By: Shanna | December 12, 2017

Sooo, I know that you remember our best friends, the Riley's... 

Well, Miss Addy Mae turned 6 months back in October! 

(yes... I'm aware that I'm super behind on posting, haha!) 

and of course we had to celebrate with some gorgeous fall photos! 

Luckily, we were able to do it before it turned rainy and chilly later that weekend - but we weren't able to do it before the clouds rolled in so it was cloudier than we had hoped... but they still turned out beautiful! ♥

See some of my favorites below:

Category: Family 

Tags: Children, Family, Fall 

By: Shanna | November 30, 2017

I've been fortunate to know the Wilson's for several years. Chad's brother Todd is my stepdad's best friend in the entire world and has been since they were 6 years old (they literally talk every day, lol) so they know my parents pretty well. And, whenever I was getting married in 2010, LeAnn's daughter, Kendra, was actually my flower girl! :) It's hard to believe that that was 7 years ago and look how grown up she is now! Blows my mind!

We had wanted to do a fall shoot at their friend's house and had it all planned out for a pretty evening last month - but life doesn't always work the way we want it to. Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, it was already getting dark whenever we were able to start shooting so you'll find that these are darker than we would of liked- but I still think they turned out well! I mean, how could they not with such a gorgeous family in them?!?!

♥ A few more from our evening below: 

Category: Family 

Tags: Family, Fall 

By: Shanna | January 05, 2017

Isn't this little family just precious? 

One of our friends had messaged me one day and wanted me to try to get some photos of her daughter's family, especially her sweet little granddaughters. Aren't these little redheads just too cute? The oldest one definitely didn't want to make it easy for me, but I still got a few smiles out of her :) Of course, I know all too well (from being around our little nephew) that getting a toddler to sit still very long is just impossible. Once they learn to move, that's all they want to do! We had decided to do the session at my house, which may have ultimately proved to be a little bit of a distraction. Lily just wanted to chase the dog and cat around the yard... and they didn't particularly want to be chased.  (LOL!) So, as I was trying to get her to smile, she was wanting to chase the animals, the animals just wanted to go explore across the creek (are you following me... we really didn't want a toddler trying to cross a log over a creek, lol), and I was having to yell at my pets to come back over to us because they technically are not allowed across the creek. Shew! 

It was definitely an adventure, but it was so much fun! and I have to be honest, I LOVE the way some of these ended up turning out! The fall colors turned out beautiful!  I was a little hesitant that my yard wouldn't be very pretty because all the leaves had fallen, but the ones with the woods behind them turned out gorgeous! We had a few tears, but plenty of laughs. I'm sure it'll be even more fun the next time we try it! :) 

Category: Family 

Tags: Fall, family, children