The Cole Family {and then there was four}..

OH MY GOODNESS…how have I NOT shared this session yet? This was one of my favorite shoots from last summer….and truly goes to show that sometimes even my absolute faves don’t get posted amidst the craziness! Well, for those of you who have been following our blog for some time…you will probably remember Travis and we have photographed them a handful of times over the years…..we’ve done a couples session…a “day after” wedding session, as well as their first maternity session with little miss Ella Marie! I ran into Melissa at a baby shower for one of our mutual friends last summer…as Mel was ready to pop with their second….. a darling little boy named Brooklyn Jay…I pretty much pouted when I learned she had not done a prego session yet…{code for….”Can I PALEEEEEAAASE photograph you again, how have we not taken these pics yet??”!} She had no choice camera loves them, I had little style boards already floating in my head…I was suffering from major ” baby fever”..and I hadn’t really seen their daughter Ella since she was a teensy baby. I mean, the odds were ever in my favor:) Melissa and Travis already had some darling little geographical elements laying around that they had used for the baby shower, and that they were incorporating for Brooklyns we let those be our color palette for wardrobe.. and then of course…Mel and Trav went all out when I said I wanted to do a downtown vibe because of Brooklyns name. I’m pretty sure I sent Travis a photo of Justin Timberlake in a leather jacket for inspiration, and he showed up that day with the exact outfit from the photo:) Score.

M& T..thank you for always being my little guinea pigs and letting me run wild with my camera for all these shoots we have done together over the years.  You are two of the most beautiful people I have ever met..inside and out..and even though I feel like I only get to see you when we are taking photos…I have always admired every single aspect about you both. Your immense love and respect for God, your generosity for the people in your life around you…and just the overall example you set for living a life of purpose.  It has been such a blessing to watch your family grow..and to see you parent these sweet little minions…even if I have to Facebook stalk you to do so:) This session just melts my heart, and I’m elated to finally share it! XO


..and since Brooklyn made his debut last summer..I thought I would share a few pics I snagged from Melissa’s Facebook… that show how the little man has grown so far! What a handsome gent….watch out ladies!!


Christina - April 9, 2014 - 11:48 am

Seriously?! I cannot even handle all of the cuteness going on here. Such a beautiful family!

Alexia - April 9, 2014 - 10:51 pm

So beautiful! Beautiful family and beautiful pictures, Ashley! I wish I could get the courage to do this! xo

mary - April 22, 2014 - 12:02 am

These are truly amazing..can you post Melissa ‘ outfit details from this shoot? Thanks

Mimi - June 9, 2014 - 10:31 pm

AMAZING CUTE!!!! Beautiful family.
Yes, I also want to know Melissa outfit details from this shoot too.
And also would like to know detail about Melissa wedding ring. It’s so beautiful.

LB - December 1, 2014 - 8:53 pm

They are such a beautiful family!! She is gorgeous!

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