Christy, Bill & Tessa's Fall portrait session at Amherst State Park, Buffalo NY.

I can honestly say, I have the best job EVER! I spent the afternoon with Christy, Bill and little miss Tessa at Amherst State Park a few weeks ago and it was such a joy to hang out, chat and get to know each other! 

These two have a love for their daughter that truly shows in the way they communicate and interact with her. Tessa's smile could brighten up a room, and smile away she does! She is such a happy child and I have to give that credit to her loving parents! 

I met the Hein's last year while doing a mini valentine's day portrait session at Delaware Camera for a great cause. We connected and had a great time then too! Thank you so much for spending the afternoon with me! LIVE.LAUGH.PHOTO. <3 Ariel 

I recently scheduled a fall family photo shoot with Ariel. I really didn't know what I wanted - I just wanted to have beautiful pictures when we finished. With no direction, Ariel talked with me a little, made a suggestion for a shoot location, and took it from there. Our experience was fantastic; we felt like we were hanging out with a friend. We walked through the park chatting and stopping at the perfect spots, with Ariel's guidance, for photos. She hit it off with my 3 year old and was so patient when my little was being stingy with the smiles. I would definitely recommend Ariel Hawkins Photography to my friends and family. ~Christy Hein