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More repeat clients from last week! The Friddle kiddos were all about having a great time from the very start. The field was stop number one. On this day, mom and I both took a chance that the rain would hold off… the 0% chance reported turned into some cold wind and off/on sprinkles. As you can see…that didn’t stop us.

My “about” me page says that I love variety. I do…I sooo do. This session included another small stop and even some inside the studio, but I’ll save those for mom’s gallery. I can’t spoil  too much for her!

My kids ended up playing with them afterwards, and for the first time my son told me “Mommy, I have fallen in love”. LOL – he is such dreamer.  S, he saw me editing these pics and said “mommy, there is my love!” Yes, he has it bad.

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Absolutely gorgeous session. Beautiful, beautiful work.

Ewa

These are so beautiful, Raye!

Stunning! Both the kiddos and the images :)

You always manage to capture such amazing moments.

Bri

Sneak peeks are awesome! Great job – as usual – you ROCK!

Mindy

Fantastic as always Raye!!! (I hope you don’t mind that I am so stealing that blanket idea this week!)

Sonja

Beautifull as always! Big G knows a pretty girl when he see’s one! That is soooo funny!

i *puffy heart* your work…and your AK accent, too. :)

L

These are all so beautiful. That last one is just perfect…a mom pleaser for sure! :) Your work is beautiful.

first of many field trips

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All my fellow photogs across the world, know my love of fields. With all the rain, I never thought I would get back into them this year. May seemed more like an April bringing showers. I expect June will be the month for more flowers in my summer fields I use which is exciting since June is now booked FULL.

The Oliver sisters got to help me try out with this new spot (and you will be seeing more of it in the next 3+ blog entries). They have been my subjects for some time since little sis was a baby, but this time we finally got dad to come along for some fun.

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wonderful, R. You do such a fantastic job in the full sun. These sisters are adorable! Love them all.

what beautiful photos!! i, too, have a love of fields…so i look forward to your photos! these are just gorgeous!

Gorgeous Raye, my fave is the 2nd from the bottom. I thought it was about time I started commenting on your blog since I follow your beautiful work on flickr…. :)

OH those are beautiful! I need a good field around here that is NOT private property. Sigh.

That swing shot is so fantastic!! I’m really happy the Dad came for this session because I really like that family image, and I feel they will be so glad to have got the chance to get that for their home! Big too, I hope!

Lisa Lintz

Beautiful family. Beautiful job!

getting to know j

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I had an opening for a last minute newborn this week. Oh was  he ever a calm and alert little boy. His eyes were so alert for not even 2 weeks like he knew what was going on the whole time. Hi eyes aren’t the traditional newborn blue but a deep tone of brown which was so unique. I think I spied some auburn in his hair which would go perfectly with mom’s color.

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Mindy

AMAZING!!!! You rock Raye!

These are absolutely breathtaking!! Images the family will cherish forever I’m sure :)

Love these, so sweet, and what a cute family!

that first image is just perfection, raye.

Simply beautiful!

Oh Raye. Stunning. Every single one of them. Such a beautiful family!

Wow! These are stunning. Beautiful work.

these are awesome!! what a gorgeous family!

Raye – these are absolutely gorgeous!! I adore that last shot of him in the basket – too precious!!

that connection

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Love my repeat clients – seeing how they have grown and changed…and how their little personalities have developed…catching up on their interests…and reconnecting through the camera fulfills me to a great extent.

The Wood family are down to earth, beautiful, creative, and inspiring people. I know it is cliche to talk about seeing the love but it is true with them. Nothing is forced…it is genuine. And how about mom coordinating them sooo well! Props and should have titled this “what to wear for a family photograph”.

Now, since this post is extremely long, I will post a little behind the scenes info about it…so follow along or just look at the pictures – it is up to you.

We started out at the “boardwalk” to let the kids explore, run and capture the family images. I love it there because there is always something to appeal to each age and gender such as throwing rocks, running down the lane, spotting bugs or flowers, etc. After warming up and getting the “must-have” shots, we headed for a field with a detour to my new “blue door” (but those images are going to be a surprise).

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But on the way to the field, I remember my dad telling me about a “wall of roses” off on one of the many side roads. I had checked it out a day before and when I saw L’s Matilda Jane outfit, I knew that was the spot for that shoot.

