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Phillips Family {Sept. 2016}

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Tricia had been wanting some photographs done for a long time. She had seen some of my photos that I shared of Angela and contacted me about doing a session with her family and their trio of golden retrievers. (Networking and word of mouth is the bomb. It’s how I book 99% of my sessions)! Everyone was so fantastic and easy to work with, and the three pups Bailey, Gretchen & Hunter were superstars. Everyone meet the Phillips family!

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Hunter is Tricia’s boy through and through.

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Bailey.

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Hunter.

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Gretchen.

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So much puppy love!!!

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And with that I am officially caught up until I finish the newborn session I’m currently working on!

caryn

 

 

 

Summer Fun at the Farm [personal post]

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September was so busy for me but it treated us so well. The weather was fantastic pretty much all month long and we spent a lot of time at my parents’ little farm, one of my favorite places on earth. It’s been in the family for some time now, first my Uncle, then my Grandfather bought it, and then when both grandparents passed away my Mom bought her two brothers’ share and she lives there now. It’s a little slice of serenity and I feel blessed to be able to spend time there. So here are a few photos of just another day at the farm. Above is “Teddy,” one of my mom’s kitty cats.

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After a refreshing splash in the sprinkler it was time to dry off and have a little lunch at the picnic table.

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A perfect facebook ‘garage sale’ find!

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This was the mum my mom bought this year. It didn’t have one single bud open on it just yet so I choose to make it B&W. I kinda like how it turned out.

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She really is so good to me for the amount of photos I ask to take. But there is a trade off………………………………….

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If she was good for a few photos…………

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She could make as many silly faces as she wanted!

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Time to head across the road, down the right-a-way, which is an old railroad bed. A part of my mom’s house was the Wheeler train station of the Kanona-Prattsburgh Railroad. There’s a small building at the end of her driveway which was the ticket office, and across the road is a beautiful long pathway where the railroad used to lay and it’s so perfect for afternoon adventures.

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We headed all the way down to the end of the property where there’s easy access to the creek. We made Grandpa come with us so he could help us catch some crayfish.

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He caught one! This is just a still from video I took of his big catch 😉

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Everytime we walk down the right-a-way we are reminded of my Grandpa, my mom’s father and Rhilyn’s middle name sake. Rhilyn Dale.

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I handed my camera over to my Mom and I’m extremely thankful she’s willing to snap a few for me since I rarely have any with me in it.

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Truly beautiful.

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You know, just hanging around! These giant vines are so cool!

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And, it’s not very often that she doesn’t find a souvenir to bring back with her. This time? A tree branch.

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caryn

 

 

Aly L. {Class of 2017}

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Next up on the blog is this senior, Alyssa! This girl was fearless for her session and I can’t wait to share some of her favorite images (they’re at the end so keep scrolling)!

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Aly is a true country girl and we opted to do her session at my mother’s little farm. There was plenty of weathered barn board, split-rail fences, fields, horses, a creek, etc. so it was the perfect choice for her I think.

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Beautiful!

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I asked her to bring some things that she’d like to include in her session. One thing that was the sweetest were photographs of her grandparents and her, as they’re no longer with us on earth.

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This image is one of my favorites.

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She really would have loved some round hay bales for her photographs but unfortunately we didn’t have access to any. We made do with some small square bales.

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Eyes for dayssssss! Those blues are so pretty ❤

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I know this was one of her favorites. We did try to get some shots up close to the horses but none of them were feeling photogenic that day. (stinkers)!

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Ohh the sunlight in this little area slays it every. single. time. Such a beautiful location and can we talk about my model?! This may be one of my top 2 images from her session.

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Alyssa also brought a confederate flag that’s special to her which we included in some of her photos.

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Another of my favs. I love how her eyes look green in this shot.

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and now, for the creek.

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But then………

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You may recognize Aly’s Aunt Heven from many previous shoots I’ve had with her. And she didnt think Aly was wet enough. So she helped her out!

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And I definitely think it was well worth it!

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caryn