April 2015 Archive

Isla | Tutus and Chicken Coops: Louisiana Children’s Photographer

After a week of crazy weather, power outages, and blog servers being down, I’m back from being MIA. Better late than never. (;

If only I could go back to the two-year-old days of playing in the yard for hours and dressing up in princess clothes. Am I right? The days when the the only worries were if I had to take a nap and if all of the crust was removed from the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. That’s where my sweet, strong-willed Isla is–bright-eyed, full of personality, and soaking up so many new things in the world around her ever-developing mind. Kaylei HackettKaylei HackettKaylei Hackett

We decided to pull out momma’s wedding gown for dress up–because, why not?Kaylei HackettKaylei HackettKaylei HackettKaylei HackettKaylei HackettShe runs around the yard with no clothes in a sun hat, she dresses up in mommy’s wedding gown, and she’s so proud of the chickens in her chicken coop because she’s two. When you’re two–this is life. Kaylei Hackett Kaylei HackettKaylei Hackett

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Isla and my youngest sister, Delaini both take dance. So, naturally, we decided to make this shoot extra girly. Kaylei Hackett Kaylei Hackett

Happy Thursday, friends!

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Kelly Family | Baton Rouge Children and Family Photographer

There are a handful of my sweet clients of whom I’ve had the utmost privilege to watch their little families grow from the beginning. I cannot fully express the gratitude and joy that fills my heart knowing that they trust me time and time again to document life–their life. The little personalities of each of their tiny humans that I’ve watched unfold in front of my lens since infancy–innocent, independent, strong-willed, and joyful. Ellis was one of my very first newborns. Jennie and I laughed together as we constructed a session to document her brand new, precious life–and we learned together, as well. (;2015-04-23_00012015-04-23_00162015-04-23_0015 2015-04-23_0002 2015-04-23_0004

Brandon and Jennie welcomed Eli into the world last year, and he couldn’t be a more compatible balance for his big sister. And undoubtedly, Ellis is a ferociously proud big sis.2015-04-23_00062015-04-23_0003 2015-04-23_0007 2015-04-23_0008 2015-04-23_0009 2015-04-23_0010

What little girl doesn’t love to pick flowers in the middle of gigantic fields? 2015-04-23_0011 2015-04-23_0012 2015-04-23_0013 2015-04-23_0014 2015-04-23_0017 2015-04-23_0018

Brandon and Jennie, thank you for entrusting me with documenting your family, time and time again. 2015-04-23_0019 2015-04-23_0020

Happy Friday, my friends!

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Bailie + Brody | Spring Blooms & Southern Pastures: A Louisiana Engagement

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”      – Leo Tolstoy

As I watched Brody and Bailie interact, so fluidly with one another, I understood the genuine level of comfort and care they share. From little kisses on the cheek to making sure she had everything she needed, Brody looked out for Bailie’s every need that day–and as I can only presume is the same way he always does. Chivalry just makes me so giddy.
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I love a genuinely happy smile on a lady.2015-04-21_00092015-04-21_00102015-04-21_00112015-04-21_00122015-04-21_0013

Despite all of the beautiful colors around, this black and white set from the day ended up being my absolute favorites. So much natural emotion and genuine love.2015-04-21_00052015-04-21_0004Isn’t Bailie stunning in her royal blue dress? I thought so.
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Brittany + Blake | Whimsical Fields and City Streets: A Louisiana Engagment

“Take it all back. Life is boring, except for flowers, sunshine, your perfect legs. A glass of cold water when you are really thirsty. The way bodies fit together. Fresh and young and sweet. Coffee in the morning. These are just moments. I struggle with the in betweens. I just want to never stop loving like there is nothing else to do, because what else is there to do?”     – Pablo Neruda

I’ve only been around for 25 short years of life, but in that time, one of the most monumental points of living I’ve learned is that there simply is nothing on this Earth that has ever happened to anyone that showing a little love and kindness can’t conquer. Genuine, warm hearts and gentle souls, giving freely to one another. When it comes down to it, I truly believe that’s what this whole crazy experience is about.

Blake and Brittany have been together for quite a while and will be tying the knot this coming October, but being around them, I can see the intricate ways they give freely and care so profoundly for the well-being of the other. Oh, and they’re really cute when they tra-la-la through fields. (:

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Brittany made her flower crown, and it was perfection.2015-04-14_00132015-04-14_00162015-04-14_00102015-04-14_00092015-04-14_00112015-04-14_00142015-04-14_0018

I just love when I can see the comfort, warmth, and genuine affection in a photograph. Sunshine and happy souls.
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A teensy bit of PDA  and dancing in the streets never hurt anybody…2015-04-14_0002 2015-04-14_0003 2015-04-14_00042015-04-14_0001  It’s a beautiful thing, my friends. We should all try to give a little love today.

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Brook | Senior 2015: Louisiana Senior Photography

Spring sessions are in full swing and I couldn’t be more giddy about it. The softest of hues and the prettiest of smiles, Brook rocked her session like she had been doing this for years. I hope you enjoy some of her sweet smile and baby blue eyes as much as I did!2015-04-07_0012 2015-04-07_0013 2015-04-07_0014 2015-04-07_0015

Smiling girl, flowers blooming, birds chirping–you know how I feel.2015-04-07_00172015-04-07_00232015-04-07_0016 2015-04-07_0018 2015-04-07_00192015-04-07_00202015-04-07_0022 2015-04-07_0021

Brook, you are flawless and so stunning, inside and out.2015-04-07_0009 2015-04-07_0011 2015-04-07_0006

Seriously, I’m forever grateful for my seniors. They are humble, beautiful models, all in one.2015-04-07_0007 2015-04-07_0005 2015-04-07_0003 2015-04-07_0002

Brook, thank you so much for entrusting me with capturing this time in your life. Go do great things, you pretty girl.

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