BABY *K*

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,just because,kiddos,my family — admin at 10:45 am on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

You’ve seen the newborn pictures of this little SWEET THING!

I’ve only got two little pictures to share – but she’s so CUTE – I had to show you!

Watching Vanessa with her little girl – it’s so heartwarming!

FARMLIFE

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,farmlife,just because,lifestyle,my family — admin at 10:47 am on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I HAVE to get my camera out more often – and take pictures of my own kiddos!

OH MY WORD! I LOVE THAT LAST SHOT! E adores my dad – and I hope he cherishes this picture as he grows up!

Patiently – maybe not so patiently – waiting to go see the COWS!

We only live about 45 minutes from my parents – AND I WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY! Except for maybe closer – but my parents would be thoroughly EXHAUSTED all the time from keeping up with these kiddos!

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Filed under: baby barden,baby caamano,bardenisms,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,portraits,samantha — admin at 11:12 am on Friday, May 26, 2017

My sister and her family came home in March!

We … well – SHE – held an open house for her LuLaRoe! It was SO FUN!

We have an AMAZING group of people that love us and support us! I am SO grateful for the people in our lives!

I didn’t bring my camera to the event – but I did capture the boys. The cousins. The family!

LOOK AT THAT ADORABLE FACE!

THAT SWEET FACE!

You can’t keep that farmer guy out of the barn – not even in the FRIGID wind!!

Enoch knows that GG will give him ALL the candies! So we made a trip next-door!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that shot!

You might not know this – but my sister and I love cheesy – super ugly clothes for our kids. My mom picks out the silliest things at yard sales – THANKFULLY we can share them – because Jack gets them after Enoch – but I’m not sure how long that will happen since these boys are getting SO BIG AND TALL AND STRONG!

Fitzy and Jack have a super special bond! Fitzy actually tells people that he’s my first-born and Samm’s first-born – he doesn’t know how it works – it just does. And he knows that he loves her just as much as he loves me. He makes wishes that he could live with Sammy forever – and he’s done it ever since he was a little guy!

And this guy – CAN ALMOST REACH THE LOCK! WHAT ON EARTH!

OH MY HEART!

Xavier cooks with Jack on his shoulders! That’s some talent!

I’m so happy that I was able to capture these photos for my sister!

OH MY WORD! THOSE CHEEKS!

OH MY HEART! THOSE PHOTOS!

These little boys will be big before we know it! I never imagined that my sister and I would raise our kids in different states – in my imagination – we were ALWAYS together! But – thanks to FACETIME – we spend time together daily!

BABY *R* – NEWBORN

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,lifestyle,newborns,portraits — admin at 10:53 am on Thursday, May 25, 2017

I had told Ericka to remind me to come down for her newborn pictures – and then life happened.

I texted her when I had nothing to do one afternoon – not long after *R* was born. I asked if I could come down to take her photos – like now.

And she said. YES. I love these friends!

So – I dropped the boys off at Mom-Mom and Bacca’s (grandma and grandpa – who happen to live next door) and drove the not-even 3 miles it takes to see this sweet baby!

OH LITTLE BABY!

SWEET SWEET SISTERS!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that last shot!

*J* was NOT loving the smell of that diaper! I LOVE THAT ONE!

She was such a good little model!

I absolutely ADORE that last shot – and the next ones!

MY FAVORITE!!

THAT SWEET FACE!

I LOVE THOSE ONES! Such sweet little sisters!

Ericka – YOU ARE AMAZING!

WELCOMING BABY *R*

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,birth,expecting,family,just because,lifestyle,love,newborns,newsworthy — admin at 11:17 am on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My friend Ericka – she’s a ROCKSTAR of a momma! She asked if I would photograph the birth of her second sweet baby – OF COURSE!

We had this crazy idea that she wouldn’t make it to her due date – April 4th. On April 3rd – she came over for dinner with her older daughter. We ate and laughed and watched that little baby move around. And then. She said – I think maybe I’m leaking? Maybe. I’m just not sure!

It’s absolutely crazy to me that each birth can be so different and we can forget exactly what happens each time!

So – she texted me around 10 that night and said – she was going to the hospital. And OH! Her water was breaking – so be on baby watch!

I took my phone to bed with me and went to sleep. And waited.

Around 4 AM I got a text saying that she was progressing! So – I figured I would go over and HOPE for a baby before morning when Jared had to go to work! I ate breakfast in quiet. Got a shower real quick without checking on kiddos. And left my driveway at 4:30 – getting a text from her saying she was 5 cm. I made it to Wellsboro – about 20 minutes away – and parked at the ER – got my bags – and went to the desk. Where she told me that I had to go back OUT to the car and drive AROUND the building and go in the back entrance and ask to be let in. ARGH! SERIOUSLY!

So – I got in the room – at 4:51 and that sweet baby was born at 4:49 – YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

I was so sad. And mad. And then sad again.

BUT – a baby was already born and she was beautiful!

