Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Model in the Making...

Emileigh is an awesome model in the making and great in front of the camera!
Her and I had some adventures finding new places to take photos and I always take so many photos in her sessions!  
I look forward to photographing her again soon and maybe doing some crazy awesome shoots!

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Long Awaited Addition...

This little girl is, like all babies, a blessing and clearly a bundle of joy for her wonderful parents!
Miss Annalea is spunky and sweet all wrapped into one adorable package!

First time parents were so wonderful to work with and like any girl, she was all about her accessories! 

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Wintertime Families...

The holidays are such a special time of year!
My favorite things about winter are the sweets and treats, cozy fires, hot cocoa and candy canes, but most of all family time!
I had the opportunity to capture the holiday spirit in photographs for a few families and each was so special!

First was the Emch family with a busy two year old, a three month new little brother and two lovely parents... Getting to photograph some of their goofy and playful moments was the best!

Next is Miss Madison and her parents... Just shy of a year old, she is so independent and full of sugar and spice! Her personality was so mature for her age, and she is a model in the making for sure!
A Christmas tree farm was the perfect backdrop for this family!

These little girls are cute as can be and so photogenic!
Sisterhood is a special thing and these two were dressed to impress for the Christmas cards!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

8 Days New, Konan...

Welcome to the world, Konan!

This little guy is cute as can be and such a sweetie! But there wasn't much sleeping going on during this session.  Even so, there are some great photos that turned out!
This handsome little guy is a little brother and a cutie for sure! 


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Little Mr. Owen...

 First I must say, "What a handsome little guy!".
I know that is somewhat cliche, but it is so true! He has these baby blues to die for and a silly little smile that just melts your heart! 
I haven't even mentioned his beautiful Mumma yet! Her and her little guy are photo perfect and a joy to around.  I was so glad to be able to photograph them and his 1st birthday party!
Grandad is a huge part of their life and really hung in there for the photos and they really turned out great!

Thank you so much Cori for supporting me and my art!

I love that you can almost feel the joy when you look at this photo!

 A boy and his grandpa (Papa)

 Can you say Christmas Card!?

 This little guy just loves his Mommy!

 3 generations!

Just love this one!

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Class of 2012, Tayler K...

Well, to say the least, there were a lot of laughs during Miss Tayler K's senior session!
Her entourage included her Mom, big sister and friend; And we had a great time!
Lots of support is good when they know when you need to laugh and when you need to be a little more serious.  It was a great mix of both types of photos that resulted from her shoot.

She was also great about the adventure that was inevitable with one of my senior sessions!
She climbed on things, changed outfits like she was at a runway show and took direction with ease.

A beautiful girl with a beautiful posse, perfect!

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Class of 2012, Tayler C...

Miss Tayler C. had a great session! We wandered around my favorite town and found some great photo opportunities.  I see opportunities everywhere and always tell my clients that a session with me also includes an adventure! 
Being a beautiful girl and a tom-boy, she really was a trooper!

It is always important to me to get real smiles in senior photos, as a 'perma-smile' is not a good representation of personality.  One way to avoid the cheek straining fake smiles is to get the idea of a brother being pushed into the river in a girl's mind, this was a hit with Tayler!

Thanks again to Tayler and her Mom for their support!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

To love a Marine...

First of all, thank you to all of you who are serving or who have served our great country and to those of you who support and love them!

Taking photos for this couple was inspring and a ton of fun! Full of laughter and good spirits, these two are meant to be together and are a great example of a Military marriage.
These photos are some of my most proud as of yet, and I can only hope there are more opportunities for me to photograph Military families.

I am proud to be an American.


***All Photographs are Copyright Samantha Raye Photography***