The Ambuehl Girls

Here’s a little #throwbackthursday for you from my Fall session with the Ambuehls. There is some serious girl power between Kerry and her two daughters, Claire and Riley (we missed you, Bo!). This may have been one of my favorite sessions ever and I wanted to share some of the highlights.

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  • Before the day of our Fall-themed session, Kerry mentioned she wanted to use a mirror in the photos. I loved this idea; nothing I love more than a little whimsy (see my wildlife photos and you’ll know what I mean). She brought a gorgeous mirror as you’ll see in the photos and I brought the rest of the props from home. I had blankets, an apple crate, and some pumpkins.

  • It was magical watching Riley (6 mo.) and Claire (4) have their moments with the mirror...okay Riley wasn’t a huge fan. Her response actually describes my own relationship with mirrors, let’s be honest. My favorite photos are the candids of Claire playing with the mirror. I actually took those as we were wrapping up our session and walking to our cars. It’s those in-between, totally candid moments that end up being my best captures.

  • This was my 3rd session with them and I love the creativity Kerry brings to each one. Typically I don’t shoot anything this staged, but I let the girls do their thing to keep it as organic and relaxed as possible. Oh and check out Riley’s eyebrow action. Seriously. The cuteness level… omg.