Emmett | Six Months

I still have a hard time believing that I am writing Emmett's Six Month blog post. It seems like just a few weeks ago, I was meeting him for the first time at his Newborn Session. This little guy is absolutely precious and did another amazing job at this session. Emmett was all smiles that afternoon, even though I know he had to be a little cold. He would smile and giggle as his big sister Mabel, sat and talked with him. He also loved his snuggle time with Mom and Dad too; he couldn't get enough of their cuddles. Emmett is the perfect puzzle piece to make The Tyler Family a darling family of four. I know that I say it in each and every one of their blog posts, but I mean it, so I will say it again; I absolutely adore this family. Year after year and session after session, they are a delight to work with.

 I'm excited to share a few of my favorite images with everyone today from Emmett's Six Month session. They always bring a smile to my face and I know they will to you as well. Thankfully we will be seeing The Tyler Family again this summer and I am counting down the days already. Until then, enjoy and I hope everyone has a wonderful day! 

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The Huser & Vaega Families

I know that I say it every time I blog the Huser and Vaega’s families sessions, however, I’m going to say it again. I absolutely love working with them. I’ve had the wonderful privilege of photographing them for seven years. I’ve watched their family grow over the years and with each new family member, I adore them more and more. The Vaega children are the sweetest little ones. They are so well behaved and are so fun and easy to work with. Their smiles and giggles will instantly melt your heart.

This session was extra special because this was the first time I got to meet the newest addition to their family, Elisha. What a handsome little boy! It was a little chilly the afternoon of our session, however, he did an amazing job. He was curled up with Mama, Daddy, Nanna, and Poppa so he was happy and content.

As always, I have the hardest time picking out my favorite images to share in their blog post because I love every single image. Their session was filled with joy, love, and laughter and you can instantly feel that in each and every image. I didn’t stop smiling while I was putting this post together and I don’t think you will either.

Without further ado, I give you a few of my favorite images of the incredible Huser and Vaega families. Enjoy and I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful weekend.

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The 11th Annual Wing Off | Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition

I can't speak for everyone watching The Super Bowl on Sunday, but I can tell you that everyone at our house was unanimous in the fact that Super Bowl 53 will go down in history as the most boring game yet. Ha! We were all on the edge of our seats two weeks prior, when the Chiefs played the Patriots hoping that the Chiefs would defeat the dreaded New England team. Sadly, when that didn't happen, all of our hearts sank that night and we knew that this year's Super Bowl wasn't going to be what we all hoped for. However, even though the Chiefs didn't make it to the big game there is a silver lining. What's that? If it's Super Bowl Sunday at The Layne House that means that it's time for our annual Wing Off! One of my favorite days of the year! I start looking forward to Wing Off months in advance knowing that everyone will be participating with delicious wings and creative displays to serve them. As always, it was another great year and successful competition. I'm always so impressed with the unique flavors of wings that everyone creates year after year. Not only the wings, but their presentations as well. This year was very exciting because not only did we have TWO winners for Best Presentation, but it was also one of the winners first time competing. Mr. Colin Henley has been coming to Wing Off for years, however, this year he came up with his own flavor of wings and display for his presentation. He did an awesome job! His display was very creative and if your not a fan of the Patriots you will definitely get a kick out of it. Also winning Best Presentation was Justan Layne with a great display of his Chipotle Lime Wings at "Wing Field". Well done gentlemen, well done!  

As Super Bowl 53 was coming to an end so was our party. The wings had been eaten, the votes had been tallied, and the results were in. Everyone’s hard work had not been in vain. Congratulations to all of the winners!

                                          First Place: Sabrina Garton – Brown Sugar Dijon

                                          Second Place: Justan Layne – Chipotle  Lime

                                          Third Place:  Jared Henley – Jamaican Jerk

                                          Best Presentation: Colin Henley & Justan Layne

     

Here are a few of my favorite images from a very memorable evening. I’m already counting down the days until next year and we will hopefully be cheering on our Kansas City Chiefs! Enjoy and Happy Tuesday!

11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
The 11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
The 11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
The 11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
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11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
The 11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
The 11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
The 11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
The 11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
The 11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
First Place: Sabrina Garton - Brown Sugar Dijon

First Place: Sabrina Garton - Brown Sugar Dijon

Second Place: Justan Layne - Chipotle Lime

Second Place: Justan Layne - Chipotle Lime

Third Place: Jared Henley - Jamaican Jerk

Third Place: Jared Henley - Jamaican Jerk

Best Presentation: Colin Henley & Justan Layne (2nd Place Winner)

Best Presentation: Colin Henley & Justan Layne (2nd Place Winner)

The 11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
The Winners!

