Lisa J Photography- Family and Children – Las Vegas, NV » Natural Light, Family & Child Photographer

We had such fun doing this session. I love these mini playdates I get to go on! I have known these kiddos and their parents for several years now. Its always more fun when I get to do sessions with friends! If you want to see how much they have grown, you can see their family session from last fall here.

And here are some of my favorites from this time:

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This is my oldest son, Jack. I love this image of him. His face is so serious and the light was magical. He was laying on my bed and the room was mostly dark. I opened the curtain on the right side of him to let the daylight beam in. I stood on the bed over him and got this dramatic look. Being in black and white really enhanced the mood.

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You can view more great B&W images here – Rock the Shot:

I feel like I do a pretty good job about taking pictures and documenting the things we do, the places we go and all your milestones as they grow up. This year I thought I would add some words (although, bear with me, I am not a great writer). A little about what we have been doing each month, preserving bits of their personality and childhood through my eyes and memories. Also another option for me to reflect how fast time is going and to cry happy tears each time I write to them. Geeze, I love these kids.


Jack and Carter,

Summer is winding down. I am amazed at how quick the summer has gone by! Some of the days seemed so long and hard but in the end I cherish these times. I feel like I work hard to try to give you boys wonderful memories to look back on after you’ve grown.

We started the summer heading to the east coast. We were lucky enough that both sets of grandparents were able to come together with us at the beach house for a whole week! We had some awesome beach weather. You boys spent nearly every day digging on the beach. Giant holes, sand castles,  and playing endlessly with the “goo sand”. We looked for shells, enjoyed high tide and low tide. We had a great seafood dinner, fried dough and even enjoyed some mini golf! We were lucky that daddy had the time off to join us too.

We got to spend an extra 10 days at Grammy & Grampa’s too. You guys caught fish, and even cooked them. Grampa built a fire pit in the back and we cooked hot dogs and yummy smores. We took a trip to Canada for strawberries and ice cream. do you remember how yummy they both were? Mommy took her first solo kayak ride and was happy not to tip. You boys got to go in the canoe with Grampa and even went to Canada in the water! We hit Santa’s Village and had a great vacation. You guys are so lucky to have wonderful grandparents!! Mommy is too.

The rest of the summer has been filled with days at home to avoid the heat, pool time, parks with great water features, and a few days exploring new places.

I feel lucky that I get to spend this time with you both.

Love you!


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Thanks for looking – to read more letters – follow the circle to LaShawn.


This session started with the youngest not wanting to look at the camera, and the older daughter having a bloody nose all down the front of her dress. Well, I think that must have broken the ice and they warmed up because we got some fabulous pictures… I really loved how close these two girls are. You can just tell they will be best friends forever!

Check out all this sweetness!

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I really love when families come back to me annually for their family photos. I love watching their kids grow, and catching up. This year we decided to hit the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. Little Miss Reese is such a cutie pie and by the end of our play date (I mean photo session) her and I are always walking holding hands! Check out some of my favorites from their session. And, if you would like to peek at their session from last year, you can find it here.

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