Surrounded by Love

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Last Saturday we had a session with the Peterman family ❤️This family holds a special place in Eli and I’s heart! We have known Aaron, Kelsie, Nate, and Morgan since we were in college..it is crazy to be reconnected with them again. Chuck is the senior pastor at our church, and we have come to know Dana, Ryan, and Kaley really well this past year at Creekside. This is a special family, and we are thankful that God brought them into our lives!

Dana reached out to me about booking a session since all of the family was in town for the 4th of July 🎆We both agreed to find a place with lots of shade, so immediately I thought of Walter Jones Park. It was the perfect location for a variety of backdrops and protection from the heat! I think our favorite part of this park was the beautiful white house with a wrap around porch 😍

When you see the pictures, you’ll quickly realize that we had lots of precious (and adorable) little ones to entertain- which means plenty of candid shots and “races” to make them laugh 😜 It was so fun to watch the cousins interact with each other…they are all close in age so you can tell they have a tight bond. These kiddos definitely knocked it out of the park!

I hope you enjoy the Peterman Family…

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Peterman Family,

Thank you for making starting out our Saturday in such a fun way 💕Eli and I enjoyed every minute with you all and can’t wait to do this again in the future!

Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie

All smiles

Allie Goss

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Meet Allie Goss 💕 I think you’ll quickly see how contagious her smile is. Her joy is undeniably the best! This senior session was both so special and unbelievable to me. Allie Goss is one of the first girls I connected with while serving in youth ministry. Allie was just a young sixth grader when we first met, and I just CAN’T believe she is going to be a senior!! Since we moved away from Indiana last year, I have been missing her sweet smile and contagious laughter so much.

Jackie (Allie’s momma) contacted me because they were planning on coming to Florida for a volleyball tournament and they wanted to meet up for Allie’s senior session 🏐 I was thrilled to say the least! We decided to meet up in Ormond Beach, and it ended up being the perfect location with lots of variety.

For Allie’s session we had props to represent her extra curricular activities, such as: volleyball, tennis, and even eating sweets 🧁 I’m sure you can tell which one was our favorite! Allie actually has baked a few cakes for 4H and won some awards for them. I think you’ll get jealous watching her eat a yummy cupcake..I know I was 😜

We finished her session on the beach, and I think you’ll be surprised to hear that she wasn’t born in Florida. She definitely looks like she belongs on the beach 🌴 I’m pretty obsessed with the cute hat Allie wore for this part of her session..I think you’ll love it too!

When looking at these photos, I hope they brighten your day. Allie is good at doing that for everyone she is around!

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Allie,

It was SO good to see you and catch up! Thank you for making our session so fun and being willing to do all the things..it definitely paid off! I’m super excited for what’s to come for you this year- I wish you the best ❤️

Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie

Much Needed Rest

Mathers + Williams

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I think you can spot some familiar faces in these photos 😘We were lucky enough to spend a whole week in Seaside, Florida last week. It was a much needed, restful week! We were in the area for a wedding (Congrats Alleigh + Lucas!) and were able to make a vacation out of it. Even Eleanor somehow knew we needed the rest, as she decided to start sleeping for 6 solid hours at night 🙌🏻

When Paula mentioned doing some family photos on the beach…of course I couldn’t resist asking all of Eli’s siblings to model. After all, it feels nice to finally be back behind the camera again! Lucky for me, we have a very photogenic family and two adorable baby girls 😍Not to mention Eli’s brother who knows how to use a camera..we got some adorable updated photos with baby Eleanor (Thanks Dru!)

I hope you enjoy this session that is near and dear to my heart ❤️

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Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie

Reunited and it Feels so Good

Allender Family

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This past week was a special one..not only did I get to see my friends Michael and Sara, but Eli and I got to have our first date away from Eleanor, and I also got to be behind the camera again 🎉 We had a session on the beach this past December, but a lot has happened since then. Sara and Michael decided to tie the knot and plan for a wedding ceremony this year. So exciting!

These love birds came down to Florida with Michael’s family for a vacation..I’m thankful we were able to meet up at Flagler Beach for our photo session. It was the perfect location with a timeless pier and plenty of greenery for a variety of backgrounds 🌿We started out with a mini session of the whole family together. It was so nice getting to know them, especially since we will be working together for a wedding later this year.

We finished up with an engagement session of Michael and Sara. Just like our session in December, Sophia loved to run into the frame for some of the shots and pose with her parents..so adorable 😍They were so giddy and sweet to work with..and not to mention ready to do anything I asked them to (like running, dancing, and getting in the water). We even came away with some funny bloopers. They may or may not be at the end of this blog 😜

I hope you enjoy the Allenders…

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Allender Engagement

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Allender Family,

I enjoyed our shoot together this week- thanks for making it happen! I’m looking forward to working with you guys again at the wedding in December 💍

I hope you have an amazing rest of your vacation! Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie

And of course you gotta see the bloopers 😝

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