WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer: Blog https://www.whimphotography.com/blog en-us WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer [email protected] (WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:58:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:58:00 GMT https://www.whimphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u1004838284-o290185473-50.jpg WhIM Photography, LLC - Missouri Wedding and family photographer: Blog https://www.whimphotography.com/blog 80 120 Alyssa + Scott Tie the Knot at Hillcrest Golf Club https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2016/6/alyssa-scott-tie-the-knot-at-hillcrest-golf-club Alyssa is a little younger than I am but we went to the same youth group for a year or two. I always thought she had such a cute and fun personality and it didn't take much time into their engagement session for me to realize Scott was equally as great. It was no surprise their May wedding was perfectly planned, very low stress, and even though we had a rain scare spirits were high!

Scott is active duty Navy so when their rehearsal rolled around they finally got to see each other for the first time in months. Distance certainly does make the heart grow fonder! I've never seen love and the joy to be married so strongly in a couples eyes. :)

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Allison + Kit {Engaged} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2016/6/allison-kit-engaged The day we shot Allison and Kit's engagement session was a nearly perfect October evening at Lowenstein Park in Lee's Summit. The colors were popping and air was crisp. The only thing standing in our way was a light wind making the balloon photos "feel" impossible but I have to say they hung in there and pulled it of in a big way! This cute, young, and clearly in love couple is only a few short weeks away from their wedding and I have no doubt it will be the perfect day they have been dreaming of.

I am on the edge of my seat for the beauty I know I will get to photograph on this coming wedding day!


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2015 Year In Review https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2016/1/2015-year-in-review I cannot believe 2015 is over! It’s hitting me especially hard tonight since my cuddly, baby boy’s first birthday is tomorrow.  I wasn’t too bothered when my daughter turned one so I’ll chalk this time up to my seven month pregnancy hormones, tell myself it’s no big deal, and enjoy the day with my birthday boy. J

Last year was an amazing year. I had the best clients to date and zero complaints what-so-ever! I’m a little sad to see it go knowing all the changes 2016 has for us, but I’m sure when it’s all said and done I will feel exactly the same about 2016 as I do now about 2015.

Every year unfolds changes seen and unseen. That’s kind of the beauty/horror/excitement of it all, isn’t it? I never imagined I would have a baby two years in a row and honestly I’m a little overwhelmed. Haha. My kids love each other so much so I know this little girl will fit in perfectly and we will be one big happy family. J While last year brought a lot of changes for my family, it did not bring a lot of changes to WhIM Photography, LLC. It was so nice to just keep rolling with the way things were, but 2015 was a year of learning and now come the changes.
I just began a very early maternity leave from sessions (because…well…It’s cold outside and Christmas card season is over ;). When I return, my business structure, packages, client interaction, and the number of sessions/weddings I take will all see huge improvements. I am very excited about all the changes because I will be able to provide a whole new level of service for you and I know it will make your whole personalized art experience with me much more enjoyable!

Now, let’s talk resolutions!

My WhIM Photography goals for the year are to 1) learn more, and 2) blog more. It’s my hope to blog AT LEAST once a month (yes, it’s that bad), starting now. Hold me to it! Haha.

My personal goal is to be able to touch my toes! When I was 13 I had a major back surgery and even though that was 13 year ago all that bed time really messed with my athletic skills. I know you’re probably making fun of me right now but this is serious business. :-P

What are your goals for the New Year?

Finally the good stuff. These are some of my favorite captures of 2015. Enjoy! J

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Allison Maternity https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/5/allison-maternity This little crew is one of my favorites. You can tell Mr. K. is excited to be a big brother.

Since this session I have met the littlest addition and he is just as adorable as you would expect! Keep an eye our for that session in the next couple week!

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365: Week 8 https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/4/365-week-8 I feel parts of time flying by, like my kids growing up, and other parts creeping by. This project is creeping, has it only been 8 weeks? I had no idea it would be this hard to post 7 images a week when I take hundreds. I'm probably hard on myself but I've only honestly loved maybe 4 photos from all of the past 8 weeks. Ha... I am learning a lot about myself and my work, though, so it's a great thing and when I'm done I know I'll be so glad I pushed myself to do it! 

Here we go again....

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365: Week 7 https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/4/365-week-7 It's been birthday madness over here so this week is all about my not-so-little anymore, two-year-old.

We bought her a second one of these dolls because she was so attached to it...then she found out there were two and now she has to have both. :)

"Potty, potty time!". I'd be lying if I said this was my favorite thing about having a toddler.