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At the field, I was a bit disappointed that all the rain has delayed the coneflowers, but there were still some wild ones scattered around. Little man A was promised a picture with his best friend and L walked through the grass to pick the lonely flowers.

Changing up locations is key when shooting toddlers since they can bore so easily. I’m lucky enough to have all my locations within minutes of my studio. Thanks C and T for a wonderful and easy session. xoxo

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Absolutely beautiful family session, Raye!

wow hun this might be one of my favorite family posts ever! kudos to mom she dressed them so perfectly, they are a photog’s dream family, you lucky girl! love the wall of roses with the mjc perfect

these are beautiful! what wonderful locations and fantastic family!

LOVE these!! Beautiful family and beautiful locations.

Your work is such a joy. I want you to photography my family one day. I’m not that far from you, I don’t think. Just stunning work always!

Casey Wood

Wow! I don’t know what to say besides I think I’ll have to have every single one! Thanks for all the sweet commentary but you make it so easy and fun! I feel truly blessed to have found such a sweet, amazing photographer to capture the fun and happiness of growing babies! Thank you so much!!!!

I mean it when I say that you inspire me every single day, Ms. Law. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love every one of these. I hope one day to be half as amazing as you. Seriously girl. This is what it is all about… real life. family. love.

I do not think a session could produce better images than this. Such treasures you’ve created. I just love your work.

phenomenal!!!

beautiful inside & out

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Beauty shines inside and out with this mom and 3 girls. Not only is Kristina a long-time client, but she has become a good friend as well. Now she has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer – a disease I know too well in my family. Please give her (as well as these sisters) your prayers as she makes her recovery.

I also want to take a minute to say that it really is never too early for a mammogram. K is only 31 and I am sure she will want me to use this opportunity to remind others to do self exams. Doctors are wonderful, but you have to do your part.

K – love you and your courage and strength through this. I hope these images are some good-medicine for today.

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shanno treadway

Gorgeous family! Prayers sent to her and her family!

Allison

My thoughts and prayers are with K and her family.

What a gorgeous family! Lots of prayers your way.

Jodi Bell

Breast cancer is also an unfortunate familiarity in my family as well. As heartwrenching as the diagnosis is, I have seen some amazing women have some amazing recoveries, and K is no exception I’m sure! Blessings to her and her sweet family, and lots of prayers from Texas.

Beautiful family and lovely images. Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers K’s way:).

Beautiful images. I hope that they are some good medicine for her as well.

Jeanne

K is a very strong person! Thank you so much Raye for being there for her during all of this! You have captured not only pictures of beautiful people but beautiful moments shared between K and her girls! Thank you for sharing this blog!

She looks like such a good mother with all her girls climbing all over her in that 1st pic. God bless her! I will send good thoughts her way through her recovery.

andrea

My prayers are with this beautiful family. May God be with them during each step of this journey.

Many thoughts and prayers for her and her family. Such a beautiful woman and lovely family. Beautiful images, R. What a gift to her at this difficult time.

I will keep Kristina and her family in my prayers and pass on her story to keep other women aware. I am 31, and after reading this, I’m taking my own health into my control. Thank you for sharing this!

Beautiful photographs, beautiful family. Sending thoughts & prayers. I know with those beautiful kid’s love to inspire her, she will beat this thing.

what precious girls and a beautiful momma! My prayers are with her and her family through this trying time.

Blessings!!

These are amazing Raye! May God lift her up and give her strength. I believe of the power of prayer and the will to live, she can do this. I too will pray for her and her beautiful family.

Such a gorgeous family. Lots of prayers and good thoughts going their way!!!

Jody

These are beautiful! My own journey has included a walk through the land of breast cancer at 40 and it’s not easy but every time she looks in the faces of those beautiful daughters it will give her the courage and strength to face what lies ahead. Many prayers!!

hi i really like this images. thanks

Kristina, I know how very special you are to Raye and how much she is praying for you. You are a wonderful mother and friend and I am sending lots of blessings your way. Stay strong… xx.

Sending all my prayers to Kristina. As usual, you have captured such beautiful images, love them all.

God Bless her and her beautiful family. Sending prayers her way. Beautiful work, as always.