The Tozier family by denisedebelius

I shot some family portraits for the Toziers over Thanksgiving in my Kansas hometown.

Sam by denisedebelius

At fourteen months, Sam already has a profound grasp on the variety of winking smiles that melt a lady’s heart. The velvet smoking jacket doesn’t hurt, either. 

The Lewis family by denisedebelius

The Lewises picked a crisp fall morning and a colorful location for their family photo shoot: Bartholdi Park within the US Botanical Gardens. Lily is that perfect age for capturing expressive moments and the joy within this family is palpable. 

The Bennett family by denisedebelius

Recently, I photographed some family/maternity portraits for my friends, the Bennetts. You wouldn’t have guessed that Alisha had been up all night assisting another friend, who began laboring-and delivered at home-nine days early. Mrs. Bennet still glowed radiantly alongside her beautiful family in a fall-themed photo shoot, complete with pumpkins and baby bumps. Congrats to the Bennets, whose newest member is due to arrive mid-November!