This is my sunshine. Our 2015 family photoshoot.

A few weeks ago, we have the incredible opportunity to have updated cute family photos taken. We haven’t had photos done officially since Cole was 3 months old. When one of my closest girlfriends talked about getting into photography a little more professionally, I was so excited.

We met at Lowville Park. It was nice and central to where we were staying that weekend and is a beautiful space with so much to see and do. Little did Veronika know when she picked the location, this park also holds a special place in my heart. This is where my older brother and I went to summer day camp, where I had my first overnight camp and where my Dad would often stop for a break when driving us back up to Mom’s after our weekends with him. My family growing up has spent lots of time at Lowville Park and now my own family has made memories there as well.

Veronika has always had an amazing eye. When we were in college, she took some of the most beautiful photos I had ever seen. She also knows me incredibly well, so I knew she would instinctively capture my family in our most pure and honest form.

The results makes me heart melt. These photos display our family smiling, goofing off and chasing after our sometimes (most of the time) uncooperative little man. I couldn’t have asked for more beautiful images.

Without further ado, our 2015 family photoshoot.


The money shot. This will be the one for on top of the mantel :)

Cole wasn’t in the best of moods. It had been raining, was a bit cold and we had ripped him off of a very appealing playground at this park. Thank goodness Veronika had brought some props. This pumpkin was a mood changer for our little guy.


“Real question here mom, I can eat this right?”


Daddy’s Girl.


She sure loves her Daddy.

Veronika had wanted to take a few shots of us laying on a blanket. Given Cole’s track record for cooperation, I wasn’t sure this was going to work.


Of course Lilly and Adam had some great shots.


And we did manage to get one of all 4 of us, smiling together…


…but really this is a FAR more accurate photo to describe our family. NOTE: Cole wandering around in the background…


Little man leading the charge, like always.


He’s getting so big!


Our beautiful little lady.


“I’ll race you Mama!”


Partners in crime. Always.


Our little family.


Kids? What kids? Getting some lovin from my man ;) We have a 2012 version of this photo too with us and Lilly.


Our beautiful boy.


Mama’s Boy.


Oh the pumpkin! Oh the wind! Oh the hair!


“Let’s take one with me and fall stuff!”


Just the girls :)

Lastly, I asked Veronika to shoot a specific pose of Lilly and I. There was a photo of my Mama and I in my mind and I wanted to recreate it. I can’t help the tears that flow every time I look at this comparison. Once again, I wish they had internet in heaven, so Mama could see this too.


Like Mama, like daughter. Miss you Mama <3

A big massive thank you again to my dear friend, Veronika. Words can’t fully articulate how much I love these photos.

Ideally speaking, we will always find the time, once every year or so, to take a few moments and capture our family in a way completely and fully us.


  1. says

    I had fun seeing your family photos. it gives me positive energy every time I see something like this, a happy and amazing family showing how they care and love each other in one image alone. You really have a great family. Keep it for life and be an inspiration to a lot of people how important it is to have a happy and complete family. By the way, I love the last photo you shared with the caption, “Like Mama, like daughter. Miss you Mama”.

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