portraits of Toby, Gina + Aoife : iowa city, ia family photographer

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Last year I got to photograph this sweet little family for the first time..and it was a total dream session.
So obviously I was excited when Gina e-mailed me wanting to do photos again!

I just love Gina and Toby..super awesome people, and is little Aoife (ee-fuh) a doll or what?!
We had a lovely day to shoot these on, and I was super thrilled that I got to use the 35 mm for some of them.

A little back story on these first images --
I had a totally different location picked out for their shoot, and then a few days before the session
I found this killer garage door!
I asked the sweet old lady living at the house if she minded if I used it as a background for a photo shoot,
and although she thought I was nuts and had a fever (#photogfever) she agreed, after some convincing. ;)
Knowing what outfits they would be wearing, I texted Gina and asked if she minded switching their location,
as I had just found this new awesome one?!
She said she trusted my judgment and we went for it...and I just love how these turned out.
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Can't even handle her with those shoes..
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Gina, you are so beautiful.
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Poor Aoife was starting to have a meltdown by this point,
but honestly these 'binky moment' photos at the end are my favorite...
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~H. Elise
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  1. Gorgeous pictures!! You did a fantastic job, and I love the back story :) :)

  2. DUDE. YOU KILLED IT. That's all.

  3. Beautifully captured! I love that orange background! How neat! :)

  4. Wow, these are BEAUTIFUL, Hannah and Aoife couldn't get any cuter. :) Such a neat orange background. Gotta love orange. :) Have a great weekend! =)

  5. ***Ladies & Gentlemen*** She has done it again. This. Shoot. = STELLAR! Nice work Hannah - Praise God for the gifts He has given you my friend..... PS - how do ya feel about maternity pics in early Jan? Lmk if you have any bright ideas? W

  6. Hannah! I'm speechless. These are so emotional and a beautiful evidence of their love. :)
    Plus, you got some killer negative space in some of these shots! <3


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