The Winners!

The 11th Annual Wing Off Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition
Two Winners - One Trophy! Ha

Two Winners - One Trophy! Ha

Best Presentation Winners!

Best Presentation Winners!

Brooks | Nine Months

The last time we saw Brooks he was just a few days old. It's hard to believe that he had grown so fast and it was time for his Nine Month Session already. He started off this session a little more on the shy side; however, the more pictures we took, the more energetic he became. Within no time he had all of us laughing at all of his adorable expressions! Everyone did such a wonderful job that afternoon. I loved watching Brooks interact with his Mom and Dad. You could tell how much he loves them both. Samantha and Tyler would light up with the biggest smiles as they reminisced about Brooks and the things he had been learning over the last nine months. They are a precious little family and it's been truly an honor to photograph them for these special moments in their lives.

Without further ado I give you a few of my favorite images from Brooks’ Nine Month Session. I know that you will enjoy them as much as I do. Happy Friday Everyone! 

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My Family Mix

I always do a Fall Session with Caylee and Cash, my niece and nephew. I can usually talk my sister, Sabrina, into jumping in for a few shots with them as well. Every couple of years I will do a session with my Mom and Dad and a session of us girls which includes myself, my Mom, Sabrina and Caylee. This year Mother Nature had a mind of her own and we had to reschedule a few sessions, so I ended up doing all of the sessions that we had planned on the same day. It was an afternoon where I got to be the photographer and the client all at the same time. Ha! 

Everyone did such an amazing job that day. The kids are pros at being photographed. They know exactly when to smile, laugh, when to be serious and when to ham it up. They have it down and knock it out of the park every time. It was a lot of fun because we were able to get so many different combinations of everyone in one setting. I think that it is safe to say that my Mom and Sister have plenty of options for their next scrapbooking weekend. 

I cherish each session that I get to do with my family! With both of my brothers, their wives, and my niece and nephews on the east coast, our Missouri Sessions aren't the same without them. I'm looking forward to the day when we are all together again for the ultimate family session! Until then, I'm so excited to share a few of my favorite images from this years fall session. Enjoy and Happy Tuesday! 

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The Whitney Family

The Whitney Family is a family that will always be very near and dear to my heart. Mikey and Stacey are dear friends of my husband and I. Their little ones, Jacob and Elise, will bring a smile to your face instantly. They truly are such a beautiful family inside and out! 

They are always so much fun to work with. I can’t even begin to tell you what images are my top picks because they all make me so happy. When putting this blog post together I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing thinking back on our time together. I love the way Elise giggled throughout the whole session and how animated Jacob got when telling a funny story about a recent day at school. It was so sweet the way the four of them interacted together. You can feel the love and how much they adore one another. These sessions that we do together become more and more special as the kids get older. To look back over the years and see how much they have grown, makes me feel so honored to have been able to capture such wonderful memories for them to enjoy forever. I can’t wait for our next session together! 

I narrowed it down to my favorite of favorites for their blog post today. So without further ado I give you The Whitney Family and their Fall Family Session. Enjoy and Happy Wednesday! 

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The Knapp Family

I say it over and over, however, that’s because I mean it with all of my heart. Oh how I adore The Knapp Family! The last time we saw The Knapp’s was last fall and there were only three of them. Miss Kynlee was making her debut within a few weeks. It’s hard to believe that she is already a year old now. Where oh where has the time gone? 

As always, The Knapp’s knocked it out of the park that afternoon. Everyone did an amazing job and I don’t think I stopped laughing the entire time I was with them. Between the little ones being adorable and silly or Brandi and Wade teasing each other, it was definitely another fun and memorable session with these four. I always look forward to each session I get to do with them, and I’m already counting down until next time. 

I’m so excited to share a few of my favorite images from their Fall Family Session with everyone today. Enjoy and Happy Wednesday Friends!

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The House Family

I've had the wonderful privilege of photographing The House Family for several years. It's been such an honor to watch their family grow. It doesn't matter where we are or if it's warm or cold outside, I know that when I am with the five of them we are going to have a great time together. Our sessions always go so quick because we are having so much fun. Not only do the little ones keep me laughing, but so do Ed and Jenna. I love their chemistry and dynamic together. They are such a beautiful and happy couple! You can almost hear the giggles in each of the images. You can feel how much Jude and Leighton love their big brother, Jacob. Also, you can instantly tell how much Ed and Jenna adore each other because of the huge smiles on their faces. This session makes me so happy and I know that everyone reading this will feel the exact same way. 

Without further ado, I give you a few of my favorite images of the incredible House Family from their fall family session.  Enjoy and Happy Tuesday Friends! 

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