SARAH & FRANKLIN – 6.16.2018

Filed under: marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:38 am on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

As promised – the conclusion to Sarah & Franklin’s wedding day!

I love the different expressions in that shot!

GROWN UP & MARRIED!! I’m not old enough for these toddlers to be MARRIED!!

HE STOLE THE SHOW!!

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!

Sarah had emailed me and asked about going to an ice cream shop right after the reception was done! YES! ALL THE YES!!

The owners were SO EXCITED! It was a first for them – so they had to document it!

Sarah & Franklin – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to spend your wedding day with you!

AND for not being afraid of a little ice cream on your dress!

SARAH & FRANKLIN – 6.16.2018

Filed under: marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 10:48 am on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Your wedding day FLIES by! ALWAYS take time to be newly married & TOGETHER!

This little guy – he was THE BEST model!

LOVE LOVE LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

ISN’T SHE LOVELY!!

BEAUTIFUL!!

Remember when I said Franklin LOVES STAR WARS!

ONE MORE BLOG POST to wrap up their wedding day!

SARAH & FRANKLIN – 6.16.2018

Filed under: marry me,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:29 am on Monday, June 25, 2018

Sarah & Franklin have been WAITING & WAITING for this day to come!

I met Sarah when I was a teenager and she was just a curly-headed toddler – at our church!

AND NOW – SHE’S MARRIED!!

Sarah LOVES rainbow sprinkles and Franklin LOVES STAR WARS!!

Sarah had ONE image that she sent me – THIS ring shot! SUCH a great idea!

I don’t usually spend time with the guys while they are getting ready – but I’m glad it worked out!!

They both wrote letters – not many of my couples do that!

This sweet little girl wasn’t so sure about her BIG duties as a flower girl – but she warmed up to the idea!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

I LOVE THOSE SHADOWS!!

Stay tuned for PARTS TWO & THREE of their wedding! #theadventuresoffranklinandsarah

WAITING ON BABY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,expecting,just because,lifestyle,newborns,portraits — admin at 10:39 am on Sunday, June 24, 2018

You might recognize Cassie & Erik – they’re my cover models!

I took their wedding photos last June – one of my FAVORITE weddings thus far!

We scheduled our session for a Sunday evening in a gorgeous spot right around sunset. BUT. It rained – all day.

The rain stopped around 4 so we moved the session up to 5 and changed the location since the clouds were covering lots of our light!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

SWOON!! I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

MY FAVORITE SHOTS!!

THAT one is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!

THIS BABY IS GOING TO BE SO GORGEOUS!!

GORGEOUS!!!

GORGEOUS!!

Cassie & Erik – THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me back into your lives to photograph this BEAUTIFUL time!

I CANNOT WAIT to see you next month and meet your little boy!

*M* FAMILY

Filed under: family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:32 am on Saturday, June 23, 2018

I graduated with Ryan and ran into him recently at his niece’s birthday party! His wife messaged me about scheduling a family session in the spring!

It rained and rained the weekend we were supposed to have our session – but we rescheduled and it was BEAUTIFUL!

ADORABLE!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

SO CUTE!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for coming up to the farm and braving the wind and bugs!

I hope to see you guys again soon!

*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!

 

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