THE DEFELICE FAMILY….OF 6….ALMOST 7!

here they are again…..the most beautiful defelice family!!!  and their 5th maternity shoot!! 8 1/2 years ago, when carter (the oldest) was in brandi’s belly, i shot my first maternity session! i had no idea, that i would get to see this family grow every 18-25 months, but i absolutely love it!!! brandi sure does make pregnancy look good! and she sure does make raising 4 kids, soon to be 5….look pretty effortless and easy! can not wait to meet that 5th babe, any day now!!! oh….and those kiddos, can they get any cuter?!?

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THE WHITAKER FAMILY…

met up with this beatiful extended family before the holidays this year, 3 of them came up from florida, 2 of them from across the country, in california, and the rest are local to dubois.  i am sure it isn’t often that all 10 of them are together.  hope everyone enjoyed their time spent together over the holidays! it was a pleasure meeting you all and getting to spend a little time with you all this afternoon! 

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THE ANIBALDI FAMILY…

can you even imagine how proud that beautiful couple is, (in the middle of the group shot) of the family that the 2 of them created?!?!  the anabaldi family has grown from 11 to 15 since 2009 (our last photo shoot).  right before the holidays, they all came in from canada, georgia and pittsburgh to celebrate christmas, and have their photos taken by CKP of course too! what a crew!!! a beautiful crew!! loved seeing you all!!

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KENZIE…2015 BRADEN RIVER H.S. SENIOR…

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Merry Christmas from the Neal Family…..

when i was a little girl, each christmas was looked forward to with great excitement and anticipation.  thinking it would take forever and forever to arrive.  and often it did, until each year as i got older, it seemed for the big day and celebration to arrive earlier and earlier each year.  as an adult the anticipation turned into a holiday rush and the excitement slowly was less and less.  now, as a mother and business owner, the holiday has turned from a rush into complete madness,  a never ending to do list, very little time to sleep, and the feeling of never having everything done.  and whether the list is completely checked off or not, and no matter how many cups of coffee it takes to stay awake, the magic of christmas has again filled my heart back up.  as a child, i call mine, is now able to expeirence it all again through his own eyes.  starting my nostalgic, child hood traditions once again for him to remember.  although, chandler is only a year and half, and he doesn’t really understand the whole concept or meaning of christmas yet, it’s still very exciting for me to be excited for him!

a giant thank you to all of my wonderful clients of 2014, i am so lucky to do what i love to do….over and over again! i love creating memories in person with you, and creating memories that get to be cherished in your family forever!

from our family to yours……we hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with excitement, anticipation and joy this year, no matter what age, no matter how many things don’t get done.  may christmas bring your family together and have love be filled in your homes and hearts!

merry christmas and happy new year from neals and courtney katherine photography!

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THE SMITH FAMILY…

the smith family has finally landed on my blog!!!  i feel like jody and i have been emailing back and fourth for years trying to coordinate our schedules last minute to do a shoot!  although, jody and her family don’t live here anymore….(they are currently in annapolis, maryland), they come here to visit family a few times a year! over thanksgiving break we were able to squeeze in a chilly, snowy weather shoot at her parents farm house here! such a great property and a super fun family to work with, we laughed a lot and were a tiny bit cold…..but how warm are their smiles?!? a beautiful family!!a big thanks and shoutout to dan, jody’s husband who has been a marine for over 18 years!!! miss jordan was so photogenic! a true beauty!!!  i hope to see her in a few years for senior portraits in WARM weather!:)4 big kisses for mom…..for making them sit in the snow!! ok…..mom didn’t make them sit in the snow…i did…..but how adorable!:)

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marcy - December 21, 2014 - 1:31 pm

these are so cute…

McKAYLA…6 DAYS NEW…

meet mckayla sue named after a few of her grandmas. i have been anxious to meet her…..even before her parents wedding in 2013, the plan to have a little one was in their future, and i was just waiting for this shoot since then!!:) this little peanut came 2 weeks early, but is so beautiful!

i am such a sucker for a newborn smile!!!:):) mckayla’s mom brought her teal/aqua/silver ornaments for a unique christmas photo…….we just loved this!!:)
the last quilt mckayla’s great, great (i think) grandma made. she was very comfy on it:)parenting seems to come pretty natural to these two!!

