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Little Elliot is One!

Hard to believe it's already been a year since this little guy arrived! He is such a happy little baby always ready to smile for baby talk. I have loved so much getting to watch him grow and getting to take pictures of his silly big brother and sister. They always made pictures extra fun :) Morgan and Drew you have such a beautiful family. Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your portraits. I adore your kiddos and I hope to see all of you again sometime soon! 

A Walk In The Garden

The Garden at The Dahlem Center was the perfect place for little Miss E to explore while family gathered for pictures. I haven't seen her and Mr L since his newborn session and I could not wait to see them again! Thank you Shelly for coming out for pictures! You and your family are so fun to be around! 

Spring Family Portraits

Caught some spring sunshine and some yellow blooms with this beautiful family last Saturday! It was hard to narrow down favorites for the blog preview. I just love this family! And their little Harper is such a smart little girl. She can already sing her ABCs, count, and hold up two fingers to show how old she is. It sure was fun to get to see these guys again. Can't wait to meet their newest little guy in about 7 more weeks! 

MJ Family Portraits

So glad I was able to catch up with this wonderful family last Wednesday before their daughter heads back to college. The evening was just perfect for pictures and it was fun getting to capture a bit of what they all love to do together. 
Thank you MJ family for having me out to your beautiful home. It was a lot of fun and I just adore your little dog! Blessings to you as you all start another new school year! 

Summer Fun At the Park: Family Portrait Session

Cuteness! Cuteness! Cuteness!

Yesterday these little ones simply stole my heart! This family is so sweet and loving together and I just loved watching how Larissa and Aaron truly enjoy and adore their kids. Just looking back at these I can't help but smile. Aaron and Larissa I am so grateful to have met your sweet family. It was a sincere pleasure to capture these moments for you. Take care and blessings as you send your little J off to Kindergarten! 

Special Mini Bride Session

Here come the brides...Da da da da!  We had two little brides for yesterday's mini bridal sessions! 

I can't think of a better way to reuse a wedding dress, than this! Although it was a little chilly out these sweethearts put on their mommy's wedding dresses and were incredible little models! Their moms and I had so much fun playing dress up with them! And in between pictures we kept them royally warm by adorning them with a cozy fur coat! Thank you girls for making your mommies so happy! They will cherish this forever I'm sure! 

Brennan & Lisa's Engagement Session

After meeting with Brennan and Lisa I simply cannot imagine one without the other! They are such an adorable couple and so in love! It was so easy to capture the chemistry between them because they have so much of it! I cannot wait to see them say their "I do's" and celebrate with them next spring!  Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session. I hope they make you want to give a big hug to your own sweetheart! 

Chris & Shannon's Family Church Wedding

Congratulations to this beautiful new married couple! 

Chris and Shannon's day was celebrated with family and the closest of friends at the bride's home church. Her mom and sisters helped her get ready as she prepared to see Chris for their "First Look".

Their "First Look" was so adorable! Shannon tip toed from behind and could not stop giggling!

Mom was all choked up in her moment with Shannon before her dad walked her down the aisle. Her sister and close family friend played a beautiful instrumental rendition of "Tale As Old As Time" from Shannon's favorite disney movie "Beauty and the Beast". 

Following the ceremony they held a dinner where friends and family together prayed a special blessing on the couple. Shannon and Chris spent time greeting everyone there while a game of He Said She Said was played and everyone took turns snuggling their sweet little baby girl. Dinner was incredible and great friends of theirs set up a spectacular photo-booth with a green screen! 

After dinner we had time for more pictures of the bride and groom!  And although it was pouring rain outside, the beautiful steel doors we had hoped to use were thankfully under a covered porch! Here are just a few favorites of the two of them! 

So happy for you Chris and Shannon! It was an honor to be a part of your day! Your families are so sweet and you have such a precious little girl! God bless you both as you begin this beautiful journey as newlyweds! 

And a special thanks to Ryan for helping out with lighting and to my wonderful assistant Erin! You are amazing! 

Family Portrait Session: The U Family

So excited to share some favorites from last Saturday's portrait session with the U family! 

I absolutely love and admire this family so much! The way they love their children is beautiful!  I loved capturing their loving hugs, seeing how patient they were with each other, and watching their little ones love on mommy and daddy! M & T you are doing a wonderful job raising four little ones! Keep doing what you are doing because your kids are SO sweet! It is wonderful taking portraits for your family! Enjoy looking through your new pictures and have a wonderful time making new memories this Memorial Day Weekend! 

Chris & Shannon's Engagement Session

As promised here is more of this beautiful couple engaged to be married next month! 

We had the most perfect morning for pictures! It was so much fun getting this beautiful couple together with their sweet baby girl in all the spring flowers! Their  little one is such a sweetheart and was mesmerized with the camera (or the silly noises I made for her)! This year has been filled with so many new adventures for these two: new jobs, new move, new milestones for their baby girl. So glad I could capture, not only their engagement, but also this beautiful time for them as a new family of three! Looking forward to celebrating their marriage and capturing their beautiful wedding day with all of their family soon!

Fall Family At The Armory

One of my favorite families and I set out to experience one of my most favorite places...the open field at the armory! 

There were so many wonderful moments while taking pictures for these guys that I just had to share so many! I loved watching how the kids enjoyed playing in such a big open space and seeing how they could make each other laugh and smile! B family, you are always so incredibly fun to take pictures for! The chemistry between you two, J & K, is beautiful and the love and cuddles that your kids want to give you the whole time just melts me!  You are such a beautiful family and I have loved seeing your precious kiddos grow every year! Love you guys! ~Lindsay 

The beautiful M Family

This family truly makes me smile! Their three little ones are so much fun to be around and so easy to take pictures of! I'm so excited that we were able to capture little Ms. L turning 6 months! She is so bright eyed, beautiful, and lovable! Thank you J & J for prepping the kiddos so well! I absolutely love taking pictures of your family!