I first met Lindsay several years ago, through a friend that we share. We crossed paths at a couple of events or nights out, but I REALLY got to know Lindsay on my best friend’s bachelorette party. We had so much fun together in Miami, and one of my favorite memories is getting the most gigantic slices of pizza (Jumbo Slice, anyone?) and sitting on the sidewalk outside of a club devouring them. There happens to be very impressive photographic evidence of this, but I will spare you that gem for now. We all had so much fun at the bachelorette party that it bled over into the wedding and even beyond. One night all of us (except Lindsay, she couldn’t make it) tried to recreate the party by having a girl’s night out in Arlington, VA. We were sad that Lindsay couldn’t be there in person, but we had life-size cutouts of her head on sticks to bring with us, and they made it in manyyyy photos. I will spare you those lovely images as well :). Since the years of our bachelorette galavanting (by the way, we should do that again soon, ladies!), Lindsay has started the sweetest little family, and I was so happy that I was able to photograph them this spring! Lindsay + Brandon’s daughter, Ellery, is a MOOD – and I mean that in the best possible way. She is a GOOD mood. She is three years old and adorable, with her Shirley Temple curls. She is outgoing and funny. She had me laughing for the entire session, which is pretty impressive for a 3 year old! I am sharing some of my favorites of Ellery (and her parents) today, and I can’t wait for you to see how fun she is!
I loved this session! Not only is it featuring one of my favorite families, but it also includes a cake smash! We have known the Confers for about a hundred years now, and it is fun having friends with a family full of boys like ours :). Mason is the oldest, and he is such a sweet little soul. He is always happy and kind, and I think I might like him more than my own kids (kidding!…sort of ;)). Camden is in the middle, and is such a nugget to photograph. He is cautious with his smiles, and I feel so GOOD when I get a real one out of him. The Confers one upped us last May, with the addition of their third boy, Liam. He just celebrated his first birthday, and couldn’t have been cuter if he tried. He wasn’t quite sure what to think of the cake itself, but he still did a great job getting messy! Here are my favorites!
I met up with the Ellis family at Silver Lake Park back in April, and I was SO excited, because Sarah & I had been planning their family portraits for months. I had encouraged her to wait until their youngest daughter, Letty, was just a little bit older, and sitting (or close to it!). I told her that things start to really turn green in mid-April, and so we set our sights on a Saturday in the middle of the month. I was SO HAPPY when everything was green, but also all of the spring florals were in peak bloom! All of the green and purple hues made for such a beautiful backdrop for their portraits, and I loved the colors that Sarah chose for her family to wear. It was so appropriate for spring, and I just love the whimsical and happy feel of these photos! Here are so many of my favorites from their shoot!