Omaha, NE
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kamin // family

Little Rydlee is now 18 months, and without realizing it at first, we went back to the same place we captured her big brother’s 18 month photos in downtown Elkhorn — so many years ago! So fun watching these kiddos grow. Rydlee is definitely breaking in some new teeth, so wasn’t the happiest camper, but we still managed to get a few smiles and shots without the fingers in the mouth! 😉 Puddle jumping definitely brings out pure JOY! Here’s a peek at some cute Kamin photos.

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rachel {newborn} // omaha newborn photographer

A few years ago, I captured this family’s first little girl. It’s always crazy to see them after they’re all grown up, no longer at all a baby, but rather, miss Elizabeth is now a big sis to Rachel! Though sweet little Rachel did not want to sleep for pretty much our entire session, she was as calm as can be and was just taking in the world around her. It was fun catching up and snuggling their newest little bundle! Here’s a peek. 🙂

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proper {family} // omaha family photographer

Last week, I captured this sweet family and had so much fun! The boys really seem to like being in front of the camera, which makes it that much easier for me! 😉 And mom and dad seem like they’re just as much in love as they were back when I first captured them at their wedding 9 years ago! I love how their outfit colors just became one with nature — they blended in just beautifully! Here’s a peek!

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johnluke newborn

Still can’t believe two of my friends delivered their second baby just one week apart! I just captured sweet Caroline, and then a day after I got to meet this handsome little guy — JohnLuke. He was so stinkin’ cute and slept (hard) the entire time! MJ is a wonderful big brother who, although didn’t love giving snuggles, was so cute when he did. And of course we had to do a military shot just in time for Memorial day to honor his mama who serves. Here’s a peek at some adorableness.

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caroline // newborn

Feels like just yesterday that I met our friend’s first little girl, and now Elisa has become a (wonderful) big sister to sweet Caroline! She is so precious and squishable, I could have snuggled all day. 😉 Here’s a peek at her first shoot!

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lukehart {family} + emelia 1 year

The flowers are finally blooming, the grass and trees are a beautiful green, there’s no better time to take family photos! I always have a great time capturing the Lukehart family. Emilia took a bit longer to warm up to the camera, but boy is she one CUTE one year old! She especially enjoyed her cake smash at the end. 😉 Here’s a peek at this beautiful Spring session!

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delaynie & easton // 1 year

Delaynie and Easton are absolutely precious. It was so much fun capturing their first year photos ~ even though they weren’t too keen on giving me smiles. Mr Easton warmed up a little bit, while the little lady gave me more of the serious attitude. They really remind me of my twins. Maybe it’s just a boy/girl thing? 😉 Either way, they are ADORBS. Here’s a peek at their fun little session ending with a cake smash!

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rowley {maternity}

Jenn and Pat are some of the first friends I hung out with since moving to Omaha, and it has been so fun watching them grow as a family over the years! Elisa is going to be a big sister — to… either a boy or a girl! They have not found out the gender yet, and I give them so much credit for hanging on! I am way too impatient to not find out. 😉 Jenn looks adorable as ever and is ALL baby. For now, I predict it is a boy. Congrats to them as they anticipate become a family of 4!

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nicholas // 1 year + family photos

Nicholas is looking more and more like his big brother with those big blue eyes and blonde hair. Two little studs and so sweet! We had fun exploring the park, though I found out one of my favorite 100+ year old trees was cut down! It made for a nice backdrop, but it’s still so sad to see such a large tree like that go. Nicholas even got a little taste of a cupcake to celebrate his big day. Happy 1 year big guy!

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asher {1 year}

I feel like I have been surrounded by one year olds lately! All my clients babies all of a sudden are no longer BABIES! They now have little personalities, more hair, some are walking and even talking! Oh how so much changes in just a year. Asher is the sweetest, most squishable little boy, and if ever two kids looked alike, it is he and his big sister. I always enjoy spending time and catching up with the Poppen family! Here’s a peek at Asher’s one year!

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ryker {4 years}

And just like that, Ryker is four! We celebrated by capturing some sweet moments with his parents, sister and grandparents, and even got a little fresh air in this crazy, unpredictable Nebraskan weather. 😉 Here’s a peek at handsome mister Rykeroo!

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henry // newborn

Wide awake and oh-so-concerned looking is how little Mr Henry spent his time during our shoot. He is so cute and a wonderful addition to this now family of four. His big brother was such a good listener and so patient with him. I can tell they are going to have a lot of fun growing up together! Here’s a peek at some of his adorableness.

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rydlee 1 year

And just like that, Rydlee is one! She is walking, babbling and ready to take on another year! She is finally getting to the age where she can really start playing with her big brother — and they are so sweet together! Here’s a peek at her adorableness and cake smash!

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caleb // 1 year

Most recently, I met a little man named, Caleb, who is celebrating his first birthday! He was a delight to have in the studio, and, it was fun to watch him smash (or rather devour the frosting from) his cake. Soon enough, he’s going to be stealing all the ladies’ hearts with those baby blues! Here’s a peek at his session. 🙂

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abigail // 1 year

Though sweet little Abigail doesn’t yet understand the concept of turning one, she can someday look back at these sweet photos we captured to celebrate HER, because, well, turning one is kind of a big deal — for both her and her parents! 😉 She looked so cute in her holiday attire, and then, during her cake smash. Here’s a peek at beautiful miss Abigail’s one year photos!

