reilly ~ senior rep ~ class of 2015

meet reilly!! she is super cool and has a great sense of style! i love that she is her own person and likes to pave her own way! she is ridiculously smart and self-motivated and that’s pretty amazing in my book!

i can’t wait for her senior session and just know she’s going to have some great ideas for her pics!

so happy to have you as one of my reps reilly!!


  • Laurie - April 17, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Those blue eyes, killer! Beautiful images : )ReplyCancel

  • Maggie - April 17, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    Reilly you are beautiful!!! Love your outfits too! And these locations = rock! Awesome job Kim :) ReplyCancel

  • Laura - April 17, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    What a cutie!!! And such great style – where were these fun clothes when I was a senior in high school? Great photos! :-) ReplyCancel

  • Deanne - April 17, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    Love all of these!!! Miss Reilly looms good in that blue!ReplyCancel

  • Molly - April 17, 2014 - 6:54 pm

    The color and light in the image of her on the quilt is perfect, but my favorite has to be the first vertical of her laughing—so sweet! And oh my good gravy to her EYES! Great job, Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Destinee Gallup Blau - April 17, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    What a cute girl! Love that first black and white and the sweet freckles on her nose! Gorgeous eyes too! These turned out great!

  • Maike Pulliam - April 17, 2014 - 9:08 pm

    Aww, love the one on the blanket! What a gorgeous girl!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie McCarthy - April 17, 2014 - 9:34 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!!! I love them!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Reiser-Weiters - April 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm

    You rocked it girl! ReplyCancel

  • Jen Crowe - April 17, 2014 - 11:25 pm

    She’s beautiful! Love her eyes and those outfits!ReplyCancel

mike ~ tracy ~ alli ~ gavin ~ teagan

i’m going back a little! looking through images from the last couple of years, i realized this favorite family of mine never quite made it on my blog. their session was late in the year and it just must have slipped my mind during the crazy busy time of year!

the parents are so amazing which is why it isn’t a surprise that the kids are ridiculously awesome! i’m so happy to know them all!


  • Katie D. - April 17, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    donkeys and ponies??? AMAZING! I love the laughter and pure joy in EVERY image!!! so good Kim!!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - April 17, 2014 - 2:14 pm

    Holy Moly! Those kids look like they have personality! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie - April 17, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    Love!! What a cute family. Being a horsie kind a girl… My faves are the pony snuggling the little girl & the other girl walking beside the pony! But they all rock! Great job :) ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - April 17, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    Oh my goodness, could these guys be any cuter?! There is so much love and family fun in the post, I am jealous I am not apart of it! You captured this session perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Destinee - April 17, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    What a sweet family! I love the sibling shots! Especially the second one with everyone laughing! And that first family image! Great work on all of these!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - April 17, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    Goodness, these are so wonderful!! I love, love LOVE that last shot of the three kids – I hope my future children get along this well for photos! :-) ReplyCancel

  • Jen Crowe - April 17, 2014 - 6:24 pm

    What a lovely family session! Beautiful family and that location is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Molly - April 17, 2014 - 6:53 pm

    The individual portraits of those kiddos are fabulous! Such fun and so much personality—and they actually like each other! ;) Lovely job, Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Maike Pulliam - April 17, 2014 - 9:07 pm

    What a great session! Love the one of the three kids sitting in the long grassy area.. and mom and dad’s last portrait, so fabulous. Also love how you can see each persons personality with their outfit choices… great job!ReplyCancel

kenzie ~ a birth story

beautiful little kenzie ~ quite the entrance she made! she created quite the stir because she wasn’t handling her arrival very well. however, she once she was here, she was completely perfect!

because the beautiful little thing was making everyone worry, i wasn’t allowed to photograph until she was all cleared ~ which thankfully, was right away!


