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Welcome to my blog!
I photograph...

because a memory should never be lost.
because love is all we need.
because today will be gone tomorrow.


I seriously LOVED working with this little doll! She was such a rock star! I couldn't get over how well she adapted to the camera and my direction. Apparently it was her first time being photographed and she didn't know what to do, but we got through it... :) Enjoy!

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Our sisters were making her laugh... you read that right, we each had a sister there.
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Alright, so I really didn't direct this, just told her to work it! Love her personality. She is such a sweet person, yet has this spunky side and was cracking me up with her sense of humor the whole time.
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My absolute favorite!

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Cookie is an ice skater! Would love to see her skating on ice rather than grass, but she still rocks it! And this photo on the right, never been photographed? Who is she kidding?
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I really don't remember telling her to do this...  love her!
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Cookie, thank you for such an awesome session! I had so much fun:)
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Julia Gilbert says:

She is beautiful!! Wonderful photos.

(11.16.11 @ 12:32 PM)
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Yes reader, you read that right! This ADORABLE family is expecting baby number 5 in just a matter of days. I can't wait to meet the new addition! For now, I hope you will enjoy these family photos we shot recently. As you can see, the whole group is very excited for the new little ones arrival. Boy or girl, that bundle is going to be loved! :)

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My Favorite on the left.
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We had a friendly visit :)
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Seriously R, you are gorgeous! No wonder all your children are too...
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Little Miss R was being so cooperative and adorable, I couldn't resist snapping a few more!
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Thank you so much for letting me capture your beautiful family! Looking forward to seeing you all again in a couple weeks :)
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Sarah says:

These are fantastic! Such a wonderful job. I hope Mommy K realizes how beautiful she looks right now :)

(11.02.11 @ 04:42 PM)
Leah says:

Ohhh my goodness these are beautiful!!! Rhiannon looks amazing!!! :)

(11.02.11 @ 04:43 PM)
Trae says:

You captured my brother and his family wonderfully. Rhi looks so gorgeous! The kids look adorable and even Tim looks good :) I love your work Rach, you're amazing!

(11.02.11 @ 04:48 PM)
Tim and Rhianon and Kids says:

Wow! who knew we had such a good lookin' family? Rachel you made the day livable dealing with our incredible cantankerous children! Thank you so much for these amazing pictures!!!

(11.02.11 @ 04:57 PM)
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Can't believe this little doll is already 1 year old! Had such a blast capturing her adorable face... and let's not forget big sis, who is turning *gasp* 3! Thank to mom and dad for all their help keeping her in the frame ;) Gotta love that On-The-Move-Stage!

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Aw, have to say this is my favorite of her, and don't you just love that red hair and blue eyes?
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My favorite of Emily!

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This little angel is my niece, and you might remember seeing her from her 1-year-session. How sad that she is now in the "children" category! They do grow up fast, don't they? When my sister in law first asked about setting up a session, there was some talk about "she's everywhere these days, she will be a handful".  I suppose I could have stuck her in front of a backdrop and got out a puppet and wore myself out begging her to sit still, but that isn't her personality! As with most 2-year-olds, the objective for me is to capture who they are. So here is a small tutorial designed to help anyone trying to master this fete. :)

Step 1: Take her to a fun place that can be both entertaining and distracting. We chose the Detroit Zoo.

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Step 2: You distract her with butterflies!
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Step 3: You let her make a splash!
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Step 4: You distract her with flowers. :)

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Step 5: You let her climb on things (with mom right behind her of course!).

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Step 6: You promise her snacks, kids get VERY excited with anticipation for snacks!

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Step 7: You give her a snack!
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This set in front of the fountain might be my favorite. It has such a Parisian feel to it, and she looks like such an angel in that perfect dress! Mom really did a good job of keeping her entertained. :)
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Step 8: You make her the center of attention. She is, after all, the birthday girl!
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Step 9: You let her bond with her big brother. And boy do these two have a sweet relationship. I love the way she says "Donimick" :) (no I did no misspell, she says it wrong and it is oh-so-cute!)

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My second favorite of the day!
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Step 10: You reward her with treats! I brought these along to act as a needed bribe, and it certainly helped us snap the most fantastic family shots of the day. It's a secret weapon, use with caution! Once that sucker is handed over, there is no removing it :)

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Dear M, please stop growing so fast! That is all. Love, Aunt Rachel :)

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Smithd862 says:

you use disallowed a designer to make the style? Superb vocation! dkekcdekegbebake

(06.30.14 @ 09:03 PM)
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I confess I do love working with these tiny ones, and Sammy was such a sweet boy, cuddly and sleepy! :) Enjoy....

LOVE this hat from Itty Knits
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And here are a couple of my own making, which are currently for sale :)
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Big sister Katelyn is such a sweetie, just had to grab a few. She was so delightful!
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Katelyn arranged her ducks to be photographed all on her own, how could I refuse? ;)
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Thanks to mom and dad for letting me capture your little ones, I hope you love them!

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Mike Morby says:

Your photos are the best!!!

(08.06.11 @ 09:40 PM)
Trae Bohlen Devoted Knits says:

what precious moments you captured. I love how you capture those little moments and make them last forever. *sigh*

(08.29.11 @ 09:19 AM)
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