What a Difference a Year Makes! Happy Birthday, Aubrey!

A year ago, sweet little baby Aubrey came to my studio, and didn’t really want to sleep too much for her newborn session. Those bright eyes lit up my day! And her daddy helped light up my new studio, too, with some fancy electrical work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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A year later, she’s still full of light, and we had a lot of fun playing in the grass and flowers for her birthday session!


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Crystal and Luke, thank you for traveling all the way down here and trusting me with your beautiful daughter’s first year! She is amazing and I cannot wait to watch her grow through the years!


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Oh, Jarrett! How fast you are growing up! It seems like just yesterday, I was meeting your mom for the first time, talking about the baby growing in her belly and making plans for your newborn session. Now you are three and will have a baby brother or sister in a few weeks!

You love fire trucks, and it is lucky for you that your amazing Grandma owns an old fire station! It was SO much fun playing with you, seeing you light up as you showed me all around!

I cannot wait to see the amazing big brother you become soon!



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Claire & The Sunflowers

One of my favorite parts of summer are sunflowers. Each year, we take our kids to a sunflower patch. This year my son decided he was too old for them. Then Claire slept the entire drive and woke up in a right state of grumpiness, refusing to let go of me. I managed to untangle myself and show her the flower and distract her.

She let me shoot for exactly 1 minute and 27 seconds. That’s all I needed… ๐Ÿ™‚

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This smile makes my world turn. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Back To School Portraits – Wendi Riggens Photography

WOW – What a summer! I’ve been REALLY behind on my blogging after weeks of craziness. After a two week family vacation, during which time we had essentially moved out of our house to have the hardwood floors redone, I came home to find some pretty serious storm damage to my studio. We’ve been out since June 20th, and I’ve been shooting primarily on location, but without the studio, things have been slower. It’s not been time wasted, though, because, as the saying goes, “when it rains, it pours”. In the last three months, we have had to replace the concrete stairs at our house, have a tree removed, an entire new HVAC system installed, and a new roof put on. Throw in painting and a large landscaping project and the floors, some car repairs, and now a leaky bathroom that we’re going to be fixing up, and you can see why I haven’t had much time to blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, hopefully, as things wind down, projects get finished, and the studio repairs come along, I’ll remember my blog and share more often!

On top of it all, I now have a 2nd grader. I can’t figure out how that happened. It seems like just yesterday, I was carrying around this tiny little baby, trying to figure out how to adjust to life as a mom. Now, he’s 7 and well into elementary school! His teacher has an entire set of Boxcar Children books in her room, which was one of my favorites as a child. I cannot wait to share them with my own child now, even if it is a bit surreal!

He’s not much for standing still and letting me photograph him, but he obligingly stood for a few seconds for his traditional “first day of school” photo in the yard. Now to get him to dress up for his actual school photos.

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Speaking of school pictures, they are right around the corner (or tomorrow, in our case)! While traditional school photos are a bit of a right of passage, they can be a bit boring, with the same pose, the same backdrops, forced smiles, half blinks, and awkward faces, year after year. At WRP, we offer one of a kind school portraits, focused on pulling your child’s true personality out. And yes, we have wallets and prints you can send to your family, too.

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Keep an eye on the blog for some recent sessions soon, and hopefully more posts, more often. ๐Ÿ™‚

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