On her birthday is was pretty chilly so we took her to a McDonald's play place for the first time. She LOVED it. I love this image because time is standing so still, you would never know that there were about 20 hyper, screaming kids running all around her. 

"All the toys!"

Bathroom remodel in the works. ;)

Happy birthday my precious first born!

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365: Week 6 https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-6 This week my husband and I watched my baby siblings in a Mary Poppins play (they rocked it!), I shot an engagement session, we celebrated St. Patrick's Day, and my daughter got her first haircut (tear!). 

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365: Week 5 https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-5 Everyone in my house (except for myself) was sick and whiney and miserable this week so, of course, I got on my full care-taking mode and my project took a back seat. This is a failed week but I did snap a few photos so now I will leave those with you....

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P.S. Big exciting new for my business. I became an offical LLC this week! It's a little bit scary and a whole lotta exciting. :)

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365: Week 4 https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-4

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365: Week 3 https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-3 Hotel life with children. Yes, my littlest got his own bed and loved it!

Week 3:

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365: Week 2 https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/3/365-week-2 So...My third week in and I'm already more than a week behind on my weekly blog posts but I promise I have a good reason. :)

The babies and I spent 8 days following Dave around to multiple Army Reserve units across Missouri and Illinois. It was a nice little vacation from the daily grind especially since not having a laptop allowed me to leave my work behind. However, this means that week 3's blog is going to be just a bunch more pictures of my kids, only this time in a hotel room (where we spent basically the whole trip that wasn't in the car). lol

I promise that all my weekly blog posts will not be comprised entirely of my children. As soon as it warms up I'll be getting out more and doing more sessions. For now if you hate it pray the weather warms up...or you know...don't follow my blog, but I don't recommend that last one. ;)

Week 2:

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365: Week 1 https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/365-week-1 You've probably heard of the 365 project that a lot of photographers have been doing the last few years, well this is my version. This is more for me than anything because I want to challenge myself to capture more and see more creatively as well continue to work on the technical side of my work.

I will be sharing 7 images every week for a year as a way to keep myself accountable to the project. I hope you will join me in watching my work improve over the span of this challenge. 

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Owen {Cake Smash} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/owen-cake-smash I was excited to get back to work after having my son because I was getting bored not having more on my to do list than can be accomplished in a day. :)
Last time I photographed Owen he was an angel even though they found out the next day that he was pretty sick (poor guy!). So, I knew that getting to capture him while he was healthy would be a breeze. It was and it was the perfect way to kick off 2015!

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Jordan + John {Engaged} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/jordan-john-engaged I loved all the props Jordan brought along for her session. It was great fun to capture them with the things they love and that describe them. I have no doubt that the wedding will be a blast to photograph!

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The D. Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-d-family Rebecca and Miles where my high school youth leaders so this family is so very special to me! This session wasn't much of a session at all. Our original indoor location fell through and it was like -100 degrees outside so we took literally about 10 photos and everyone was done. So, these aren't the most technically perfect photos but they are too sweet, cuddly, and special to me not to share!

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Jessica & Dillon {Engaged} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/jessica-dillon-engaged I love Jessica. In High school she was stylish, creative, and fun and clearly she has only become more of those things since then! I just met Dillon for the first time for our session but he does photojournalism in the military so he is awesome in book, also.

Congratulations on your marriage you two, I pray you have a loving and blessed life together!

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Chelsea & Dillon {Engaged} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/chelsea-dillon-engaged I am very excited for this couples wedding. They have a beautiful love for each other and I just know their wedding will be wonderful.

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Kyle & Bailey https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/kyle-bailey These two are great! I have been blessed to photograph them through their engagement, wedding, and now their 1 year anniversary/ pregnancy announcement!! Congrats you two, you will be amazing parents.

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The W. Family {Newborn} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-w-family-newborn This is a great family who I have known for many years now. I was so happy for them as they welcomed their littlest man.

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The P. Family {Newborn} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-p-family-newborn I've photographed this family a few times now and I still can't get over how photogenic they are! The new addition was no disappointment. ;)

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Stacey + Justin {Wedding} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/stacey-justin-wedding These dog lover's pulled off quite the day of celebration and this whole group (wedding guests included) were probably the nicest people I have had the pleasure to work with.

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Piper {Newborn} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/piper-newborn One of my personal favorite things about newborns are their sleepy stretches. I have way too many stretching photos of my own babies!

This little red-head baby is perfectly beautiful.

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The N. Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-n-family Families with 2-year-old's are always worried that their sessions aren't going very well but I tend to think their sessions have the most life. :)

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Leanne + Dennis {Wedding} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/leanne-dennis-wedding This is a another one of those beautiful weddings that had everyone in tears. I just loved the look in each of their eyes as they all became one happy family.

