this is seriously one of my favorite families to be around but also a favorite i’ve photographed! you guys — it was so cold when we got together the first time! they were such good sports about everything and stuck it out until it started raining! and let me tell you — it was FREEZING even before it started raining!

i would guess that this family might be just a little sad. one of their members just headed off to college and i bet they miss her quite a bit already! if you know them, you know how awesome they are and if you don’t, just take my word for it! but i know they will be okay because she is amazing and i know she’ll doing great things!

i hope you are still loving your pictures and i’m so happy we did this before megan left for college!! hugs to all of you!


  • shannon - August 20, 2014 - 1:57 pm

    loving these!! such a cool location! they are a gorgeous family…and your posing is fabulous! excellent work!!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - August 20, 2014 - 2:33 pm

    These are soooo good. Love the location and all the poses. Such a beautiful family, too!ReplyCancel

  • Cris Craven - August 21, 2014 - 1:41 am

    Kim we LOVE our pictures and enjoy them they are all over the house. I am so very thankful you took these pictures. Every day they are more special! Thank you for all you give of yourself. You are truly wonderful!!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - August 21, 2014 - 8:45 am

    These are amazing! I just can’t get over the very first one; it’s perfect! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Katie DeLorme - August 21, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    This is the cutest preppy family session Ive ever seen! I love their smiles and energy in each of these images! I see a christmas card, canvases, and jumbo prints in every last one for sure!!! SO great!ReplyCancel

  • Faye - August 22, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    These are beautiful! What a wonderful family! The horizontal of the three sibs is by far my favorite! Great session. Always love your work Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Murray Smith - August 22, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    Beautiful words and beautiful pictures! Privileged to know this family…….this makes me miss you terribly Cris! Love from IowaReplyCancel

  • Melissa Hand Yocum - August 22, 2014 - 6:42 pm

    These are awesome!! Love that last blanket family pic, and that last one! They need that in their bedroom!! ReplyCancel

  • Destinee Gallup Blau - August 22, 2014 - 8:37 pm

    These are beautiful images of a beautiful family! What a gift! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Gess - August 23, 2014 - 4:11 am

    Beautiful family!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Danser - August 24, 2014 - 10:58 pm

    OMG this family is perfect. I bet they will frame every SINGLE one of these. What an incredible and priceless gift you’ve given them. LOVE IT!!! ReplyCancel

  • Julie Paisley - August 25, 2014 - 11:42 pm

    So, so good! Beautiful family and of course you rocked it Kim!!!ReplyCancel

  • Molly - August 29, 2014 - 11:55 am

    What a beautiful family! I love the location and outfit choices, but what I can’t get over are how gorgeous all of their children’s eyes are! You did a wonderful job photographing this family, Kim! I love them all!ReplyCancel

  • Eli - September 26, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    Nice picsReplyCancel

meet Payne ~ a recent grad of Sacred Heart-Griffin! this girl lights up a room when she walks in. she’s one of those people who probably can’t go anywhere without knowing someone! she’s a sweetheart with an amazing personality and i know big things are in her future!

i had a such a great time with you payne! knock ‘em dead your first year in college! i have no doubt you will!


  • Chrissy - August 13, 2014 - 10:15 am

    Her little nose scrunch in that first image is too cute for words!!! She is absolutely beautiful, and so are these images, Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - August 13, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    What a cutie!! I *love* her smile – and check out those eyelashes!!! All these photos are so pretty, but my favorite is the one of her looking down and her hair is moved perfectly by the breeze.ReplyCancel

  • Faye - August 13, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    She is gorgeous and that smile…she’s one of those people who…in a photo… their smile is so inviting you want to be their friend…even though you don’t even know them! Does that make sense??? Just awesome and your photos are wonderful Kim!ReplyCancel

  • rachel - August 13, 2014 - 3:28 pm

    These are beautiful! She’s SO CUTE! Her hair looks amazing in all of these!!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan D - August 14, 2014 - 8:50 am

    This girl is drop dead GORGEOUS!!! I love her outfits! I’m partial to that cheerleading photo…;) Love them all!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - August 14, 2014 - 9:41 am

    This girl is beautiful! I looove all the ones of her sitting on the quilt. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Palmer Bannon - August 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    What a cute smile! Her eyes SHINE! So pretty and I love the locations you picked.ReplyCancel

  • shannon - August 14, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    oh my word…she is the cutest!!! love these! her smile is the BEST!!ReplyCancel

  • Bobbi M. Sheridan - August 15, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    That first vertical on the left…. LOOOOVE IT! Payne has such fantastic hair! :D ReplyCancel

