family photojournalism :: the mciver family

If these faces are familiar to you, it’s probably because I’ve been photographing them since their eldest daughter was a very small baby. And what a privilege and FUN thing that is. Through all the seasons and life changes and challenges, to keep coming back around to see and celebrate them is really, really great.

Now I’ll leave you with a bunch of stinking adorable photos of these 4 fun-loving folks from their morning spent doing ordinary things at home like getting dressed for the day, playing hide and seek, reading books, drinking coffee and silly dancing to a little jaunt downtown.

I want to give a couple shout-outs to them here, too. Shauna is a REALLY good wedding photographer and Justin recently opened a new chiropractic center here in GR that focuses especially on families.

life with a newborn :: mira

I remember when her big brother was very small, which was also the first time I met her mama and daddy. I admire the chill, peaceful atmosphere they create around themselves, and I think what a gift it is to be born into that. Mira was born when here family was living in the space between, having just left their house in the city, knowing it was time to move to something more able to support their growing family’s needs, but still waiting for the Right House to come on the market, they were temporarily staying with Monica’s mom. Two things I love about this:

1) That they’re having this sweet interlude with supportive extended family, and that this part of their story was included in their photojournalism session

2) That they didn’t wait for everything to be totally settled or just right to have photos done.

To be able to find contentment in the midst of change is a real gift, isn’t it?

Anyway, here’s a glimpse of some of the earlier days with sweet baby Mira….

family photojournalism :: the dandamudi family

While the grandparents were visiting from out of town, Krishna asked me to come do a two hour in-home family photojournalism session for their family. Three generations spending rich time together, inside and out, for days on end, is a such a unique opportunity to make lasting memories (and photographs). These kiddos are SO cute, jumping on beds, crawling around naked while resisting clothing, having sink baths, playing in the sandbox and collecting sticks. And all the while, they’re lovingly surrounded by the presence of their attentive parents and doting grandparents. This is a beautiful family, inside and out. Come have a look…

life with a newborn :: eden montieth

Sometimes a newnborn photography session also turns out to be a saying-goodbye-to-our-first-home session. See, while Annah was laboring for Eden, they made an offer on a house that they’d long been waiting to come onto the market. New baby, new home, all in the span of a couple of days. It’s crazy, but it’s their awesome story of a good Father who sees and loves them.

Without further ado…

I’m currently book sessions like these, as well as Family Photojournalism sessions, for April onward. Reach out to book yours.