The Nelson Family - Lifestyle Session - Creston, MT

When Allison contacted me for a lifestyle family session, I have to say, I was so excited. Lifestyle family sessions are a relaxed way to document and remember your family - to remember how this stage felt when your littlest were free spirits content and happy to roam around the yard with their bikes, jump off of rocks, and play with chickens. Thanks Nelson family for letting me into your backyard for an evening and making me feel so welcome!

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Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park Sunrise Family Session

When Taylor first contacted me about doing their family session while on vacation exploring Glacier National Park in Montana, I was sold! When I mentioned doing a sunrise session (sunrise and sunset sessions are the best. The light is like no other time of day), they were all in! We woke up early (I got up even earlier than necessary because I’m always worried about being late, so usually am way early). The morning was so peaceful on Lake McDonald which can be a hub for tourists. I think I saw about 5 people the entire morning. I walked the shore line and soaked in the gorgeous morning.

When Taylor and Robby showed up, I knew we were going to have a fun session and little Everett did so well. Give a toddler rocks to throw in the lake and they will be happy forever. Robby and Taylor told me how they embark on a family trip every year and visit a different National Park. I think having fun and adventuring as a family together is so important (I mean have you ever seen sad people out camping and hiking?) Robby has a Youtube channel where he documents some of their adventures together. You can find that here.

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Lifestyle In Home Family Session - The Steele Family

I have loved being able to document this family as they add onto their family. When Kathleen mentioned doing a in-home session, my heart skipped a beat. I love in home sessions. They are so intimate and relaxed. It’s the perfect way to document your family when you have a little one. Not to mention, it was the morning of a blizzard and the drifts were so intense (Montana weather for you), I almost lost the road a few times. Well, actually the road was hard to recognize as a road, because of the snow blown over. Nothing some extra throttle won’t fix.

A hope you remember these moments - the fresh new feel of a baby, the way your older kids welcome in the new one, and the energy of your littles forever.

Let’s talk about these wardrobes a little. I love the cozy sweater feel and the evergreen color scheme that they chose!

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The Baer Family

When Emily contacted me to shoot their family this year, I didn’t know that a beautiful fresh blanket of snow would grace us literally the same day as the session. . . And Emily basically knows how to work the outfits. She picked this out on a whim. I wish I had fashion skills like that. Josiah and Emily are the owners of Diamond B Weddings and Events in Kalispell, Montana. If you are looking for a gorgeous place to get married or host an event, they are located on the Flathead River and just built a huge new barn (that’s heated in the winter ;)

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The Steele Family ~ Maternity Shots

I was so excited when this family contacted me again and entrusted me to take their families photos. . . and I was thrilled when Kathleen told me she was expecting again. Doesn't she look gorgeous pregnant? These summer nights are some of the best especially when they are in beautiful Montana.

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The Maltby Family

I am so glad I got to shoot this lovely family...This gal and I go so far back - like all the way back to childhood times of extracting honey, preparing for Y2K, awkward outfits....Now we are all grown up and have families of our own and yours is pretty darling!

Adler and Madden have a contagious sense of humor and an abundace of energy. I could tell they were having way too much fun getting their pictures taken.

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Warren ~ 1 Year Old

It seems like the first year of life flies by so fast - at least as a Mom. You get caught up in the endless nights and really just trying to keep this little human alive. It is so exciting to watch a little one develop and see their personality grow. Little Warren is such a sweetheart. Happy 1st birthday!

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