Congrats to the whole family!

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The M. Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-m-family This little family is picture perfect and I cannot go on enough about this baby boy! I grew up with little brothers and that gave me more of a baby girl fever. I was over boys but the second I met this handsome guy the hopes in my head of having a family of all girls disappeared and I knew I had to have one just like him. This might sound a little dramatic but it's the truth. ;) Also, I love mom's hair!

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Michele + Derrick {Wedding} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/michele-derrick-wedding This wedding taught me to never shoot a wedding 30 weeks pregnant and on my birthday ever again. LOL. Disappointment (only from not getting to see my family - I LOVE shooting) and exhaustion aside this was a wonderful wedding and hopefully you can tell from the images that everyone, myself included, had so much fun!

Congratulations Michele and Derrick!

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Kristen + Christopher {Wedding} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/kristen-christopher-wedding Kristen and Christopher's wedding was full of character. The details were beautiful, the ceremony had everyone in tears, and the reception was a p-a-r-t-y!

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The W. Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-w-family Let's take a break from fall with a well-overdue, relaxed, summer session. One of my favorite families whom I have been blessed to photograph for years!


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Macie - 2 Years https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/macie---2-years Just look at this beautiful 2 year old! That curly hair, chunky cheeks, and cheery demeanor...I love it!

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Kristin & Brandon's Engagement Session https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/kristin-brandons-engagement-session Kristin had so many cute, creative photo ideas and Brandon was such a great fiance to go along with all of them without a complaint. I'm super excited for this summer wedding!

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Abbie & Kyle's Engagments https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/abbie-kyles-engagments Abbie is a spunky, black belt and Kyle is a creative, movie enthusiast and together they make the most complimentary couple!

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Marshall's Birth https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2015/2/marshalls-birth My friend, Daffny, asked me to photograph her son's birth before she knew that I was due a week after her. I'm not a birth photographer but I can't say no to a new expirence, especially one filled with so much emotion. So, sleepy and 38 weeks pregnant, I crawled out of bed and headed to the hospital on a cold Christmas eve morning (or middle of the night, rather).

Welcome to the world Marshall!

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The R. Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/12/the-r-family This was my last session of 2014. It was relaxed, enjoyable, and playful; I was so happy to end on this note.

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Little Lily https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/12/little-lily How happy is this bald little beauty!?

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The F. Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/12/the-f-family I had photographed both of the kids families before and they where wonderful to work with so it was a lot of fun to have the whole gang together and meet their parents! Aren't these kids the cutest!?

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D. Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/12/d-family When I met this couple for their maternity session I thought they were the greatest so, of course, I assumed their daughter would be a joy as well. She most certainly is!

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Alyssa & Scott {Engaged!} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/12/alyssa-scott-engaged This was one of my favorite sessions ever. Alyssa and Scott were so laid back, they did their thing and let me do mine and if you ask me we made a little magic! I had a hard time picking my favorites.

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2014 Fall Mini Sessions https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/12/2014-fall-mini-sessions Here are some highlights from my fall mini sessions. It was absolutely freezing but everyone, even the babies, where amazing!

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The K. Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/12/the-k-family It was such a nice change of pace from all the fall leaves (which I love, don't get me wrong!) to photograph this cute family in the bold, colorful west bottoms!

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Matt & Jenna {Engaged!} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/12/matt-jenna-engaged

Jenna and Matt are fun and creative and super cute together (obviously). I'm excited for their May wedding!

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Killian https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/11/killian How can you not love this kid!? I'm blessed to have photographed him the last two years and he get's cuter every year.

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Jessica + Michael {Wedding} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/11/jessica-michael-wedding Jessica and Michael had a very fun, decked out wedding - a wedding photographer's happy place!

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Hank https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/11/hank Rarely are 2 year old easy to photography but this kid made my job easy!

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Ashley + Gino {Married!} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/10/ashley-gino-married I met Ashley in girl scouts what feels like a million years ago. I am so thrilled for her that she found such a great guy! Congrats you two!

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The O. Sisters https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/10/the-o-sisters I have photographed these two before but never have they been so full of hugs, kisses, and smiles!


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The Stringer Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/10/the-stringer-family Just a few of my favorite snap shots from this energetic session. Smiles everywhere! :)

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Abbie + Kyle {Married!} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/10/abbie-kyle-married I photographed Kyle's brother Tyler's wedding three short months before this so it was fun to see their whole family together again for another wedding celebration! Abbie did such a beautiful job handcrafting her day, I loved the pride on her face every time she looked down at the bouquet she made herself.