So I took some pictures!

THAT LITTLE FACE! I can’t even deal with her!

AND – she was born on her due date!

Little *R* – you are loved. You are wanted. You were prayed for. You will do wonderful things.

Ericka – YOU are strong. YOU are beautiful. YOU are brave. I LOVE you dear friend!

WAITING ON BABY

Filed under: expecting,just because,portraits — admin at 10:47 am on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ericka and I were pregnant for the first time together! I didn’t know her then but she knew me from my photography and read my blog. We lost that first pregnancy – but she didn’t! Her daughter *J* is exactly the age our first child would be today!

She wanted another baby. And we prayed for years and years.

And then life happened and things changed. But – she IS having another baby! A little girl! Well – she’s already HAD that little baby – but we all know that I’m playing catch-up!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

YES! DO NOT EAT WATERMELON SEEDS!!

I’ve already let Ericka know that as long as this little baby sleeps through the night – I will help her out in ANY way I can!

But not staying up all night with sleepless babies. Did I mention that?

Ericka. You are strong. You are beautiful. You are loved!

*V* TURNS ONE

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:40 am on Monday, May 22, 2017

That first year seems to FLY BY! And that’s just from my perspective on the outside looking in to capture the milestones!

Katie & Chris hired me to photograph their wedding and then we met up again when their little guy was born – and again at 6 months!

And NOW – he’s ONE YEAR OLD ALREADY!

This child – he is GORGEOUS!

We took his newborn photos on this bed – so I knew we had to go back and take his ONE YEAR photos there too!

That curl! Those blue eyes!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

SO HAPPY!

OH MY WORD!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT LITTLE SMILE!

Those CURLS!

Dancing with momma!

Katie & Chris – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to capture the memories of this little guy’s FIRST year! I am honored!

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,family,farmlife,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,portraits — admin at 11:14 am on Friday, May 19, 2017

My cousin Matt is a HUGE part of our lives – he’s basically the older brother I never had! For the past 20 years he has lived right down the road from my parents! The boys LOVE him!

The boys were “patiently” waiting his arrival!

I LOVE MY MOM! She’s SO FUN!

And then Matt showed up and ALL WAS RIGHT IN THE WORLD!

Matt – make us a restaurant! Carry me around! Play robbers! Let me play drums on your head! Make me into a sandwich! You name it – he plays it!

OH MY WORD! I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

My parents are laid-back. Relaxed. Chill. And I spent YEARS of my life obsessing over neatness. Tidiness. Order. Perfection.

I love this picture – this scene of their cozy kitchen!

This next shot – my FAVORITE! Exactly how I want to remember that moment. And all the moments at my parents house actually!

This is my new favorite way to document life – completely just a day in your life – no matching outfits – no agenda. No posing and making sure everyone is smiling and looking! JUST BEING!

Matt – we LOVE you! G & Pa – we LOVE YOU GUYS!

If you’re interested in complete lifestyle sessions – message me! I’m so thankful I decided to get my camera out and document the day!

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,family,farmlife,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,portraits — admin at 11:27 am on Thursday, May 18, 2017

I take a ridiculous amount of pictures on my phone of our daily lives – but in terms of actually picking up my camera – I haven’t. In a LONG time!

My mom had some health issues going on since Christmas – it was scary and hard to adjust to! We hadn’t been able to visit them as much as we normally would – and the boys were certainly bummed! My mom was having a good day and we drove over to spend the day with them! I kept my camera out and took pictures throughout the day – AND I LOVE THEM! I took a ridiculous amount – so this is only part ONE of the day!

I found GUESS WHO at Aldi’s! It’s been a HUGE hit! I need to look for my original GUESS WHO!

Enoch missed his Pa!

Why yes – those ARE matching mommy-and-me leggings on my little boy! My dad’s eyebrows were QUITE raised!

I went to visit my cousin Vanessa and her new baby for a little bit – and came home to DIFFERENT PANTS on Enoch!

I said – Pa REALLY didn’t like those leggings HUH! Turns out – his diaper was just a little too full!

LOOK AT THOSE CURLS!

I MEAN – SERIOUSLY!

He is such a little sweet thing!

Focus is TOTALLY over-rated!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

THAT SWEET FACE!

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THAT SHOT!

FEE FI FO FUM -

Tomorrow – the rest of the evening!

BABY *K*

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,birth,family,just because,kiddos,my family,newborns,portraits — admin at 11:23 am on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I already posted her newborn session – OOPS! But I did go see here really quick when she was JUST born!

My cousin Vanessa was born when I was 15. She was the cutest – roundest – sweetest baby! She had curly blonde hair and the biggest smile!

And now – 20 of the fastest years later – she’s a momma! Her baby girl – *K* – is a redhead! And hopefully inherited her momma’s curls!

Thankfully her first birth was a quick and smooth process for Vanessa!

Jake & Vanessa – she is SO BEAUTIFUL! I am so happy for you both!

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