I’d like to introduce you to this sweet Bettendorf family! I had the amazing opportunity to meet this mom at one of the QC Mom’s Blog – Mom’s Night Out events earlier this spring. We chatted at my table about doing a session and what products I offer, and then ironically enough she won the package I donated to the event. I was so excited to work with her and her husband and little boy.
This was a mini session package they had won, and I think I may have went a little overboard on it. I supposed I’d consider myself to be an ‘over-shooter’, but I can’t help it when I have the cutest subject matters to work with! This little guy was absolutely adorable! He had those sweet, on-demand smiles. I would simply ask him, “Are you ready, buddy?”, and the smiles would magically appear! He’s so cute! And since things were going so well, we had the opportunity to do several family poses. I really love the way they all turned out. I had such a hard time narrowing them down to select just the right ones to edit for their gallery.
September is my favorite time of year to photograph here in the midwest. Everything is still green, the leaves are showing a hint of fall color, and the sunsets are absolutely stunning! That warm glow of the sun is perfect for outdoor family portrait sessions. The evening of their session was exactly this. I am in love with the way the light was creating that sparkling bokeh in the background. It was such a beautiful evening!
Please check out a few of my favorites from this Bettendorf family portrait session.
Amanda Oakes Photography specializes in family, child, wedding, newborn, senior and maternity photography in the Quad Cities and the surrounding area including but not limited to Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Muscatine, IA, Aledo, IL and Rock Island, IL.