Guys!!! I get to make friends with a brand new Miller!! After photographing this beautiful family for years I’m so excited for them to have welcomed a brand new perfect little boy to the mix. He is so loved and with these two older siblings he’s super well looked after. Ellie was my own personal assistant on session and is so good with looking after him already.
I’m excited to have Jase in our baby grows session line so I get to be a part of all the milestones over his first year(s) of life and soak up all these itty bitty baby snuggles!!!
Cheyanne is in the spotlight on the blog today. She was fantastic in front of the camera, so comfortable and natural from the start! I had so much fun hanging out with her and her momma during the shoot and creating such variety with some edgier urban looks followed by the gorgeous floral/sunset nature looks.
Class of 2020 have you had your senior portrait experience yet??! Class of 2021/22 are you looking to maximize a full year (or two) portrait experience?!?! That’s just what we’re here for. We still have a few fall, winter and spring openings for you 2020 grads and this year is your time to step into the spotlight and show off who you are. Let us maximize your voice and create images that make you look and feel amazing.
I have such a soft spot in my heart (and a HUGE burst of gratitude) for the families that have been with me for years. I’m thrilled to say that I’ve been working with Myra since before this little lady existed! It’s been a treat to watch her grow (check out her first birthday session here) and we had such fun on her session this year playing in the dandelions.
Seniors often change SO much over the course of their senior year. I love it with our senior models who have sessions sprinkled throughout the year we really get to watch them make the transition from childhood into young adults. But even without those sessions we have the option to schedule spring sessions to finish out a client’s senior session experience. In Collin’s case, it’s not something we had planned but he was hard at work this year lifting and working out and the change was just too much not to circle back around to a new session to finish out his senior year.
These images are from that last session which we worked into his final album to combine both early/late senior year for him!
Today, I get to share the Beckman family with you. Though I hadn’t had a chance to meet them more than a couple times in passing over our almost decade here I can tell you that these folks (Chris in particular) are a huge part of our story and life/business trajectory. How/why?!? Well, Chris is the man who hired my husband right out of college. That job brought him (and my extension, myself and SJP) to Decatur and we are both so thankful for that. We’ve found so much here including a wonderful community, friends, success in both our careers and it’s amazing to think about how much that one little yes that Chris gave my husband (who was not the first or last person he’s hired over the years I’m sure) effected the story we’ve written so far. But, this post is NOT about us or our story (just had to give the appreciation we feel while we had the chance!), instead today’s post is really about them and their family and their journey here in Decatur and their next chapter as well.
I was honored when Donna called me to be a part of creating their last family portraits in their home. The home where they’ve raised their children, celebrated milestones and invited friends to share in them for years. This last milestone was both a graduation and a going away part and the place was packed with their friends and family here to celebrate them!
With our busy schedules it makes sense to combine occasions like these when everyone’s coming together already with a family portrait session to create images for everyone too. We not only did a session for the Beckman’s but also were there for their guests and extended family to get portraits too, plus to photograph candids of the guests enjoying themselves and it was an absolute blast.