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Family Beach Time

With the listing of restrictions, it has been nice to get back out! This beach session was just what was needed for this little ladies 10th birthday. We had to get a few shots with her sister in there as well.

The weather was perfect, and the beaches were pretty empty, wind was mild and the sunset was gorgeous!

Bohemian Love

Had this lovely session a few ago.  I absolutely loved the outfits they chose!  The grey vest/pantsuits complimented the pale pink dresses perfectly.  Mom and her daughter matched perfectly.

Their son was so interested in picking the clover flowers for his personal portrait and I had asked him to hand the flowers to his sister.  Magic ensued!  The outcome was pure delight on his sisters face <3

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Strawberry Picking {Houma, LA Photographer}

This little girl LOVES her some strawberries, so it was natural to schedule her birthday session at the strawberry patch!  She could literally eat a whole pint of strawberries in one sitting. This was a last minute session and a quickly thrown together outfit.  Her shirt is actually a toddler dress that was hemmed shorter, because who knew that sunshine yellow isn’t popular and mustard yellow is? The boots were shipped and delivered right before the session, thanks to Amazon Prime!

In all this little cutie picked almost a half flat of strawberries to bring home and share, plus we were able to get some cute shots of her in the picking process!


PS:  which do you like best of the first image?  Black and white or color

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Fam Squad {Houma, La Photographer}

I had the pleasure of photographing this family right after Christmas.  It was supposed to be a family of 7, but one child had to go back home out of state and another child had to have surgery 🙁  So the family of 7 turned into 4 and the family dog.  Despite missing 2 members, the images turned out fantastic and I was able to catch a special moment between their youngest daughter and their doggy <3.

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Year in Review

It is that time of year again, where I thank all my customers for entrusting me in creating memories for them this past year! I appreciate each and every one of you and hope your new year is full of health and happiness!

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Tree Farm {Houma and Thibodeaux, LA Photographer}

I had the privileged of photographing this family while visiting family in St Louis, MO.  They had a lovely train station with a Christmas tree farm with in walking distance.  Thankfully, the weather had warmed up from the snow storm they had the previous week, and we were given sunny and warm weather!

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Cousins! {Houma, LA Photography}

Before Thanksgiving I had a session with two families. A lady and her sister in law wanted images of all the cousins together. You could tell they loved each other. The two little girls were more like sisters than cousins.

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Christmas Mini Sessions {Houma, La Photographer}


Christmas mini sessions are here!  At Hessel Photography, holiday themed props are optional, so you can make this any color scheme you want.  You can use the blank and sign I have or bring a few props that means something to YOUR family!  Do you like red and green?  Red and gold?  Blue and white?  Make this your own!  4 sessions will be available on December 1st.  Visit my shop to book your session.

PS:  Furry family members are welcome to join the session as well!


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Bear’s, Zebra’s and Dragon’s, Oh My! {Houma, La Photographer}

Had a blast photographing and creating these 3 portraits for my mini session offerings!  I wanted to get my creative juices flowing and create a few new composite images to share.  I had the idea of the zebra and bear, because who doesn’t love bears and the zebra is just so fun and whimsical!  The dragon came to me a few days later.  Nothing more fun than taking your pet dragon for a walk down through your neighborhood.

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