Photo by Emilie, aka Miracle Worker

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If you’re not in Utah, this post will be of absolutely no use to you, but I have to talk about Emilie.

A while back I won a Halloween photo shoot on the Oh Sweet Sadie blog.  I *really* wanted Campbell and Bennett in the pics together on account of their theme-y costumes, but Campbell has a bit of a “history” with getting pictures taken.

We left a studio after an hour without a single shot taken one Christmas.  And the photographer actually told me it was Campbell’s fault.

He doesn’t like people touching him or talking to him.  Add the bright lights to the mix?  It’s all over.

“Normal” family pictures are one of those things you take for granted until you have a kid that just can’t handle it.

I expressed my concerns to Emilie and she told me she had lots of experience with special needs kids and to bring him.  She even scheduled us right before lunch, just in case.  (And remember…I hadn’t even paid for this photo shoot.)

And guess what?

She’s magic.  Not a single melt down.  No rolling around on the ground.  No trying to eat his shirt.

If you’re a local, give Emilie a call, ESPECIALLY if you have kids with special needs.  I think I have a crush on her.

Would it be creepy if I signed up for her class at Oh Sweet Sadie AcademyWinking smile


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  1. Twins Squared says:

    Those pictures are great! Your boys are just too cute! I'm so happy for you that you were able to get these!

  2. snippetsandyarns says:

    I'm so excited for you, that you found someone who worked out so well for your little guy! Personally, I don't think it would be creepy, I think it would be flattering if you signed up for her class. :-)

    The photos are wonderful!

    ~ Meagan

  3. Those pictures are fantastic!! I'm so glad you were able to get some great photos. She did a wonderful job, and the boys are just so cute.


  4. What great pictures! Love those boys of yours!

  5. Kim Walus says:

    Those are some awesome pictures. I can see the love and their expressions are so precious. You will definitely adore these pictures for YEARS to come. I will have to check her out. She gave you a remarkable gift too.

  6. I won a gift from Emilie and got to pick what I wanted. I chose an hour with her tutoring me on picture taking. Isn't she great? Must run in that family! Those pictures are wonderful! She not only got good pics. but managed to capture their personalities! Wonderful!

  7. Kristine Robinson says:

    Wow, those turned out great!

  8. Jarod & Jamie says:

    Never to fear my sister takes all of our pictures and my sister told me my daughter is probably the worst kid to get pictures of.

    Your pictures turned out so very cute. I love the costumes.

  9. Jarod & Jamie says:

    Never to fear my sister takes all of our pictures and my sister told me my daughter is probably the worst kid to get pictures of.

    Your pictures turned out so very cute. I love the costumes.

  10. Isn't she absolutely amazing? Love her!! Reminds me I need to schedule a family shoot :)

  11. That is so awesome. I am so happy you found a way to get some good shots. They are gorgeous.

  12. Oh my goodness, you boys are adorable! Their costumes are amazing. They are so unique and beautifully made!

  13. Jill@Barnes Yard says:

    Best costumes ever!

  14. Holy crap, those are amazing!!! You can actually see the relaxment (that's not even a word) in Campbell's face.

  15. The Studes says:

    I had no idea you were in UTah! well maybe i did and just forgot. I love Emlie she has helped me out photoshoot wise more then once!!!

    great photos I love the boys costumes =)

  16. That is such a sweet story! I'm so glad you had a successful photo shoot!

  17. About the cutest kids photos I've ever seen.

  18. karlalala1963 says:

    adorable pictures of adorable kids.

  19. brown paper packages says:

    Char, they are DARLING. She is very talented! And I realized that I went to high school with her. :)

  20. Kalleen at Second Street says:

    Okay,I'm loving these photo's. The right photographer makes all the difference.

  21. Kim @ craftyNHmom says:

    I just had to tell you those are the cutest boys ever! LOVE LOVE LOVE those costumes and photos of them together. That photographer really is magical. I wish I lived closer to that area, I'd see what she could do with my 4 kids. We don't have any good pictures of all of them together. One of my boys has Asperger's and sensory issues, so I really related to your previous post about selecting a costume. Now he'll probably want to be Santa every year! :D James (my 12 yo. son with AS) once told me when he grew up he wanted to be Santa.

    Congrats on a job well done with the costumes and photos!!

  22. Photo By Emilie says:

    I literally had tears in my eyes while reading this. Char thank you so much for posting such nice things. I feel so fortunate to have been a part of capturing these images. Thank again for totally making my day!! I can't wait to take your photos again soon. Thank you Thank you!!

  23. Photo By Emilie says:

    Jami, (my cute cousin) I'll be ringing to soon to schedule your session – can't wait!!

  24. PinkGranny says:

    Oh what great pictures of the boys. I am sure you will go back to her again. What a special photographer to capture your son's picture. I am still excited about their costumes too! What a blessed time for you.

  25. Sewing Nutter says:

    Those photos are absolutely magnificent and the boys are so beautiful. She is very talented and as others have said captured their personalities wonderfully. I've looked at the photos over and over. Their costumes are awesome too!

  26. Photo By Emilie says:

    BTW Char I would love to have you join me at the Oh Sweet Sadie Academy!! I don't mind stalkers – tee hee. I've been working away at the course material & the classes are going to Rock!! I have a discount code for 10% off… "photobyemilie". (It's my gift to anyone who reads this.) It would be really nice to see a friendly face!

  27. The pictures are adorable! Emilie sure is a talented photographer.

  28. Marianne, aka Ranger Anna says:

    My sons both have autism and even tho they are gorgeous like your boys, good pics are very very hard to come by! Kudos for getting the great pics! What sweeties!

  29. Char, I am so glad that you love the photos! I think they are darling.

    Truth be told, Campbell was actually a doll the entire time. Maybe he has turned over a new leaf :)

  30. Beautiful pictures. Your boys are presh!

  31. OMG! Those pictures are just adorable! I love the expressions on their faces, just too cute. They will make such cute cards! What a great photographer. Your pretty good at producing cute kids too!

  32. Those turned out great Char!!!

  33. PiperandRowen says:

    i love the "simply initial" necklace! simple and sweet!

    [email protected]

  34. Awwww. So stinkin' cute.

  35. Char..that's who did our pics too…LOVE them! I really really love the pic of your boys snuggling….so so cute. I'm going over to the OSS show Wed night…since it's just down the street from my freaking house!!! :)


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