*R* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 9:58 am on Friday, June 22, 2018

I’ve been taking pictures of Kelly and her family long before they had their babies! Over EIGHT YEARS!!

I LOVE THAT SHOT!!

THESE are my kind of photos! FUN AND REAL!

THOSE DIMPLES!!

That shot on the left – MY FAVORITE!!

Isn’t she DARLING?!

Once most little boys find out I have a dinosaur on my car AND my arm – we become quick friends!

I LOVE that shot – multi-tasking momming FOR THE WIN!! Tickling toes and building legos!

Kelly – THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I cannot WAIT to see you again!

THE BREAKFAST CLUB

Filed under: newsworthy,portraits,seniors — admin at 10:45 am on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Amy contacted me about an idea she had for her daughter’s senior pictures – a BREAKFAST CLUB THEMED SESSION!

WITH HER FRIENDS!

WHAT?! YES!! ALL THE YES!!

YOU GUYS! I MEAN – SERIOUSLY!!

BAM!!

So – that’s a bad copy – but you get the idea!!

I LOVE those locker shots!

PERFECTION!!

AMAZING RIGHT!?

GORGEOUS!!

We didn’t have a football field – so we improvised!!

We met the day AFTER school got out – and it was SO VERY HOT and muggy! These kids were AMAZING for our HOURS long session!

Stay tuned next month to see the other HALF of their senior session together!

Amy – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to take on this project!

PRESCHOOL GRADUATION

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,my town,NCA — admin at 11:41 am on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Since I started a job in March – I needed somewhere for Enoch to go while I worked – and NCA is SUPER AMAZING for so many reasons!

They were totally on board with Enoch coming only one day a week until the end of the school year!

While Enoch wasn’t graduating preschool this year – they still wanted him to be part of the program!

Fitzy was able to come down with his class to watch his brother in his special program!

He was SO VERY PROUD of himself!

LOOK AT THAT SMILE!!

Those brothers – they sure do love each other!

Thank you Mrs. Wilson and Brenda for POURING your love and energy into these kiddos! THEY LOVE YOU!!!

BROTHERS

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,my town — admin at 10:56 am on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

As you may or may not know – I took a very part-time job in March!

I LOVE being a secretary and I LOVE being a photographer and I LOVE being able to stay home with my boys while they grow up!

Matt Neal is our contractor and the husband of one of my best friends – and he needed a secretary for his contracting business!

They are building a house right up the road from us and I’ve been taking weekly progress pictures (added bonus to my new job) and the boys LOVE coming with me!

BECAUSE OF THE DIRT!! SO MUCH DIRT!!

AND THAT VIEW! SUCH A GORGEOUS VIEW!!

DANIELLE & CLIFF – 5.26.2018

Filed under: marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:01 am on Monday, June 18, 2018

As promised -

GORGEOUS!!

This ring has a story – a diamond from each of their rings!

LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

They LOVE games – and since the game store was RIGHT ACROSS the street – we had to stop in for a few photos!

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS leave your reception for some photos at sunset! Even when it’s cloudy!

I ADORE THOSE SHOTS!!

Danielle & Cliff – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to spend the day with you!

 

DANIELLE & CLIFF – 5.26.2018

Filed under: marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 12:37 pm on Friday, June 15, 2018

Danielle and Cliff asked me photograph their wedding about a year and a half ago – and it seemed like it would NEVER get here!

I LOVE YOU. I KNOW. PERFECTION!

Also – Danielle might be the most ORGANIZED bride EVER!!

Danielle & Cliff opted for a FIRST LOOK and getting ALL the pictures done BEFORE the wedding!

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THOSE SHOTS!!

Those special little moments – details that most people might not see – they are MY FAVORITE!!

A TROLLEY RIDE THROUGH TOWN TO THE CHURCH?! YES PLEASE!!

It was SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY!! Stay tuned for the rest of their wedding!!

AND THEN THERE WERE THREE

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,expecting,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,newborns,portraits — admin at 12:14 pm on Thursday, June 14, 2018

I met Megan and Brian when I photographed their wedding in 2010! At least – I think it was 2010!

