Rettew Family |Orlando Family Session

Rettew Family| Orlando Family Session | Whitney Erin Photography

Have you ever met someone and instantly knew you would be friends? That’s Sivan and Craig. They are the friendliest…and two of the smartest people we know. Sivan (along with love and support from Craig) Β is owner and photographer of Sivan Photography, Lovely in Lace by Sivan Photography and Studio Adorn. Need less to say, they’re a busy family! Bare with me guys, this will be a little longer of a blog.

Sivan has been my mentor, my boss, my teacher and one of my very closest friends. We also share a bond through the struggles of infertility. Many talks and tears have been experienced over the years together over unsuccessful months of dealing with such a heartache. It broke my heart to watch my friend try and try to have a family and every time they learned that it still wasn’t their time…oh how my heart hurt for them.

So I prayed. I never stopped praying for them and one day Sivan let me in on their secret that they were expecting. I think I squealed so loud I scared everyone around me. I was beyond excited for them. They were finally going to be parents to a little boy named Landon. πŸ™‚ He is literally a copy and paste of Craig but with sprinkles of Sivan and holy cow is he smart. Such a charming little guy and he is so lucky to have these two as his mom and dad.

We were home for our Christmas break and Sivan asked if I could take their photos. Can I just say, her talent has always amazed me. She taught me (and still does) so much. So, to have someone like her ask you to take their photos it’s just the most amazing feeling in the world. I’ll stop typing now and just let their adorable family session show how absolutely beautiful this family is. πŸ™‚

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Shelnutt Family | Maternity Session

Shelnutt Family | Maternity Session | Tennessee Family Photographer | Whitney Erin Photography

So, as you guys know, we are an Army family. When my husband was in BCT (“Basic Training”) I joined a facebook group for the post (base) he was at. Little did I know I’d meet a couple women in there who’s husbands would be stationed where we eventually were stationed.

Andrea and I found each other in that group and would help each other through the long weeks of not hearing from our husbands. We had a lot in common and became fast friends and our husbands have become best buds as well. ❀ It makes my heart so full to have these two here with us and to watch their family grow is even more special. BabyBoy Owen is very much loved and I have to say is one lucky ‘lil dude to have these two as parents!

We took these photos right before Christmas (yeah…I’m a bit behind on my blogging) and it was seriously the perfect lighting and setting for their maternity session. Thank to Hope Christmas Trees Farm for letting us use your land for this session!

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