Filed under: babes,family,just because,kiddos,love,portraits — admin at 12:35 pm on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I met Rachel when I took her engagement photos last fall! I was so excited to photograph her new love bug!

I cannot WAIT to have a playdate with Fitzy and little *K* – she is a doll!

OH MY WORD! I love love LOVE that shot! I cannot WAIT to have one of Fitzy with his little baby!

Rachel – thank you SO much for asking me to capture this sweet moment in your lives!


Filed under: babes,expecting,family,just because,love,portraits — admin at 10:27 am on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I love when past clients get gift certificates for their families!

Little *O* was having a rough day when I came to photograph her – but momma’s love and a little swaddling calmed her down!

I LOVE those shots! I’ve been trying something new when it comes to newborns – as much as I would love the dreamy poses and the sweet softness – it’s not my thing. I am a true to life photographer – and I’m discovering that my clients book me for my work – my vision. They love it. I love it. And THAT is what matters.

Thank you SO much for having me over and capturing your little love!

*G* – 4 MONTHS

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,love,portraits — admin at 12:22 pm on Monday, July 15, 2013



Nicole – I am so thankful that God brought us into each other’s lives! You are a beautiful soul!

JESSICA & DILLAN – 6.1.2013

Filed under: love,marry me,wedding — admin at 1:25 pm on Sunday, July 14, 2013

I met Dillan while we were attending Liberty Church! He needed a place to crash in between semesters at college and stayed in one of our many rooms for a month. He is a great guy!

When he and Jessica got engaged and asked me to photograph their wedding – I was SO excited!



The POWER of prayer.

You may kiss your bride!

The picture on the left was taken before the ceremony. Dillan & Jessica wrote letters to have the other read before they walked down the aisle. It was a BEAUTIFUL moment!


Thank you both SO much for asking me to capture your day!


Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,love,portraits — admin at 12:21 pm on Saturday, July 13, 2013

I’ve loved taking pictures of *H* and her little family!


Mary – thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to photography *H* and her first year!


Filed under: animals,babes,baby barden,bardenisms,friends,just because,kiddos,my family,newsworthy,samantha,weight loss — admin at 12:25 pm on Friday, July 12, 2013

In June – we took Fitzy to the zoo – in the Bronx!

My sister and her husband live in New Jersey – so it’s two trips in one!

Crazy boy!

My sister has lost over 150 pounds in 14 months! I can’t stop telling everyone I meet about her! She looks (and feels) FANTASTIC!

Fitzy is a pretty cautious little guy – he didn’t want to get too close – didn’t want to pet anything – just enjoyed the day!

It was a LONG but great day!

Fitzy LOVES his Sammy (or as he calls her – Hammy) and Xavier. Both mornings he woke up saying – HAMMMMMY! HAMMMMY! HAMMMMMMMY!

Thanks SO much for having us over for the weekend – we love you guys!


Filed under: babes,baby barden,bardenisms,expecting,just because,kiddos,love,my family,newsworthy,word of God — admin at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Today was our ultrasound appointment – to find out if we are having a baby boy or a baby girl!

Today marks the 20 week point in our pregnancy! I feel like this pregnancy is FLYING by!

When Dave Fitzgerald sent us the text –

You will get pregnant again. And even though you will default in your minds that you will probably miscarry – oh no. You will have a healthy child – possibly twins! It will be huge and massive BUT you must keep it to yourselves and announce at the END of the first trimester.

This is a promise from God and you will rename the son Enoch. God is NOT done with you. He’s just starting. You need to tuck this word on your hearts and cover it. The Enoch tattoo was intended as a remembrance BUT in God’s time was a prophetic act as to your next son’s name being branded. 

It will be a massive testimony and will restore relationships, friendships, and family ties in ways you never thought possible. It’s going to be mammoth. It will be full circle. Both of your families will be remarkably astounded at what God will do through you in this next pregnancy. BUT you MUST NOT announce it until the end of the 1st trimester. Not even to close friends or family. YOU MUST WAIT!

I honestly feel stronger about this than the word I gave you for Fitzy! You can’t even tell me when you first find out – I will already know. You can’t tell ANYONE! BELIEVE IT! RECEIVE IT! ACT! God is good and will be massively glorified through it. Save these messages for confirmation and documentation. Not for me – but so that we can honor Christ Jesus & God’s ridiculous faithfulness. He is good. He is really REALLY good!

ANYWAY – when he sent us the text – we both just assumed that our next child would be a son!

We are so excited to announce that we are having a BOY – our second son.

We would like to introduce you to Enoch Samuel Cody Barden!

Enoch – for obvious reasons. We tried to pick other names – and we did – but kept coming back to the fact that we HAD to name him Enoch. Enoch is the name we gave the first baby we lost (in October of 2009) and it means dedicated. In the Bible – Jared has a son and names him Enoch. But Enoch didn’t die. He walked with God and THEN God took him to heaven. He is only one of two people to just walk into heaven. AMAZING! Samuel means God hears or name of God AND we needed to honor my sister – Samantha. Cody is Jared’s cousin – and the best man in our wedding! Cody means helpful!

Our sweet little gift from God. Our miracle. Fitzy’s little brother.

I am so excited (and scared and nervous and thankful) to have another baby boy to hold in my arms. I cannot wait for Fitzy to meet his baby and for our hearts to heal. I can’t wait to be a momma to my boys.

Thank you for your prayers! WE LOVE YOU!

ASHLEY & TOM – 5.19.2013

Filed under: love,marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:15 am on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I’ve known Ashley since high school! We went to church together growing up and she graduated with my sister!

I was so excited when she asked me to photograph her wedding!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE details? I do. I really really do.

And sweet moments.

And cute flower girls!


Let the party begin!

A perfect end to a perfect night!

Ashely – I am SO happy for you and Tom! Thank you SO much for asking me to capture your day!

*G* – 3 MONTHS

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,portraits — admin at 12:31 pm on Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I love seeing Nicole and her boys every month!





Filed under: babes,beautiful,family,just because,kiddos,portraits — admin at 12:21 pm on Saturday, July 6, 2013

Jackie and her family were one of the first BEAUTIFUL winners! I’ve loved photographing them through the years!

And a new little guy to add to the mix! He is SO cute and chubby!


Jackie – thank you SO much for asking me to photograph your sweet family again! See you in September!

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