On a beautiful, chilly November Saturday Rodney and Susan Miller celebrated 50 years of marriage with their big, fun-loving family by taking family photos. The quote “all because two people fell in love”…
This family is one that will always be near and dear to me. Ben and I were friends back in 2009 and in 2011 when he met his lady Tya we all knew she was the one!
2011 was my breakout year with my photography. I was taking classes at my local community college and looking for anyone who would model for me. So I begged Ben and Tya and they said yes! During that year I had four different photo shoots with them and one was their engagement photos!
Ben and Tya have always been my biggest supporters in photography. I can't think of anyone else (besides my dad) who encouraged and supported my photography as much as they did. They always lifted me up and never tore me down. Both of them consistently told me how I was getting better and growing in photography. They called me their photographer and that made me so proud. I am enternally grateful for their encouragement and motivation. I wouldn't be where I am today without them in my life. That's what a real friend should be. Truthful, encouraging, supportive, and loyal.
This past December I had to go to Lubbock for my grandmothers surgery. Fortunately, Ben and Tya live only an hour away. It was refreshing to get to see them after several years. I suggested that I take their family photos and so we made a plan. Only now they have added a sweet little boy to their family... Yay Roman!
Below are some throwback photos to our 2011 shoots and also their 2015 family photos that I am so proud of.
Thank you for letting me be your photographer and friend!
My birthday was almost a month ago now. I didn't do anything really because I was traveling home from Lubbock, Tx after my grandmothers surgery. One thing I did do is two photo shoots -one the day of and one the actual day of my birth! This is the second year in a row that I have done a free shoot on my birthday and I really enjoyed it.
So instead of getting gifts for my birthday I want to give a gift. In honor of my birthday I would like to give away a free photo shoot to someone who deserves it and hasn't ever had a photo shoot (or hasn't had one in a long time).
Nominate someone in the comments or message me on Facebook with a story/reason that they really deserve a free shoot.
Here is the shoot I did on my actual birthday of my super cute, sister-in-love who's about to have my FIRST NEICE EVER! I'M SO EXCITED. It was a dreary, rainy sort of day but we had fun taking them and laughing at little Jack.
XOXO - Caitlyn
Last year I was so honored to capture Christmas photos for Kayla, Scott, and Hunter. We also took some of only them because they were engaged! This year I was so happy to hear from Kayla when she called me again to take Christmas family photos. Hunter is really such a darling and so laid back. I hope when I have kids they are as adorable and cooperative as Hunter! Even though it was pretty windy and Kayla accidentally left her jeans at home (don't you hate when that happens) I am SO pleased to say that the photos came out GORGEOUS. Enjoy the photos!
XOXO - Caitlyn Wilson
P.S. Thank you Kayla for letting me be your photographer again! You guys are a BEAUTIFUL family and I love working with you!