Be still my heart- how beautiful is this little family?! Recently I met up with the SWEETEST family to do a photo shoot in one of my favorite local locations- an all natural prairie.

Nicole contacted me about scheduling a family session near their town of Pittsburg, Kansas - so of course I was excited. My husband and I lived in Pittsburg for 5 years, and I graduated from Pittsburg State University, so I am very familiar with all the secret beautiful locations in the area! Nicole left the location to my choosing (which I love!), and I chose a place that I have spent an immense amount of time wandering and walking my doggos.

Calling this Conservation Area gorgeous is an understatement. There is no disruption from humans AT ALL- wild native grasses grow freely, wild flowers were still blooming, and the goldenrod was in full effect. The sun was hidden just enough to give a beautiful even glow across the prairie- I could tell they were excited as soon as they stepped out of their car!

Jesse & Nicole’s precious little boy was rearing to go play in the beautiful setting, so we all had to match his energy to get the portraits we were determined to get! Thanks to some fast shutter speeds, puma-quick reflexes, and plenty of patience from Mom & Dad we got all the shots we wanted to capture that day! Luckily, they are as photogenic as they come and were complete naturals in front of the camera! I think they totally knocked their session out of the park!