Category Archives: Photography

Maternity Photos: 21 Weeks

As anyone who follows me on Instagram knows, I post nearly weekly photos of the growing baby bump. But those photos are usually taken in approximately 2 minutes. No setting up the tripod and getting out a remote and doing fun poses. Just a super quick photo that Christopher takes of me before church on Sunday morning. Which means that while we are getting great weekly photos of Baby Girl’s growth, Christopher isn’t in most of the photos. So this past weekend I asked my sister, Abby, if she would be willing to take a few photos of us together. I’m so very glad I did! We are planning to take actual maternity photos later on as well, but I love that we have these mid-way point ones! Here are a few of my favorites:

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Love Rach

Family Weekend Highlights

We spent this past weekend with my family so I thought I’d share a couple of highlights with you guys.

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We picked this particular weekend to get together because it was the weekend that Beauty & the Beast was released! It was SO good! Just absolutely loved it! And yes, I cried. It was just so beautiful! Worthy of a few happy tears. The Tale As Old As Time dance scene… gorgeous! {side note: the guys went to see the Batman Lego movie and really enjoyed it as well}

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This weekend also included a little dress up. πŸ˜‰ This is my niece, Makenzie, in her mom’s wedding dress. You can see more of her photos here!

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Speaking of Makenzie… her relationship with Christopher is one of the sweetest things. I love howΒ much she loves him! Really all our nieces and nephews adore him, but then he’s awesome. So it just makes sense. πŸ˜‰ So excited to see him with our little girl this summer!

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This weekend also included lots of baby related things! Lots of family hand-me-downs were given (so many sweet outfits!) and we even went shopping for Baby Girl! This little girl has so many outfits and she hasn’t even been born yet, haha! It’s no understatement to say that my family is excited! And then my sister, Abby, took photos for us on Sunday afternoon before we all left. Wanna see??? Here’s one of my favorites!

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Ah, I just love this. I love the genuine smiles (because Christopher was making me laugh) and just how you can so easily see the excitement of our faces! So so sweet. I am so very thankful!

Love Rach

A Lake Side Wedding

Last year just before we went to Europe, Christopher and I photographed a lake-side wedding. I never ended up sharing those photos here because we came back from Europe and I shared all about the trip and then suddenly it was holiday season. As I’ve been going through my photos from last year picking favorites to share with you guys, I realized that I should share this wedding as well! πŸ™‚

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And even though I’m so late in sharing this that they’ve been married half a year now… best wishes to the bride & groom! πŸ™‚ This is my last “Favorites of 2016” post so thank you guys for your sweet support and encouragement as I’ve shared these! As always, you can see more of my work at Rach Vendetti Photography. πŸ™‚

Love Rach

Portraits {Photography Favorites}

Portraits are such fun for me! When I first started out, I found that people often feel very uncomfortable posing by themselves. Have you had photos taken of yourself by yourself before? It’s so different than posing with another person (or even taking a selfie). I can’t tell you how often I have a client look at me with panic in their eyes and say, “but what do I do with my hands?!” Haha! But with a joke here or there and a few encouraging comments, people are usually put at ease pretty quickly. πŸ™‚

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Family Photos {Photography Favorites}

Another post of favorite photos from 2016. For those of you who are loving these posts, there are still two more coming! For those of you who aren’t that into photography… there are only two more coming. πŸ˜‰ And for both groups, thanks for all of your kind words and support on these posts whether photography is your thing or not!

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Love Rach

All the Kiddos {Photography Favorites}

Last week I shared some of my favorites photos of babies and toddlers from last year. And I had a couple of you ask if one of the toddlers was the little girl I nanny. It wasn’t, but it made me realize how long it has been since I shared a photo of her! You guys are not going to believe how big she is! So today I’m going to share my favorite “Kid” photos from last year and the very first one is of Mallory. She was four last summer so she’s even bigger now! Ah, how time flies!

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These kids are all just so precious. I love getting those sweet, genuine smiles and laughs from them. Does that sometimes require me to make animal noises, sing Disney songs, and tell corny jokes? Why yes, yes it does. But it’s absolutely worth it. πŸ˜‰

Love Rach

Babies & Toddlers {Photography Favorites}

For your daily dose of adorable, today I give you my favorite baby & toddler photos from 2016! πŸ™‚

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Ah! I just love those precious little faces! Babies are adorable and toddlers are so much fun to work with! Always bursting with energy and big smiles. Love it! As always, you can see more of my work at Rach Vendetti Photography on Facebook. πŸ™‚

Love Rach