A fun fall afternoon (I know…it is way beyond fall..but I am behind on the blogging) the 3 girls, Mom and I headed out for a shoot. Mia is four, Kayla is two and Lela is three months and the best part (as you can see) is their matching knit outifts. I don’t know what you think, but a girl in a knit dress just makes me smile….especially a cute one!

We had a fun time playing in the leaves and building many, many, many leaf piles to jump in and throw on each other…

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Kayla was trying to figure out what she was seeing when she looked at me through my camera lens…oooo the curiosity of a toddler.
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Now…..for some fun IN the leaves…
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After awhile you can see that Kayla got the hang of throwing the leaves on Mia…I guess that Mia is a pretty good teacher. The look on Mia’s face in this series is absolutely priceless…
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  • December 15, 2008 - 11:34 pm

    jaime - ah! the 3rd to last one is my fave too!! i love her arm around her looking so relaxed and casual – great light coming in from the trees too – wonderful capture!!

So for the past two years Aaron and I have settled with fake, bristly, lopsided, and ugly Christmas trees (not to mention the one we had that didn’t have the top triangle portion…we had a polygon tree that year) soooo, this year we went on the adventures with our good friends the Fredricksons to not only get a real Christmas tree, but chop it down too. The day couldn’t have been more perfect…..an early breakfast, snow falling from the sky and the trek out to find the perfect Balsam!

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Nora was completely ammused by the part when they shake the trees to get all of the dead needles off…she was staring….
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The journey out to the area of the Balsam’s….
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The Fredricksons found their tree…
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OOOOO—–it’s spiky—-Nora’s first feel of her Christmas tree
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Annnd theeeenn we found ours……..TAAAAA DAAAAA…Aaron is cutting it down while the Fredricksons watch
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And now we have to drag it back to the truck…
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And here is the finished product. We love it!!
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  • December 10, 2008 - 10:18 am

    eliesa - Emily! Thanks for stopping by our blog and following our tweets! LOVE your blog!
    eliesa

  • December 15, 2008 - 11:31 pm

    jaime - ohmy it looks cold out there!!! love the tree hunting and LOVE the new blog! you rock em!! :) :) :)

A few weeks back I had a great afternoon with the Ryan family at their beautiful home with their little girl Ava. Right from the start I could tell that Ava was ready for the camera; she was gigglie and had many outfits to choose from…it was fantastic! I wish that I would have taken a picture of her baby Uggs because they were the cutest things EVER!

We had a great afternoon trying to bear with the cold and playing with Ava. The Ryans are a great family with amazing smiles and warm personalities.

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Just look at how beautiful their family is! Honestly…….perfect!
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This one is my fave for the day! She looks so happy with Daddy.
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And of course we had to go inside to get some all cuddled up with her blanket.
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Some of you might recognize this dashing young family (or at least the hot momma in the photos). Katie is my trusty sidekick to all of my weddings; she keeps me on track, organized and makes sure that we pay enough attention to those adorable flower girls that all you brides pick to go along with your weddings. :)

Katie and her husband Eric are reaching their little girls one year birthday in December and they are planning the most rad birthday party ever (so…if you are around in Hudson on Saturday the….just kidding). Nora is absolutely perfect in every way and her smile gets me every time. I am still betting (and hoping) that she will get mom’s curly hair and dad’s red hair…but I guess we’ll see.

Check out how darn cute this little family is!

(oh–and I have to tell you that one of my knitting-genius-of-a-friend that goes by the name of Devin made this adorable little hat complete with a pink pom on top….shout out to those knitting ladies…holla……)
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This one was one of those “I’m dreaming in the middle of a field, but if you have to take my picture I guess I will smile” looks….can’t you see it?
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Check out those chompers!
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This is by far my most favorite image yet this fall. The look on Eric’s face is priceless and you can tell that Nora is just ripping out as many strands of hair as possible!

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  • December 2, 2008 - 10:39 pm

    Devin Joesting - Thanks for the shout out em! I love the last picture too!! what is a baby good for, if not for ripping our the hair on their daddy’s head?

  • December 11, 2008 - 1:47 pm

    Avery - I’m officially addicted to your blog, em! The cuteness of the Fredrick family is overwhelming!

  • December 11, 2008 - 1:48 pm

    Avery - I’m officially addicted to your blog, em! The cuteness of the Fredrickson family is overwhelming!

  • December 16, 2008 - 9:37 pm

    katie - that’s right i do have the cutest baby on the planet!!!!

The perfect wedding in early October. 


Devin is one of my dearest friends and I had the honor to pull a double duty and be in the wedding AND shoot the wedding at the same time (with the help of course of my trusty sidekicks Katie and Megan). I have watched Devin and Mark grow together through the past three years and to have it culminate to such a perfect day as this was just amazing. They have shared their love of music, art and their faith together as their love has inspired us since the day they met. It was such a privilege to be part of this special day for the both of them.

Check out the images. 
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  • December 1, 2008 - 12:52 pm

    maren - LOVE IT!!!

  • December 2, 2008 - 12:17 am

    Shay - I can’t wait for my wedding to look this fabulous in photos!

  • December 9, 2008 - 1:41 pm

    jessica gensmer - It was the perfect wedding. And the most perfect bride. And your shots are absolutely incredible: the only photographer i know of who could adequately capture the magic and the fun and the beauty of two such awesomely mad crazy cool people:)