Maria’s Family Portrait

This family of three was so amazing to photograph. We had their Edwards family session in July and the weather was perfect! This is one of my favorite locations for family sessions with rambunctious kids. These boys loved jumping off the big rocks and splashing in the water. David is at that age where he just wants to be the cool kid. He loves showing off and being the center of attention, but deep down he has the warmest heart and so much love for his mama. Daniel is so carefree and authentic. He’s full of random snuggles and cheesy smiles. He is the wild child, full of energy and so silly.

Maria, David, and Daniel’s Edwards Family Session

Maria is an incredible single mother. Motherhood is the hardest job out there and Maria is doing such a great job raising these boys to be so kind, loving, and sensitive. She even got her college degree a couple of years ago. What an amazing example to set for her boys. I wanted to really capture the love that exists here in this little family. These boys are still such mama’s boys and went right to her for cuddles whenever they got upset or tired.

Styling was really important to Maria and I think she totally nailed it! She couldn’t decide between the blue and the yellow dress so went with both. I am so glad we did! They are both gorgeous on her! And the boy’s outfits went so well with both dresses.


Elopement and Family Photographer, headshot image of EJ Dilley


Intimacy and adventure is what I am all about. I absolutely love families who are just fun, who are real and let it fly.  I want to see you!  They don’t mind if they get their dress dirty. They may be down for a short hike and are not afraid of getting in the water at the end of your session, you are my people. They don’t mind if things don’t go perfectly and that is just perfect. 

The best parts of life are the parts that surprise us, and the best photos are usually the ones we didn’t know were coming.