Keli + Kyle

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Keli + Kyle

Oh, this family. I look back on the families I’ve been blessed to photograph and for many of them, their relationship with my camera started at their engagement session, then wedding, and now as their family has grown. Keli & Kyle are such salt-of-the-earth people. Kyle is the kind of servant that he helped carry my camera equipment on HIS wedding day! Keli’s flexibility is so wonderful and understanding of our family’s needs. In short, I love this family dearly and I’m so thankful I get to photograph them! Their littlest (Phin) was a hoot!! Enjoy his laughter that I’m sure you can hear through the photos!

A few of just Phin & big sis, Hannah:

Keli + Kyle: Thank you for allowing me the honor of photographing your family from its very beginnings. It is so special to me to play this role in your lives and thank you for the opportunity! We’ll be seeing more of each other as our family transitions to the Downtown location for our church and while changes are challenging, knowing I get to see more of you soothes the sting. Thank you for being wonderful people and God with arms on when I need it most.

You’re the best,

Carrie

PS You can view more of our time together HERE.

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Baby Shane : 3 weeks old

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Baby Shane : 3 weeks old

This was a shoot two weeks in the making. Baby Shane was found to have an infection shortly after birth that required a 14 day stint of antibiotics and a watchful eye in the hospital for that length of time as well. So, going into this newborn shoot, I knew we’d be more the lifestyle approach than the curl-up-in-all-sorts-of-poses shoot. And really, that is ok with me!

We started with Ben and his TWO kids first then gave Big Sis a breather to space out when her smiling duties would be. :)

We let Big Sis Ellie have a snack break with Ben while we did some of just Mama Jess & Shane-these might be my favorite of the whole afternoon-before finishing on the front step as a family of FOUR:

Jess + Ben: From your engagement photos, to your wedding day, from Ellie’s arrival to Shane’s, it’s been an honor to watch the story of your family unfold and I’m so thankful that you’ve chosen me to capture it all! It was such a relief to find out that Shane’s infection didn’t have long lasting effects and that, while delayed a bit and super stressful, he’s now home and healthy and utterly perfect. I can’t wait to see how Ellie dotes on “her baby” as the years progress!

Blessings & all the sleep you can manage,

Carrie

PS You can view more of our time together HERE.

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Savanna : Class of 2020

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Savanna : Class of 2020

This girl is going places. She does her homework on a topic and becomes an expert-she even referenced my senior magazine and when she did, her mom said she read it approximately four times! Savanna is taking just about every class this year as an AP or Honors course and was already fretting over how to fit in college visits with that rigorous a schedule before school started. We were, however, able to kick up our heels (literally & figuratively) during our time together and have a ball! I love that despite her hefty course load, we were able to capture some of her silly side and that those silly portraits became her & her mom’s favorites simply because “that’s our Savanna”. Enjoy!

A quick outfit change and we tried the same spot before hopping over to a new locale:

I think she had just swatted a bug away from her face in the photo above, or maybe it was something I said…Either way, these next several photos in the white lace dress that she plans to wear for graduation had us all enthralled and super ecstatic to see the final products!!! (And yes, this dress is to die for because it has POCKETS!)

Here comes the fun!

Savanna-I hope you have a wonderful senior year and I know you will figure out a way to do college visits in the midst of those tough classes. If your session is any indicator of how studious and prepared you are-naturally gifted in organization and administration-then I think you’ll be just fine! It was such a pleasure to work with you, select your favorites and produce items for you that you’ll treasure forever!

Enjoy the ride,

Carrie

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Baby Vaughn : 4 weeks old

Third time’s a charm for this family! You saw them for a family shoot/maternity photos for Amanda, Vaughn’s Discharge Day from the hospital and now, as a settled in family of FIVE! Amanda was as stunning as ever and Baby Vaughn loved the warm temps outside so much that he slept through most of the entire session! Couldn’t have asked for a better morning. :) Enjoy these!

These might be my favorite of this entire family and all their years with me (since their oldest was ONE!)

Oh, Graham and Blaine-you’re going to steal hearts someday!

Amanda & Trevor: You guys are rockin’ this parenting thing! I’m so impressed with how natural it is for Graham to hold Vaughn-older brotherhood suits him well. :) Thank you so much for having me back again and again (and again) this year! I love “shooting” your family, but I love our friendship even more.

Blessings (& sleep!),

Carrie

PS You can view all of our time together HERE.

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Vanessa : Class of 2020

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Vanessa : Class of 2020

Vanessa is what I call and mover & a shaker. She gets the job done in a logical, pragmatic way that is no nonsense (with maybe a little bit of wit thrown in for good measure). She’s also a young lady who knows what she wants, so when she approached me to do indoor images solely with her guitars, I knew we were looking at a mini senior session. Bless their hearts, Vanessa and her mom Val lugged NINE guitars to our session together (leaving 4 more at home!) and thankfully, they all fit in Vanessa’s truck! Phew.

Having taught Vanessa flute & piccolo, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this side of her musical life as she’s been the bass player for jazz band since 7th grade (I’m pretty sure?). Though petite in stature, her confidence and composure makes her feel like she’s 6 feet tall when she stands next to me. No matter what she does after college, I know she will be one to stand firm in her convictions, stick to her guns (or…guitars, rather), and be unapologetically her lovely self.

Vanessa, It’s been a pleasure teaching you, photographing you and I’m so excited I get to teach you AGAIN this year with a camera in hand! What a blessing you and your family have been to the music department and I can’t wait to hear from your Mama all about your collegiate endeavors. Until then, let’s enjoy your senior year!
Best,

Mrs. K

PS You can view Vanessa’s favorites HERE.

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