family is so important

Mom and Dad hugging and kissing their sweet son in front of a live Christmas tree

Christmas Family Photos in Downtown Canton

By Kelley / December 16, 2019 /

This sweet family is in for an incredible treat as one of the chosen families of Sunshine on a Ranney Day. They’re getting a room makeover for their boy Stetson come the new year and I can’t wait to see the magic they create! Kathryn asked her mom to meet us in downtown Canton to…

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Family of four (and one on the way) standing together on Sope Creek Mill Ruins

East Cobb Family + Maternity Photographs at Sope Creek Mill

By Kelley / November 12, 2019 /

This is the third year of photographing Lauren and Michael with their boys. Year one, Lauren’s parents joined them at Rope Mill Park. Year two, Michael’s mom and sister joined them in Piedmont Park. This year, it’s just the four of them at Sope Creek Mill Ruins. Well, just the four of them and one…

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Chinese parents standing with their adult daughter at Vickery Creek near Roswell Mill

The Hu Family at Roswell Mill and Vickery Creek

By Kelley / September 9, 2019 /

When Dongjie asked if I would photograph her with her parents while they were visiting her this summer, of course I said, “YES!” They come once a year, or every other, and stay for close to three months. For Dongjie, it is three months of heaven in eating her Mom’s cooking. Because it suddenly became…

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Grandma's hand is straightening out newborn's LEGACY onesie while being held by Dad in LEGEND t-shirt

Benjamin’s Legacy Lifestyle Newborn Photography Session

By Kelley / August 19, 2019 /

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our purpose. Why are we here? What is the ultimate goal? I’m a parent. Raising two teenagers. Whom I want to grow up to be kind and decent human beings. Who make a difference (for the good) in their communities. Who love others. And who know they are…

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Seyden family in front of Canton courthouse

Downtown Canton with the Seyden family

By Kelley / July 29, 2019 /

I think that network television and netflix series with families have created a common perception that sarcasm and bickering live within most homes. So every time I’m with a family that is loving, kind, and truly enjoys being with each other…it feels rather remarkable. Spending an evening with the Seyden family was exceptional. While their…

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Three Algerian children running and laughing on Lake Acworth boardwalk

The Kara family at Lake Acworth

By Kelley / July 9, 2019 /

I love the opportunity to become part of a family for an afternoon. To quietly walk among them and enjoy their dynamics. Of how they enjoy and love on each other. Leila and Amir spoke to their children in French and English. They spoke of returning to Algeria over the summer to visit family. Of…

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Cute family of four with two little blonde boys squeezing close and laughing on Piedmont Park steps

LaMont Family Rocks Piedmont Park in 2018

By Kelley / March 18, 2019 /

This is the second year I had the privilege and fun of photographing the LaMont family. Last year, Lauren’s parents joined us for fun with their grandkids. This year, Michael’s sister and her family joined us for a fall walk through Piedmont Park to make photographs of all the family members together. And separately. I…

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Two families of three generations coming together to celebrate the birth of the newest member in downtown Woodstock

Multi-Generational Family and Newborn Photography Session in Downtown Woodstock with the Justice and Nordine Families

By Kelley / February 18, 2019 /

I am having more and more grandmas call me to schedule family photography celebrations in honor of the newest members who have just expanded their family count by one, but their love exponentially. They want to document all three generations together. And this case, Donna wanted to include the in-laws and grandparents on the side…

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Stone Mountain Family Photography Session – Swahns

By Kelley / February 4, 2019 /

I’m going to share something that I’ve never shared before with anyone. Teenagers used to scare me. Even when I was a teenager. I was a nerd. I didn’t relate easily to kids my age. I was serious. I knew how to interact with adults. But teenagers? I didn’t understand them. It wasn’t until I…

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