Week 3/52 | Light

Week 3 | Light

I knew as soon as I saw the theme for week 3 that you would be my subject.  You have filled my life with so much light since the day I found out you were growing inside my belly.  This is especially true in recent weeks when I have struggled with the darkness of losing the baby.  You point out beautiful sunrises and sunsets, which is no different from normal – that is something that you and I have always enjoyed looking at, but now you always tell me that is “Jackie” letting us know that she (you insist the baby was a girl) is watching out for us.

Beyond the light that you bring into my life with your smiles, your stories, and your laughter, you have an even more beautiful light that is glowing softly inside you.  Sometimes you feel unsure of yourself.  You worry that other people are looking at you or laughing at you.  You’re afraid to make mistakes.  You are hard on yourself and you struggle with your temper.  You worry that you’re a bad person and mean because you yell.  But you care about other people.  You hate to see people hurting.  You are an amazing big sister and are fiercely protective of your brothers.  You are passionate about the things that matter – like friendship and Jesus.

There will come a day when everyone will see the light inside you.  When they will be blinded by it’s beautiful brightness.  Don’t EVER let anyone put that light out.  I see it.  I know it’s there.  Someday you will, too



*Miss H – Boudoir*

I’m going to skip ahead with my blog for a few minutes.  Last weekend I did a boudoir marathon for Valentine’s Day.  What a great way to spend the day – getting your hair and make up done and getting to have some photos taken that will not only make you look sexy, but make you FEEL sexy as well.  And at the end of it all you have a major boost to your ego, and a VERY happy boyfriend/fiance/husband.  I photographed five GORGEOUS ladies in the last week and a half.  I was given permission by this beauty to share her photos, so here we go.

She is not a supermodel.  She is a mom of four beautiful babies (all born within 6 years of each other).  She is not stick thin.  She has curves.  And she totally made it work.  Tell me she is not gorgeous.

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It’s natural to be nervous and self-conscious.  Trust me when I say that it is so much fun and you will not regret it.  If you have any questions or want more information on what to expect feel free to shoot me an email at rachel@rachelklinephoto.com and I will get back to you asap.

Fairy Tale Princess

On Thanksgiving we had such beautiful weather – sunny and in the low 50’s, that I told my daughter to put on one of her princess dresses because we were going to go outside and take some pictures.  Then my sister put a tad bit of make up on her, and I did her hair for her.  She was cooperative for only a short while, but I managed to get a couple shots that I just adored.

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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my most beautiful girl.

*Maddy Turns 2*

I am SO behind on blogging!  Trying to catch up and then I need to be more regular about this.  I was invited by Stephanie and Terry to be a part of the celebration for their daughter Maddy’s 2nd birthday.  This is the third time I have photographed Maddy and her family and I really do consider them to be friends now.  I photographed Maddy’s first birthday in 2011, and then last May I did some family photos/three generation photos, and then got to capture some awesome moments at her second birthday.  I am so unbelievably thankful for repeat clients – especially clients as wonderful as these.

Maddy really is a doll.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the party:

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Thank you for your friendship and your continued support, Stephanie!  I appreciate it more than you know!

*G* Family Session

Dana was referred to me by a client and we met on a beautiful Saturday morning in November at her house.  As I drove I was worried because the sun wasn’t coming out and there was a lot of fog that I knew would make things difficult for me in getting the shots I wanted, but about two miles from the house I rounded a curve and suddenly the sun was shining, the sky was blue, and there was not a trace of fog.  Somebody up there loved me!

When I got there I snapped some photos of Dana and her daughter in her daughters room and then we all headed outside to get some shots on their property – which was beautiful.  I’m hoping for some leaves on the trees for our next session.

Here are my favorites:

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Thank you, Dana and Bill, it was great to meet you.  You have such a great family!

Family Session – *P* Family

Sara found me on Facebook and booked her session for a beautiful afternoon in October.  Her daughter was absolutely gorgeous, and despite the fact that she was tired from not having a nap that afternoon we were able to work through and get some gorgeous photos. We met on the lower level of Round Top park and had a great time.

Here are some of my favorite captures.  Seriously, this family belongs in a magazine!







It was great to meet you, Sara.  Thank you for trusting me to capture these photos for you!  I hope you love them, and would love to work with your family again next year!  🙂

*L* Family Mini Session

Rachita called me for a mini session after she saw the photos I did for a friend in October. We met at a local park for a quick session.  They were a great family, and it was a beautiful day.  It was such a fun time.  Here are a few of my favorites:






Thank you again, Rachita.  It was great to meet you, and I’m looking forward to our session next summer!