family is so important

Pregnant mom yelling and pushing to deliver her baby with the help of her doula and certified nurse midwife

Atlanta Birth Story – North Fulton Hospital – Luca Arrives

By Kelley / January 28, 2020 /

It was just over a year and a half since I had photographed Charlotte’s first birth. We were together for over thirty hours as she labored, switched from a birthing facility to a hospital, and then gave birth on day two. At the start of this birthing experience, we both hoped and prayed it would…

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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! In the meantime, I was thrilled to make their Christmas family…

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Five young cousins laughing hysterically while dressed for fall at the lake

Fun Canton Family Photo Session at the Lake

By Kelley / December 9, 2019 /

This wasn’t a normal family session. But then, this isn’t a normal family. When you know in advance that Dad has a shirt with his wife’s face printed repeatedly over the ENTIRE shirt…it’s not normal at all. Especially when it’s planned as a surprise for her for the day of. So of course this was…

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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 combining family with maternity photographs at Sope Creek Mill Ruins. Well, just the…

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

The Hu Family Session at Roswell Mill and Vickery Creek

By Kelley / September 9, 2019 /

When Dongjie asked if I would do a family session at Roswell Mill her with her parents. They were visiting her this summer, so of course I said, “YES!” Once a year, or every other, they visit and stay for close to three months. For Dongjie, it is three months of heaven in eating her…

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

Legacy Lifestyle Newborn Session – Benjamin

By Kelley / August 19, 2019 /

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our purpose. Why are we here? What is the ultimate goal? And what if it didn’t become clear until much later in life? Like when this legacy lifestyle newborn session is revisited with Benjamin. When Benjamin is grown and becomes a parent. I’m a parent. Raising two teenagers.…

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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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