Posts Tagged ‘Family Moments’

Family session (with a surprise!)

January 26th, 2015

I love this family. So far, I’ve photographed Jhanna & Ryan more than any other family (outside my own ;). When Jhanna called me to schedule this session, she said she had to tell me a few details. Her in-laws were here from out of town and they wanted to get pictures with everyone while […]

 

I love this family. So far, I’ve photographed Jhanna & Ryan more than any other family (outside my own ;). When Jhanna called me to schedule this session, she said she had to tell me a few details. Her in-laws were here from out of town and they wanted to get pictures with everyone while they were here, including her brother and sister-in-law. And she said that they would be surprising their family with some news. Great! I love photographing surprises.

outdoor family pictures

Then, her sister-in-law Kaila called me and said that THEY would be surprising the family with some news too!

Oh boy! This was getting complicated!

But we worked out a plan, and pulled it off. This is definitely one of my favorite moments I’ve photographed so far!

First… Jhanna and Ryan told his parents they were expecting baby #2.

pregnancy announcement photography

We let that sink in… Kaila was a little excited…

professional photography of surprise

Then she said they were expecting too!

surprise pregnancy announcement pictures

I think mom wanted to be mad at her sons for keeping the secret… but she was just too happy.

loving family pictures

outdoor couples picture

professional picture we're pregnant

 

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Crow Family

January 19th, 2015

Family sessions are fun ways to preserve memories. And they don’t have to be for families of little ones (although those are usually especially important to capture those moments as they are so fleeting as they grow so quickly). If your family is getting together, think about having a family session to capture the memory […]

 

Family sessions are fun ways to preserve memories. And they don’t have to be for families of little ones (although those are usually especially important to capture those moments as they are so fleeting as they grow so quickly). If your family is getting together, think about having a family session to capture the memory of you all together, and a snapshot of your lives right then. You don’t have to have a special reason other than being together with your family.

I shot both Abigail & Katelyn’s weddings and later shot marketing images for Abigail and her in-laws of their cattle and farm for their new store Fifth Generation Farms in Lake City. This cotton field was planted and (later) harvested by her husband Matt. I loved all the texture from the cotton!

picture in cotton field

girls in cotton field

portrait in cotton field

couples picture in the woods

husband and wife portrait in forest

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Aletha – One Year

March 1st, 2014

This is an older session, but I had to share these cute images from this family session!

 

This is an older session, but I had to share these cute images from this family session!frog wall with family

casual family session

baby smirk

family pictures under oak tree

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Print Sale!

September 24th, 2013

My online galleries finally have a shiny new look!  Go check them out here. To celebrate, I’m having a sale! I don’t do sales very often, but for a limited time everything is 20% off, including all client online galleries! If you’ve ever been in front of my lens go visit your gallery at www.dawnmckinstry.smugmug.com to view […]

 

My online galleries finally have a shiny new look!  Go check them out here. To celebrate, I’m having a sale! I don’t do sales very often, but for a limited time everything is 20% off, including all client online galleries! If you’ve ever been in front of my lens go visit your gallery at www.dawnmckinstry.smugmug.com to view and order prints, downloads, and products for 20% off!  And feel free to forward this to friends and family, prints make great holiday gifts.  ;)

Don’t miss this sale!

 

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Farm Family Portraits

September 12th, 2013

In celebration of her birthday, Hannah asked me to photograph her and her pets. As a former horse owner and lover of all pets, as well as a friend of Hannah’s, I was thrilled to photograph this session for her. Little did I know how much personality each of her pets had! Here’s an outtake […]

 

In celebration of her birthday, Hannah asked me to photograph her and her pets. As a former horse owner and lover of all pets, as well as a friend of Hannah’s, I was thrilled to photograph this session for her. Little did I know how much personality each of her pets had!

cat portrait

orange tabby cat, natural cat portrait

pet portrait

dog with horses portrait

Here’s an outtake of a setup of a shot of all the dogs and one cat in the gorgeous evening light.  ;)

pet photography outtake