  • Destinee - April 8, 2014 - 9:06 pm

    So Beautiful! Love all that dark hair! That first image is so perfect. This makes me want one another of my own! So glad everything turned out well!ReplyCancel

  • miranda - April 9, 2014 - 10:49 am

    Oh Kim … these are so amazing. I got a big lump in my throat … so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Kate Borgelt - April 9, 2014 - 10:55 am

    What an amaZing gift to have these priceless moments captured! Wow!!! I smiled through the entire slideshow!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - April 9, 2014 - 11:08 am

    *so* much love in these photos – especially dad holding his new little girl. But to be honest, I did giggle at Kenzie kicking her dad’s chin. :-) ReplyCancel

  • Jacqie Mason - April 9, 2014 - 4:04 pm

    Adorable! What a great story. Wonderful job capturing her entrance. :) ReplyCancel

  • Deb Jibben - April 9, 2014 - 7:58 pm

    Congratulations to you All she looks perfect love the picturesReplyCancel

  • Barb - April 9, 2014 - 8:13 pm

    Beautiful video of a beautiful baby and her blessed parents…..can’t wait to see her againReplyCancel

  • Christine McGuigan - April 9, 2014 - 9:26 pm

    Wow! Amazing work. That little head of hair is just incredible. :) ReplyCancel

  • Nicole DeNeef - April 10, 2014 - 3:07 am

    Love it!!! Enjoy every min Kerri they grow up so fast ReplyCancel

  • maike rinaye - April 10, 2014 - 10:53 am

    So precious! Love that first black and white one!ReplyCancel

  • Molly - April 10, 2014 - 6:13 pm

    I cry at EVERY birth slideshow I watch—even if I don’t know anyone in them! These are precious photos, Kim; they’ll be cherished for a lifetime. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Crowe - April 10, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    Aw! Love these images!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Palmer Bannon - April 10, 2014 - 7:48 pm

    Love! How priceless to have this.ReplyCancel

  • Keren - April 10, 2014 - 9:05 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is just precious Kim!!!! What a treasure. This really makes me want to go for a 3rd :) haha. Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Faye Kruger Roth - April 11, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    What a beautiful story!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Hand Yocum - April 11, 2014 - 7:45 pm

    Ahhh!! What a beautiful little love!! Lovely work, Kim!!

  • Rachel Howser Roberts - April 12, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Love these. So wish I would have had a birth photographer! Those first few moments are so important!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - April 12, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    What a pure little bundle of heaven! Welcome Kenzi! Your work is amazing and inspiring! I would love to shoot births one day…. Lovely photography!ReplyCancel

james ~ a birth story

this beautiful little guy decided that being scheduled to arrive on a monday ~ well, that was just a little boring for his taste! he chose saturday night instead! i’m quite sure mom and dad didn’t mind the slightly early arrival one bit!

thank you so much to the beautiful mom (of two now), vicky of blue daisy art photography for giving me the honor and privilege of documenting your story! scroll down and click play to see more!


  • maike rinaye - April 6, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    So sweet! I love the last image of the slide show. Adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - April 7, 2014 - 9:07 am

    Oh my heavens!!! Tears in my eyes!! So so incredibly beautiful. We’ll done!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - April 7, 2014 - 9:18 am

    What a precious little bundle of joy!! :-) ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZ - April 7, 2014 - 9:23 am

    Oh these are so beautiful! I’m such a sucker for a sweet birth! I’m a puddle over here! Wonderful job, friend! xxReplyCancel

  • Destinee Gallup Blau - April 7, 2014 - 11:52 am

    I love birth sessions! Beautiful images of such an incredible event! Wonderful gift!ReplyCancel

the kids were here ~ March 2014

let me first explain that i’m a bit overprotective of my kids. when i take those quizzes online about what kind of parent i am, i get the word helicopter back. my mom friends call me marlin — you know, from Finding Nemo. Whatever!

i’m trying to give my oldest (he’s 11) a little more freedom (not much) so i’ve been letting him do some things around the kitchen in the last several months. one thing he’s taken over is mixing pancake batter and then i will cook them — you know, because letting him be around a hot stove is too much for me. so this morning, his more experienced friend (who has older siblings) was here and said he cooks pancakes at his house. so i let them go. they successfully made pancakes for themselves and the two 7-year-olds as well! i was about 10 feet away in the next room (what did you expect)…

it was a success! now, the next lesson is cleaning up the mess afterward (though it really wasn’t too bad)…


it’s my march 2014 post for “the kids were here” ~ a project with other local photographers which is intended to help us document life’s everyday details (including the messes). life moves so quickly and our kids grow so fast and this project will help us always remember and appreciate our hectic and even a little chaotic lives as they are now. this project is also helping our group get to know each other even better so don’t forget to check out my friend jill gum’s post as well!

the kids were here project