Lemenager Family

The Lemenager family has been coming to visit kDarling Photography every 3 months for well over a year - until Colt turned 1 anyway - then I had to wait 6 MONTHS to see Colt (and his family) for his 18 month session.  It was wonderful to see one of my favorite families again.  Let’s face it, many of my clients come to me as strangers, but after our first session together it feels like we’re long time friends - one of the BEST parts of my job!

The Lemenagers could definitely be described as a family that embraces the outdoors!  They live in a cabin in the middle of the woods and love all things hunting.  We’ve phad sessions at their home before, however this time the mosquitos were just to vicious at their place, so we found an awesome alternative!

The old red cattle barn, silos, and sunflower patch provided the perfect backdrop for this sweet family and their 2 labs (who are the best dogs, I swear - I can’t get my kids to listen like these dogs do HA!).

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family of 3 with 2 dogs and red barn

We started off with family photos, and them moved on to some of Colt by himself.  What a smiley little guy he was, and with the promise of Monical’s pizza after pictures, why wouldn’t he be?!  

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family of 3 with 2 dogs and sunflowers
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Mom, Lauren had brought a special teddy bear made from one of her step dad’s shirts, which added a sweet touch to a couple pictures.  

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And, of course, no session with an avid hunting family would be complete without a few pictures of Colt with his hunting buddies.  {Please note, extensive safety precautions were taken when photographing this image.}

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Our last image - which I think is a favorite of mom & dad Adam’s.  Who doesn’t love some adorable baby buns?

Thank you Lemenager family for trusting me with your precious photographic memories.