Starks Family Shoot : 2013

“They came to see that family need not be defined merely as though with whom we share blood, but as those for whom we would give our blood.” – Nicholas Nickleby

Meet the Starks family! Had such a great time the other evening out on shoot with these cool people. I’m so grateful for you guys, for your laugher and your fellowship, and for always being my home away from home.

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Stay beautiful,
~Alaina

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Olsen Family Shoot : 2013

Someone once said, “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

Well that is certainly true for this awesome family that I got to hang out with the other night. Meet the Olsen crew!  This family is such a tremendous encouragement to me and I absolutely loved getting to hang out with them and a chance to document their story.

So without any further ado, here is Nate, Angie, Gavin, Jaden, and Elijah!

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Travis Gabriel

Once upon a time my little brother had a son… and this little baby boy completely, utterly, and masterfully stole all the pieces of my heart.

Travis, you are wonderful, and you are loved. Never ever forget it.

Stay incredible,
~Auntie Alaina

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Tom and Dee : Married 28 Years

This was a very special shoot for several reasons, one that it was to celebrate that this couple has stuck together for 28 whole years, and second, they’re my parents, and third, they both went on a diet this year and lost 40 pounds between them. They look pretty good, don’t you think? =)

Thanks for such a beautiful and fun evening, Mom and Dad, I love you and I am very proud of you!

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The Holliday Family

‘Tis the season for Christmas pictures! And here are a few of my favorites from a great shoot with the Holliday family Sunday afternoon.

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I love my job. =)

Thanks for being so much fun you guys!

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

Travis Gabriel

This is my nephew. Isnt he darling? Although, seriously little man, it’s okay to smile once in a while. Life is good I promise. 😉

Anyway I took some baby pictures of him on our visit.

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He has real, honest to goodness, legit, vulcan ears. I love them so much!

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Love baby feet.

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Darling Travis, may you grow up to be a lion chaser and a dragon slayer and may you always be a might man of valor. I am cheering for you and I love you.

~Auntie Alaina

 

Gabriel, Cherish, & Travis {Family Portraits}

A lovely fall family shoot in beautiful North Carolina last weekend with my little brother and his gorgeous wife and precious little.

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This little man is so adorable it’s ridiculous. And I would say that even if I wasnt his Aunt!

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Thanks for sharing your family with us, Gabriel. Love you all very much.

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

Family Portraits :: Fall 2012

 How long has it been since you had someone capture the smiles of the people you love the most? A picture is worth a thousand words, and all those words should be preserved and treasured.

It’s also getting to be time for the family Christmas picture.  Photos make great personalized gifts for family and grandparents, and Inspired Life offers several photo book, canvas, and print options. You choose what you want, and I’ll do the work for you! It’s a Christmas present that gives to you too! 😉
I also have dates that I will be in the Oklahoma City area this fall if any of you are interested in booking a session.

Laughlin AFB :: Del Rio, TX

As of last night I am finally home from my trip. I had a wonderful time, but at the moment, I am very grateful for my own bed and being barefoot on carpet all day long. 😉

For part of the trip, my family and I were at Laughlin Air Force base for my oldest brothers graduation from UPT [undergraduate pilot training] on August 17, 2012. He will now fly B-52’s out of Louisiana and achieve his life-long dream of being an Air Force pilot. I am so very proud of him.

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This is the flight line… probably not something you civilians will see every day. 😉

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Michael’s wife Katelyn pinning on his hard earned wings.

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Well done, Second Lt. Mike Butler. Keep ’em flying. I love you.

~Alaina