Filed under: beautiful,family,just because,portraits — admin at 11:43 am on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kim & Ernie and their girls were the winners of the BEAUTIFUL contest this year! (One of the winners – I pick two)

They were SHOCKED when I contacted them – making it even more of a BEAUTIFUL event!

Turns out – that my great-grandfather was the cousin of their great-grandfather! I think that’s how it worked!

You guys were welcoming and wonderful! I am so excited for the next step in your lives!

Oh – and Fitzy fell in love with them too!

Such sweet girls! Who wouldn’t?


Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,expecting,family,just because,kiddos,portraits — admin at 11:39 am on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I’ve been taking pictures of Nicole & Dustin for over 4 years! CRAZY! I’m so excited to photograph their little GIRL soon!

See you guys in August!


Filed under: family,just because,kiddos,portraits — admin at 11:43 am on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I met Ashley on FACEBOOK and we connected over our love for all things “geeky” – for lack of a better word! I had Fitzy on her due date and she had little *M* on mine! (she was over – sorry about that one Ashley!)

They signed up for summer mini sessions in Corning – and did not disappoint!

You might recognize her gorgeous face – she’s the cover girl for my website!


Honestly – that kid of mine!

It was great to see you guys and grab dinner together! Let’s do it again soon!


Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,portraits — admin at 10:42 am on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I took pictures of *O* when he was ONE! And now he is 4 1/2 and his baby sister is 7 months old!

Vicky’s parents and sister were visiting and we took advantage of the whole family being together!

This guy – he is a tough one to photograph – but he delivers – eventually!

Cousins. Family.

When you’re four – you stick your tongue out. A lot! And this is why I love photographing people. You want to remember your life in that moment. Goofy kiddos and all!

And precious momma hugs!

Absolute sweetness!

I ADORE that shot! So sweet!

I had such a GREAT time with you guys! Can’t wait to see you at Christmas!


Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,expecting,family,just because,kiddos,love,portraits — admin at 10:55 am on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

You might remember this family from here & here – SUCH a gorgeous family!

They added a third little girl to their family in June! She is SO sweet and tiny!


Sweet sister moments! I cannot wait to see you guys in December – it will be here before we know it!!


Filed under: family,just because,kiddos,love,portraits — admin at 11:59 am on Monday, July 21, 2014

Missy & I have been friends for quite some time now – at least 5 years! I’ve loved watching their family grow and share in their joys (and even their sorrows)!

Again – if you come to my house or tell me to bring my children to a photo session – this is what you will get! But seriously – so cute!


The boys were not in the mood for a picture – which actually worked to our advantage!

You guys are awesome! Thanks so much for your friendship and for asking me to capture your lives a few times a year!

Cody – you owe me dinner! HA!



MARSHALL & TRACY – 6.28.2014

Filed under: love,marry me,wedding — admin at 12:10 pm on Friday, July 18, 2014

Last summer – I took photos at Michael & Hannah’s wedding – you might remember them!

This spring – his dad called me about his upcoming wedding to Tracy! I was so excited to work with their family again!

Marshall’s mom – love that shot!

It was QUITE a hot day!

Tracy’s son walked her down the aisle – sweet moments!

I loved being able to shoot from this angle!

LOVE these shots!

LOVE that shot on the left! Absolute naturals!


Marshall & Tracy – you guys were AWESOME and AMAZING and seriously the BEST clients. Ever. Thank you so much for sharing your day with me!


Filed under: babes,bardenisms,family,just because,kiddos,my family,parties,portraits — admin at 11:06 am on Thursday, July 17, 2014

I love – ADORE – my family!

And little brown-eyed boys that give me flowers.

And bald babies.

And boys with silly string!

And my cousin Mateo!

And that sweet face!

And the excitement of childhood!

And the look on that little face. Such joy!

And those faces! My Aunt Lori & Uncle Bob and their kiddos and grandkiddos!

And blue-eyed boys!

And cousins.

And a family that loves with their whole heart!


Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,baby barden,bardenisms,just because,kiddos,my family — admin at 1:47 pm on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I’ve taken lots of photos of the boys – but haven’t had time to post them!

Here’s a look into our life throughout the month of June!

We visited my sister at the end of May and had a great time!


Sweet little Enoch guy!


My parents brought us some raised garden beds! We planted a lot. But we only got 5 sugar snap peas. Hoping for something next year – preferably a different house!

I adore that shot of him tenderly checking on his squash!

And then there’s this. If he’s out in the yard when I have a session – be prepared for him to ham it up! Or be in your family photo!




Brothers. A bond like no other.

They are both getting too big and time goes too fast!


Filed under: babes,family,just because,kiddos,portraits — admin at 1:53 pm on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I’ve known Michaelia and Travis for well over 10 years now! That’s crazy!

Five years ago – I took their wedding photos! And now – their sweet little guy is ONE!

He is one of the CUTEST boys I have EVER seen!

Wouldn’t you know – we cancelled our session the night before because it looked SO MUCH like rain. And it was BEAUTIFUL!

The next morning – during our session – rain. We managed to find a spot for this little guy and his cake smash though!

Thank you SO much for asking me to capture this moment for you! Love you guys!

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