  • Erin Burns - August 15, 2014 - 7:02 pm

    Beautiful!!! Payne is gorgeous, and I love the variety in the session, how many different shots she has!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Hand Yocum - August 18, 2014 - 3:47 am

    Beautiful!! The quilt are my favorite!!ReplyCancel

  • Micah - September 1, 2014 - 8:24 pm

    What a fantastically beautiful senior session! Your lighting and posing are perfection! Great great work!ReplyCancel

just like her sister ~ aimee graduated recently from sacred heart-griffin! and also {just like her sister}, she’s completely gorgeous and super sweet! i loved photographing these sisters and hope their first year out of high school is amazing! i have no doubt they are going to do so many wonderful and amazing things! congratulations girls!!

mid-way through our session, aimee started looking familiar to me ~ which generally means i’m seeing someone famous ~ sophia bush ~ do you see it?


  • Maggie - August 8, 2014 - 7:44 am

    Great session! She is beautiful and I am having some major hair jealousy right now!!ReplyCancel

  • Faye - August 8, 2014 - 10:11 am

    She is GORGEOUS! Kim how do you get all the MOST BEAUTIFUL senior girls to photograph?? Seriously! You are the master. Love your work so much!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - August 8, 2014 - 7:56 pm

    Beautiful session. The lighting you chose was perfection.ReplyCancel

  • Kate Borgelt - August 8, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    Beautiful! WOW! That first image… took my breath away! Stunning! So beautiful!! ReplyCancel

  • shannon - August 10, 2014 - 10:51 am

    beautiful, beautiful!!! love the horse one!! she is a gorgeous girl and you captured her perfectly!!! so so good!ReplyCancel

  • Abbey Kline - August 10, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    What a beautiful smile she has!! I love the candid shots where you can see her laughing. These are perfect senior portraits!! ReplyCancel

  • Karen - August 11, 2014 - 9:07 am

    Oh My those Eyes! She is GORGEOUS! Love the red dress and the horse pictures! So beautiful. Lovin’ the light in these!ReplyCancel

  • rachel - August 11, 2014 - 11:20 am

    Beautiful! Her hair is a ridiculous amount of amazing – as are these shots! The light is amaaaaazing!ReplyCancel

  • Katie DeLorme - August 11, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    You are so stinking talented with seniors!! I love her soft smile!! So good!!!ReplyCancel

  • Micah - August 11, 2014 - 10:24 pm

    How beautiful!!! I love how personal you made this session! Great great work!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Hand Yocum - August 12, 2014 - 8:35 pm

    Man! You knocked this session out of the park!!! Beautiful, beautiful images!! ReplyCancel

  • Jen Burcham Saner - August 15, 2014 - 2:39 am

    You make every location look so amazing! Love this girl’s look and those eyes!!ReplyCancel

this is the beautiful kaylee who graduated a couple months ago from Sacred Heart-Griffin! she is such a sweet girl! i loved getting to spend a little time with her and one of her favorites! and this is reminding me that i need to find some boots like hers ~ i love them!

wishing you the best kaylee! {make sure to check back, because she has a gorgeous twin sister who will be next up on the blog!}


  • katie d - August 5, 2014 - 10:01 am

    WOW!!! I LOVE the locations, the light, Kaylee is just gorgeous! She looks like a model! These images are perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - August 5, 2014 - 10:25 am

    Beautiful as always, Kim! What a gorgeous girl! Such radiant eyes, perfect skin – what a beauty! And the ones with the horse….love, love, love!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - August 5, 2014 - 10:36 am

    How beautiful! They are all so pretty but I LOVE the ones of her in blue…STUNNING! :) I love the ones of her laughing too. Amazing work as always!!ReplyCancel

  • jennie - August 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

    nicely done, kim! you rock those seniors like whoa.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie - August 5, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    Beautiful!! I love the one of her and her horse!!ReplyCancel

  • Faye - August 5, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    She’s beautiful! i LOVE LOVE LOVE the freckles across her adorable nose. (I may be a little bias here) ;) She has such a gorgeous serious expression! So many people can’t pull that off in photos. But then you have some amazing laughing shots too! I love the variety here Kim! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • +mike - August 5, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    great color, light and posing – your senior looks great and the body language is relaxed and natural. your seniors are lucky to have you as their photographer :) ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - August 5, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    She is so cute! I love the laughing pictures and the ones of her in blue. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Angela Renee - August 5, 2014 - 6:41 pm