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Becky + Dylon {Wedding} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/9/becky-dylon-wedding Dylon was one of my husbands army buddies. It has been a great time getting to know Dylon and Becky and photograph their awesomely fun wedding. I found it impossible  to narrow down my favorite photos for this blog!

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Deacon {Lifestyle Newborn} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/9/deacon-lifestyle-newborn Little baby details and little baby yawns. What could be better? :)


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Emily {Senior} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/8/emily-senior Emily was cute, smart, and had very diverse interests. I'm sure she will go far!

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Jana + Garrett {Reception} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/8/jana-garrett-reception These two ran off to Mexico for their wedding (*Jealous!*) but, then they came back and had a cute little vintage reception which I had the pleasure of capturing!


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Bethany + Charlie {Wedding} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/8/bethany-charlie-wedding It POURED the morning of Bethany and Charlie's outdoor wedding. Things didn't go exactly as they planned but their spirits remained high and by the time of the ceremony the rain died down and we were able to get some great lake-side portraits, just like they hoped for. :)

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Donn {Senior} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/8/donn-senior Shooting at high noon is always a fun challenge. Donn was amazing dispite my

 antics to get her in just the right spot of light. :)

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Aubrey {Newborn} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/8/aubrey-newborn I photographed mom and dad's wedding so to see this new chapter in their life is so special and rewarding to me. Isn't she beautiful?

Little baby hands and smirks :)

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Alyssa + Kyle {Wedding} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/8/alyssa-kyle-wedding The Bauer Room, an energetic wedding party, and an emotion filled ceremony made this wedding a photographer's dream!


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Tyler + Abbie {Married!} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/7/tyler-abbie-married Tyler and Abbie are great friends and it was a huge honor to be there to capture their wedding day!

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Trevor | 2014 Senior https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/4/trevor-2014-senior Trevor was quiet, polite, and (obviously) handsome. An honor to photograph, I wish him the best in his future!

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Kelsey, Tyler, and baby girl https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/4/kelsey-tyler-and-baby-girl I knew right away that I was going to like Kelsey and Tyler. They were fun, adorable together, and so easy to photograph! I am so excited for them to get to meet their baby girl.


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King https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/2/king King is the MOST handsome baby boy I have ever seen!

Cutest cousins awards.

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Carter's 1st Birthday Shoot https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/2/carters-1st-birthday-shoot The first birthday's can be hard on us mommy's but just look at those amazingly beautiful half baby, half toddler faces! 

Sticky hands! Haha

Happy Tuesday!

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Wood Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/1/wood-family I have LOVED getting to know this family and watch them grow so I get extra excited when they contact me to book another session. It's also quite good on a photographer's ego to get to go into someone's home and see your work covering the walls and tables. :-D


:) :)

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Hymiller Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/1/hymiller-family This is the second time I have had the pleasure of photographing this perfect little family and I am so grateful for the opportunity!


Baby girl needed a break...and big brother got restless. :)

Aren't they great?

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Bailey ~ A Bridal Session https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/1/bailey-a-bridal-session Wedding days are typically high stress and while a great deal of time is spent on photographing the bride it goes by quickly and I can never seem to quite get in every shot I had envisioned. This session was a real treat for me - A beautiful bride-to-be in a beautiful dress and nothing but time!


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Jack https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/1/jack There is something extra special about photographing your best friend's babies. :)

Isn't this the sweetest face?

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Fleshman Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/1/fleshman-family Here comes a HUGE series of back-blogs. I totally failed at blogging in 2013 so now I am publicly announcing that 2014 WILL be better!

These babies are going to be so handsome, I mean, just look at mom and dad, they don't stand a chance!

Then he decided he wanted a fohawk. :)

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Jamie + Adam {Wedding} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/1/jamie-adam-wedding I was super excited about the uniqueness of their wedding, and while some of their plans where a challenge for me to capture I was so excited to take them on! I wish this couple the most joyful life together!

My last wedding of 2013:

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Velder Family https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/1/velder-family My first shoot of the year and I'm pretty sure it was about 20 below (really, I think it was about 7 degrees out...the point is it was too cold) but this bunch is brave! 
I present to you my best friends familia:

He says, "no thank you" to sisterly kisses. :)

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Abbie & Tyler {Engagements} https://www.whimphotography.com/blog/2014/1/abbie-tyler I know I already said this on my Facebook but it really sums it up for me and I can't imagine what else I could add other than how honored I was to have this photographic opportunity!

This guy was part of the package when I married my husband (best friends since they were little kids), and the package just got better! I can't wait for their wedding.


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