family is so important

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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Family of four with two teenagers sitting on the shoals at Sope Creek in the morning sun

Sope Creek Paper Mill Ruins with the Entire Derenthal Family

By Kelley / January 21, 2019 /

I had the pleasure of photographing Bruce with his two kids over a year ago. It was a complete secret and one of the best because it was a Mother’s Day surprise for his wife Kristen. This time I was thrilled to photograph all four in this family and have Kristen along for the fun…

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Sri Lankan parents standing in Sope Creek with their two sons

Family Photography Session in East Cobb at Sope Creek with Ashwini, Rohan, and Their Two Boys

By Kelley / November 27, 2018 /

I love family portrait sessions. Especially with families I’ve never met before. There’s always a new level of excitement in the air. What will this family be like? Will they be quiet and reserved (no) or quick to laugh (yes)? Will the kids be crazy and running all over the place (not this time)? Or…

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Lindsey + Stephanie Are Officially Moms

By Kelley / October 9, 2018 /

Lindsey first reached out to me in March about a spring photography session. She and Stephanie wanted to celebrate the upcoming adoption of twins they had been fostering since infancy. The red tape with an adoption is challenging and frustrating, which led to court date delays on multiple occasions. We pushed the photography date out,…

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Cowan Family Photographs In Canton

By Kelley / September 25, 2018 /

It had been awhile since the Cowans made family photographs. This is a normal opening line for conversations with me and something I hear from the majority of my people. Angela messaged me and told me they had made photographs when Nella turned one, but that was a while ago. And now Levi had turned…

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Family Photography Session In Apple Valley, Minnesota – Jayne Family

By Kelley / January 22, 2018 /

I have photographed these guys for the last three years. It is fun seeing the boys get taller. They are growing up and changing. Yet, their sweetness stays the same. For my folks who value photography and I know want to make new photographs every year, I stay in touch and share when I have…

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Family Photography Session At Sope Creek Paper Mill Park In East Cobb – Alsip Family

By Kelley / January 15, 2018 /

When Christie first contacted me after receiving a gift certificate for a family photography session with me, we talked for awhile about places to go locally for her family session. She knew she wanted to include her two dogs and one is a bit neurotic about going far from home. And by far, I understand…

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Family Photography Session At Rope Mill Park – Worthington Family

By Kelley / December 11, 2017 /

The days are long, but the years are short. When you’re a parent, it feels like time slips through your fingers. Those sweet little babies are teenagers before you know it. They no longer fit in your lap and the snuggles are few and far between. The teens, they can be stingy with their smiles…

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Family Photography Session In Piedmont Park – H Family

By Kelley / December 4, 2017 /

The H family is awesome. I’ve seen them before at past Covenant House Georgia events. At this past Night of Broadway Stars event at the Buckhead Theatre, I donated a family session to the live auction and the H family won it. I was thrilled to work with them! Prior to their session, we talked about different locations…

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