LE | Photography

I might be a little biased, but get ready to take a gander at three of the cutest children in the world.

These are a couple of my most best nieces and nephew. Miles, Ramona and Penelope are quirky, beautiful, happy little weirdo’s that I love a whole stinking bunch so I was super pumped when Matt and Megs called and said it was time for some new kiddo pics. They really weren’t planning on being in any photos themselves, but I maybe forcefully encouraged them to jump in a couple and I am so glad they did (just wait til you get to the end).

Anywho. Here is my family.

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Yep. This is my family. And that first little bundle of cuteness below is my newest love, Levi. Levi showed up in our lives a little later than expected, but just on time in some ways. He has brought a whole new level of awesomeness to my Sister and Brother-in-love’s family. He has turned into a cutie little chunk of fun these days and I can’t wait to see the kid he is going to become. Wuv yu Wee-bi!

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So, here’s the thing. I LOVE shooting at birthday parties and I love it for a few reasons. I think it is so awesome when parents are given the opportunity to actually ENJOY their child’s birthday. They can sit back and have fun and not have to worry about taking pictures for themselves. Also, kids birthdays are just FUN! There are cutie kiddos running around, parents enjoying hanging out with other parents, and there is almost always cake. What is not to like.

Ava’s first birthday checked all of the boxes of birthday fun. Check it out! DSC_5477

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Kenley Olsen | A First Birthday Party!

Kenley is the most awesome little 1 year old red head I have ever met. She has the funniest little growly laugh and quickly becomes anyone’s new best friend. This was extra fun for me since I was so close and yet so far to meeting little Kenley when I shot her mama’s baby shower last year. We did a two part shoot with both portraits-fun and then party-fun and we got so lucky with one of our last pretty days of the fall!

Enjoy all the fun and welcome to the most epic Elmo birthday party of all time!

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And now…. (drum roll)…. the funniest cake smash EVER. This kid LOVES CAKE. So much so that she wiped herself out by the end of it. Enjoy the awesomeness. DSC_9599 DSC_9704 DSC_9715 DSC_9810 DSC_9838 DSC_9885 DSC_9931 DSC_9941DSC_0035

The Wolfe’s | A Family Session

I had a BLAST hanging out with this adorable family at Cranbrook a couple weekends ago! Let me tell you, this family LOVES TO LAUGH. It was so fun hanging out with these kids,  doing animal voices, rapping, you know, normal stuff. Thanks for the fun you guys! DSC_7886

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The Sarconi’s | A Family Session

Say hello to my new friends, the Sarconi’s! You may recognize Kelly (in the first photo, far left) as a bridesmaid from Jamie and Sean’s wedding a little bit ago. Well, I had the privilege of getting to know the rest of her family, including two awesome tiny humans by the name of Jaclyn and Jimmy! We had such a blast walking and playing at the park in Rochester on a beautiful, albeit brisk, fall day. Take a look at the fun we had!

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Liz, Jay, Isaac, Ramona, Miles, Megan, Matt, Stephen, Laura, Kim, and Kevin | A BIG Family Shoot

We aim for once a year. We just try to get one photo of the whole family as we grow in age and in size. We have been doing this for probably 6 or 7 years now and it gets more exciting every year because there just keeps being more and more kids! This day also happened to be my nephew Isaac’s first birthday, so he got his own photo session. AND the Cooke family wanted to get some nice ones because we already all looked a little nicer than normal. Here is what I saw.

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Rosalie | A Six Month Shoot

Miss Rosalie is just a DOLL. It was so much fun to shoot this little cutie. Anna and Andy were so kind to invite me into their home and let me hang with their family for a bit. Both sets of grandparents were able to join us as well so it was a full-on family affair! I did make a promise to Andy that I would note that he does not support Pepsi in any way; that is MY Pepsi crate and NOT his. 🙂

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The Steinbrecher-Bookers | A Maternity and Family Shoot

Johannah, Toby, Miera, and Berky are regulars on the blog:-) They have showed up in their engagement photos and their wedding this past fall. It has been so fun to watch this family grow in age as well as size as they are now adding a little girl to the bunch! I cannot wait to meet baby Lennon this fall!

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Isaac Jay | 4 month shoot

My sweet little nephew, most commonly known as Little Man. I had him over for a day this weekend and just did a miniature shoot to celebrate being 4 months old!

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Isaac Jay Taylor | A baby shoot… and another one… and another one.

I would like you to meet Isaac Jay Taylor. He was the best surprise to come by our family in a long time! My sister and brother-in-law had barely finished the preliminary parts of the adoption process. They were fully prepared to hunker down and pray for their baby to be born. A whopping two days after the final step towards getting approved, this little guy decided he was ready for the world. Showing up five weeks early and months earlier than Liz and Jay were planning on, we know he is going to be a supreme over achiever. Here is his story so far…

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Then, about two weeks later, I decided he had grown and we needed to take some more photos… here they are!

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And then, two weeks later, it was OBVIOUSLY time for his official one month photos. And here they are!

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Naturally, there will be many more to come. Probably in a couple of days. I’m just kidding. Wait, no I’m not.