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There seems to be a newborn boom again around here as there are 5-6 due for a shoot here in the next week or two. You may remember there were 15 or so back in March/April. With the crazy fall family session months approaching and almost full, I want to let those expecting mommies know that its a pretty easy thing to drop me a line/email and let me know your due date so we can plan how many more bookings we can schedule here to year out.

And here is baby girl L. Gorgeous, huh? Say a little prayer for her family as she entered the world the day after her grandpa left it. Hugs to you R & B. I know she is bringing you much needed joy.

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sweet as pie raye

So simple and sweet, Raye! Love all the sweet baby simplicity:).

absoulely breathtaking, R. Pure and beautiful. Many prayers for them…

Lisa Lintz


mommy & me


J is going to be a big brother soon and he brought along the proof for a “Mommy & Me” session. Isn’t he a ham? You may remember him from the feature in Toddler Magazine I had months ago. And although mom says she isn’t one to pose, she could have fooled me because all these images came so naturally for both of them.

I get asked when should I schedule pregnancy portraits? While it depends on each, this mommy is 30 weeks. You can see J’s newborn little brother on here in a couple of months!


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Just simply stunning!!! I love the Mommy and Baby shots in the field laying down and that last one of Mommy on the steps is amazing! The colours are so rich and gorgeous. Can’t wait to see Baby brother on your blog in a couple months!

these are divine! she’s a fabulous model and so is her little man! Gorgeous locations as always.

oh i just adore every shot… mum is STUNNING and her little man… what a total cutey!

Beautiful Photos Raye!


What a beautiful pair. I’m 30 weeks and I wish I still looked that good!

Time and time again you create stunning, perfect images Raye. Perfection – that’s what these are.

April Curtis

OMG! These are beautiful! Of course, I think all your work is and I normally don’t post comments but I had to on these! The one with the truck is super cool! ;)

Wow! They are just amazing…

Beautiful as always, my friend!! Stunning light.

Absolutely GORGEOUS session Raye! Love them all- this mommy is so lucky to have these moments captured- you did it perfectly!!!

Beautiful images Raye — so much life and emotion. I love the second one with the little boy peaking up from the grass!

I LOVE this session!!! The colors are beautiful.

Perfect session! I can’t even pick favorites – I love them all! You captured the relationship between them so well – love it!

jeremy moore

amazing session raye, love the one with the old truck!

This session is perfect! I love all of them!

triple the sweet

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{A quick post before I leave on a small trip}

The newest Coleman baby girl arrived early July and we planned an on-location shoot at the home of the grandparents on her 7th day. What an amazing backyard they have created with the perfect amount of shade, grass, and flowers. A session with these 3 girls could not have went any smoother – such sugary sweetness.

Thank you for being so kind and welcoming…I enjoyed every single minute with you.

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WOW! These are out of this world gorgeous Raye- you are the best! What beautiful subjects too. How will mom and dad ever choose?

OMG, stunning work Raye! I can’t pick a favorite. Every time I scrolled down I was in complete awe. What a gorgeous family.


I love these pictures! I am lucky to have 3 adorable nieces and can’t wait to see the rest of the proofs. So cute!

Your work is always jaw dropping… beautiful session. So sweet to see the three little girls together. That last photo is so beautiful – such gorgeous black and white tones. Mom and Dad must be thrilled!

incredible!!! these are absolutely amazing…i can’t pick a favorite!

Beautiful, Raye!! I love the location, too.

Oh, Raye! These are absolutely stunning. I adore your newborn work so much and when it is paired with siblings it is absolute heaven! Mom and Dad should be so proud of their gorgeous girls…. what a beautiful family!!!

Kelli Bottjen

that last picture makes me want a girl #3!!! Gorgeous…

These are absolutely gorgeous! Love how you can see how much love the two older ones have for their new baby sister!


This week I have not had much time for blogging. What’s been going on?

Changes made in the studio – paint, and a new wood floor/wall prop shown below that my amazing dad made for me.
Newborn shoots (check back for an on-location shoot to post soon)
Lots of proofing/ordering

BUT most exciting – developing a NEW website (or two).

Also, a little reminder: Currently, I am booking August – October.

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Beautiful as always!

loving the creamy tones in this session. especially that first image. yum!

Beautiful, Raye! Newborns do the cutest things with their little hands! Love the sibling picture… red heads demand to be in color, huh?

Stunning, Raye. Beautiful soft tones. Absolutely loving the light floor. *sigh*

aw, so wonderful! these are baby perfection!

gorgeous Raye!! LOVE the white on white – so perfect!!

a new field


Just when one field seems to be dying down from the hot-with-no-rain weather, another springs up and blooms. So little P and his parents got to test it out for me. He is another newborn client turning 1 year and already running.


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He is such a cutie and what a beautiful field….we might need more pics! LOL!


I love the Peek a Boo pictures! Actually, I love all of them…LOL! You guys are such a beautiful family.


love love love the peek a boo pictures at the barn!


too cute! my fav is the one where he is sitting down. he looks so sweet and innocent!! they r all great!

Dianna Ladd

Love these! Great work Raye!

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oh what a gorgeous field! I love all of these but the family shots are especially stunning. gorgeous colors!

everytime you create the most stunning photos Raye – gorgeous as usual!! Love the field too!!


Great pictures!!! 3 beautiful people!

Raye – beautiful job! Gorgeous family – they are so light and summer-y!

Absolutely beautiful!

So beautiful – the family and the images! You did a fabulous job and I love the location.


Litttle P, and his family are beautiful. I love the peek a boo and P, sitting on the barn floor. He has the prettiest blue eyes. But then Nana thinks all three of them are wonderful people and she loves them all.

Wow those blooms are amazing! What a beautiful family and beautifully captured. Great work!