Smiles Everywhere!

Just wanted to show you all some of the sweet, smiling faces I have had the great opportunity to photograph lately…  
This is my sweet friend Sarah and her adorable family.  These were taken in her “backyard”, which backs up to a “coulee” (a “creek” for everyone else besides south Louisianians – ha!).  We used the same spot  for my family, for our Christmas card photos, and she took them for us.  Thanks Sarah, both for capturing all five of my crew and for trusting me to capture yours!
This is my friend Stephani and her precious family, including Mocha, her well-trained dog.  This was my second time to photograph this family and although a bit of challenge with both toddler and dog, we had a great time!  You can see ALL the photos on her blog, HERE.  Plus, I must note, Stephani has lost 31 pounds in the last 9 months!!  So awesome!

This was my first teenager to photograph.  He’s the son of a friend and this was probably the easiest (and fastest) session of my life so far.  Teens are definitely the way to go! :)

And this is my good friend Jeantelle and her family.  Who are all my friends, actually.  And my kids’ friends too.  She was one of the first friends I met in Lafayette when we moved here and I adore this family.  Plus, they are SO fun to photograph and this first shot, they totally got themselves into position!  With this crew, all I really have to do is press the little silver button on my camera. 😉

Lastly, I started an shop, because well, why not, right?  Please visit it here and see if there is anything you like.  Might make a good gift for someone. Like yourself even. 😉
p.s. The post right before this one includes a Shutterfly photo book that I just made of our summer vacation.  You can view it HERE!


  1. It looks like you have been very busy shooting : ). Love these sessions. I am glad you have so many good friends!

  2. You are amazing, my friend. xo

  3. You have such talent, Elaine!

  4. Great pictures! I bet it was a blast to photograph your friends’ families!

  5. I love the picture of the toddler and the dog, so cute. If you lived near me I would totally want you to photograph my family.

  6. All are gorgeous, nice work Elaine!

  7. Your photos just continue to improve!! The lighting was really gorgeous, too.

  8. I wish I could take photos like you can. I really need to get out there with my camera. I did take my girls photos for our Christmas cards and they seem happy with them but I’m not good on the lighting and I definitely don’t have the bubbly personality of a good photographer. I am grumpy when the girls won’t stand still. :-(

  9. Those were great photos. I really really need to get off of Auto.

  10. Yay! I’m glad you did the shop. Even if you never sell anything it was still fun to do. Right?! I hope.

    Great job on the photos my momma. I love the one of the little boy hugging the dog.

  11. Great shots! And what a fun family that last one was– makes shoots so much easier and more fun when they are enjoying it.

    I did a family shoot at the beach this weekend (one pic on my blog) and it was a mom/dad and two girls 16 and 11 and I was done in 45 minutes as yes it is so much easier when the cooperate and do what you ask :)

  12. I am in awe of your talent! Such beautiful shots here!

  13. You are really good.