Powell, WY Lifestyle Family Photographer | Miss Slater

I went back down to Rawlins a few weeks ago for an adorable young man’s 1st birthday party.  While there, Miss Slater’s mom asked if I could do her 3 year portraits.  Umm, yeah!  I have wanted to take her photos for so long, but things just never seemed to work out.  Slater has the most beautiful eyes…mesmerizing is the only word that I can think to describe them.

I asked Mom if she wouldn’t mind doing an in home, lifestyle session.  She was up for whatever I suggested, as long as we could get some posed shots for the grandparents. And boy, did we!  I delivered one of my largest galleries to date. Miss Slater rocked in front of my camera.

That’s what I love about in home sessions.  Slater was so relaxed and eager to show me around her home, her favorite games, and how she loved walking up the mountain in their backyard.  Kids are much more laid back when in their own environment and their true personalities just shine.

I had a blast hanging out with Slater and her family and am in love with this session.  It was so hard to narrow down the images to share! Thanks for letting me invade your home, Slater and family 😉
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Powell Wy Family Photographer | A Sunday Breakfast at Home

Sometimes it’s the ordinary moment, one you live every day, that turns into a cherished memory.  A family photo session doesn’t necessarily involve a pretty field, blanket, and coordinated outfits.  I  asked a friend if she would volunteer her family for a little project of mine, and she bravely invited me into her home to photograph their Sunday breakfast.

We kept it simple, pancakes and bacon.  Pajamas, bed head, a cuddle on the couch.  These things are every day occurrences that I was able to make into lasting memories.  Big brother often helps the little guy out of the crib right after he and Mom spend a few minutes watching cartoons and chatting while everyone else sleeps.  Dad got to sleep in a little bit, so I hung out in the kitchen while Mom and the boys whipped up some pancakes.  After the session, Mom mentioned that I was there to witness the first pancake flip for both boys!  Big bro handled that spatula like a pro.

With breakfast cooked, it was time to wake Dad up (as usual) by a shout from the stairs, and then it was family time.  Little boys always love their Mommy, but it feels so special to see the bonds with their Dad.  They don’t stay little for long, so I’m glad I was there to save that moment for them.  After lots of laughs, a few strawberry stems ingested, and many funny faces made, it was time for Jenga and some books.  I love how every family turns an event that occurs in most homes into a comedy routine.  And yes, the 2-year-old knows what the fox says 😉  A pillow fight rounded out the morning.  Everyone had a blast tossing pillows at each other.  I think…the little guy wasn’t quite sure what was going on!

It was a relaxed photo session where I was able to just sit back and let the family be themselves.  We are already making plans to capture the everyday beauty of their backyard when Spring decides to visit Wyoming.  I’m excited to see what fun activities they do in their own backyard and to document the everyday beauty!

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Ol’ Blue Eyes | Southern WY Family Photographer

This little guy has a pair of the most stunning blue eyes I’ve ever seen.  I’ve been lucky enough to photograph he and his family quite a few times.  Mom has been super patient with me, booking session whenever I make the trek south to visit.  Sometimes we have to work extra hard to squeeze the time into a packed travel schedule.  We shot this session in about 35 minutes, right before a sweet little girl’s birthday party.  But, honestly, with the wind and the snow that’s about all any of us could handle! I love that I’ve been able to watch him grow up through my lens and am hoping that soon I’ll have the chance to photograph his little brother (or sister).  Mom and Dad are doing what I never could and not finding out the gender of baby #2!ImageImageImageImageImage

And, the rest of the story | Northern Wy Lifestyle Photographer

Since I’m so anxious for summer to get here, I though we’d bring back a summertime favorite and have some berries and Cool-Whip after dinner the other night.  I started letting the boys eat it straight from the can (well, Sean, because Connor was to scared).  So, of course David asks if he can have a little “fun”.  After being around the guy for the last 14 years, I know what he’s up to and I also know that Sean doesn’t usually like that kind of surprise.  Sean was a bit leery at first…powell wy lifestyle family photographer 1 powell wy lifestyle family photographer 2But, alas, I was wrong and he did love the stuff!

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David was kind enough to clean up the mess.  Although, I did find some whipped cream in an ear a day later…

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Pohlman Family Mini Session|Powell WY Family Photographer

This was one of my last sessions this fall and it was soooo stinkin windy!  We crossed our fingers all day that the weather would turn in our favor.  But, since we live in Wyoming, we didn’t luck out.  I think it was the only windy day that week.  The rest of it had been gorgeous!  We decided to go for it anyway and I’m so glad we did! The mini session setting was perfect for this family.  The little guys were about done with me putting my camera in their face after the 20 minutes, but I had so many great shots by then that I had a hard time narrowing it down to the promised 5 images.  This is pretty typical of my sessions, so they had the option to choosing more to add to their disc of images.  Here are just a few of my favorite ones.  They are such a fun family and I think that their energy really shows in these pictures.ImageImageImageImage

Siblings in the Park | Northern, WY Family Photographer

I moved away from my hometown practically right after my high school graduation, and my parents soon followed suit.  Because of this, I lost touch with so many friends that I had gone to school with my entire life.  I read a message on my Facebook page one day from one of my classmates and I was SO excited that not only was I going to meet my friend’s kiddos but I could catch up! Since I have moved back to the area I grew up in, I realized just how hard it is to reconnect.  Perhaps photography will be the right “excuse” to set aside some specific times to do so.  These two siblings are just adorable.  I had so much fun this summer running after them.  I’ll tell ya what, big brother has some mad basketball skills!ImageImageImageImageImageImage