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alivia // 1 year

I loved taking photos of sweet Alivia and her family over the summer, so was happy to also take her one year photos! She is still such a doll and could most definitely be a little Gerber baby model. She is probably one of the most dainty babies I’ve seen when it comes to a cake smash ~ just nibbled off a little corner and was satisfied. 😉 Here’s a peek at her first year photos! You will most certainly want to squish her up she is so sweet!

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hudson {newborn}

We have certainly been blessed when it comes to some awesome neighbors — the Rosenblad’s being one of them. They reminded me of my husband and I when they first moved in – just a young couple, no kiddos, no pets and in a house that had a few more rooms than they needed at the time. 😉 It has been so fun watching them fill those rooms and become such natural parents. It has also been cute that our kids are starting to play together more, baby Hudson doesn’t know the fun he’s in for with our little ‘hood gatherings! 😉 He is a precious, perfect little boy, and so loved by his family — including his big brother, Jace. They grow so fast, I’m so glad I was able to capture Hudson’s first photos! Here’s a peek.

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hagin {family}

It was a pleasure capturing the lovely Hagin family most recently at Lake Zorinsky. Their adorable blue-eyed little man was not quite sure about the camera right away, but, leave it to peek-a-boo, tickles and, may I say, “toot” noises, and he is all for that! 😉 I think he also discovered that skipping rocks is a new found hobby. Thankful to have captured this family before Chris leaves again for duty. So thankful for his service! Here’s a peek at our fun family session ending with a most gorgeous sunset!

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hansen {family}

I recently captured the Hansen family, and they are cute as always! We did not have to go far from their home, as their backyard had an abundance of leaves to work with! When it got too chilly, we moved inside, and I’m glad we got a shot of sweet Nicholas on the same chair we had him on as a newborn. Always fun to compare! We finished the night with a few shots of the beautiful sunset in the circle just in front. It is the same circle that my husband grew up in (and parent-in-laws live in today), so the tree shown has been there for decades. Thankfully, Laura and others have worked hard to preserve it since tree diseases have swept through Omaha. Here’s a peek at their adorableness!

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mcleay {family} // omaha family photographer

I was so happy to capture Nikki and her beautiful family most recently, after many, many times of postponing for various reasons of life happenings, it finally worked out, and we had a beautiful fall day for it. The timing of it, though, happened to be just after the passing of her dear brother. A loss that I can only imagine as being one of the hardest things she’s had to face. Even with that happening, I am so thankful she was still wanting to go through with a shoot, because, as she said, now more than ever, it’s soo important to capture these moments with your family, as, you just never know…

They are one of the most photogenic families, and you can just feel the love that they have for one another. We took the photos at Memorial Park, which is most fitting to honor her brother. Though I never met him, if he’s anything like Nikki, I know he was just as sweet, and so, so proud of this family that she has built.

Nikki said something that stood out to me. Since losing her brother is still so raw, she is trying to do “normal things,” but constantly has him on the mind. I wanted to try and create an image that spoke to that, so the very last shot was of Nikki frozen in the shot, and everyone else moving around her. In due time, I know that “normal” will soon get easier, and it is always okay to miss those we’ve lost, while still living and enjoying the life we have here on earth. So many prayers still for their entire family!

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morgan {family}

I’ve been capturing the Morgan family for a few years now, and I don’t know why it always surprises me when the kids keep getting taller. I mean, kiddos DO grow! Though I think we want to secretly keep them little forever. 😉 Both were as photogenic as ever, and still enjoy some snuggles from their parents. It was a gorgeous day in Elmwood park, with even a little bit of color left! Here’s a peek at their fall family shoot.

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rydlee {9 months} // omaha child photographer

How lucky am I that this is the 4th time I’ve captured sweet Rydlee, and she’s not even one!! 😉 I love that her parents see the importance of capturing each milestone over the year, as they change SO much. She is a little cutie who lets her big brother give her all kinds of squishy hugs. Here’s a peek at her 9 month session!

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treiber {family} // omaha family photographer

It has been so much fun photographing this sweet family over the last 7 years! Even though the kiddos keep growing and getting taller, Amanda and Owen haven’t changed a bit! All adorable. Could not have asked for better weather for our time in the park! Here’s a peek. 🙂

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cordle {family} // omaha family photographer

Last week, I met a beautiful family of 6! Having that many people in the group, it’s sometimes hard to get them all to look (and listen), but, since the kiddos were older, it was seriously a breeze! They were all SO well-behaved and the littlest absolutely lit up when I started clicking my shutter. He thought it was the most hilarious thing in the world, and it got my cracking up behind the lense too! Thank goodness that worked, because, I forgot my squeaky toy. 😉 I enjoyed getting to know this sweet family. Here’s a peek at their fall session!

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