Filed under: babes,family,just because,kiddos,love,marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 10:19 am on Monday, September 30, 2013

Katelyn contacted me about her 2014 wedding – but wanted to have a family session first! I was SO excited!



Thank you SO much for making the drive to Mansfield! I cannot WAIT for your wedding next year!


Filed under: babes,beautiful,family,just because,kiddos,portraits — admin at 11:49 am on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Valerie and her family were submitted for the BEAUTIFUL contest this year!

Valerie – thank you SO much for being flexible with scheduling! I hope you love your pictures!


Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,just because,my family — admin at 11:30 am on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My dear friend Megan Hampton took some family photos for us in August!

I am very blessed with a fantastic in-law family!

I still cannot believe that we are going to be a family of four! Soon!

I will be getting a GIANT wall print of that bottom shot! I ADORE it!

Megan – I absolutely LOVE these pictures! I cannot thank you enough!!



Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,family,just because,kiddos,love,my family,my town,portraits,samantha,weight loss — admin at 11:49 am on Monday, September 9, 2013

In August – my brother and his family came home for a visit! My sister and her hubby came with them!

When I took these pictures – Samm was at 167 lbs lost – AND COUNTING!


I LOVE LOVE LOVE those shots! I am so proud of my sister for taking control of her life and making a change!

Samm wanted a picture with all three of her babies – but they were NOT cooperating!

We needed an updated family picture! With three little ones – this was the best we got!

Jessica & Derek haven’t had any pictures taken together since their wedding! We had to fix that!

Aren’t they sweet!

We had such a great time with everyone! Can’t wait till we can all be together again!

MICHELLE & BRAD – 8.17.2013

Filed under: love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:22 am on Friday, September 6, 2013

I’ve been taking photos of Julie and her family for about three years – I think!

I was SO excited when her sister Michelle asked me about her wedding! It seems that these weddings come up SO FAST!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those shots!

THOSE shots are my absolute FAVORITE!

Michelle & Brad – thank YOU so much for asking me to capture your day!


Filed under: just because,my family,my town,portraits,seniors — admin at 11:47 am on Thursday, September 5, 2013

Vanessa happens to be my “baby” cousin. I remember holding her for the first time at the hospital. My sister and I spent many MANY hours babysitting her and her younger brother. I was 15 – and now she is 17. And graduating. And gorgeous.


I LOVE LOVE LOVE those shots!

That’s my dad’s Highlander. She is the friendliest cow I’ve ever known! Fitzy loves to pet her and sit on her!

That might be my favorite shot of the night! I love taking pictures at my parents – they have such a FANTASTIC property with SO many options!

Vanessa – I love you. Be yourself. Don’t give in. Don’t give up. You are worth it.


Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,baby barden,bardenisms,birth,expecting,family,just because,love,my family — admin at 12:08 pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2013

When I was pregnant with Fitzy – I had a contest to guess his birth – date – time – weight – length.

Turns out – my BFF was the closest.

Fitzy was born on April 28, 2011 at 2:17 PM weighing 7 lbs 7.7 oz and 19 1/2 inches long!

Johna guessed April 28, 2011 at 2:04 PM weighing 8 lbs 7 oz and 20 inches long! Crazy right? There were other people that guessed the exact height and ONE that guessed his weight at 7 lbs 7 oz.

I thought it would be fun to have another contest – where the winner just gets bragging rights.

Fitzy was due on 5.8.2011 and he was born on 4.28.2011. ALSO – I am due with Enoch on 11.27.2013 – if that helps! 

AND a copy of my brother’s book – The Tales of Rishon-Rune: The Great Elf Leader and the Other-World Witch!

Check out his website for more!

If you want to guess the stats for baby Enoch – you MUST post a comment to this blog entry. That’s the only way I can keep it all organized and keep track of the guesses. I made quite the spreadsheet last time – cus I’m a huge nerd.

I also haven’t been documenting this pregnancy as much as I did with Fitzy – something about having a toddler running around – or something! But I have been taking at least one picture a week – on IG – and then I post them to facebook – but if you only follow my blog – here you go!

That picture is at 16 weeks – I started at 15 weeks with Fitzy – but seriously – who’s counting?

20 weeks!

22 weeks! Wednesday – July 24th.

25 weeks!

27 weeks!

Also – we’ve added another name for little Enoch (pronounced E-nick)! His full name will be Enoch Samuel Cody Barden. Cody is Jared’s cousin and was the best man in our wedding. Cody means helper or wealthy! We are so anxious to see what this little boy will look like! I hope he has Jared’s green eyes!


ERICA & JAKE – 8.10.2013

Filed under: love,marry me,wedding — admin at 11:42 am on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Erica contacted me about her August wedding – but she only needed ceremony and formal portrait coverage – since her wedding was in Mansfield – it worked out perfect!


I do. I will. Always.

Erica & Jake – thank you SO much for asking me to capture your day! I had a GREAT time!