MOMMY & ME

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,my family,portraits — admin at 11:10 am on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My cousin – my “baby” cousin Vanessa – is such an AMAZING momma to her little girl!

SHE IS SUCH A SWEETIE!

Vanessa – you have blossomed into such a BEAUTIFUL woman! I am SO proud of you!

FITZY GRADUATES KINDERGARTEN

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,newsworthy — admin at 10:56 am on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

HOW ON EARTH IS IT POSSIBLE THAT OUR LITTLE FITZY GUY IS A BIG KINDERGARTEN GRADUATE!

He was SO PROUD of himself for graduating Kindergarten!

I tried to convince him to put Fitzgerald on his diploma – but he insisted upon Fitzy – because I only call him Fitzgerald when he’s in trouble!

Fitzy wants to be a chef when he grows up – and I have no doubt that he will!

READING!! HE CAN READ NOW!!

I debated getting up and moving to get a better picture – but then I talked myself into just enjoying the moment where I was!

As a photographer – it’s a struggle that I have quite often!

My dad had to work late and the threat of thunderstorms kept my mom and GG at home – but he was supported by LOTS of people that love him!

These two women have poured SO much into their students this year! Fitzy was very nervous for the first month of school and it broke our hearts to watch the anxiety that Jared and I grew up with in our little guy. But – we prayed and believed and tried again and again and he LOVED it!

Fitzy guy – you are more than I prayed for. More than I waited for. More than I hoped for.

We are SO proud of you and LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

TARA & JAKE – WAITING ON BABY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,expecting,family,just because,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:03 pm on Saturday, July 15, 2017

I met Jake in college – and then again for his engagement photos and wedding photos with Tara! AND NOW!

They are just about ready to have a baby!!

I ADORE those shots!

Jake & Tara – I am SO HAPPY for you both! Thank you again!!!

DANIELLE & CLIFF – SHE SAID YES

Filed under: just because,lifestyle,love,marry me,portraits — admin at 11:31 am on Friday, July 14, 2017

Cliff works with my husband and Cliff is engaged to a great girl! Jared couldn’t remember her name one night while introducing us – which is funny – because it’s an easy one for him! Or should have been!

Danielle wanted some engagement photos – for each season of the year! This past winter let us down in terms of snow – so we are hoping THIS winter will give us a GREAT snowy backdrop!

We did manage to squeeze their spring session in amongst our busy schedules!

I LOVE THAT SHOT!

OH MY WORD! I LOVE THOSE ONES!

Danielle & Cliff – I CANNOT WAIT to see you for our summer session!

50 YEARS

Filed under: family,just because,lifestyle,parties — admin at 11:21 am on Monday, June 12, 2017

Jody messaged me about photographing a party. An anniversary party. A 50th anniversary party! For her in-laws!

A special surprise was given to Mike and his siblings – their FAVORITE meal from childhood! A slab of bologna!

Focus is over-rated! I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

I must tell you – grandparents are a challenge to photograph – almost every time!

A vow renewal and a special ceremony! This family CERTAINLY knows how to have fun!

Jody – thank you again for asking me to come capture this BEAUTIFUL moment!

BABY *R* – NEWBORN

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,birth,expecting,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,newborns,portraits — admin at 11:55 am on Friday, June 9, 2017

When I met with Janelle – she told me about her little guy at home – and he reminded me so much of my Fitzy! I couldn’t wait to meet him!

That little baby leg on her momma’s hip. The small things.

OH MY HEART!

SUCH A SWEET LITTLE GUY!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

And that last one – with his little foot out-of-focus!

LOOK AT THOSE SMILES!

OH MY HEART! I JUST ADORE THOSE ONES!

Janelle & Patrick – THANK YOU AGAIN for being so AWESOME!

WELCOMING BABY *R*

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,birth,expecting,family,just because,lifestyle,love,newborns,newsworthy — admin at 10:56 am on Thursday, June 8, 2017

I met Janelle after she saw Aszur’s birth photos! She was the first birth client that I hadn’t already known!

We had been texting back and forth and she let me know that she was being induced on Monday April 24th! We kept in touch all day Monday and my in-laws took the boys Monday night just in case something happened in the night or early in the morning! I went to bed around 10:30 and had my phone RIGHT NEXT TO ME! At 2 AM I woke up in a panic and checked my phone – I had a missed text at 11 PM and another at 1 AM – the one at 1 AM was certainly urgent. I texted her back and her husband said – the baby will be here in 5 minutes! It would take me 40 minutes to get there – so I knew I was missing it – but I went anyway!

I felt ABSOLUTELY AWFUL! I said – you should have called me!

But – again.

There was a baby already born and she was beautiful.

So I took the pictures!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THAT LAST SHOT!

OH MY HEART!!

Janelle & Patrick – thank you SO MUCH for being awesome and understanding and just AMAZING!

Thank you SO MUCH for asking me to witness this intimate moment in your lives!

MOMMA BEAR – SISTER BEAR – BABY BEAR

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,lularoe,portraits — admin at 10:50 am on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sheena has two BEAUTIFUL baby girls – and needed some BEAUTIFUL family pictures to hang in her home!

OH MY DEAR HEART! SHE IS SUCH A SWEET THING!

AND THIS SWEET GIRL!

I LOVE THAT SHOT!

I have to warn you – there are LOTS of pictures in this post – I just could NOT pick!

Sheena is a LuLaRoe consultant! Make sure to join her group on FB to check out her AWESOME inventory!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that shot on the right! MY FAVORITE!

That baby bear – she wanted to ESCAPE!

I CAN’T! SO CUTE!

OH MY HEART!

I LOVE THAT ONE – the real moments – the ones you forget about!

Don’t let her fool you – she was really working to get that little foot out!

Sheena – I had such a GREAT time with you and your girls! I can’t wait to do it again!

*R* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:58 am on Monday, June 5, 2017

Angie lives in the mid-west – but her mom bought her a gift certificate for Christmas – FOR A PHOTO SESSION!

The BEST present EVER!

She was home visiting her family – and we snuck in a session with her sweet guys!

ISN’T HE A CUTIE!

OH MY!

I LOVE that last shot! Something about a daddy holding his baby!

Bare piggies!

Angie – thank you SO MUCH for coming over with your guys! I can’t WAIT to see you again!

*K* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,expecting,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:01 pm on Sunday, June 4, 2017

Carie messaged me – with a SURPRISE request!

IT’S A BOY!

Isn’t she a DOLL!

OH MY HEART!

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THAT LAST SHOT!

SO SWEET!

I CANNOT EVEN DEAL! I LOVE those shots!

Carie & Michael – I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOUR FAMILY! I cannot WAIT to see you this fall!

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