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Maternity Photoshoot At Athens, GA Botanical Gardens

Such a beautiful time at the Botanical Gardens here in Athens, GA this Spring. I got to spend time with this beautiful lady with her husband for their maternity photoshoot. There is nothing like documenting this magical time for couples as they anxiously await their first baby.

Spring maternity photoshoot photo taken at Athens, GA Botanical Gardens

We did a morning session at the Gardens to work around their work schedules and to ensure comfortable cooler temps for mom-to-be. It worked out perfectly. Sunny Spring day with lots in bloom. This was a special maternity photoshoot as they are also celebrating their second wedding anniversary this week and are a mere two months away from meeting their baby girl. Such big milestones – all worth documenting.

If you are expecting and aren’t sure when to do your maternity photo session, I suggest booking when you are in your second trimester for a session towards the beginning of your third trimester. This is usually when you are showing beautifully, but aren’t too uncomfortable. This is also a great time to book your newborn session too to ensure you get a spot on the calendar. I keep my schedule rather light and flexible around newborn sessions so if baby comes early or later than the due date, you are guaranteed a spot. Inquire for details and to be added to the calendar.  |  706.713.0676

Extended Family Photographer – Watkinsville, GA

One of my many hats is extended family photographer. I love being able to photograph families with multiple generations. I know these are images I would want myself and it is a privilege to produce portraits like this for others.

Extended family photographer portraits in a field near Atlanta, GA

The daughter of these sweet grandparents contacted me to commission me as their extended family photographer to celebrate her parents 50th wedding anniversary. One of her brother’s family was traveling into town, so it was the perfect opportunity since everyone would be together. Such a rare thing when people live a distance apart.

I was told that they wanted a natural field, but had to be handicap accessible for one of her brothers. I gave a few options and they picked this stunning location. The ground was not soft and these images were taken just a few yards from where we parked the cars. There was a curb, so my husband made a portable ramp that worked out perfectly. Love all the delicate white wild flowers in the pale green grass. The way the sun came through the trees was stunning too!

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These cousins really get along well and I think it shows here. I bet they really enjoy being together and play hard when they do. They are very lucky to have each other.

When photographing extended families, I always like to break things down into immediate family groupings too. I had brought the stools to this session so that not just one person was sitting and to give us some variety. Turned out to be a big hit with these boys. They preferred to sit on the stools vs standing in the grass. I think it had to do with their dislike of the feeling of the tall grass against their skin. Totally get it!

Extended family photographer Oconee County, GA

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Can you tell these two ladies are dancers?! Beautiful inside and out.

Extended family photographer portraits of daughter with parents in field near Atlanta, GA

These images of dad with his daughter just melts my heart. Such sweet moments and love shown here. She will always be his baby!

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I think they did such a great job picking their wardrobe for their portraits. The color palette works so well, especially for this location. As an extended family photographer, I always give advice on styling. You want everyone to look great as a big group, in each individual immediate family groupings as well as other break downs of family members. I suggest picking a color palette of 3-5 colors that all coordinate together. This allows people to show off their individual personalities and style without being too matchy matchy. Long gone are the portraits where everyone wears white or the exact same thing. It is great to use texture, accessories and  varying fabrics.

This is a popular time to book extended family portrait sessions. A lot of families get together for end of school celebrations and even graduations in the coming months. Over the Summer, a lot of families are able to visit and vacation together as well. Why not take advantage of everyone being together with a portrait session? I help you every step of the way. From location scouting, wardrobe advice, communication to all families, directing during the session, and even helping navigate sticky family dynamics – I’m your gal! Inquire today for details and to book your extended family photo session.  |  706.713.0676


Outdoor Family Photography On Golden Eagle Horse Farm

Outdoor family photography alway has my heart. I traveled to Golden Eagle on a ferry for this family’s portrait session on their horse farm. Love it when four legged family members are included in photo sessions. They are such a big part of the family dynamic and are so loved. Fitting to have portraits taken with them.

Spring Outdoor family photography on horse farm in Golden Eagle

I have been photographing this family since their youngest was a tiny little baby. Cannot believe they are in high school and middle school now. Surreal. So honored to document big milestones in their lives over the years.

Outdoor family photography on horse farm in Golden Eagle

The girls’ horses have such neat and distinct personalities. They sure loved their snacks and were so gentle and loving. They had a nice grooming right before their outdoor family photography session. The girls are so good with their beloved horses. Can you even imagine being able to ride in this gorgeous setting?

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This family has such a great time together and have had adventures around the globe. I am sure many more adventures are in store for them. Cannot wait to see where life takes them next.

Spring is officially here. Time to update your portraits before the heat gets to be too much. Currently booking Spring and Summer portrait sessions here in Georgia. Spring sessions in the St. Louis area are available at the beginning of May. Inquire for details.  |  706.713.0676

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