We’ve been praying for their sweet little baby for the last FIVE years!

I was SO excited to hear the good news of a positive test! The good news of a first ultrasound with a healthy little baby! The good news of finding out it’s a BOY!

THE GREAT NEWS OF – HE IS HERE!!

LOOK AT THAT SMILE! SHE IS SO VERY HAPPY TO HAVE THAT BABY IN HER ARMS!!

THOSE SQUISHY LITTLE LIPS!!

THOSE HAPPY FACES!!

SWEET LITTLE ONE!!

IT’S SO TIRED IN HERE!

I absolutely LOVE lifestyle newborn sessions!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THOSE SHOTS!! He will be so much bigger in just a few months!

It’s hard to remember that they were EVER that tiny!!

And these shots – MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!

LOOK AT THAT LITTLE FACE!!

He was the sleepiest and happiest and squishiest baby!

Megan & Brian – THANK YOU SO MUCH! For asking me to pray with you. For sharing your heartache and your joys with me.

THANK YOU for asking me to come back into your lives to photograph this little miracle!

*B* FAMILY

Filed under: family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 10:43 am on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

I’ve been taking their family pictures for a LONG time! Since their oldest was a newborn!

And this little sweetie – she is FULL of personality!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

I LOVE those ones!

OH! AND THOSE!!

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THAT BLACK & WHITE SHOT! I know it’s not technically perfect – but it might be my FAVORITE shot of the session!

We ALWAYS take a shot of them in this bay window! I almost forgot this time!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME BACK YEAR AND AFTER YEAR!!

*F* FAMILY – WAITING ON BABY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,expecting,family,just because,portraits — admin at 10:58 am on Monday, May 21, 2018

Shanadel contacted me MONTHS ago on FACEBOOK! After seeing Myrana’s maternity photos – she KNEW she needed to get IN THE WATER for hers!

OH MY HEART!! I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

AND THOSE!! MY FAVORITE!!

That dress – GORGEOUS!!

THOSE TREES!!

I have a problem. I tend to say – okay. NOW you can change outfits. OH WAIT! There’s THIS spot I JUST saw – let’s do THIS first!

The light wasn’t exactly right for what I wanted right here – but I’m kind of loving this harsh light lately. Because. It’s just how LIFE is!

Sometimes I can’t decide if I LOVE the black and white or the color better – SO YOU GET BOTH!

And AGAIN!! And NOW you can change!

LOVE!!

That shot on the right – MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE!!

I said – okay – go ahead and change! WAIT – this bridge! Let’s do THIS first!

And the REASON they drove over an hour – THE WATER!!

GORGEOUS!!! The water was high for this spot – so I scoped it out a few days before – just to make sure it would be SAFE to get in!

OH MY WORD!!

PERFECTION!!

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

Shanadel – thank you SO MUCH for making the drive to me!

It was quite the ordeal finding a beautiful and rain-free evening to fit this in BEFORE their baby makes his appearance!

I hope to see you guys again SOON!

 

*K* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Carie and I have been WAITING and WAITING for warm weather!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE when families come back to me year after year to document them!?

This is the first time I met little *J* – he’s SO GORGEOUS!!

And that little sweetie – she’s such a doll baby! I love those imperfect pictures!

Aren’t they ADORABLE!!

You can send me all the perfectly posed pictures you want – but sometimes – MOST times – kids are kids – and when a 2 year old doesn’t want to lay down and get the perfect picture – you improvise!

WHO? ME? Could you possibly be talking about me?!

THE SWEETEST!

And sometimes you have to break out the BUBBLES! Because sometimes the only way to get the 2 year old to stop screaming and squirming is to break out the bubbles!

And I LOVE how those turned out!

DARLING!!

Sometimes you need to see behind the scenes to truly appreciate what goes into a photo session!

HE IS SO BEAUTIFUL!

AHHHH!!!

We were really hoping for a group picture with these outfits – but that little sweetie was DONE!

I happen to like these shots better than any perfectly posed smiles!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Also – WHERE ARE THE BUBBLES!?

Carie & Michael – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to capture your family year after year!

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