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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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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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Kelsey + Greg

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Kelsey + Greg

These two keep me grounded. Both Kelsey & Greg are educators and I feel like no matter how long it’s been since we last got our families together, we can pick right back where we left off and not skip a beat. We just get each other because of our careers and the ages of our children. It’s been an honor to photograph their family and Kelsey’s extended family-when her father, Tom, was not expected to live much longer, Kelsey’s text asking for a crop of just Tom’s face from one of our extended family sessions was the least I could do for them. Tom bravely battled pancreatic cancer and Kelsey & Greg’s first son is named after him. Sweet Baby Will came along behind and I love photographing them as a family of FIVE!

This session was scheduled after Kelsey got home from a 19 day tour of middle east and eastern countries. That meant 19 days of single parenting for Greg and I could tell by his physical affection for Kelsey during our session, that Greg was mighty glad to have his partner in crime back in his arms (and helping with the kids!).

Kelsey & Greg:

I think I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating-it truly is an honor to be your friend & photographer. Thank you for that friendship, educator wisdom and humor to keep my perspective in check. You both are a rare find and together you are a force of nature who we love dearly.

Blessings,
Carrie

PS You can view more of our time together HERE.

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Christie + Jeremy

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Christie + Jeremy

One of the things we were most excited about when we moved last year was not only the floor plan and nearness to work, but who else lived on our street! We asked Jeremy what it was like to live on Parkhill Drive and he said, “The biggest problem with Parkhill is not knowing if it’s one word or two.” One street sign has it Park Hill and the other has it as Parkhill. :) We’ve thoroughly enjoyed having this family closer and how our children have gained more friends as a result. You might recognize their oldest, Madi, as being my first senior of this season-yet again, the Class of 2020 is going to be really tough to say goodbye to!

I think the thing I love so much about this family is how much they laugh! Their photo session is always full of laughter, jokes, a little bit of teasing to garner a chuckle from whomever is in front of the camera. What a joy to spend time in laughter!

Christie + Jeremy: Thank you for a wonderful morning and for your continued support of my business over all these years. It truly is something special to have friends a short walk away on a street where the most challenging thing is how to spell the street name! ;)

Blessings,

Carrie

PS You can view more of our time together HERE.

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Sara + Tom

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Sara + Tom

I don’t get passionate about sports teams, collegiate or professional. Don’t get me wrong, I do have my favorites, but I’m not a die-hard when it comes to sports. However, when it comes to my collegiate alma mater, I’m a fan and I feel an instant camaraderie with anyone who graduated from there or works there. Sara & Tom are such people. Tom is in the IT department and Sara is in Student Services, and this year, we did their family photos on campus in a few new places that have been built since I graduated. We started, however, at the Agora right next to my freshman dorm. :) Little Miss Charlotte was her ever-charming self while sweet Ms. Madi was struggling with teething-poor thing! We did our best throughout our brief time together:

Drake has built a youth center that opens this month to serve the community around the campus. It was a happy accident, but Sara & Tom’s outfits totally matched the main point of the mural by the playground!

Sara & Tom: I’m so glad we were able to get this to work out! Thank you for introducing me to new parts of campus and for allowing me the privilege of documenting your family at this stage. I pray that teeth (while vitally important) don’t put a damper on Madi’s summer! Being almost 2 can be rough! Enjoy your school year and the remaining summer we have left!

Blessings,

Carrie

PS You can view the rest of our time together HERE.

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