Samuel-Rhys | Dothan, AL Children Photography

This Christmas was one of the best in the 26 years I’ve lived. One, because my husband could go with me to my hometown and experience the traditions, the craziness, the food, and the family that belongs to me. I was affirmed during this time that I am indeed a rich woman. The icing on the carrot cake was that I spent invaluable time with my nephew Samuel, laughing, cooing, playing, and of course sticking my camera in his face. His cuteness revolves around his big personality and his extremely expressive face, so of course I was thrilled to post these photos we took on Christmas Eve.

The Asendorfs | Family

I just love this family. For so many reasons. And, I’m blogging their photos because I think they deserve to be seen and it’s been a while since the photoshoot last May! I’m slowly catching up, and my goal this year is to stay on top of blogging each and every session. I photographed these lovely folks in some overgrown weeds, quite beautiful weeds, actually, in a village called Dickbuch, and I was very thankful that the person whom the land belonged to didn’t come out and yell at us.

I definitely plan on using that area for future shoots until someone tells me not to because it was AMAZING.

Check out all this gorgeous family love, and tell em’ what you think.

Jens’s Baptism + Malans, Switzerland

I had a sweet time seeing some of my huge family in Malans a few weekends ago. With so much traveling going on these past two weeks, I’ve made it a priority to create some personal posts to show everyone the happenings around here. These photos are from Jens’s baptism at the Reformed Church in Malans, Switzerland and the lunch afterwards at the Gasthaus Krone.

Here in Switzerland it is customary for the Godmother and Godfather to participate in the Baptism and vocally commit themselves to being a part of the child’s life. After doing so, we receive an official paper and and become their legal Godparents.

John + Family

I’ve been itching to post these for the last couple of days and finally, here they are! The John family and I went to the beautiful Pfäffikonsee to walk around and take some pictures in the natural environment. It’s really fun learning about these different locations, especially because they are all so close to where I live. From the mini-red sailboat to the hot air balloon that launched half a kilometer from us, this one particular place was so beautiful it was almost ridiculous. As the sun began it’s descent, I let everyone just do their thing and play and only posed the whole family every few minutes or so. What a great looking family, right?

Corinne and her Sunshine

Covered in a smile, outstanding at singing (I’m talking about a voice so powerful the first time I heard her, my heart almost leapt out of my chest.. with a “cry-your-face-off-at-the-Italian-opera” kind of voice) incredible wife and mother, a fluent Swiss-German speaker and a good friend, this is Corinne. She’s another American living in Winterthur and the little one running around in some of the pictures is Trixibelle, her first daughter.

With the trees blooming and color sprouting up everywhere, I found it appropriate and exciting to celebrate the beauty of the new life growing in Corinne. She is due any moment with her second daughter, so we took the afternoon to casually make some pictures and document her expanded belly. Pregnancy looks so good on her!

I not only wanted to celebrate the new addition due to arrive any day, but I wanted to show a little about Corinne as a mother and as the sensitive, colorful, and alive woman she is!