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BROWN FAMILY

Everyone has a second family; the best friends that grew up with your parents, the ones that are pregnant together, the ones that are like aunts, uncles and cousins. Lucky for me, I was blessed with all of this rolled into one.

My godparents, Cindy and Steve, have been in my parents lives forever. Their son, Stephen, was my womb-buddy (while our mothers were due within 3 months of each other), and their daughter, Rachel, will be standing by my side next August for my wedding.

To put a cherry on top of this story, Stephen and his girlfriend Amber were voted Cutest Couple on my Facebook fan page contest in February. While the Brown's were very much overdue for new family photos (I'm talking at least 10-15 years), I let S&A cuddle up for some adorable overload.

I wouldn't be the person I am if any of these individuals weren't in my life.

TY & MIA

I remembered photographing these two darlings when they were a flower girl and ring bearer in a wedding 2 years ago – they both grew so much in the time passed, I barely recognized them!

I was glad Mama G got in touch so I could get them in front of the camera again. The first time they were really shy... this time Ty & Mia had no problem showing off their smiles and climbing abilities!

These two are going to break some hearts in a few years time.

 

RYAN & RACHELLE

What's awesome when two people click is that they want to keep making magic together – in this instance, Ryan and Rachelle's love for each other is extraordinary, and the love my camera (and me) has for this duo is enchanting.

This was our third time together in just 8 months. This time, we took it indoors to the Foundry Pub where the rustic wood brought out every bit of warmth on that beautiful Saturday morning.

The next time I photograph these two, they'll be saying their "I Do's." Why not sneak in one last engagement shoot in together before then?

Once again, I give you the future Mr. & Mrs. Zorzit...

 

CODY & TAYLOR

CODY & TAYLOR

I met Taylor through one of our great mutual friends when we were just teenagers, and we are both godmamas to two cute sisters. When Cody came in to the picture, it was like every day together was filled with sunshine. We all knew he was 'the one.'

We had met up for a small bump session in the Winter of 2016, but these two were so adorable I needed more! I was so lucky Taylor reached out again before she is due. 

While discussing our plans with Taylor, Cody suddenly pops up online and says to keep him informed - because he wants to propose! I was absolutely ecstatic to be apart of this and knew it had to be unique, and absolutely special.

I let Cody know of the best spots, ones where I could still capture the moment but give them their special time together. Obviously, Taylor said hell yes.

So now we get to look forward to two amazing times in this duo's life; the birth of Baby Parker in May (or April, judging by the pop of that belly!), and now the union of the future of Mr & Mrs Blair.

Thanks for tolerating the mud and my obnoxious "aw's" - you are stellar kids.

BECKY & MORGAN

BECKY & MORGAN

I have known the Lachapelle family for many wonderful years. It seems I had become the go-to girl for all means family photos, so naturally, they made me feel like I was another sibling or daughter to them.

So when your family loses a loved one, your world is shook.

We lost the queen of the family, Rae, a few weeks ago unexpectedly. Morgan, after many messages of condolences, approached me about my love for the musical Rent. I had no idea it had been touring, as I had only seen it perform in Windsor. Morgan extended the invite, but with a twist.

Morgan and I were around 14 years old when we first met, but I have yet to see a smile on her face as big as when Becky is around. To my surprise, and my happiness, Morgan and Becky wanted to get engaged to each other, but had hesitated while grieving. Until just shortly ago,  under the gold and marble painted skies of the Fisher Theater, they exchanged rings. The most beautiful part of their story? Mama Rae was the only one who had seen them.

I'm blessed to know this family, and forever grateful to be their first call.

JESSICA, LILAH & BABY GIRL BARRUS

JESSICA, LILAH & BABY GIRL BARRUS

One amazing thing about being a photographer is that when everyday occurrences happen in your family, you're the first to know and capture it. So when my very protruding sister asked me to come visit on a quiet, snowy Wednesday, I packed up the Fiat and headed there without hesitation.

For those who don't know, my sister is my only sibling. She also lives an hour away in a fairytale castle with her beautiful family. So if I find the time, even if I only get to spend an hour or two with her, I will jump at the opportunity. Plus my 2-year-old niece is really damn cute.

This is my soon-to-be second niece in bump form. While Lilah seems to be more of a little spunkster (i.e. running around the house, headbutting pillows yelling "I'M SO HAPPY!"), something tells me this newbie will be a delicate little flower.

And I can't wait to meet her.

RYAN & RACHELLE

I was lucky to reconnect with these two after years of seeing their love blossom from afar. After their extremely unique engagement (hello, caricaturist at the riverfront?!), I was over-the-moon when I was asked to be their wedding photographer for their August 2017 wedding.

These two are always down for a laugh, a little rain, and a little adventure.