Laura has been talking about getting her family pictures done for a few years. I’ve done a couple of sessions for her personally and this past fall, she finally decided to book a family session in Little Elm, Texas. I would love to photograph more Little Elm Family sessions because it truly has some beautiful hidden areas. What made this session even more special was that Laura’s paren’t’s came into town from Kansas and we made it an extended family session.
Laura and her family
Laura and her husband have three beautiful children. At first glance they appear pretty shy, but let me tell you… they are just waiting for you to not pay attention. These three kids are just so sweet. This is a fun age, because they see such wonder in the world and teach us adults to see it through their eyes. All three kids adore their parents… but let me tell you, no one holds a candle to their grandparents. Laura’s mom and dad came into town so that they could be included in the session. If you have ever heard me talk about family picture – I am a big advocate for being present in your pictures and making sure that you have your parents photographed as well. Think about this… when your kids grow up and move out, most parents do not see the purpose in getting their pictures done. However, there will come a day when their grandkids will look at all of the pictures and wonder why there are no more pictures of their grandparents. I am so happy that Laura had them come into town. These images will be cherished for years to come by Laura’s parents, Laura as well as her kids.
As an aside, a few weeks after this session, Laura’s father had a serious medical emergency. Before I continue… I am happy to say that he is recovering and is on the road to being healthy once again. I received a text from Laura as she rushed to Kansas to be with her parents and she told me how thankful she was that she had these images of him, not knowing what the outcome will be. I am thankful that she has them as well. It’s not often that we like to think about these things – but my hope is that Laura values this pictures just a little more now.
Little Elm Family Photographer
I really just can’t begin to tell you how beautiful Little Elm, Texas is. I look forward to the next family session up there. I think a summer beach session just might need be planned 🙂 In the meantime – head over to the Beautiful Evolutions website to see some more of our family sessions.
For this beautiful little family, I traveled up to Double Oak, Texas. Sometimes it is just easier on mommy if I come to them. With three little ones, it was definitely easier for me to hop in the car than it was for them. On a crazy windy day, we met a local park in Double Oak and we laughed and played and got some of sweetest images of the Breckenridge Family. Carrie is so blessed to be their mommy.
The Breckenridge Family
I met Carrie several months ago on a different project. She immediately became someone that I knew we would be friends. She has a kind soul and her life journey has been a twisty one, but through it all, she has these three beautiful babies. Sweet giggles, crooked teeth and a personality that will give her a run for her money for years to come… she has three incredible children that just love her wildly. She booked a mini session, which means that we have a much shorter amount of time to get the images. However, I think we accomplished exactly what we set out to accomplish. Carrie and her children will look at these images for years to come and only see sweet kisses and hugs and laughter. Just what every mother hopes for their children.
Double Oak Family Photography
One of the greatest things about my job is that I get to explore new places. I travel all over Texas and Oklahoma for my clients. My hope is that 2018 takes us into other states as well. Take a look at some of our other family sessions on the Beautiful Evolutions website – I would love for you to become a BE Family for this next year!
All my love
This family just rocks their family sessions. We all leave feeling like we have just been on a roller coaster. A teenager, twin boys, a dad that humors mom, and a mom that is ecstatic to have updated pictures. We talked about a different location that we did last year, and the Bowman Family chose the Downtown Fort Worth location as I knew just the perfect place for her to have something different than the norm.
The Bowman Family
I just adore this family. This will be the second time I’ve been asked to photograph their family as a whole. There are so many dynamics and this family always leaves me smiling after their session. The boys are… well they are boys. Liam and Landry are twins and full of life and energy. Lots of giggles and picking up sticks and running crazy around everyone. You have to be on your A game with these two. Kendal is a full blown pre-teen. She’s full of sass and attitude…. she and I get along GREAT. She is a gorgeous girl and I love photographing her. The day we had their family session in Downtown Fort Worth, dad was not feeling so great. He had injured his back and I knew we needed to move fast for him. He was a good sport as always, he’s a little outnumbered. As a side note: while the images are BEAUTIFUL and the location always gives me a pretty scene… the mosquitos were OUT OF CONTROL this day. Poor little Liam was eaten alive by those little suckers… all puns intended. My heart broke that after the first little area, he has several welps forming. Regardless… I’m crazy in love with how their session turned out.
Downtown Fort Worth Family Photography
We love to photograph in this location as no matter what time of year, it’s just gorgeous. Check out some of our other Life Inspired Family sessions over on the website.
I would love to photograph your family in 2018, once you’ve looked around on the website – schedule a call with me to chat about getting on the 2018 calendar.
Schedule a call to chat about getting on the 2018 calendar
Every year I dream of new ideas for Christmas mini sessions for our families. This year I found two fantastic Santa’s as well as the prettiest Christmas Trees. Everything I dreamed in my mind came to fruition with these little mini sessions. Being a Family Photographer is no longer the core focus of my business, but it will forever hold a special place in my heart. Every year in the fall, I am booked solid with family sessions. I would love to shoot these throughout the year, but for now – it’s a big focus for families when the Texas heat cools off.
