zeke, 3 weeks

This little guy is one of the luckiest babies I know.  He has five older brothers who are always going to be looking after him and making sure no one messes with him.   And I don’t know sports, but doesn’t this make a basketball team?

Hopefully soon I will get a shot of all six boys together with mom and dad but we’ll give little man a break first.  He already wasn’t too keen on this whole newborn photo shoot thing.  Between the bright sun and the ridiculous wind, he was actually quite the trooper!

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sam

Back in late summer last year I did Sam’s littler sisters’ pictures.  I promised him that in the fall we would do his as well.  He would get my undivided attention and quality time.

Well, fall came and went.  As did winter and spring.  Finally, we were able to get his annual pictures done just a couple of weeks ago.  I felt that I owed him big time because I neglected him (unintentionally), so when we were done I took him to Dairy Queen.  This was extra special because it was just the two of us and his sisters didn’t get to come.  It was a very sweet time.

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cecilia & maia

A perfect, dream session!  You might know by now my color palette choices for pictures.  Or, maybe you don’t, but this is it!

These girls.  Next to my own, they are my heart.  I’ve been their “auntie” since birth and their mother is like a sister to me.  Any chance I get to take their pictures (which is difficult with schedules), I jump at it!

It was another hot, buggy, Nebraska afternoon.  The sun was very high in the sky and the three of us just were not enjoying the session at the original spot chosen.  So I recommended the floral shop for the backdrop and to get out of the sun.  They thought it was a great idea and were looking forward to seeing all of the flowers.

I couldn’t have chosen a more perfect dress for them to wear if I had been planning it all along.  The colors were just tre’s magnifique!

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savannah | newborn

You know that your baby is going to be beautiful before she is even born when you have chosen the name Savannah.

I was very anxious for this angel to be born so that I could get in her sweet, girly room and have some fresh baby snuggles in between shots.  She tried to give me some push back on the whole photo shoot thing, but I still sneaked in some shots in between her fussy moments.  Her big brother tried the same thing on me when I did his newborn shots a few years ago.  Sadly, he won the first battle but I came back later and got some good shots of him as well.  It must be the camera!  Right?

And what about that hair?!

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freburg family

I think I can honestly say that this is my first family session that hasn’t involved small children.  I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to handle it, but it only took a few minutes to get into the swing of things.  The dogs helped out a lot!  It was like corralling toddlers so there wasn’t too big of a difference.  😉

I’ve known the Freburgs for quite a while now, but have never really interacted with their sons much.  I learned very quickly that they are a fun family.  And the daughters-in-law (one to be) fit in perfectly!

Thank you, Freburgs, for allowing me into your evening for a few hours even though it pushed into your dinner and you had to eat late.

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julie & Z

This beautiful mama is a very dear friend of mine.  When she asked me to take a few maternity shots I quickly jumped at the chance.  She already has a brood of five boys and is now expecting boy number six!   Still as beautiful as she was with baby number one and always glowing.  Sounds like a crazy household (and it is) but it is also a very warm, loving household.

When I mentioned to Julie that I would like to take a couple of shots in the abandoned yard next to hers among the dandelions, she chuckled.  It’s not something you normally do as the wife of a landscape business owner.  But hey!  You only live once, right?  Also, I love dandelions and as the photographer I get to call the shots.  Good thing she loves me.

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