This young family holds their own special corner in my heart. As a teen, she utilized a combination of her passions for cheerleading and kids with special needs to bring about a very rewarding experience for many young people, including my daughter. The influence of that era spawned similar opportunities in other cities and states, and though the years have brought change, and a handsome husband and sweet family, this beautiful momma still has the same heart in her, lots of potential ahead of her, and I am excited to see what God has in store for this family as they seek His direction for what's next.
FIRST ON THE DOCKET... have another beautiful baby!!! Can't wait to meet Baby M soon!
Enjoy a few shots from their VERY cold, snowy session. Leave them some love to help them earn free prints!
It was so fun to get to hang out with these two for a little bit this weekend. She is spunky and sassy and full of sweet silliness, and he is cool and handsome. Their parents are VERY blessed!!
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They are definitely "in on the ground floor" members of the Larae Photography family. This is the 3rd year I've been privileged to shoot their family session for Christmas cards. Meredith did the styling for our Fall and Christmas minis this year, and she is always helpful with ideas I have! Just love when I get to hang out with this bunch. :)
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My heart will always beat fiercely for families who love and care for children with special needs, disabilities either physical or intellectual or both. We all share commonalities, lots of acronyms in our daily lives, from IEPs to AAI to NG to OT and PT and dozens more. But all our stories are different, and precious, as far as I'm concerned. And ALL the kids are beautiful. Valuable. Worth every ounce of effort, education, and excitement over each milestone. They contribute to this world, no matter their perceived limitations. And THAT is what I aim to capture in photographing them with their families. We don't try to hide the disability, we try to celebrate the children exactly as the lovely humans they are.
Thank you SO much, to the families who entrust me with the blessing of sharing these moments with you and the responsibility of turning those into photographs that will keep those memories sharp for many years.
It would be amazing if you would share this, with organizations who help those with special needs, with families who would be blessed by this special experience of photographs tailored specifically to their unique situation, with friends who appreciate seeing these super adorable faces!
These brave souls win the award for surviving the coldest session of the year, so far! And they were champs! We were blessed with a reprieve from the bitter wind right after we started. (Thank you, Lord!) The rest of the session wasn't too bad, actually. Or maybe it was just me warming up with all my running around and all those creative thinking attempts. :) The result was a batch of really beautiful shots, and I'm psyched to get the rest done for them to see! For now, here's your official preview!
We still have some awesome weather days ahead, (and we even have open spots this weekend!) so if you still need to knock out those Christmas card photos, contact us pronto!
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These 3 were so good, they were so agreeable, and that's excellent considering that my two girls were there providing plenty of distractions to their buddies! They are some of the cutest little men around, though, and I'm glad we got to capture great shots of them in some of the best weather!
Which one is YOUR favorite??
There's nothing more enjoyable than a beautiful day spent photographing a gorgeous family! When that family includes a super cute little guy.... oh, the fun! Enjoy your preview, Kayla and Matt!
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Thanks to the Speckhals family for spending the afternoon with me a couple of weeks ago. It's always a blessing when a family comes in good spirits, ready for fun, and with some great ideas! Can't wait to show you all the rest of the photos!
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What is NOT to LOVE about adorable girls coming over to play in my backyard and let me take photos while they do so?!? These girls are just prettier than peaches, and I'm grateful to Abbie for bringing them by! All of these photos were taken on our Fall/Christmas Mini sets and it's not too late to book your session for 11/1 or 11/7!
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I'm simply loving working through this session's images! I just couldn't get over the magnificent surroundings and colors, and, of course, the photogenic family in the center of the action. :) Here's a few more of the photos from the session, and I'm excited to do the viewing/ordering session with them to reveal the rest!
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Photographer. Mom. Wife. Sister. Daughter. Friend. Cherished child of the King. Blessed in all.