*W* FAMILY

The SMILE on that puppy!!! She is SO happy to have her humans!

They have a new baby SISTER!!

SHE IS SO ADORABLE!! Look at those arm creases! You guys know how much I LOVE squishy babies – right!?

THOSE CHEEKS!!

Her dad has a sense of humor!

BEAUTIFUL!!

SISTERS!! I can’t get enough!!

Kristi has been waiting a LONG time for this baby girl!!

Stay tuned for the rest of their session!!

THEN THERE WERE SIX

THAT LITTLE FACE!!

I LOVE the black & white but I also LOVE the color – so I gave you both – which one do YOU prefer!?

I love that her little eyes are closed – ADORABLE!!

And his little hand over his mouth – and her eyes are closed again – THE BEST!!

DANIELLE – come see our club house! DANIELLE come see my jump! DANIELLE – COME SEE!!

GAH!!! I am so thankful that I have friends with little girls – because I REALLY REALLY REALLY want a little girl!!

So – does she have pig-tails or puppy-tails!? I vote pig-tails – what do YOU think!?

EITHER WAY – she’s just the sweetest thing.

MEGAN & SETH – I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!

*H* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,newborns,portraits — admin at 11:15 am on Saturday, July 13, 2019

Megan and I met because I needed a backup photographer for a wedding when I was pregnant with Fitzy!

Turns out – I didn’t need someone else to do the wedding – but Megan and I became friends.

I have a list of women that want to have a baby – grow their family – and Megan asked if I would pray for her.

Fitzy and her oldest are about a year apart and we’ve been good friends ever since!

That’s her oldest – on the right! He used to call Fitzy – Ipsy. And we ALL miss it!!

AND NOW – Megan has two little boys and two little girls – BE STILL MY HEART!!

I LOVE THAT SHOT!!

MEGAN & HER DAUGHTERS!!

LOOK AT THOSE SMILES!!

SO MANY SMILES!!

FISH FACES!!

So many hands to hold her. SO MUCH LOVE!!

SWEET BABY! You are so very very loved!

*C* TURNS THREE

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties,portraits — admin at 11:10 am on Friday, July 12, 2019

At the end of our session – Carrie brought out some cupcakes to celebrate her youngest turning THREE!

Our session happened to be ON her birthday!

YUM!!

Her sister got to join in on the cupcake fun!!

I LOVE THAT ONE!!

Bare piggies in the grass – eating cupcakes as the sun goes down – SWEET SUMMERTIME!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE ONE!!

Carrie – thank you SO much for asking me to capture these beautiful moments in your life!!

*B* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:53 pm on Thursday, July 11, 2019

BEST SHOT OF THE NIGHT!!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS – those would be the ones I blow up and put on the wall!!

I LOVE SHADOWS! Seeing things that people usually miss – it’s what I love!!

*B* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:20 am on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

I met Carrie last year through our local MOPS group and took their photos last spring – but it was time for some NEW photos – like I said – you really should be getting professional family photos every year!!

I love how kids interpret directions! I asked her to give her cheek a squeeze – her mom’s cheek! BUT – she did exactly what I told her!

Nope – still not what I meant – but it IS what I said!

SISTERS!!

CHEESE!!!

DARLING!!

I ADORE those last two shots!!

Stay tuned for the rest of their session!

LIFE WITH THE BARDENS

Filed under: baby barden,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family — admin at 11:33 am on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

After the mini sessions – I took some photos of MY kiddos!!

We did our own creek exploring before the sessions and the boys asked Nan to go with us. She owns the property that I use for sessions sometimes – and it has an AMAZING creek!!

We spent an hour and a half exploring and then the boys stayed with Nan and Gordon to have dinner!

This guy – he’s super silly!!

Sometimes I still can’t believe that I’m their mom! And that they’re 8 and 5!

This guy – he’s growing up SO fast!!

The boys took some pictures of Jared and I – nearing our 15 year anniversary!

I really do believe that you MUST have family photos every year – but even if you don’t get professional ones – make sure YOU get in front of the camera – not just behind it!

*S* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:18 am on Monday, July 8, 2019

I’ve known Kim and Adam since college – but have never taken photos of them – until THIS year!

THREE boys – getting 3 boys to get their photos taken – it wasn’t as hard as it could have been!

And that’s a GREAT shot!

That might be my FAVORITE shot of the night!

It was GREAT to see you again! I hope to see you guys again soon!!

*M* KIDDOS

Filed under: creek exploring,family,fifteen minutes in the life,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my town — admin at 12:28 pm on Sunday, July 7, 2019

I’ve photographed these kiddos off & on for quite a few years!!

This little guy was NOT so sure about me – or about the creek!!

I ADORE THAT SHOT!!

CUTIE!!

She did NOT like having her little feet wet!

THIS SHOT – in black & white – SO MOODY!!

He warmed up to the idea – eventually!

He REALLY started to love the creek!

CUTEST!!

Thank you SO much for making the drive and joining me in the creek! I can’t wait to see you next time!

KEVIN & CARLA

Filed under: animals,creek exploring,family,fifteen minutes in the life,just because,lifestyle,mini session,my town — admin at 11:48 am on Saturday, July 6, 2019

I’ve known Carla for a LONG time – we grew up in church together! This fall will mark their 8th wedding anniversary!!

I haven’t seen them since that day – so I was SO excited to hear that they wanted to bring their pups for a mini session in the creek!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

SWOON!!

LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL GIRL!!

She really did NOT want to get in that water!

Kevin & Carla – THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me to photograph you and your sweet pups – AND for traveling so far!!

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