Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Menke Family | WEDDING, FAMILY, & CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER | EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS

A couple of months ago I got the most flattering email from someone that enjoyed my photography. She was wondering if she could bring her family up to our neck of the woods for an updated family picture...from St. Louis! I felt SO big-time! Maybe it was because she complimented my images...maybe it was because over the course of emailing I felt she 'got' me...in any case, I started thinking about the fact that I wanted to get to St. Louis sometime in the fall to photograph one of my best friends' kids, and so I decided to make a weekend of it and come to her instead!

We talked back and forth over email about clothes, locations, etc, and when I arrived Saturday morning I was greeted by a group of four beautiful, doe-eyed kids. We started out at the park where the lighting was great and the fall foliage was even better, and then we headed to a downtown old brick building so that the older kids could have a bit of a more modern scene for a few fo their images! No matter where we were, I had a fabulous time...and I hope I get the chance to see them again!

Angie, thank you so much for sharing your family with me! You have beautiful, well-mannered, and VERY photogenic kids! I enjoyed getting to meet your whole family and can't wait to see you again in the future!

As always, a few of my favorites are below...and you can click here for a few more!

Kelly



First, I just want to say how great the older sibs Jake and Hailey are with the twins. They herded...they chased...the cracked jokes to get them to smile. I would watch and it reminded me a lot of me and my younger sisters growing up. As soon as they get their driver's licenses, I'm going to start asking them to make the long drive up to babysit Colby! :)



It was hard to get Owen to stand still for just one second...there was SO MUCH to discover and explore at the park!



I love this picture of Abby! The unprompted little kid facial expressions are my favorites!



However, I love this one of her too....beautiful, slight smile...it's so simple and yet so sweet.



I think Angie is not going to be very happy with me over this image. Angie, you're going to have to watch Jake when he gets older! He is so darn handsome!!!!



And then there's beautiful Hailey. She has the most stunning eyes, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her funky purple glasses!!! I want her funky style!

Thanks for checking in!

Kelly











4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great pics Kelly! I don't know if you know this, but Angie is my first cousin, so I have to be a bit prejudice and say that I think these kids are the cutest ever! I love the pic of Abby with her finger in her mouth. I also agree that Angie will have to lock Jake in his room in a few years to keep the girls away! keep the pics coming Kelly cause I love checking out your great work!
ERIN :)

Brittany said...

Wow the colors in these are fantastic!!! And yes they are going to have to lock that boy up - he's so handsome! What a cool group of kids - they look like a fun bunch :)

Anonymous said...

Great picturs, Kelly! I love fall pictures and the fun colors in these make it even better!

Good job!
Kim

sistersara said...

Kelly - your public misses you!!!