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Zoller Family | Louisville KY Family Photographer

Before we moved from Charlotte to Louisville, we were lucky enough to share a fence with the Zollers. It was SO GOOD to hug their necks on my last trip to the Carolinas, and to see that their family had grown by two handsome little boys! During an otherwise super cloudy and overcast day of sessions, the sun poured itself from the clouds for a few short minutes and we soaked it up.

Hsieh Anniversary | Louisville KY Family Photographer

When I tell you they’re the sweetest couple, they’re the sweetest. freaking. couple. For reals. While they bide time together in Kentucky, I know their hearts are back at home in California. Any season in life is worth capturing, and now they’ll always have a memento of their five year wedding anniversary. Add kids or not, home or apartment, tied down or traveling, they’ll always have a reminder of who they are today. Footloose and fancy free, bicoastal Disneyland wanderers.

Thank you, Hannah and Nelson, for letting your hair and your guard down, and for doing this sweet Kentucky anniversary session.

Hammons Family | Louisville KY Family Photographer

We met the Hammons family at the pool two summers ago when we were both pregnant with our third babies. And, get this, we both have a boy middle child… named Tucker. Not a super common name. We were meant to be buds from the beginning. I absolutely ADORE this family. So warm and welcoming and just real.

Everyone hopped out of the car, tossing jackets and ripping tags out of new tiny clothing, and we never stopped moving. I couldn’t love these images more. Throwing leaves, throwing babies (carefully), dance parties, smiles, kisses, snuggles… I know it can be work prepping for a family session, but it’s so worth it at the end.

Pullen Family | Louisville KY Family Photographer

Often new clients come to me to update family photos after a new sibling has been added to the crew. The Pullens wanted some updated photographs – but not the standard staged. While I sometimes start with a semi-directed pose, I often don’t start shooting until the real moments start happening naturally in that pose. Kelly told me that her kiddos were really sweet and playful – you can see them warming up to me in the progression below. I truly love this overcast sesh!

p.s. Paul Rudd and Reece Witherspoon? Yes?

Merwarth Family | Louisville KY Family Photographer

The waiting game. If I went through all of my emails, there must be at least 20 over the span of two years of trying to set a date for family photos with the Merwarth’s. Changing of seasons in life, changing of homes, other obligations… I must say though, good things come to those who wait. Typh found my work on display at Highlands Family Medicine, and she loved the playfulness and candidness. Knowing that, we set out in their favorite park to climb trees, walk through tall grass, pick wildflowers – to talk. I love the exchanged glances, the belly laughs, the kids hands wrapped up with mom and dad’s. In life and love and art, this family is 100% winning.

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