• Kate Stapleton

Winter Family Session at Bartley Ranch in Reno, NV

The weather has been so cold outside! And we finally got some light dusting on the valley floor which has been really nice. I can't wait until we get a good layer of fluffy snow. Our daughter Ella loves playing in the snow so I know she can't wait either. I thought there would be more snow this past weekend since forecast showed snow showers but it seems Mother Nature had other plans. I never would have guessed this about myself that I would enjoy the wintry weather so much but I was excited for it since I was meeting the Camarena family for an outdoor family session at Bartley Ranch.

If there was a family that has trusted me with their family pictures from the very beginning, it would be them. I first met Jake and Chelsea when they came over for their beautiful daughter Quincy's newborn photos. Dare I say it, that was a little over a year ago! Then Jake hashed out the sweetest plan for Chelsea's first Mother's Day. He and little Quincy (or little Q) had a photoshoot in their backyard. We compiled the photos in a little album which Jake gifted to Chelsea. It was the cutest!

Little Q was just sitting up then and when I met with them over the weekend I can't believe that I was watching this cutie walk! And I realized, wow! I've had the honor to watch her grow up from a little bundle of joy to a walking toddler. What an amazing little girl she is growing up to be.

I can see the pride and happiness in Jake and Chelsea's eyes when they look at their baby. Jake is active military and travels quite often for work. He is loyal to our country and takes pride with his career in the US Army but without a doubt he has unrelenting pride not only as a soldier but also as a husband and a father. He puts a lot of forethought to making memories with his young family. And they are both doing such a wonderful job as parents!

Jake and Chelsea, thank you for trusting me with your family photos since Day One. You guys have given me front row seats to watching your little family grow and it has been an honor. Even though it was cold at the time of your session, you were both so easy going and trusted the process despite the weather. I loved singing along to "Un Poco Loco" to get Quincy's attention. And although my singing made her (and you) cringe, I think (or at least hope) it was all worth it! I loved spending moments with your family and it was great seeing all of you again. Here are a few sneak peek photos from your session that I just love!

Kate Stapleton is a wedding photographer who values telling your story in a way that feels like you.

She creates images that are sincere, meaningful, and real.

Kate is based in Reno, Nevada and photographs weddings in the Reno-Tahoe area as well as destination weddings.

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