The Gullett Family

     The afternoon of The Gullett’s family session was absolutely perfect. Even though the calendar said we were in the middle of winter, the temperature outside was like a warm spring day. The weather fit flawlessly into our plan for the day. We were able to meet in downtown Springfield and walk around for their entire session. We were able to pop in and out of different spots and there was no need to hurry because being outside was exactly where we all wanted to be.

     They are such an adorable little family! Evy and Brady are so sweet. Their energy and laughs were infectious. I love the way that Evy looks at her big brother and you can feel the love between these two. She is definitely Brady’s number one fan! I really enjoyed following them around and photographing them as they laughed and played. Ragan and Jordan are such a beautiful couple inside and out. Seeing them sneak in little hugs and kisses during their session warmed my heart. At different times throughout the afternoon I would catch them whispering and laughing with each other. You can tell how much they love and admire one another. I love that so much!

     It was a beautiful day spent with a beautiful family. I know that you will enjoy their session as much as I have. Without future ado, here are just a few of my favorite images of The Gullett Family. Enjoy and Happy Wednesday!   

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Alli | Senior 2018

     I met Alli for the first time a few years ago when I was photographing the entire Bair family. I remember thinking then how sweet and fun she was to work with. She always had a smile on her face. Whether her Dad or big brothers were teasing her, or she was laughing with her Mom; Alli had such a charming demeanor about her. I remember thinking how I hoped to be able to work with her again, especially for her Senior Session. Fast forward a few years and you can imagine my excitement when I received the call and we picked a date for me to photograph Alli for her Senior Session. Yay! 

     The afternoon of her session arrived; what a beautiful day. Unseasonably warm, which her and I both loved. There are so many beautiful places here in Southwest Missouri that photograph so well, however, when we can go somewhere that has a special meaning to my client and somewhere only THEY have access to, it's in a league of its own. For Alli it was her Grandma and Grandpa property, which has acres and acres of beautiful land. An old barn, hay bales, a beautiful creek, and tall grassy areas. This setting was a photographer’s dream! Just like the day I met her, Alli did an amazing job during her session. Her smile is beautiful and contagious. She was so easy to work with and was on board with any suggestions I had. Even the idea of taking off her shoes to take a little stroll through the creek as the sun was setting behind her. What a trooper! I love those images so much. I can't say it enough, she a dream to work with! 

     Alli I wish you the very best as you embark upon this next chapter in your life. I hope you enjoy every minute of your Senior Year. It was a pleasure working with you and I hope that our paths cross again soon. Without further ado, I give you just a few of my favorite images from Alli's Senior Session. They will definitely put a smile on your face. Enjoy and Happy Friday! 

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Truman | Six Months

     I can’t believe that Mr. Truman’s six month mark has already came and gone. It always amazes me how fast the milestones of a little ones first year goes, so I can only imagine how Mom and Dad must feel. The last time we saw Truman here on the Steph Layne Photography blog, he was only a week and half old. He has grown so much and is absolutely precious. His little personality shines through so much in these images; and I can promise you that they will instantly put a smile on your face. Every time (and I mean every single time) I would smile or talk to Truman, he would grin or giggle the biggest giggle. It became a domino effect because we would all start laughing, then he would laugh more, and so on. It was absolutely adorable! I couldn’t get enough of his sweet laugh! 

     Not only will Truman melt your heart, but also his big sister Ragan is the exact same way. She is definitely a fan favorite here at Steph Layne Photography! She is so sweet and shy, which makes for the most perfect images. That little sly smile is so contagious. I love these two so much! 

     I love each and every image in this blog post. There are so many adorable images of Truman, Ragan, and their incredible Mom and Dad. The Sunderman Family can easily be described as “Picture Perfect”. They are so easy to work with and I enjoy working with them year after year! Thankfully, we are getting closer and closer to Truman’s One Year Session and I couldn’t be more excited.

     Until then, here are just a few of my favorite images from Truman’s Six Month Session. I know that you will enjoy them as much as I have. Until next time friends! Happy Monday!

