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Archive for September 14, 2011

The Schlaak Family : New Richland, MN

They’re baaaack! 🙂
It’s hard to believe it was just a year ago that this mama wrote me saying, “I have never taken them {my boys} to a professional because I never knew how they would act or how they would turn out.” LOL!
Well, last year we didn’t have the easiest time since it was their first full photo session and their ages were 1 1/2 and 3 years old… but we still got a couple really good family pictures and some really fun ones of the boys together.
This year was a totally different story! I couldn’t get them to take a bad picture!!!! Seriously! They were just smiles the whole time. Giggling and laughing and just plain enjoying every second of the portrait session. Craziness!

(Of course, I do my best to make every session fun so that they want to come back and do it again.) But when her little guy, who is 2 1/2, said he didn’t want to be done when I said they were finished… that took the cake!

I can’t wait to see them again. I almost feel bad for their mommy who has a TON of great images to choose from. It will be sooo hard. I already spent way, way too much time trying to narrow them down already. There are just so many great FUN shots.

I guess if I were her, I would look at it this way: It should be easy to choose because you just can’t go wrong!

I hope you feel the same way too! Let me know what you think of these portraits!
Enjoy,
Becca

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The Houg Family : Garretson, SD

The next family I was honored to photograph while in Sioux Falls was actually a relative of my husband’s side of our family. They moved out to Garretson after I had begun professional photography and enjoyed my work so much they continue to book a session each year to capture new images.

In the past, we have frequented the beautiful Palisades Park near their home. This year we decided to go to keep thing really simple and easy, and drove to the city park right in town.

My brother-in-law was also along for the fun, watching Collin while I worked. (And he took the picture above) It also gave him his first opportunity to play with his cousins because every other time I went out there, I left him at home with Dad.
Everything went amazingly well and we were done within 45 mins. Next, they wanted to capture a few images of the newest member of their household, Elizabeth. She’s Kristen’s niece and a total cutie pie!
I just loved her cowboy boots! I think Kristen’s having fun shopping for a little girl again, since I’m sure her older daughter, has her own ideas of what she wants to wear.

I had better get back to work! Plenty more to do! I have a couple seniors, a 6 month old baby girl, and wedding images to finish proofing and share soon!
Enjoy!
Becca
P.S. Collin is always in daycare or has a babysitter for my sessions so it was a treat to have him there to see me in action. He really enjoyed it and was glued to my side. Too cute! (But not something I will start doing anytime soon, the poor kid took an elbow when I turned my camera quick and didn’t realize he was right there he was being so quiet! … He didn’t realize it was a contact sport I guess!)

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