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“Chasing The Leaves” – Fall Portrait Session

November 8th, 2010

Fall 2010 has been great so far, with some beautiful colors and backgrounds for a multitude of portraits – from seniors to bridal to families and children! I love to photograph outdoors and this time of year is one of my favorites for capturing families amongst some of nature’s most amazing colors.

I always love trying out new locations to find different backgrounds and places I can use to create unique portraits for my clients, so I was thrilled to be able to photograph this wonderful family at Herb Parsons Lake, right here in Fayette County, and just 10 minutes ride from the studio. I suspect that I’ll be using this location again in future sessions, as there was a wide variety of settings with diverse backgrounds in the park.

A collage of family portraits taken at Herb Parsons Lake - the Fall colors are one of my favorite backgrounds

A collage of family portraits taken at Herb Parsons Lake - the Fall colors are one of my favorite backgrounds

Despite less than perfect weather (it was very windy, cloudy and threatening rain), I had a great time working with the Reifsteck family to create a beautiful series of portraits.

As you can see, the Fall colors still dominate the scenes and will continue to do so for a few more weeks, so NOW is the perfect time to schedule a portrait session for you and your family.

Visit our Family Portrait pages for more information, but remember that time is passing by… so don’t wait too long!

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  1. Kathryn Griffin
    November 8th, 2010 at 21:26 | #1

    I love the natural setting. What a beautiful family portrait!!

  2. Chicag0kid
    November 8th, 2010 at 23:48 | #2

    These are some of the most awesome pictures that I’ve seen! Beautiful family! They all have Laura’s hair color! I thought blonde was a recessive trait!

  3. Kimberly McGrath
    November 9th, 2010 at 03:40 | #3

    Oh my goodness, look at you guys! Too cute! What beautiful pictures! We have NEVER done professional family photos, I am totally inspired now! By the way, I cannot believe you guys have FOUR kids!

  4. Denice Challender
    November 9th, 2010 at 06:20 | #4

    Amazing pic of my favorite family!!

  5. alyssa pearl
    November 9th, 2010 at 07:31 | #5

    wow!!! those are great shots!!! everyone looks so great. you are really lucky to have them!

  6. Diane Nailor
    November 9th, 2010 at 07:35 | #6

    I love the photos Laura! The kids are precious!

  7. Jaime Ross
    November 9th, 2010 at 08:21 | #7

    Love the photos! The kids are getting so big and so cute!

  8. Beth Coe
    November 9th, 2010 at 08:43 | #8

    They turned out so nice! You all look great! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Becky Reifsteck
    November 9th, 2010 at 08:50 | #9

    What a beautiful family and gorgeous background !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW – love the white tops for the girls and blue for the boys -the trees and leaves are great! The family portrait is fantastic and the individual ones are darling!!!!!

  10. Don Reifsteck
    November 9th, 2010 at 08:51 | #10

    WOW! These are great. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving week to see you!

  11. Laura Patten
    November 9th, 2010 at 09:27 | #11

    It’s great to watch this family grow up if only from a distance! Great shots — just as I remember everyone only they’re growing up so fast! And to catch everyone paying attention at one time — wow, such a feat!

  12. Alisha Mowry
    November 9th, 2010 at 09:33 | #12

    Beautiful Pictures! I love the fall colors and the kids are growing so quickly. I want to see more!

  13. Wendy Ishida
    November 9th, 2010 at 12:17 | #13

    Amazing – the kids grew so much! You and Lincoln got younger… secret please?! Miss you!

  14. Warren Ross
    November 9th, 2010 at 18:24 | #14

    Great photos! The boys should be wearing blue rims.

  15. Cyndia Fernandez
    November 9th, 2010 at 18:34 | #15

    Wow…. wow. wow. Unbelievable. Awesome. I’m with Alisha – I want to see more! Love you lots.

  16. Danielle Mason
    November 9th, 2010 at 20:52 | #16

    Beautiful pics (and subject matter :) ) . Love the colors especially the red tree in the background of the family pic (would like to see more of it). And I like that the lake is in the background too. It looks like a place I’d like to visit.

  17. Catherine Burton
    November 9th, 2010 at 22:41 | #17

    Great Pics!! So nice of you to share with us! Happy Holidays.

  18. Alina Choy
    November 10th, 2010 at 01:16 | #18

    Great family picture Laura, the kids are growing so fast. Take care and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday.

  19. Sally Reifsteck
    November 10th, 2010 at 15:39 | #19

    AWESOME!!!!! Beautiful pictures, can’t believe how they have grown. The background is stunning.
    Thanks for sharing.

  20. Leslie Patten
    November 10th, 2010 at 20:36 | #20

    How did get everyone to look great in the same photo! Lovely family picture. Looks like Memphis agrees with all of you!

  21. Stacey Croghan
    November 11th, 2010 at 06:44 | #21

    Beautiful family! Wish we could see you guys more often.

  22. Jennifer Rorstrom
    November 11th, 2010 at 08:22 | #22

    What beautiful pictures!!! Can’t wait to see more of them! The trees in the background are so pretty and Jackson is so cute playing in the leaves.

  23. Geoffrey & Judy
    November 11th, 2010 at 12:46 | #23

    Very kewl pics. Proud Gdma and gdpa I bet :-)

  24. Laura Portzer
    November 11th, 2010 at 14:10 | #24

    Wow -the kids have grown since I saw them this past summer – what a beautiful family!

  25. Laura Reifsteck
    November 11th, 2010 at 21:38 | #25

    We were so happy with our pictures and Nigel!! I love that I was able to share our photos with our friends and family this way — and I love reading all of your comments!! Thanks everyone :)

  26. Bill Crookshank
    November 12th, 2010 at 09:07 | #26

    It’s appears you have hit the trifecta – Right location, right photographer and beautiful family captured forever. Way to go! Please keep more pictures like these coming!!

  27. Donna Ready
    November 27th, 2010 at 23:43 | #27

    Your family is beautiful!!!!!! What wonderful photos! Miss you!

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