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ROLLINS FAMILY // SPRINGFIELD MO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Have you ever met a family who loves each other so much that it shows in everything they do? From the way that they look at one another, to the patience that they show, to the fun that they have together? I can tell as a photographer. I can see the difference between families who only act perfect for the camera, and the families who have the real thing. 

The Rollins family is a big, loving, magazine-model gorgeous family who have that real thing. Chad and Morgan love one another so much that you can't help but be affected by the aura of genuine passion and caring they have for each other - a passion that has overcome the worthy challenges of blending two families and the sometimes hectic lifestyle that having seven beautiful children can bring. 

Morgan and Chad are so in tune with one another and their kids that seeing them interact with their children is like watching a well-choreographed, yet relaxed dance. They don't stress about things that don't matter. I didn't hear a single harsh word spoken while I was in their home. The kids all get along so well that you would never even know they are a blended family. And it's apparent the children's needs come first - Chad and Morgan set the kids up with a home-cooked dinner before we snuck out onto the porch with their newest arrival, baby Cora, for some couples' pictures at the end of their session. I only have one child, and I can't even get a home-cooked meal on the table more than three days a week, much less during a photo shoot! I was in awe. 

I see lots of beautiful things that affect me as a photographer. I see newborn babies, happy couples, and high school seniors on their way to the rest of their lives. But seeing a family who demonstrates that love in action matters most make me happy in such a way that few other things can. 

Thank you Chad, Morgan, Jett, Coen, Ireland, Grant, Scout, Coco, and little baby Cora for having me over to capture your mighty love. You guys are amazing. 

 

MAXX and FAMILY // HOLLISTER MO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

flyover photography

One of the things that I love about Baby's First Year sessions is seeing how much these little ones change each time I photograph them. Maxx has grown so much since his 3 month session, and at 6 months old, he is a roly-poly heartbreaker with those brown eyes and that adorable smile.

It was a super humid day, but we tried to get more outside photos this time. Baby Maxx (and his mama and me!) were drenched in sweat after a few minutes outdoors, so we took our session inside and finished up with some lifestyle shots with Maxx's brother and sister, Elijah and Ivy. These are always my favorite shots, because you can see the personality of the kids shine most when they're comfortable in their home.

Elijah is just as much of a ham as his little brother and had fun tumbling and hiding in the couch cushions as Ivy watched. She's such a pretty little lady, and she is a trouper, even with a broken leg. You can tell she is a very loving and helpful big sister.

I'm so looking forward to our next session - Maxx will be on the move by then, and I can already tell I'm going to have trouble keeping up with this little redheaded firecracker! Wish me luck!