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THE BARNETT FAMILY…

shooting in november is hit or miss……first….it’s tough finding any fall foliage left…..second….it could be 70 degrees or 40….looking at the 7 day forecast, i knew that saturday (our scheduled day to shoot-while dad was home from working away), was going to be chilly, even with a chance of snow flurries…..so i was able to get just kamden and his momma (and mia too, of course) out on a beautiful 70 degree day a few days earlier! typically, i don’t see my clients too often, between shoots, but luckily, kamden is our neighbor and one of chandler’s best buds! so, i get to see his adorable face, all the time!!!:)
i recently picked up this old tricycle, and knowing kamden loves anything on wheels, i knew he would love this “vroom, vroom!”kamden sure loves his momma…..and i think his momma loves his just as much;)maybe more!
who would have thought….kamden loved being in a tree!

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alicia - November 19, 2014 - 6:25 pm

Oh my gosh I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!! Thank u so much!!

Laken - November 27, 2014 - 8:06 pm

Beautiful pictures ! Kamden is too cute !!! :)

2014…5th annual CHRISTMAS & FALL MINI SESSIONS….

my calendar in the fall is crazy busy! i blocked off the weekend of october 18th, a tad earlier than years in the past.  so that meant getting in the holiday spirit much earlier than usual! CKP went BIG this year.  i am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to shoot on this amazing property a few miles outside of punxsutawney.  i held my  mini sessions on the estate porch last year, this year…..we utilized the barn.  going inside rather than outside of the barn.  i can have amazing light inside of this beautiful old, restored barn.  but, it can also be tricky at times, if the light is changing and not constant.  over the course of a 6 hour shoot of 17 families, i definitely had to adjust to the conditions!

i studied art all through high school and college, and besides shooting, editing and creating a few DIY projects a year.  the artist in me is limited because of time constraints. each year, once i figure out where i want to have my mini sessions held, i start the creative process! i learn visually and i think visually and when my visions start to come to life and are even more than i imagined they would be…..i am thrilled! it’s like riding a bike….once an artist, always an artist!  i owe thanks to many helping hands for this year! the property owner, who can not be any more generous, thoughtful and just all around one of the best guys you would ever meet! my dad and husband both helped me with cutting down the (2)20 foot trees.  the assisting on moving, hanging, and rearranging, etc…..my mom who was able to spend extra time with chandler while i was busy getting everything ready.  and kaylan, my awesome assistant who kept me organized, on time and on track the whole day!  this was quite the production and i have put on here.  and i am forever grateful for all inolved!!

including my 17 wonderful families that i photographed! i announced the sessions were available to be booked on a tuesday evening a few weeks prior to the actual day, and within 2 hours 16/17 slots were filled!!!! the following day #17 got filled.  i am completely humbled that my clients new or old have no idea what the set ups are even going to look like at the time of booking and they are so anxious to get a CKP spot! i am honored to be your chosen photographer for such special photos, that will be cherished now and in future years.

i had a wonderful group of families this year!  everyone came ready to be photographed, looking wonderful from head to toe! i LOVE my clients! for real, you all are so awesome and i thank you for choosing me to photograph your family!

well here it is!! real antique wagons from the 1920s, fresh pine trees, hanging lights, a variety of textures, and those beautiful barn wood beams letting light shine through. i love it!!!  and i hope you do too!!

oh, and we can’t forget about fall, right?

just 4 families chose to do the fall set up, christmas is always more popular…..but i love shooting those vibrant fall colors too!!

christmas is up first! i had 4 babies who will celebrate their 1st christmas this year, so those families all get an extra sneak peak at their little babe!

the youngest born in august…..scarlettmax born in julyaria born in februarylaken born in april

 

 

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Rose Weaver - November 16, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Beautiful pictures of so many families and babies:):) I love it all…so festive :)

Alicia - November 18, 2014 - 9:15 pm

Very nice!

THE HUNSINGER FAMILY…

if you follow me on facebook, you would have seen a couple of sneak peaks from the hunsinger family.  i mentioned 4 year old anna earlier this week, and how she is my new friend…she LOVES to hug! i wanted to take her home with me. such a little sweetie!!!  and i also mentioned about anna’s mom jayme. she is just as sweet as anna, and a super inspiring person for all that she has accomplished!!! take a look at a few sites and shows she has been featured on!!  good morning america, the huffington post, Dr. OZ, and SHAPE magazine. Check out her blog page, Figure in Control and keep up to date with tips and encouragement in your own journey!
had such a great time with the entire family of 3!! neil, actually surprised jayme, with this session on their 5 year anniversary gift, so it was only appropriate to take a few photos of these two alone! hope you love these hunsinger family! thanks for making the trip to punxsy to work with me, again!

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Jean - November 15, 2014 - 1:01 am

Love the pictures of Jayme, Neil and Anna.
You certainly caught every precious moment.
Love all three of them. Anna certainly wins a persons heart instantly.

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