Posted on November 13, 2012
It is true, they are.
I love shooting families in the fall.
The weather is lovely and the color is gorgeous.
This family session was no exception.
Here is a little peak into the evening.
I love families! It’s always a little sad when fall comes to an end
and the fall family rush is over.
But then it is exciting again because winter for RLP means lots of gorgeous women doing Boudoir Beauty sessions for
Christmas and Valentine’s gifts. Head over to the boudoir blog for more details if you are interested!
Posted on October 25, 2012
This sweet momma wanted this session for her birthday present.
She told me that she was the family’s shutterbug
(so many mommies are.
We are the family historians.)
and was rarely in front of the camera WITH her babies.
We focused on her with her and the twins,
but we also managed to get the entire family involved
as well as a couple of her and her love.
Best birthday present ever?
I think so.
I’m right in the middle of busy season
(hasn’t this fall been AMAZING!)
but there are still a few last minute
spots available in November!
Posted on October 18, 2012
It is my favorite season.
Arkansas has such a lovely,
season of fall color.
Add in an adorable family
and you have
one happy Cherron.
Here are a few photos of a recent family session right smack in the middle
of some gorgeous color.
Love and color.
What can be better, right?
Posted on October 11, 2012
I’ve been spending most of my free time going through older photos and
haven’t spent a lot of time on the photos that I’ve been taking recently.
I’m trying to get all these old photos together and put them in a photobook.
It may even end up being two or three books
because I’m working through all unprinted photos for the last
That’s a lot of photos!
It’s been a great trip down memory lane.
My kiddos have grown so much over the years.
My photography has changed.
And overall I’m incredibly happy with how I’ve documented our life.
I want to share some of these photos,
some that have never even seen the light of day,
but only once I start working on layouts.
Right now I’m still figuring out what I want to include
and making sure they are edited.
Basically, they are still a mess.
So, for today I decided to share some recent memories.
Not too long ago,
I met up with John and the girls
at a local walking/bike trail
so I could push the stroller with the tot as
the big girls rode bikes.
I find myself not bringing a big camera out with us as often as I used to do.
My phone is used as a point and shoot for our
day to day snapshots.
I could have easily only had it with me this day,
but I will be forever happy that I was meeting them after a session.
This means I already had my camera bag with me and had no excuses
to not whip out the big boys for this awesome occasion.
It was the day that Tatum was going to attempt riding her bike without training wheels.
I caught the very moment she rode her bike without any help.
I love, love, love her tongue sticking out!
There have been some pretty amazing days so far this fall
and we’ve spent lots of time outside.
It’s been such a welcome relief to the relentless heat from this summer.
These photos are just from one afternoon right after John came home from work.
I was snapping photos of the girls as they were playing.
He noticed a huge dead branch caught in other branches up in one of the trees.
Then we took turns swinging the girls around while trying to
take photos of their faces.
Just a lovely day.
There you have it.
A little Family Friday love since it’s been awhile since I posted one.
Posted on October 8, 2012
We had this date set aside for weeks.
Little did we know that Mother Nature was going to freak out a bit
and give us an overnight freeze and a high of 55.
It was cloudy and cold.
Did we care?
Not a bit.
We just worked really fast, I made them snuggle a lot,
and we quickly got some beautiful images.
I’ve known the mom and dad of this adorable family for many years now,
but I had never met their kiddos.
I’m so glad I finally did because they are two incredibly sweet kids.
Yes, you can be jealous of her hair.
I am and I even have curls!
Mine just are not as tame as hers.
I seriously love a family that says, “Okay!”
When I say, “Now I want you to lay on the ground and snuggle up
while I shoot above you.”
We snapped a couple of just the two of them.
That doesn’t happen as often when you have kids.
Posted on October 1, 2012
These two boys?
The cutest things ever.
It took all my will power not to scoop them up
and run away.
Posted on September 25, 2012
This is one of those posts where I keep trying and retrying to write it
and just find myself at a loss for words.
This family is so near and dear to my heart.
I’ve been photographing their sweet faces since 2009.
It was shortly after my second session with them that it was discovered
that the mom, Emilie, had a brain tumor.
She fought a long battle and was so positive and beautiful the entire time.
Her outlook on life was truly inspiring.
She was the type of mom that I want to be like.
Sadly, last year, weeks after I took their family portraits,
sweet Emilie lost her battle.
When Jason contacted me this year to schedule a family session, saying that Emilie would have
been mad at him if he didn’t get annual family photos taken,
He is such a good daddy to these three beautiful children.
And he does so much to honor Emilie’s memory.
It is a beautiful thing.
It’s an honor to be able to capture the love this family has for each other.
“We should all be so in love with each day.”
Posted on September 16, 2012
One of the highlights of my year is being able to spend time with this family
for their annual photos.
They simply love life, love love, and love their boy Leighton
with everything they have.
I adore them.
We met up on a gorgeous Saturday after Leighton’s birthday party
(Four years. FOUR?! Where did the time go??)
and spent an hour together
capturing their lovely family.
Grab a coffee and relax a bit.
I sort of picked a lot to show today.
I love his smile!!
He adores his daddy.
I love how similar their smiles are here!
We had to make a stop at the splash pad as we were coming back.
He LOVES water.
They all do, actually, and pretty much live on the lake in their boat during the summer.
Leighton was having a BLAST totally
messing up his daddy’s hair and he just took it like a champ.
Posted on September 4, 2012
My kids are growing up.
One is a Freshman.
One is in 2nd grade.
One is in preschool.
That leaves me with just one little love at home with me during the day.
Not going to lie, that sometimes bums me out.
I’m trying really hard to not panic at how the time is just slipping
through my desperate fingers.
I’m instead trying to savor those little moments we have together.
I find myself wanting to capture ‘perfect’ moments less and less
and just wanting to capture the real moments.
The bed head.
The messy living room.
Mismatched pajamas and popcorn on the floor.
Years from now I know I’ll cherish these more.
I’ll be able to look through these photos and vividly remember our day to day life.
That good stuff that makes us Us.
Join me on a typical weekend day for us.
She’s finally making her bed without being nagged all the time.
I’ve saved that rose for years. It’s from a bouquet John surprised me with oh so many years ago.
It was a gorgeous day for a quick trip down the road to see some friends.
Life is good.
Posted on August 27, 2012
Summer is now at an end for us.
Three of four kids are in school this year.
That’s an insane feeling, one that I’m still not entirely used to.
Before school started, I took some family photos of my sister’s family.
It was loud and crazy and oh so fun, just like them.
We went over to her house for a impromptu Sunday bbq the day before school started
to let the kiddos have one last summer play date.
I told her that I wanted her to take a photo of my family.
(Well, most of my family because Blaze wasn’t with us, but he will be with us when we have portraits taken by
Kate later this fall.)
I took some test shots to get the settings for her, posed everyone, then ran over to join
and let Autumn snap away.
She did great, right? I love this.
I can’t wait to get this on my wall
and I can’t wait to have the entire family in front of the camera, too!