I had the most wonderful time photographing these fun, adventurous siblings. The air was crisp, the energy was high, and I felt like I had known them forever from the moment we met. We spent the afternoon throwing leaves, laughing, climbing trees, and following trails in the woods…
Thank you guys for being such a breath of fresh air! I had such a blast adventuring with you!
Hannah & her beau were the BRAVEST clients I have had in a long time- they shot her maternity session in the beginning of January and modeled in the freezing cold like a champs! Shivering and teeth chattering, they kept a smile on and we had a fun time hunting for pops of color, hidden docks, and bridges.
Thank you both for your easy going personalities, and your eagerness to shoot together regardless of the weather. Hannah, you are going to be a radiant mother. I’m so thrilled for the huge, exciting, wonderful adventure ahead for the both of you. Thank you for letting me be a small part!
As a photographer, there are some families you fall in love with instantly. For us at MHP, one of those families is the Highsmith’s. I have photographed 60th anniversary parties, a wedding, newborn photos, and birthdays, marking some pretty amazing milestones in their lives. These people are full of warmth, love and community just like these images depict.
I joined them the day after Thanksgiving as they all gathered at the family cabin to enjoy a BBQ pig on the grill. A few of the things I remember most are golf cart rides through the woods with giggly kids, snuggling babies by the fire, clay pigeons flying through the air and gunshots ringing in my ears. But it took one another’s company to remind them of all the things they are truly grateful for… family, faith, health and their many blessings were all some of the words chosen by them and permanently penned to napkins. Perhaps one of my favorite moments was photographing Mr. Highsmith while he penned his blessings, faith and family being firsts. These napkins will no doubt be used for many years to come as a visual to the strong foundation of their family. It was the perfect afternoon, I already want to go back. It’s not very many sessions that I get to shoot and be surrounded by such warm and inviting people paired with the perfect location and a delicious thanksgiving spread with key lime pie to wrap it up, yum all around!
While Brent and I were in Louisiana photographing a wedding, we also had the opportunity to work with the Landry family. Not only does this clan have style, but they have hearts of gold too! I originally met Stacy when she attended Love Affair Workshop (a workshop Millie taught several years back) and got to know her over lunch one afternoon. She and Matt also came and did a One-to-One workshop with Millie and Brent designed their branding for their photography business. When Matt and Stacy told us they hadn’t had any family pictures taken since their daughter Emerson was little, we were excited to be able to capture them as a family of four with their little guy, Breaker. Thanks to the Landry Family for a chilly but beautiful Saturday morning! We had such a great time with all of you and we hope to see you again soon!
This sweet family drove in from Pinehurst for their session and I was really trying to make the most of the conditions we were dealt. It was an incredibly windy and cold day… so cold in fact, I wore gloves and 3 shirts to their session (and I’m hot natured). Their littlest one, Emma, was freezing and she wasn’t super thrilled about having to be out in sub zero temperatures but somehow in between trips to the car for her to thaw out, lots of nose wiping, and a location change to try and block the wind, we managed to get some incredibly fun images of this adorable family. Sometimes the sessions that seem the most challenging are the sessions that turn out to be my favorites! Perhaps it’s because you get what you get and it’s 100% them!
Also, Rachel is a photographer herself! When you are a photographer most of your time is spent on the other side of the lens which makes these photos of Rachel with her family that much sweeter! The images you see below are a mix of film and digital too.