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At home with the Veeder's

 

“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.” 
--William Martin

These in home sessions are at the core of why I love photography.  It's not just about pretty pictures with perfect lighting and smiling faces (although don't get me wrong-that's good too!!!).  As humans we need to know we are not alone.  We need to know that there is someone else out there, experiencing what we are experiencing.  
To allow a photographer into your home means surrendering to vulnerability.  But in vulnerability comes great reward.  It creates an avenue in which we connect over our shared human experience.   Tender, unscripted, and intimate moments are what drew me to photography.  
No matter what your family looks like, your house looks like, or your faith looks like, we can all find comfort in our shared understanding of humanity.   

The Veeder Family

--Love, Enjoy, and Share--



 

 

At home with 2 adorable kiddo's.

 

Another in-home session with two adorable tots. 
....For so many reasons I love in-home sessions.  The ability to artfully document fleeting moments of your children, moments that will soon be nothing more than "Remember When's?" is so priceless. 

It's inevitable to be caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, especially as a parent of young children.  The work is never ceasing.  Feeding babies, macaroni art with toddlers, wiping noses, matching up socks, tucking in to bed, going back in for another sip of water.....and the list goes on and on. 

I love true lifestyle photography and being able to document little moments that you yourself might not even have been able to catch.  Freezing ever racing time is the mission for these sessions.  Documenting real life, in real time.

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Estella turns One

 

One year ago I had the honor of documenting this little girls beautiful entrance into the world.  1 year later,  I was able to photograph her 1st birthday.  

That first year....a roller coaster.  So full of high's and low's.  Sleepless nights.  Spit up everywhere.  

Confusion.  Joy.  Euphoria.  

I like to think that a child's first birthday is just as much about the parents and the child.  A celebration of change & love.  

Happy Birthday Estella Love.  May your 2nd year old life be filled with many blessings.

 

Graham | Newborn

Sweet, sweet, Graham.  

Pregnancy, labor, & delivery are great reminders that as much as we would like to, we just can't control everything in life.  
The plan was for me to be able to photograph this little guy's first few magical breaths, but a bit of a curve ball was thrown when he decided to come 5 weeks early, via an emergency c-section.  
His first couple weeks of life were spent in the NICU in Rochester, and I'm happy to report he is strong, healthy, and super duper cute.  

I spent just a short amount of time with the Elmhorst Family, and as you can imagine, life with 3 kids, ages 2 and under is a bit crazy.  But crazy good.  His big sisters are pretty smitten, and it's fun to see them all interact with each other. I imagine how close they will be in the years to come and I can't help but marvel at how incredibly blessed they are.

I just love when families welcome me into their homes to photograph real life.  
There is so much beauty in the mundane, 
You just have to look.

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Graham Thomas Elmhorst
November 24, 2013, 10:08pm
8lbs 14oz

With Love,
-L

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Zach & Ellyse | Baby #3

Way back when it was still warm out I had the pleasure of photographing this growing family.  Addie was one of my very first newborn shoots, 2 years ago.  It's crazy to think that since then they have added 2 more kiddo's!  
These guys are always a good time, and I can't wait to photograph the newest family member later this week!

Congratulations Elmhorst Family!

-L

 
 
 
 

Hougas #3

I always feel to privileged to be able to document families as they grow.  The Hougas family is expecting their third (whew!  I'm tired just thinking about it!) little blessing very soon.  It's been pretty cool to watch them grow as a family of two to a family of 5 in the past several years.
These guys really know how to cut a rug.  They are always such troopers!  We had a quick in home session (because it's flipping cold out) to celebrate the highly anticipated arrival of the newest little family member.  

Congratulations Hougas Family-I can't wait to meet your little dude! 

Cheers!

 
 
 
 

Lucy turns one

That first year.  So intense.  
No other life event could possibly pack so much joy, love, fear, frustration, confusion, and euphoria into 12 short months.  

It has been such a delight to photograph Lucy through out this past year as I watched this family grow together.  

It seems like just yesterday she was a helpless newborn.  Now she is an independent, feisty, hilarious, full of love and life toddler.  Running, laughing, jumping, and playing-there is nothing stopping this girl.  

I love when I have friends and clients that are on board with letting their children and family be vulnerable for photos.  No posing, no directing, no saying "cheese".  Documenting real life, in real time.  Cherishing memories that would have otherwise been easily forgotten.  That's the business I want to be in.  

Happy 1st Birthday Lucy-you're goin' places.  

 
 
 
 

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