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Bodie – Norman In-Home Family Lifestyle Session


norman ok family photographerBefore this session earlier this year, I went back through the Russell’s family galleries from 2017 AND 2018 and was blown away at how much has changed in just a few years – our previous sessions feel like a different life ago! This marked the third in-home lifestyle session we’ve gotten together for to celebrate each of their boys after their first few months of life!! I love the timing that we do these – we get to still capture their littleness while taking advantage of the next stage with a bit more head control, mobility, and the ability to do and photograph more variety. As precious as newborns are, at this age, they aren’t quite as fragile and you definitely get to see more personality!

I’m always super impressed with how they handle their boys, and this shoot was no different! River (the middle!) couldn’t have been more loving and warm, which was such a fun surprise! Most kids start off pretty shy, but he and Rev were the life of the party!

A little fun fact – not only do we share the same last name, but Brent and Caroline actually knew Jonathan super well before I had ever even met him! Brent served as a mentor and friend to Jonathan when he was just starting school. I met them through a mutual friend several years ago, but obviously had no idea how we would all eventually be connected!!

The Russell’s have the CUTEST BABIES!!! Look at these handsome boys!!!

norman family lifestyle photographer norman family photos This is equal parts hilarious and SO SAD!!! Bodie is still warming up to his brothers!

norman ok family photographer in home family lifestyle photos norman ok Hi Rev!!! So expressive!!! norman ok family photos family photographer in norman okHi River!!!!

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