s two front teeth come in.

Don’t wait until things settle down at work.

Don’t wait until it’s cooler/warmer/sunnier/cloudier.

Don’t wait until everyone has the “perfect” outfit combo.


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I’m so glad that Melanie and Nick didn’t wait to take new family photos any more, and that they trusted me to capture their most precious memories! We had a blast laughing, and goofing off, and keeping an eye out for snakes (why do little boys love looking for snakes?!).

Melanie and Nick, thank you for sharing your family with me, I loved getting to know you and can’t wait to spend more time with your sweet little family!


Love What You See? Want to Have Your Own Session?!

If you’ve finished looking at this gorgeous family session and are thinking to yourself – I want to take new family photos too! Awesome!!! We would LOVE to create a custom photo session for you and the ones you love! Feel free to message me by hitting the { CONTACT ME } button or by giving me a call at 757-749-5350. I can’t wait to create some magic for you!


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