 

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The 10th Annual Wing Off | Our Super Bowl Sunday Tradition

     Super Bowl Sunday is a day that we look forward to months in advance. This year was even more special for two reasons. First, it was our 10th Annual Wing Off and Secondly, Justin Timberlake was performing at the halftime show. For those who know me well, know that Justin Timberlake ranks pretty high on my favorite artist list. Being a fan of Mr. Timberlake, I’ve been anxiously awaiting his performance since he announced that he was going to be at the big game. Being that Wing Off is all about the delicious wing recipes and the Super Bowl, I reigned in my excitement and didn’t make the entire party about Justin Timberlake like I wanted to. Ha

     Super Bowl Sunday arrived and it became very clear that I wasn’t the only one who was more excited about JT's performance than the actual game. I can’t tell you how many messages that I received stating, “Did you hear there is a football game in the middle of the Justin Timberlake concert. Weird”.  With every message I received, my excitement grew and grew.

     As everyone started to arrive with their tasty wings and unique presentations, it was obvious that I didn’t need to worry about making the party about the halftime show performer, because everyone else was doing it too! Yay! That was the buzz of the entire party and the basis of several of the wing displays. I LOVED it! As always, everyone did an amazing job. The wing recipes were absolutely delicious and the presentations were just as awesome. You could tell that everyone worked so hard in preparing for the party

      I can’t emphasis it enough how much I love this tradition! Since this year was our tenth year together, Justan and I surprised everyone with his or her own participation trophy. Just a way of saying “Thank You” for making this tradition so much fun! 

     As Super Bowl 52 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: Jarred Layne – Sweet Cajun

                                          Second Place: Nikki Henley – Sweet and Spicy Coco – Cola

                                          Third Place:  Sabrina Garton – Raspberry Balsamic

                                          Best Presentation: Jared Henley

     

     Here are just a few of my favorite images from a very memorable evening. I’m already counting down the days until next year! Enjoy and Happy Tuesday!

 

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The Snow Storm We Had That Afternoon Came Out Of Nowhere. The Guys Loved Grilling In The Snow! Ha 

The Snow Storm We Had That Afternoon Came Out Of Nowhere. The Guys Loved Grilling In The Snow! Ha 

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Wally Patiently Waiting For The Food To Be Dropped 

    

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First Place: Jarred Layne - Sweet Cajun 

First Place: Jarred Layne - Sweet Cajun 

Second Place: Nikki Henley - Sweet and Spicy Coca - Cola 

Second Place: Nikki Henley - Sweet and Spicy Coca - Cola 

Third Place: Sabrina Garton - Raspberry Balsamic

Third Place: Sabrina Garton - Raspberry Balsamic

Best Presentation: Jared Henley  (This Display Played Justin Timberlake Songs All Night Long) 

Best Presentation: Jared Henley  (This Display Played Justin Timberlake Songs All Night Long) 

The Winners! 

The Winners! 

Happy 10th Annual Wing Off Friends! 

Happy 10th Annual Wing Off Friends! 

The Stilley Family | Maternity

     I absolutely love working with The Stilley Family! They are dear friends of ours and always do an amazing job during their sessions. We are inching closer and closer to the arrival of their sweet Baby Girl. I can't wait! This session was so much fun as we walked around their property, (yes, this entire session was done in their gorgeous backyard) and talked about the new little addition to their family. Sadie is very excited to be a Big Sister and Jimmy and Whitney are overjoyed with growing their family! I just love these three so much and I can't wait to meet the fourth member of The Stilley Family coming very soon! 

     I love each and every image from their family maternity session. The day started out raining, but as the clouds lifted it ended up being the perfect afternoon for a photo session. Here are just a few of my favorite images from that day. The next time you see The Stilley's here on the Steph Layne Photography blog you will be meeting Sadie's baby sister. I'm counting down the days! Until next time, Enjoy and Happy Tuesday! 

