The Gardner Family {Miles City, Montana Family Photographer

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I am blogging my last session of the year!  It feels great to know that with the exception of editing Christmas stroll photos, I will be spending a lot less time on the computer and more time with my family.  I have had so many amazing fall sessions this year, and I am so grateful for all the wonderful newborns, kids, couples, and families that I was able to shoot.  Being able to work from home other than when I am actually shooting, is such a blessing.  It isn't always easy to juggle work with being a mom, but it is worth it, and I thankfully have the support of my husband, family, friends, and of course my clients.  Thank you for your patience, and understanding when things took a little longer to get edited, and thank you for trusting me with your memories.  It is something I don't take lightly.

I could not think of a better way to wrap up my fall season than with this family!  I have known the Gardners since before I moved to Miles City, and have always admired their family.  These three little guys are so fun, and are truly growing up as best friends.  It was so fun to watch them together, and see how much Colton looks up to his older brothers.  Colton isn't much older than Paxson, and I look forward to Paxson getting to spend time with these boys because I know he will learn a thing or two, and have three great role models in these boys.

We did a few extra portraits of Colton, and he sure is photogenic even though all he wanted to do was find his brothers.  

Miss Payton {Miles City, Montana Family Photographer}

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I have such a cute little niece.  She is at such a fun age, and so smiley.  It had been way too long since I had gotten to shoot her, and we had a great morning.  She was even a little trooper during the outside family photos although it was chilly. 

 I love you miss Payton, and thank you for being such a sweet little thing!  Your auntie will happily take your photos anytime!

 We had to sneak in a cousin photo.

David and Suella-Soon to be parents! (Miles City, MT Maternity Photographer)

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I have another beautiful maternity session to share.  Suella is so gorgeous and she takes some fierce photos.  Suella's fiance is my husband's cousin, and I have so enjoyed getting to know her over the past year.  She is having a boy, and I am really looking forward to having our boys grow up together.  David and Suella, you two are going to be wonderful parents, and I can't wait to meet your little guy.  I am so happy for you, and so excited for all the fun we will have with our kids!    

Ashten, Brady, and Baby Belly. {Miles City, MT Maternity Photographer}

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I am so excited to share this sneak peek, and I know Ashten has been dying to see these!  Ashten is gorgeous, and looks so wonderfully happy.  I have recently really fell in love with maternity sessions, and this session is exactly why.  Maternity sessions are such a celebration of the life you are carrying, your relationship, and becoming a mother.  I just love them!  Of course when I have amazing clients like these two, it is easy to get lost in my photography.  We also did bare belly shots in the studio, but those images are private, and for Brady and Ashten to share with whomever they choose.  Even if it killed me not to post a single one because they really turned out so beautifully.  

I know you are anxious to meet your little girl Ashten, but enjoy these last few weeks of your pregnancy.  I am so happy to have been your photographer to capture this amazing time in your life, and grateful for your trust in this session.  You are an amazing friend, and I look forward to many more photographs of your family.  

The Zell family of almost 4 {Montana, Maternity Photographer}

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This was such a fun and relaxed shoot.  I was worried about the dark clouds and wind, but the clouds cleared, and the wind ended up being just a breeze.  It was a perfect summer evening.  Alivia loved being out at the ranch, and she loves to explore so that's basically what we did.  It didn't take her long to warm up to me and the camera, and she is so cute and photogenic.  She obviously gets that from her gorgeous mother.  

I love maternity/family sessions.  It is always a good idea to celebrate a pregnancy by getting portraits taken of yourself and with your family.  It is amazing how quickly you forget the way you looked while pregnant.  The new curves.  The way shirts stretch around you.  The way your hands automatically rest on your belly.  The glow from carrying a life inside of you.  Pregnancy is so beautiful, and although one of the most trying things a woman will every do, it is something so worth remembering.  Thank you Lindsay for trusting me with to capture this special time in your life, and to capture your beautiful family sharing in that time with you.  

What a perfect baby bump!

Karlee Sue {Billings, MT Newborn Photographer}

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I wanted to share a quick sneak peek of Miss Karlee Sue before my crazy weekend begins.  I have a wedding, two engagement sessions, and a family/newborn session to shoot while I am in Three Forks so there will be lots to share on the blog in the coming weeks.

Karlee is such a beautiful baby, and she has such wonderful parents.  I have known Matt and Jeralee for a handful years now and could not be happier for them.  It is only a matter of time before her and Paxson are getting into trouble together. :)  Congrats again McCleary family!