Dec 13, 2012 | posted in Baby Gavin, Family Portraits | 13 comments

 

This full of joy, full of love, full of life family is so special to me. I went to high school with momma, Natalie. Now, she’s the mother of FIVE. It’s totally bewildering to me that someone my age can actually have that many children! . . . Then I remember that I’m actually 31 (snerk), and it’s completely realistic for a 31 year old to have five children. . . and after that, I remember that I myself am actually the mother of four (it’s so easy to forget that my family is a lot bigger than it looks/feels, and while we’re on the subject, why does four seem like so many more humans than three?!) Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking at these blissful images as much as I enjoyed shooting them. xoxoxo, N

For those who are interested, this entire session was shot in under 20 minutes flat. . .same thing is true of this shoot from yesterday of Cynthia and her beautiful babes (and of the subsequent posts that will be coming your way over the next couple of days). So many people associate getting family pictures taken with hours of stiff, unnatural torture. It’s just not the case. It CAN be FUN! So if your husband is constantly resisting family pics (cough cough), simply direct him here. And then remind him that if you can push a watermelon out of your you-know -what, he handle 20 minutes of camera time (forcryingoutloud).  Namaste. ;)

Dec 11, 2012 | posted in Brother Gavin, Family Portraits | 23 comments

This is my childhood friend, Cynthia. I haven’t seen her since my wedding, or in other words, it’s been nearly 11 years! It was so wonderful to see her radiant self and to meet her beautiful little people, Evan and Jones. Gosh, growing up is so strange and beautiful at the same time. . . I found myself wishing we were 8 years old and trying to stuff Big Gavin down the laundry shoot, but in the same breath, I was basking in the beauty of being all grown up, with happy lives, beautiful children, and . . . well, figurative laundry shoots of our very own. :) Love you, Cyn! Enjoy, ya’ll!

I’m so in love with the color image in the dyad below. It just feeeeeeeels like childhood. Sigh.

Note to Cynthia: bottom right, look closely. What a punk. ;) Bwahahahaha.

If I ever have a daughter, someone promise to recreate this EXACT image for us, deal? You can almost reach out and touch the love.

Fine, you can recreate this next one too. . .

These two little stinkers make me think of Gavin and I, so much (except my face didn’t belong on a Gap Kid’s campaign like Evan’s does).

 

 

Nov 19, 2012 | posted in Family Portraits | 18 comments

I’m so excited to introduce y’all to my dear friends, the Baldwin family. They moved to Arizona just a few months after we did, and our families became fast friends. The first time I met Jacqueline (in passing, at the elementary school), I just KNEW we’d be friends forever. We are so grateful to have this wonderful family in our lives!

Enjoy!

 

 


 

 

Nov 15, 2012 | posted in Family Portraits | 32 comments

When we moved to Arizona, we brought a little piece of Hawaii along with us. . . meet the Hannemann family! They lived in Hawaii during the last couple of years we were there, and then, as luck would have it, they moved to Arizona just a couple of weeks after we did! It’s such a wonderful blessing having them close! I hope you can feel their love for eachother (and my love for them) through these beautiful images. Enjoy!

 

This next one made me laugh so hard. Those sweet, squishy faces! Agh!

 

 

Nov 05, 2012 | posted in Family Portraits | 18 comments

The Lindblom family is quite possibly the most adorable family on planet Earth. They’re everything that’s wonderful. In fact, I kinda wish we were neighbors— between they’re awesome kids and mine, we’d own the street, the neighborhood, the town. Thanks for the fun y’all!

Enjoy!