    Awesome job Kim!!! You always capture seniors so beautifully! I love the ones of her with the blue top. That is a great color on her. Also love the ones with the horse! ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Luffy-Ebeler - August 6, 2014 - 1:41 am

    Loving the Blue, it make her already gorgeous eyes…pop! Love how you incorporated her horse. Great session Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Joe Vitale - August 6, 2014 - 1:57 am

    Great posesReplyCancel

  • Karen Gardner Menyhart - August 6, 2014 - 5:14 am

    Love the colors here! Oh those eyes! I am also digging your editing ! Nicely done, Kim! Kaylee is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • rachel - August 6, 2014 - 4:07 pm

    SO beautiful!!! She’s gorgeous, and these pictures are perfect! It’s amazing how many different poses you have with one person, and they all look so, so great! Beautiful session!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - August 7, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    beautiful!! she has such a sweet spirit about her. i LOOOVOE the one of her in blue looking down and giggling. wonderful work!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - August 7, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    You are amazing Kim – seriously, gorgeous as always! Love the light on the blanket shots + the color, what a beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Abbey Kline - August 7, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    Stunning!!! The photo of her laughing in the blue shirt = PERFECT!!!!! Seriously gorgeous. ReplyCancel

  • Kate Borgelt - August 7, 2014 - 9:37 pm

    wow… she has eyes that speak volumes! So wonderful. I love that one of her in the doorway. Just stunning! ReplyCancel

  • Micah - August 11, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    LOOOVVVEEE all the beautiful personality you captured! This is one beautiful girl and these are some beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Hand Yocum - August 12, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Wow, wow, wow!! What a gorgeous girl, and these photos are amazing!! Love the photos with the horse and on the path in the trees especially! Beautiful!! ReplyCancel

this beauty is also super sweet! she just graduated from Pleasant Plains High School a couple of months ago!

i had such a fun time with her and her mom during our session! i hope your summer is as awesome as you are claire!!


  • Kate Borgelt - July 23, 2014 - 4:59 pm

    wow. She has amazing eyes! I love this last one on the stairs. Such a cool location and she looks gorgeous! So many good ones! Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - July 23, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    Legs for days!!!!! Kim, these are beautiful!! I loooove the one with the red stones and ivy up and along the wall!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Yocum - July 23, 2014 - 5:19 pm

    Her EYES!!!! Wow!!! So gorgeous!! I was going to say that the parking garage pics were my fave…but then I got to the field…and then the stairs…. These are all gorge!!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - July 23, 2014 - 7:17 pm

    Wow she is STUNNING! Her eyes are unbelievable! Amazing job Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy - July 23, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    She has the cutest smile!! Love that one of her lying on the blanket laughing!!ReplyCancel

  • Destinee Gallup Blau - July 24, 2014 - 1:48 am

    She is darling! And once again, you totally rocked this senior session! Love her dimple! So many favorites! Love that full length image in her boots w/ jacket over her shoulder! And I love the 3rd to last image! These are all so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - July 24, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    so so gorgeous!! her eyes are amazing! love all the posting…so beautiful and natural. she just shines in all of these. beautiful work!!ReplyCancel

  • maike rinaye - July 25, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Oh man, love that vertical with the black gate behind her… and are you kidding me with that peach/blue wall to match her outfit EXACTLY! Gorgeous girl! Beautiful images!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqie - July 25, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    She has gorgeous eyes! Love these. Great work, Kim.ReplyCancel

  • Gisselle - July 25, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    Great job on these!! What a gorgeous girl! I love her outfits too!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Saner - July 25, 2014 - 6:14 pm

    I love how she can go from serious to smiley and look gorgeous doing both! Great senior photos, Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Tsone - July 27, 2014 - 11:56 pm

    It’s hard for me to decide, but I think the shots in the field are my fav. They’re all sooo good. I wish this was as easy as you make it look. Amazing! Well done :-) ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - July 31, 2014 - 11:50 am

    What a beautiful young woman! I looove her outfits. And all the locations you selected are stunning. The light is so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Reno Bielak - August 5, 2014 - 3:28 pm

    What a stunner, she is! I love the feel of these, Kim. So dreamy! I want to be a senior all over again so you can do mine!! You rocked this! ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Reno Bielak - August 5, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    What a stunner, she is! I love the feel of these, Kim. So dreamy! I want to be a senior all over again so you can do mine!! You rocked this!ReplyCancel

  • Micah - August 11, 2014 - 8:20 pm

    Those eyes!!! Kim, you are rocking every. single. one. of these senior sessions! Beautiful, beautiful work!ReplyCancel