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My Matthew!

SO, here I sit, and a FANTASTIC Friday night. Empty house, all my men away for several hours. Shooting a session here in about an hour, in the glorious weather that is upon us today. iTunes blasting as loud as my speakers will go, some of my current favorite songs, singing my little heart out and editing MY baby’s 5 year pictures we shot last night…simply because I want too ♥♥

This boy, he came into our lives and within a twinkling of a second had our hearts. I had to share a few as I sit here, staring at his adorable face! Decided to go with a super hero theme, because the “standard procedure” session thing just doesn’t work to great on a photographers kid after it’s been done 87 bazllion times. Oh and he kinda losing his focus and attention in 5 seconds, like his momma 😉 Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, folks ♥

Played with some new editing, always nice shooting my kids, I don’t are if I mess it up, so it gives me ultimate freedom. Freedom is always good for me. Can’t use this location much, so when I get too my artist heart screams a million cries of *SWEET GLORY, I LOVE IT HERE* Ha!!

Enjoy my little super hero FIVE year old. I sure am.





More of Hudson! { 5 years old }

So I feel like this is a race to the finish line this morning! Ameren called last week and said they are doing some work on the power lines near our house and we’d be without power starting this morning around 10:30 for 3-4 hours minimum. ACK! Talk about putting a damper on my work day! Had to reschedule a session and move things around – fun times 😉  I got enough done of this little (er, I mean BIG) guy so I can show him off though, IF I can get them posted before the power company gets here, haha!!

  I can’t even put into words how much I love these – eeeeeeeeeeeeeeps!! SO MUCH CUTENESS!! I could just load these into a gallery and be done – but there are EVEN MORE. Oh my, he did so great and we had so much fun!! I can only hope his momma loves them as much as I do ♥ It’s soooooooooooo nice to finally have green here and be outside shooting again. I love my studio…okay I’m *obsessed* with my studio (It’s an unhealthy level how obsessed I am with it, really), howeverrrrr – outside images are just a different kind of obsession. I never get tired of my job…it’s always so fresh and new to my eyes. I love every ounce of capturing the little ones in front of me and who they are *right now* in that moment, and the gorgeous surroundings we are in. Actually, we *almost* got rained out that day, the weather was changing literally every 15 minutes when you checked the ever so (un)helpful weather apps, haha – but we ended up bumping up the session and taking advantage of the glorious overcast day in a big ole field and it was absolutely the right decision! Such a great day, great session, great people…just *loved* it. Can we talk about that wooden bow tie?! I mean, really – how adorable can you get?! As much as I loved it, I gotta say the 2nd outfit with the red pants and that red wagon? TOO perfect. It pops off my screen! Hello, awesomeness, nice to meet ya 😉 His momma clearly has great taste in clothing, she nailed it.

 So, in my rush to share, I’ll stop typing and get to posting! ENJOY!!



Jamie - May 19, 2015 - 10:13 am

Thank you! Thank you! I can’t tell you how much I love them. You did an awesome job. They are all just perfect. I don’t know how I am going to pick the ones I want. I might just end up wallpapering a room in his pictures!!
Thank you!

admin - May 19, 2015 - 10:24 am

Oh I’m so glad, Jamie!!! I truly love them, hoped I did your previous years and boys sessions justice in matching Rosie’s greatness!! It was my pleasure!! ♥♥♥ ~Shellie

Anonymous - May 19, 2015 - 10:37 am

Wow…so many too choose from! They are all awesome! How could they not be with such a handsome boy. Great job Shellie!!

Shaena - May 19, 2015 - 10:38 am

Wow…so many too choose from! They are all awesome! How could they not be with such a handsome boy. Great job Shellie!!

Debra Armstrong - May 19, 2015 - 10:41 am

WOW — what great photos. How did he grow up so quickly??!! Seems like yesterday he was a baby.

Leann Schambach - May 19, 2015 - 10:54 am

Hudson, great job with your cute smile, twinkling eyes and sweet disposition!! Shellie, the pictures are great, you have fun settings and poses and the knack to great smiles!!
Jamie and Lynwood, have fun choosing!!
Love, Mom S.

