Ustimchuk Family | Christmas 2017 | The Barn at Poplar Springs Farm | Moore, SC

4 years ago, Tanya and Vitaliy contacted me for the 1st time for a Christmas photo shoot. I remember I was so excited because they were so sweet, and fun.  At that time they only had Rocky, their sweet little dog. Since then I have had the pleasure of capturing them grow as they added Vitaliy Jr. to their family.

We tried a theme last year, cookies and milk. But Jr. even though he was barely walking, did not want to sit, lay, stand or stay still at all. So this year we decided to skip the props. We had to let him run around a bit and get to know the place, before asking him to do anything.  

Mom and Dad had to do some fun things to make Jr. laugh and smile, because out of all the days Tanya told me, he decided to skip his nap. The sun went down and I pulled out a blanket and little led Christmas lights that I have been dying to use with a toddler. Jr. just celebrated his birthday so he thought that the LED’s were candles, and was trying to blow them out, totally melted my heart. And in the end they all did great, and I got all the shots that I wanted to get.

A huge thanks to “The Barn at Poplar Springs Farm” I love this wedding venue for any kind of shoots, especially families. They have so much to offer, from a newly built beautiful red barn, bridal cabin, gorgeous fields, fences, swing bench, tractors and the views especially at sunset are breathe taking. I can go on forever so I’ll stop here lol. So here are some of my favorites from their photo session. Enjoy!

Monroe Family | Christmas 2017 | Spartanburg SC

I was so excited when Nicole asked me to do a Christmas shoot for her. I have not met Hudson yet and couldn't wait to work this bundle of energy. We ended up going to her sisters back yard in Spartanburg which is absolutely stunning and a photographers dream location. I wonder if she would notice me trying to sneak in a family back there lol.  It was such a perfect cold evening, the leaves were crispy and the sunset was magical. We ended trying to convince Hudson that between McDonalds and Zaxby's; Zaxby's is a better choice. Enjoy my favorites!

Vitaliy & Jenna | Family | Jupiter Florida

"The Love in our family flows strong & deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep" 

What a pleasure it was getting to know this beautiful family, full of unique personalities; not a single dull moment. They flew in from Seattle, WA to Jupiter, Florida for their first stop on their family vacation. Each year Jenna and Vitaliy go to Mexico to minister, help rebuild buildings, helping kids and adults find joy and hope. Its so inspiring to hear the stories and see their passion. I cant wait to see their smiling faces again, hopefully this time around it will be in Seattle.