Emmett | One Year

It’s hard to believe that Emmett is already a year old. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I received a message from Michelle, Emmett’s Mom, and she was telling me that she and Travis were expecting their second child and this time it was a baby boy. We immediately starting planning their Family & Maternity Session along with the other sessions they wanted to do after he arrived. It’s crazy to think that we’ve done a Maternity, Newborn, Six Month, and now his One Year Session. Time is definitely going far too quickly.

As always, The Tyler Family did a wonderful job the evening of their session. When it comes to me capturing more candid and in the moment photos, they deliver each and every time. I love photographing them as they interact with one other. Those images are always at the top of my favorite list. The kids adore both their Mom and Dad, and it shows. When Michelle and Travis stood behind me and talked to the kids, Mabel and Emmett would immediately start smiling and laughing. The bond that these four share is truly beautiful and I’m honored to be able to capture the love between them all.

Thankfully we will be seeing more of The Tyler Family next spring and I am already starting to countdown the weeks. Until then, here are a few of my favorite images from Emmett’s One Year Session. Enjoy and I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

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The Palagi Kids

Are there enough adjectives to describe how adorable The Palagi Kids are? No, no there are not. I've had the wonderful privilege of working with The Palagi Family for years. I've loved watching their little ones grow as their family grew in numbers. They always do such a wonderful job year after year. It doesn't matter if it's a Winter Session or a hot and humid Summer Session, these kids always knock it out of the park. I have so much fun photographing them as they run around and play during their session. I couldn't help but laugh right along with them that evening. Their smiles and giggles are definitely contagious.

Nothing says "Sunset Summer Session" like being barefoot and eating your favorite ice cream. I absolutely adore those images. To me, that is what being a kid is all about. A hot summer evening, running around playing with your brother and sister, laughing and enjoying ice cream together. Oh, how I love sweet summertime!

As we are closing in on the last few weeks of summer, this blog post is the perfect way to close out this year’s Summer Blog Posts. I'm already looking forward to next year’s Summer Sessions and working with The Palagi Family again. They both hold a very special place in my heart. Until then, here are a few of my favorite images of the precious Palagi Kids. Enjoy and I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!

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The Trask Family

I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Trask Family! They are truly a beautiful family inside and out. The comments that I received after posting their "sneak peek" on my Facebook and Instagram pages proved that everyone agrees they are an incredible family. I've said it for years, summer sessions will always be my favorite. However, I understand that not all of my clients would agree when the temperature outside is above ninety degrees and the humidity is off the charts. Those were the exact weather conditions on the evening of The Trask's session. Not only was it hot hot hot but the mosquitos were loving life that night. Ha! I never heard a complaint from anyone that evening. Through the heat and bug bites, they were all smiles and laughs the entire time we were together. I was not only grateful for their positive attitude, but also for their excitement for the session. I loved watching them interact with one another. They are a very close family and it shows!

This session was special for many reasons. Not only was it the first family session they have done since the kids were little, but Faith and Jason also celebrated their Twentieth Anniversary a few weeks later. I was able to sneak in a few photos of the two of them to commemorate the occasion. They adore each and you can instantly feel their love. I was able to get a variety of images that evening and I can tell you that each one is very special. I couldn’t stop smiling while putting this blog post together. It was a magnificent evening spent with a magnificent family! I'm counting down until the next time I get to work with them. Without future ado, I give you just a few of my favorite images of The Trask Family. Enjoy and I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

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The Fraser Family

I often refer to The Fraser Family as “picture perfect”. That is because they are absolutely beautiful inside and out. They are easy to work with and a lot of fun. I’ve loved being able to watch the boys grow year after year. Gavin (the oldest) was only a year old when I first started working with them. A couple of years later we met his little brother Able. Both boys are a joy to photograph. At the beginning of each session they are a little shy, but within a short time their sweet personalities start shining through. Their smiles and shy grins in these images are contagious.

Not only are the boys adorable, so are their Mom and Dad. Luke and Hannah are such a stunning couple and they both have a heart of gold. They are such a loving family and I find myself wanting to visit with them forever after their session is over. If only the sun set at 11pm each evening, then I would be able to. Ha!

To know The Fraser Family means to love and adore them. I’m grateful for each and every session I get to do with them. Here are a few of my favorite images from their Summer Mini Session. I know you will enjoy them as much as I do. Happy Friday friends and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

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The Stilley Family

If you have been following the Steph Layne Photography blog for a while, you know that I am a big fan of The Stilley Family. The last time we saw The Stilley's, Savannah their youngest, was only a few weeks old. Savannah and her big sister Sadie, are not only growing bigger and bigger, but sweeter and sweeter too. I love each and every session I get to do with these four. They are always so fun to photograph and easy to work with. I love the way the girls giggle when Mommy and Daddy talk to them. Their little faces light up as they interact with their adorable parents. As always, the sun set way too quickly the evening of their session. Before that happened, I was able to capture one image that is one of my favorites. It's the image of the four of them on the steps by the front door. We have been able to capture this image since Sadie was three years old. It's one of Whitney's favorites and mine as well. I love being able to go back through the years and compare how much Sadie, and now Savannah have grown. As a photographer, it's those little things that make my heart so very happy!

Without further ado, I give you a few of my favorite images from The Stilley Family Summer Mini Session. Enjoy and I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

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Heidi | Twenty Months

Miss Heidi is growing up so fast. It's hard to believe that she is almost two years old already. She's grown so much since our last session together. I was so impressed with her at our last session, because she was sitting up so well all by herself. Now she's walking and running around the park! I love watching my little clients grow session after session! As always Heidi, Sarah, Ariston, and their four-legged baby, Bentley, did a wonderful job the evening of her session. You can tell how much Heidi adores her Mama and Daddy. She loves to snuggle with Sarah and lights up and giggles when Ariston talks to her. She would even sneak in little hugs with sweet Bentley anytime he was next to her. They truly are such an incredible family!  

We ended her session in one of my favorite ways ... splashing around in the fountains at the park. Within seconds I could tell that Heidi has a love for the water. Her laugh is infectious and you can feel how happy she is in those images. I love each and every image from her session, but the images of her in the water are definitely at the top of my list. They are so sweet! Without further ado, I give you just a few of my favorite images from Heidi's Twenty Month Session. Enjoy and Happy Thursday! 

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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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