Carol - May 19, 2015 - 11:25 am

Oh, Hudson, you’re not that sweet little boy anymore but all grown up and handsome! Well, I’m sure you’re still sweet, too!

Vickie - May 19, 2015 - 11:59 am

Love them!!!! Great job. He looks so great in all the pictures.

Anonymous - May 19, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Sooooo cute!!

Amy J - May 19, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Those are great Jamie!!

Alison - May 19, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Very cute! Great job Hud!

Grandpa W - May 19, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Cute, handsome, twinkling, sweet, nope, nothing. Check out the look as he peeks out of the wagon, or checks out the bug on the log, or climbs the gate. See that intensity, greatness and nix nooxs. Now that’s awesome.

Mollie - May 19, 2015 - 2:01 pm

these turned out SUPER cute!! :). LOVE the close up one where he is laying in the wagon!!

Mollie - May 19, 2015 - 2:06 pm

these turned out SUPER cute!!! I LOVE the close up one of him laying in wagon!!

Jenny - May 19, 2015 - 2:21 pm

I love these! oh so cute! My favs are the ones in the wagon…especially the one that has him stretched out in it and peeking up just a little….great pictures!

Amy Blake - May 19, 2015 - 3:04 pm

LOVE these!!!! I can’t believe how big & handsome he is! He truly is a perfectly adorable little boy!!! He looks so much like Braedon & Keegan! Photographer did an amazing job capturing his personality!!! I am going to keep her in mind! Precious!!

Anonymous - May 19, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Awww….My best friend! Those are some great pictures,he is the cutest!

Miss Lynn

Amy - May 19, 2015 - 3:28 pm

Love these!! Just beautiful!! They are all so good!!

Anonymous - May 19, 2015 - 7:38 pm

I love these pics of my Huddy

Anonymous - May 19, 2015 - 7:39 pm

Love all of them

Anonymous - May 19, 2015 - 10:07 pm

Hudson is such a cutie! Fantastic pictures – love the ones with his big smile! 🙂

Connie - May 19, 2015 - 11:10 pm

Hudsons pictures turned out so cute, great shots of a cute boy

Karen - May 20, 2015 - 12:04 am

Such great pictures! Shellie, so nice to meet you that day, tremendous talent! Hudson, so sweet!

Becky - May 21, 2015 - 7:32 am

Cute pics!!

Jessica Hammer - May 22, 2015 - 7:42 pm

Cute pictures!!!

Danielle Hammer - May 22, 2015 - 7:44 pm

Love the pics!!!

Lisa - May 22, 2015 - 7:47 pm

Oh my goodness!! I love these pics! Where did you do these? I love the little red wagon!

Jodi - May 22, 2015 - 7:49 pm

So cute!


More coming of this little guy this week – but I love so many I can’t narrow it down yet!! But here is a keeper for today! I love, love, love this session of Hudson…it was an honor to capture his 5th year pictures – since my Matthew just turned 5 as well, I think my momma heart tuned right in and wanted to shoot 857 to get *everything he does right now*!! That is exactly where MY heart is for this awesome age! I really couldn’t have enjoyed myself anymore – Mr. Hudson is an absolute delight – welcome to the big FIVE, sweetheart!!



Jamie - May 18, 2015 - 10:48 am

AWESOME!!!! I love it! Can’t wait to see more!THANK YOU SHELLIE!! This is perfect.

Kristen - May 19, 2015 - 1:23 pm

Too cute! Can’t believe he’s sooo big!

Sweet baby Romy!

Hey guys!!

Here we have one GORGEOUS baby girl!! Had to post a few for her momma today, as I promised! I’ll also post her over on  our Instagram too – if you aren’t following us over there, please do!

Shellie Benson Photography – The Barn on Instagram!

I mean seriously, she’s perfect!! Enjoy every ounce of baby girl goodness she’s got – her session is ADORABLE!!


Erica - May 11, 2015 - 3:21 pm

love these Shellie! Can’t wait to see the rest!

Jodi lindsey - May 11, 2015 - 6:21 pm

Just beautiful!

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