Our “Girlfriends Weekend” away was delightful in every way. These special ladies have been by my side . . . forever. Two of them since early childhood, two of them since later school years, and one of them since birth! They are a part of me, and time with them fills me up. We enjoyed having our kids along for this weekend getaway, and our lovely Seabrook home-away-from-home was a cozy fit for all of us. To sum up our time away, one word: Laughter.
She was uncertain when she booked this session. We usually photograph the whole family . . . focusing on the their three young children, and lucky if we get a group shot with Mom and Dad in it. This time, however, Mom had other ideas. She wanted to celebrate the love she shares with her husband. She wanted portraits of the two of them. Just the two of them. I’m so glad she booked the session! Don’t we all need love photos just like these?
Beautiful children. Lovely family. This momma gives the world’s best hugs. If you know her, you agree. Her heart shines through in her sweet sons’ smiles. This daddy is their hero. He is currently in Washington, DC leading the way on the Bill to Reauthorize the MD Care Act in the Senate, as they fight to end Duchenne. For more information: www.ParentProjectMD.org
I love this little boy for lots of special reasons, and am delighted to watch him grow up in this loving, fun, happy home. He is adored by Daddy & Mama, and is one of the most well-behaved youngsters you’d ever care to know. These family photographs were as joyful as they look – all fun. And, that backyard! Beautiful.
When a family arrives for a session and their dog is the first to greet me, I know it’s going to go well! It’s so great to include the four-legged member of the group in these keepsake photographs. This year, it was great to see so many of my clients bring their dogs along. I’m so glad Scarlett was able to join us on this day!
This family is dear to me for many reason. I loved being able to spend time with them and capture the beauty that is their family.
The sweetest. Look at these beautiful big sisters adoring their new little baby brother, Cooper. He’s the bees knees, and throughout the session it was quite obvious that everyone in the family felt that way about their newest addition.
This photo session was a baby shower gift, and I don’t know if I’ve ever been as touched by a mother’s thankful heart. For me, this is all about bringing smiles and hearts filled with joy to my clients. I want them to be able to cherish memories through these images. It means so much to me when people express their delight, and this mommy did so abundantly.
It was so great to spend time with this fab fam of five. Merry, merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!
These sweet people are full of life and full of love. They say hillarious things and laugh at each other with a fond, adoring, tenderheartedness that is uniquely “Mullen.” I’m so happy I was able to photograph them this Christmas season!
On a side note, one of those pretty girls happens to be extra-special to me. She was in my class when I taught elementary school in Tacoma years ago (more years than we really need to count). She was something special then, and held a special place in my heart during that time. She’s still amazing, and I’m so proud of the young lady she’s grown into. (enough of that. tears now.)
And, my very favorite part of the session? Hugs. From each of the kids as they departed. I’m hoping (and assuming) that means they felt blessed and joyful as we wrapped things up. That’s always my prayer.
It’s all kinds of goodness to be able to photograph my own family – and it helps when they’re gorgeously beautiful! My little niece and nephew weren’t in the “sit still and smile for the camera” kind of mood, so we played some chase and ate a few Smarties as we coaxed them into family photos. My favorite is the happy image with all four of them engaged, laughing, loving. Great family – great fun. This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for them.
This little boy is extra-special! At three-years-old, I don’t usually expect them to sit nicely and smile for the camera. But, this guy will – no problem! I love the colors Mom (and I’m sure Dad helped, too) chose for their session. Paired with the gorgeous fall-decor at the entry of their home, their coordinating attire made for beautiful images. And . . . that backyard! That’s where Daddy comes in. He’s created an impressive landscape, including a waterfall. It was a really great location for their photo session, and a family I love any opportunity to see . . . win-win.