little love session with Valerie at Expressions Photography

My mom and I schemed together to hire a photographer — a friend of mine — to take photos of our extended family and individual families during our annual Christmas gathering. Several new babies joined our family this year, and photos like those are just nice to have.

I really recommend doing this if you have large family get-togethers like this! Though yes, I love phone photos just as much as the next person, professional photos are invaluable, in my opinion. 

Valerie (Expressions Photography) had a bit of time before our family session ended. It was the perfect temperature outside — not too cold, but cold enough the snow hadn’t melted away. The lighting was perfect, so Dan and I sneaked out for some photos of just us.

photo by Expressions Photoraphy photo by Expressions Photoraphy photo by Expressions Photoraphy photo by Expressions Photoraphy
all photos by Expressions Photography

I absolutely love these photos. And I love this cute husband of mine! I had thought it would be nice to get photos this winter. To celebrate our 2-year anniversary and our adoption journey. To have to show to the boys. To be able to look at down the road and remember how hard this year has been and how little we knew.

We couldn’t quite justify paying for a whole session here in Indiana, so these family portraits with Valerie were a wonderful, unexpected blessing. 

  • Margaret

    Great photos!

    • natalie

      we were really happy with them!

  • Aw, SO LOVED photographing you two and I’m pretty sure that lovely light was a little blessing from God! 😉

  • As the college students say nowadays… “ADORBZ!”

    • natalie


  • The photos are gorgeous!!

    • natalie

      Aren’t they? Valerie did a great job!