I hope you enjoy these images from my last fall session of 2017! I had the season almost wrapped up when this mama asked if there was any way I could squeeze her family in. She had been hoping for family portraits for ages and was ready to make it happen and I'm so glad! It's so important to have pictures of your family hanging in your home. Nothing makes your kids feel appreciated the way having their pictures displayed prominently in the home does. You will never regret having your family portraits taken, I promise! Just ask Jennie!
I have had so many requests to share more pictures from this wedding. So I figured it's time to put them up on the blog.
What a delight it was to capture this sweet couple's big day! I loved their Christmas wedding decorations and the greenery in the bouquets was just divine. Congratulations to Blaine and Anna. I wish you a lifetime of happiness!
When I was in college, I worked at a grocery store with a man who looks just like Santa. Little kids always stared at him and their eyes got so big when he would bend down and whisper, "Have you been good this year?" As it turned out, he owned a Santa Claus suit and did "Santa gigs" during the holidays. He promised me that when I married and had children he would come visit them as Santa. And for the last eight years, he has done just that! I have photos of him holding my oldest when she was just four months old and photos of him with her, and later with her little sister, every single year!
Last year I had the great idea to invite clients to visit with Santa while he was at my house and it went so well that I couldn't wait to do it again this year! We were able to make lots of little kids' dreams come true. And we only made seven babies cry. Haha! Can't wait to do it again next year!
I love Gilcrease for sessions during the late fall and winter, because when everything else is bare and dead, Gilcrease is still beautifully landscaped and maintained. This family session happened after most of the leaves were already gone, but you'd never know it looking at these pictures. I'm so thankful I was able to capture the Wagner family this fall!
This momma told me that they hadn't had proper family portraits since their 11-year-old was a BABY. I'm so glad she got her people all together for a session and she can't wait to get some of these on her walls! How long has it been since you had a family portrait session? If it's been a while, make it one of your goals for 2018!