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This is one of my favorite families! I have had the privilege of taking their photos since their wedding and I have loved seeing their family grow! One of our on-going missions is to get a genuine smile out of Frank, and I think we did that this time when he wasn’t expecting it :).

P.S. I am SO happy Fall weather has finally arrived and we can all stop sweating and swinging gnats out of our faces!

 

 

 

Words cannot describe how much I love capturing babies and their personality’s blooming! This sweet little guy was such and explorer and we spent half of the session just following him and capturing him playing with leaves and grass or whatever else he could find! I just love my job so much!

 

 

 

I loved photographing this sweet little family! Their precious little girl did so great for photos! Lately I have traveled allot and it was so nice to do a session here in my hometown at the Rose Garden!

 

I loved being able to capture this family’s story! I don’t need to tell you how much I love photographing lifestyle sessions! I’m sure you’ve heard me go on about it at some point! I love real life! I also love setting up gorgeous styled shoots, but nothing beats the real! Looking at the photos below, take me back to my own childhood! It’s not just about capturing a moment, but capturing a time frame in your life with your kids. My heart is for all of us to go back into loving the real and sometimes even imperfect moments. We have become way to influenced to make everything look perfect and beautiful, but lets not forget that we are all most beautiful being ourselves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I so enjoyed photographing this family. Alaina is one of my best friends and her whole family is just so fun to be around! I love to look at the growth in a family. For example a family of 5 here, turned into this big family in just a matter of years!

Love this scripture…

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like Arrows in the hand of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man who’s quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with the opponents in court. PSALM 127:3-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was the second time I was able to photograph The Walpoles. Last time we did a session in the yard with the sprinkler and popsicles etc… You can view that session here, http://johannalakin.com/blog/?p=7453

This time, they were visiting the beach and so we did a beach session! The kids got to play in the water at the end which made for some sweet candid shots 🙂 I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to spend time with this family and am excited to do it again in the future!

I highly encourage you if you are planning a beach session to allow your kids some playtime for some of the photos. It totally pays off! Don’t you agree?

 

 

What an awesome family this is! I am so excited to share some of the photos from their beach session in Destin. Vanessa is stunningly beautiful as are their two girls Johannah and Ruth and so I had it made in the shade getting good shots! I love the mixture of candids and posed shots throughout this session. I think that most of the photos from any session should be candid. I’m sure you have all heard me ranting about lifestyle photography lately! This session is a great mixture of both lifestyle and portrait style. Thank you so much Vanessa and Tim for asking me to take photos and showing me a new spot in Destin to shoot at! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahh… at last I can share some of the photos from the styled session that I planned for the Rich family! I’m so thankful that Megan was willing to listen to my idea of doing this shoot out in the middle of the woods! I couldn’t be happier with how these turned out! IT really feels good when a plan comes together and you get to see your vision play out. The idea was to get them spending family time together like reading books and having hot coco, only it would be done in the middle of the woods sitting in a living room setup. They also did s’mores around a fire! The great thing about these sessions is that the kids have fun instead of having to pose! Lane loved the magnifying glass that I brought to use as a prop to sit on the table but he had so much fun with it and immediately started to try to look at bugs!

 

 

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I loved spending the morning with this sweet family! These boys were all about playing and we had to chase after them to get photos. I think candid photos of boys playing are better than posed photos anyways! Here are some of my favorites!

 

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I love this family! I shot Katie and Kyle’s wedding about four years ago and have enjoyed getting to photograph their sweet family ever since! Their two boys are just adorable!

 

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