The Varley Family
Mike, Kristin, Harper and Rowen
Ever since I shot Kristin and Mike’s engagement session we have become really close friends. Kristin is someone that will have your back no matter what – if you don’t like someone she’s right there with you! I can’t believe I have been photographing their family for almost a decade now! Mike and Kristin have brought me along through all life’s adventures. Everything from newborn sessions, birthday parties, family portraits, and Kristin’s “30th Birthday Cake Smash” that was featured on RedBubble.com . (scroll down to see the photos)
They both grew up on a farm and her parents have a farm on their property so we thought that would be the perfect spot to take their engagement photos.
Interlachen Country Club Wedding
Kristin and Mike got married on November 11th, 2011 at the Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park. One of my favorite moments of their wedding was when Kristin’s dad put on a little show to make sure his baby girl will be taken care of for life. He gave Mike a man to man speech along with a hand made book called “Care & Feeding of High Maintenance Wife”. Everyone was dying of laughter!
Harper’s Not So Scary Newborn Session
There’s a New Baby in Town
I couldn’t tell if Harper was excited, scared, or mad to have a new baby sister coming. But I can tell that Mike would have been a little more thrilled with a box full of blue balloons. There is no doubt his girls bring him all the joy in the world. I’m sure it makes his bromances that much more special!
Whimsical Fairytale Coming to Life
Harper had a little surprise on her second birthday. As she peaked through the fence she noticed not a horse, but a unicorn!!
Beachy Maternity Session
That One Party That Happens Once a Year
We are all obsessed with Rowen’s first year cake smash (scroll down to see)! They went for a “Deer One” birthday party with a cute teepee and a deer onesie.
Rowen’s Wild Two
The Varley’s love animals! They took this wild safari birthday to her moms house where they had horses to ride, goats to feed and Giraffe cakes to eat! You can catch more photos from Rowen’s 2nd birthday on The Celebration Society!
Harper’s 5th Birthday
Featured on The Celebration Society
Kristin has the best ideas for throwing a great party. With the help of A Girl and Her Glitter, Harper’s Fairytail 5th was every girls dream!
30 is Young AF
Kristin is known for throwing her girls the coolest birthday parties so when she turned 30 of course she had to put together the cutest adult cake smash photoshoot! She had a chalkboard sign that lists all of her favs made by an Etsy artist – ElsyandGrace. Her cake was made by her go to, Jilly Cakes!
A Family’s Love
Thank you both for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family and watch your love grow!