The Hakes’ | Chattanooga, TN

It’s been a while since we’ve had a family session here on the blog! And what a great way to break into March (even though we got about 3 inches of snow this morning)!

Say “hello” to the Hakes’ family of seven! When Faith (the Mom) emailed me about scheduling a shoot, I knew right away we would get along. Her phrasing went something like, “I’d like to a book a family sitting… I mean, I don’t plan on you sitting on my family, but maybe taking some photos of me sitting on them?… Are you interested?”

And I’m like, “HECK YES!”

We met up in Chattanooga, ran around a park, and eventually found a small field where I tortured the kids and arranged them until they were a grassy mess. It was great!

So let’s get to know Faith, her husband Gary, and their kids Taylor, Tori, Big L, Little L, and Girly L. 🙂

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Huge THANK YOU to Cyndi of Cyndi T. Photography (who you recently got to know here) for coming out to help and bringing along her brand new Canon 50D! It was a pure joy to photograph the Hakes family. These kids were just so happy and care-free, I couldn’t help being a bit envious for childhood again! And kudos to superhero mom, Faith! Not only is she mother to five kids but she’s also their teacher too! I honestly don’t think I could do it… Seriously blown away.

Workin'! Like a BOSS!!!

I’ve decided to open the books up a little more for any last-minute photoshoots only because George and I are really feeling the moving-across-the-country pressure and would like to create as much buffer room as possible before our big adventure. So if you’re still looking for some carlybish action before we leave, feel free to send in your inquiries. There’s still time to book a shoot!

Okay, and one last thing! This family just puts me in a good mood and I feel like spreading the love! So share some love to the Hakes family, pick your favorite photo or just say something nice in the comments and you’ll be entered for a chance to win an iTunes gift card! So feed the comment-monster and get some monster-lovin’ back! (Only comments received now through 12:00am EST today, 3/2/2010, will be eligible.)

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14 Comments

  • Dixie says:

    These are such fun pictures! I love them all. If I had to pick, I really like the shot of them laying in the grass together and the one of them lined up along the building!

  • Cynthia says:

    So much fun. Leave me out of the contest, of course I’m leaving a comment, but my favorite is the one of them all coming down the slide so much fun AND when there running across.

  • Heidi and Rachel says:

    love the pictures 🙂 we like the one of the family holding hands. i can’t wait for you to shoot my wedding!

  • Nice job Carly!! What a fun looking group. And KUDOS to mom for schooling them, too. I KNOW that I couldn’t do it.

    I love the shot of you shooting. 🙂

  • Faith says:

    Just commenting to comment, not to enter the contest. I like them all….but I’m too close to the subjects to choose a favorite really so you can’t listen to me LOL I do however really enjoy the one with Tori and I and then Big L in the background with his evil little grin….not sure what he was planning but it looks devious!

  • Nekey says:

    What great pics!!!!

  • Marisa says:

    My favorite is with Faith and Gary by the door and all the kids running. They look like they’re talking without taking in all the craziness!

  • threedeadflies says:

    Wow, Carly! You really do have talent! Your composition and lighting is really great. Even the flare is nice in a few of the shots — gives those shots a whimsical flavor. So natural and candid. I really enjoyed these!

    My favorite? Well, I keep coming back to the little girl facing right (in the frame) and looking at the camera (to her right) over her shoulder and reaching toward her shoulder as though to pull her sweatshirt up onto her shoulder. That is such a common thing people do when they are out at play and you just “caught” her… just right. Very very nice!

  • kristin says:

    Sooo beautiful! I wanna do pics again!!!! P.S. … wait til you see my dress!

  • Anna says:

    Great photos!

  • Lindsi says:

    My favorite is definitely the faces in a circle…looks like such a fun family! Faith definitely is a lot stronger of a woman that I ever will be…5 kids and a teacher!

  • Dana Noga says:

    OMG – the pictures are beautiful! I wish I had pictures like that of my family – they just show the true “child” in the kids.
    I love them!

  • Amy says:

    My favorite is with Faith and Gary by the door and all the kids running. They look like they’re talking without taking in all the craziness!

  • Michelle says:

    Great photos!

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