Photos by Taylor Renee Photography

Taylor and I finally made time to exchange photos from our family sessions (Taylor Renee Photography) earlier this fall. For the past ten years or so, I have been photographing other people and their loved ones. I literally feed off of their excitement and joy that these pictures bring them. Their positive praise always keeps me going, despite those few frustrating clients who have no idea what goes into capturing these precious moments.

This was the first time that I had ever had a professional photograph me and my family. It was exciting yet different. Took some adjusting to be in front of the lens rather than behind it.

When I first looked at these, I finally knew what it was like to feel like this while clicking through them. The smile I had on my face seemed almost permanent. I absolutely love them and now I know that every penny we charge for our packages… is totally worth it. Taylor, thank you so much for swapping family photos. I am so proud of you and how your talent has grown. I hope to get to do more swaps with you in the future! Note: These photos were taken by Taylor Renee Photography.

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Taeler Brunette {Senior}

I can not believe how Taeler has grown into such a beautiful young lady. Her sister, Niaomi and I were in the 8th grade when sheย was born. As I was editing these photos, I swear I was looking at her sister Raenelle. Taeler Resembles her so much in a few of these photos. It’s hard to believe that you are finally a senior in high school. I am so pleased with how our session went and the final product. I can’t wait to see where life takes you after high school. Enjoy the pictures!

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Simara {Newborn}

I had to go meet Ian and Nina’s newest little one, Simara. This wasn’t an official session, but how could I leave my camera at home? Baby Simara (Mara) reminds me so much of her big sister when she was born. Watching Svea with her new little sister was so special. She was so kind and careful and totally in love with her. Something tells me that Svea thinks she has a new little live doll to play with… she even had to put her baby doll in the baby swing. Nina, with two kids now, life gets put into fast forward. It flies by and you don’t think about it until years down the road and youย look back at pictures. Keep them little for as long as you possibly can. Let those finger prints stay on your windows and the marker on the bath tub for just a little longer before you clean them off…. because when they are grown, they don’t seem to leave those cute little reminders around the house anymore. Congratulations on your newest addition to your family, she is beautiful.

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Quiet Weekend

Just when I thought the forest floor was all rotten and asleep, I find a few subjects worthy of a photo. Also, I didn’t realize how cute my son is when he throws mini fits. During a quiet game of Yahtzee, Jase didn’t agree with his sister’s rules. He literally just melted in his seat without giving up the peanuts. His tantrum was short-lived ๐Ÿ™‚

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I haven’t posted any personal photos in a while. I decided to put together a few for the world to see. People don’t realize how blessed we are to live in a place like Nome. Everywhere I look there are secret little gems just waiting to get captured by my camera. Also, going through my Spring to Fall photos… I realized how much I love my life and the people in it. My kids get the opportunity to do so many things and it is all thanks to my baby daddy, Joe ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you get a little taste of adventure through my pictures!

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Taylor recently moved back home with her two little ones. I have been following Taylor’s photography for several years now, watching her grow and progress as a professional photographer. We decided to swap pics for pics. As a photographer, it isn’t often that either one of us is in front of the camera, so it was fun to get to photograph each other and our families ๐Ÿ™‚ I was able to get a few “behind the scene” pictures of her and my kids in action. She is so natural with her clients, it was really fun to watch. Also, her family being so photogenic, made my job easy. She is such a beautiful mother, these moments that I captured really tell her story. Thanks for taking the day to have a fun session with us and I hope you enjoy these!

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Ian & Nina

Gah, we got this photo shoot done just in time. I was under the impression that I had a few months before her due date, but that wasn’t the case. She has only about three more weeks to go. The weather was a bit of a challenge, but we were able to run from the rain. We found sweet little oasis’s fit perfect for some maternity photos. Also, I didn’t mind a bit of rain because I passed the time picking berries! Anyway, these photos turned out so amazing. You are so beautiful nina, even full term pregnant ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to meet the little miss!

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Jeremy & Becca

Let there be four! Jeremy and Becca’s daughter Karmin, was welcomed by her new baby sister, Jaiden. This little baby had sparkly blue eyes and was as content as ever. Karmin play read books to her sister so nicely while I just snapped away. We even got her to sit still long enough to get a few holding her new BFF. To see the compassion that Karmin has for Jaiden was absolutely beautiful. Jeremy and Becca, you have such a beautiful family in every way. Enjoy the sneak peek!

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Sheri & the Fam

This session was super special with super special people ๐Ÿ™‚ Charlotte (aka Lollie) flew in to town to surprise her mother for her birthday. Her accomplice, Chloe (aka her sister) devised a genius plan to get Sheri over to the house. I died laughing when I heard their plan… “Mom, you have to come home as soon as possible because someone brought you seal oil and it really, really stinks!” After a few more convincing words, Sheri came home to all of her children under her own roof again ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a blast running from the rain to snap these shots. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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