Santa Claus came to town – Beautiful Evolutions Family Photographer
I was lucky enough to have two Santa’s recommended to me. They both were fantastic and really added that extra little something special. Not only did these families NOT have to wait in LONG lines at the mall, or deal with crowds of crying children… each child got a few minutes to spend one on one with Santa without being rushed. Having Santa will be a permanent feature for our Christmas mini sessions. I want to give a great big thank you to our Santa’s for coming out and spending the afternoons with us. It was magical and just what I dreamed it would be.
Christmas Tree Farm Mini Sessions
The last day of our mini sessions was done without Santa. These were so beautiful and it was a perfect day for them. My hope is that these precious families cherish these beautiful images we created. Without having to divide our “mini” time between family and Santa… we had more than enough time to create some beautiful family images. It is my honor every year to document families. While some families only update their images every few (or 7) years, I have some special families that see me every year. It’s is incredible to watch their kids grow and to be the one to document these moments. Family sessions have become something that are such a blessing each year. No longer do I photograph families in a traditional way. It is my goal of each and every session to capture genuine laughter as well as the love that is shared. Thank you to Sunset Hill Tree Farm that hosted our mini sessions. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful field of Christmas Trees.
Thank you to all of my families that came out for the Christmas Mini Sessions – I am truly blessed to be your family photographer. To see more of our Life Inspired Family Sessions – head over to the website and check it out. Beautiful Evolutions Website
All my love
Benbrook Stables, Benbrook Texas
Sweet Levi turns three and his momma said he has an incredible love for horses. After deciding that neither of us had access quickly to horses and a beautiful piece of property, she suggested Benbrook Stables. We were able to rent a horse and a trainer to make sure all went well. Levi couldn’t have been a happier boy. We walked the property with our horse and she was so kind and patient. Levi’s mom told me that he is completely infatuated with horses… and let me tell you – he was in absolute heaven. After we walked the property, we stopped for some family photos and to feed some of the horses that were already out in the pasture. It was a perfect location for some awesome family images.
Levi is three
He is all boy. Full of life. A mind of his own. A force to be reckoned with. Levi was so inquisitive and couldn’t wait to be done with me so he could feed the horses and see all of them. We may or may not have bribed him with grass to keep him focused on the task at hand. Have you ever tried to reason with a three year old and get them to sit still for .5 seconds?? No? Well let me tell you, it’s kinda like asking a the wind to not blow. Three year olds will do what they want – when they want – and how they want. This age is SUPER fun to photograph – because honestly, you just never know what you are going to get from them. Levi kept me on my toes, but he gave me some fantastic images as well. We had so much fun and I’m pretty certain we all slept really well that night.
We are family
While the main focus of the session was for Levi and his birthday pictures, we went ahead and snuck in some family pictures. If you know me, or have followed me for very long – you will know that I don’t do boring, sit still and smile pictures very well. I want my families laughing, moving, loving each other. It’s the emotions that are given when you ask everyone to snuggle in, or the laughter that bursts out of kids when you ask them who can laugh the loudest. THOSE are the moments that should be documented. Those the images that are priceless and will last a lifetime. Sometimes as mommies we want that perfect picture where everyone is acting right and smiling just perfectly… but sometimes – its the moments that happen around that perfect picture that are so much better.
Thank you Charolette & Ashley for trusting me to document that milestone for Levi and for your family. These images tell a beautiful story of your family in this moment, I hope you cherish them forever.
Happy Birthday Levi.
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Some times you meet clients thru other friends and clients and if you are lucky enough… they become friends and family. Brandi & Matt have become just that. Brandi brought us up to Oklahoma City last year to photograph some of her clients. She owns Flex-Appeal, a fabulous concept of personal trainers focused on empowering women and giving them the tools needed to live healthier and better lives. In that process, we have become friends and champion each others businesses and provide encouragement as friends.
This year, we did our annual fitness shoot, but we ended the weekend with some family pictures. Before next year, we may need to plan a week long trip to accomplish everything!!
Brandi & Matt are what I would consider a power couple. They are a great balance of each other and their love is stronger because of their story and the chapters in their life.
If you know Matt… you know, he has a great laugh and smile… he just chooses not to show it in pictures very often. I however…. got it! He’s full of jokes and laughter and he absolutely adores Brandi. And really… how could you not. She’s gorgeous. She’s got a heart that is bigger than you can imagine. She sees the best in anyone and works hard to show it to them.
Matt & Brandi have recently built a home in Oklahoma on some of the prettiest land (with a pond) and it couldn’t have been any more perfect for their shoot. It’s always hard to leave when we come up to visit. It’s just amazingly beautiful.
Brandi, thank you for trusting me to be your photographer and document your love for each other.