It’s not often that I write out babies names as first and middle.  But, oh! her name!  Odella Delphine….  it just sings old timey music while sitting in a frilly dress on a southern manor porch with a glass of lemonade… right?!?  It’s a big name for such a little girl, but with Zach and Kara for parents, I know this little one is destined for greatness!
I was so happy when Kara asked me to come to their house for photos – photographing on location is my most favorite way to shoot since I’m able to capture a client in a more natural, comfortable and personal setting.  Most clients have a hard time thinking their home could lend itself to amazing photos, but they’ve always been pleasantly surprised by the outcome!  It’s almost always possible to find great lighting, and in Odella’s case, amazing props as well!  I contributed a few blankets and my super amazing, fantastic mini top hat, but the rest was all Kara and Zach.  Recognize the frame?!?   Zach’s grandmother’s mirror frame has been the most requested item from my clients since K+Z’s engagement session a few years back. I tried to take it off the wall and out the door with me, but no luck, sorry friends!!  It did re-inspire me to find one of my own, so keep your eyes peeled. :)

 

Kara and Zach are expecting!!

When I found out, I pretty much begged them to let me shoot their maternity photos… After our engagement session a few years ago, I just couldn’t wait to get them back in front of my camera!  Really – anyone that brings a miniature Knight in Shining Armor to their engagement session is going to melt my heart pretty dang quickly. :)
Kara and Zach are the most amazing couple – so beautiful and kind and genuinely, completely in love with each other.   If baby gets even a smidgen of the love they show, she’ll be the most loved baby girl on the planet.  Such a lucky girl!

 

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I’ve been photographing Ethan and family for 3 years now, and can’t believe how big this kid is getting!
We did a quick session in Hudson this summer and at the end, Ethan was mad we were done – love him!

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I met up with Kylie, Neela, Brooke and their parents a few weeks ago for some family and milestone photos.  The twins, Kylie and Neela just turned four while “baby” Brooke is 18 months – aren’t they just beautiful?  All three had the most amazing eye color; I couldn’t get enough!

Of course, no family session is complete without the household pet, and “C” didn’t disappoint.  He’s definitely the protector of his “sisters”, as he watched their every move our entire time at the studio.  Now that’s love!

 

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