 

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Austin | Senior 2018

     I've been looking forward to Austin's Senior Session for months. I had the wonderful privilege of photographing his older sister, Healy, a few years ago for her Senior Session. Healy was a dream to work with and so was Austin. Austin was a little shy at first, but warmed up rather quickly. He was a natural and did such an amazing job that afternoon. In preparing for his session, I knew that there were several things that he wanted to incorporate in his session. I loved this, because to me, a Senior Session is all about personalization. We included just a few of his favorite things during his session. His bike at the skatepark where he works, his adorable dog, and his classic car. With each location change I began to get more and more excited about putting this blog post together. So many awesome images of this very nice young man. 

     Austin, it was truly an honor to work with you and capture some special memories during this exciting time in your life. I wish you the very best in the future and I hope you have an incredible Senior Year. Without further ado, I give you just a few of my favorite images from Austin's Senior Session. Enjoy and Happy Monday! 

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The Bussard Family

     I absolutely love working with Sarah and Steven and have been looking forward to their session from the moment that they booked it. However, this was going to be extra special because this was the first time I was meeting their son, Easton. Easton is nine months old and oh so precious. I've had the wonderful privilege of photographing Sarah and Steven for the last few years. It was fun to be able to photograph them with their son and to see how the dynamic has changed from their fall session last year. They are so sweet with Easton and you can tell how much they love and adore him. It was endearing to see them all together and to photograph them for the first time as a family of three. 

     Sarah, Steven and I laughed and laughed the entire session. I can't reiterate it enough how much fun we have together. We began to laugh even harder because Easton wasn't finding us as entertaining. He was a wee bit more on the serious side, but still absolutely adorable. He definitely has the "serious model" face down! Ha! Sarah joked that she just knew that as soon as they got home Easton would be laughing and showing his personality. Well, it wasn't five minutes after I left them that I received a message from her stating that "he was looking at himself in the mirror and laughing and talking". I read her message and immediately started laughing myself. Oh Easton, he is so funny and doesn't even know it yet.  I think he is saving up all his big smiles and laughs for our next session together. Ha

     I'm so excited because in just a few short months we will be seeing more of Sarah, Steven, and Easton for his One Year Session. I am counting down the days already. Until then, here are just a few of my favorite images from The Bussard Family's Fall Family Session. Enjoy and Happy Tuesday! 

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Heidi | Newborn

     Newborn Sessions are a little different than my other sessions simply for the fact that I have their due date on my calendar, but nothing is set for sure until they make their grand entrance in the world. I get more and more excited as we get closer to Mom's due date; knowing that I'm getting ready to meet this new little person that is so special to so many already. I was working in my office on Miss Heidi's due date and was thinking of Sarah (Heidi's Mom) and I was wondering how she was doing. I hadn't heard anything from Sarah yet, but I knew that today was the day they were supposed to meet their little girl. I received a message from Sarah stating there were no signs of Heidi coming that day. However, they were hoping for sometime very soon. Ha! I told her to keep me posted as the weekend progressed and we would make plans from there. Well, the weekend came and went .... as did Monday, Wednesday, and even Friday. By this time she was a week overdue and I knew that Sarah and Ariston were ready to meet their daughter. Saturday came and everything they had hoped and planned for came true! Heidi was born Saturday morning and they both agreed that she was worth the wait! Holding her for the first time was everything they had dreamed about and more. Finally their precious daughter was here! 

      The plans for her Newborn Session began and I was so excited to meet her. When I arrived at their home I was greeted by two parents that were overjoyed and beaming with pride. Heidi is so blessed to  have such wonderful parents and is so loved already. She did an amazing job that morning. She slept almost the entire time and was absolutely perfect. Sarah and Ariston said that she was a very mellow baby, and they were right. She was very go-with-the-flow and such a content little girl. I enjoyed my time with them so much and I'm so excited that we will be seeing even more of Heidi over the next year. I can't wait to watch this little princess grow. 

     For now here are just a few of my favorite images from Heidi's Newborn Session. I love each and every image so much and I know you will too. Until next time, enjoy and Happy Monday Friends! 

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