The Golden Girls

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So I guess I can’t really title this Golden Girls because Daddy is in the photos too, but I couldn’t resist, I mean, LOOK!  The warm sun setting in the background, the three beautiful little girls dressed in coordinating outfits, and the gorgeous, glowing Momma, how could I NOT title this blog post as I did?     Despite the all this, this was one of those sessions that almost wasn’t.   As I recall, I think we rescheduled this 3 times due to sickness, a family emergency, and bad weather.   The evening of our session, as I talked to Mom, I could tell she didn’t feel all that great and sounded like she was getting sick.   But she pushed through, smiling the entire time, and we captured some precious moments.  On a side note, she contacted me the next day saying she had the flu.  What a trooper!

In my client questionnaire, I ask my families what their goals are for our time together.   Mom posted that she wanted-

“A few posed photos, then a few photos capturing us being us, kids holding hands, kissing baby sister, laying with baby sister and a few individuals of each just being them.” 

Done, done, and done!!!  I love this session.  Here is a small snippet of memories.  Enjoy the slideshow!

 

 

Lil’ Pumpkin

This lil’ guy made the cutest pumpkin ever!   Mom and Dad had the idea, back in the Fall, to incorporate a pumpkin into their maternity session which, I in turn, wanted to also include in their newborn session with their new lil’ man.   This was a dream session!    There were so many things Mom, Dad, and I wanted to accomplish during the newborn session and I say we accomplished 99% of them.

EmCole #3EmCole #1EmCole #2EmCole #4EmCole #5EmCole #7EmCole #6The photo above is very special to this lil’ guy’s Daddy.   He wanted to include a photo with his boots (on the right) and Momma’s boots (on the left).   Daddy’s boots were made by M.L. Leddy’s in San Angelo, Texas.   Now growing up in West Texas in the San Angelo area, I am very familiar with the name  M.L. Leddy’s, but I was not aware of the special details behind the company.   As I was told, M.L. Leddy’s custom measures and hand makes boot especially to fit you, and they’ve been doing this for generations.  The Daddy told me that his own Dad and Grandfather all have custom made boots as well, and that all their boot measurements are stored on handwritten cards in the back office.    How cool, right?    I think I know of another young man who will have his own pair someday.

And lastly, I couldn’t resist snapping off a quick shot of this…..

 

EmCole #8We were about to sit on the bed and do some family photos of all three of them and this sweet boy started to get a little fussy.  He just wasn’t settling in and calming down, so Daddy decided to give him a quick cuddle.   It wasn’t until afterwards, I realized… “um, hello?!?”  I was in the mirror reflection.

Senior Session with your Bestie

KK senior 1KK senior 1aKK senior 2KK senior 3KK senior 4KK senior 5kk 1kk2kk3kk4kk5kk6kk7What better way to commemorate your senior year, than have your senior photography session with your best friend?   These two girls had me in stitches, they were so much fun!  My mind was pulled back to the day that I was a high school senior, such sweet memories.   And I know that these two made some wonderful memories this day as well.  I love that they both wanted to include their talents into their session – one on the flute, the other a tremendous volleyball player.   And the VW Bug?!?!   OH!   And does anyone else think that the brunette’s beauty mark on her forehead looks like a heart?  Uncanny!  And pretty darn cool!   It just couldn’t get any better that day.

With all the hijinks and craziness going on with these two in the photos above, I did get a pretty awesome shot of them both showcased on my Facebook business page!  Go check it out!

Interested in a Besties Senior Session?   Contact me for details!   racheal@raeoflight-photography.com

 

Picking Flowers & Finding Butterflies

Julie Walking 1Julie Walking 2Julie Walking 3Julie Walking 4Julie Walking 5Julie Walking 6Julie Walking 7It’s the dead of winter right now and I am missing all the bright colorful wildflowers from this session.  I’m so ready for Spring….

Nonetheless, what a great morning we had together.  This sweet girl finished up her last milestone session, the walking session, picking wild flowers and finding “butterflies.”  Ok, so it wasn’t a real butterfly, but a mosaic one, but it was still pretty neat.   After the session, Mom surprised me with a beautiful starburst/flower looking blanket!    I raved and raved about this neat blanket from her second daughter’s newborn session and how cool it looked in photos!    It was such a thought and meaningful gift.  My clients are so very good to me and I always treasure my time with them.    Thank you Mrs. S!!!!!!!!

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Big Brother, Little Brother

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I love watching families interact with one another. Witnessing their love for one another makes my job so fulfilling. And then you get sibling interaction and well, there is just something fun about that too. Typically there is a calmer sibling and then there is a more outgoing, highly energetic one. Can you tell which one is which in the photos above?