*R* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,farmlife,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits — admin at 10:59 am on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Her FAVORITE place to be!!

HEART BURST!!

The cat got into a few more shots!!

Becca had told me she wanted to try for a silhouette shot – and this was the PERFECT spot and the PERFECT sky!!

Dad went to the get the truck and I grabbed a few of mom with her kiddos – the way she spends her days!!

GAH!!! THAT KIDDO!!!

TAHT CHEESE FACE AGAIN!!! MY FAVORITE!!

THAT VIEW!!!

BEAUTIFUL!!

My FAVORITE shots!!

Daddy & his boy!!

SO HAPPY!!

Becca – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to come take pictures with your growing family!

I CANNOT wait to see you all again!!!

 

 

*R* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,farmlife,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits — admin at 11:06 am on Monday, September 16, 2019

I’ve been taking Becca’s extended family photos for at least 3 years now!

We had planned on newborn photos with her little guy in the winter but she decided to wait until July. We scheduled and then had to reschedule. And then it called for rain the day we rescheduled in August so we called it off. It actually didn’t rain but I was having a rough day since the boys decided to stop falling asleep overnight. So – we rescheduled. AGAIN.

September 11th. And it called for rain. But that morning it looked clear and beautiful!

We checked the forecast and there was NO rain!! On my way to Canton – it didn’t look good. Troy was WET and getting into Canton – it started to sprinkle!

NO!!!! But thankfully it was a quick sprinkle and we were able to have our LONG AWAITED session!!

The family farm – where ALL our sessions have taken place!

I MEAN – SERIOUSLY!! ADORABLE!!

That cat – she wanted to be in ALL the pictures!!

THOSE FRECKLES!!

OH MY HEART!!! THAT LITTLE FACE!!

She managed her way into a few!!

SWEET GIRL!!

THAT CHEESE GRIN!!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

THE SWEETEST BOY!!

Because little brother got in the crib – little big sister needed to get in – and then BIG sister asked if she was too big for it!? NOT AT ALL!!

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

Stay tuned for their SILHOUETTE shots & the rest of their session!!

FRIENDS

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,family,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,my town — admin at 11:26 am on Sunday, September 15, 2019

Mara got her turn with Grace too!

GAH!!! THAT HANDSOME HUBBY & THAT GORGEOUS BABY GIRL!!

We went looking for caterpillars but didn’t find any – Aiden wanted a picture in the field!

THIS MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD!!!

Aiden & Enoch wanted to take pictures of ME!!

THAT SWEET FACE!!!

I ran inside to grab that sweet girl – because I NEEDED some photos of her in the flowers!!

MY FAVORITE SHOTS!!!

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!!

Enoch needed a turn with Grace too!!

Did you know that I wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic and NEVER photograph people – unless they were in those remote places that Nat Geo sent me to!?

NOW – ALL I do is photograph people. Babies. Toddlers. Kiddos. Families. Seniors. Engagements. Weddings. And then it starts all over again!!

AND I WOULDN’T CHANGE ONE THING!!!!

FRIENDS

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,family,friends,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,my town — admin at 11:22 am on Saturday, September 14, 2019

On Friday we had a fire and fireworks with our friends and then on Saturday we celebrated Jared’s birthday with our family and friends – and THEN on Sunday we had lunch AND dinner with said friends!

It was a GLORIOUS weekend!!

EVERYBODY wants a turn with that sweet baby!!

Grace LOVES Fitzy’s face – I mean – who wouldn’t!?

She also LOVES grabbing handfuls of his hair!!

And I LOVE taking pictures of the scene instead of interfering!

She KNOWS that she’s got everyone wrapped around her finger!

I had a session Sunday night – and I wasn’t sure if I would make it back home in time to grab my camera – so again – I brought it with me!

And am SO GLAD THAT I DID!!! Because we ALL need pictures of us just hanging out – doing our every day things – because we will forget.

That beautiful friend of mine and her beautiful baby girl – they NEEDED these moments captured!!

FRIENDS

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,bardenisms,family,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,my town — admin at 10:59 am on Friday, September 13, 2019

Last week we met up with my friend Megan at our FAVORITE place in Mansfield to have our family photos taken!!

When I get them ALL back – I’ll show you!

But here are a couple – just because!!

This might be my FAVORITE picture of us – EVER!!! This is my favorite spot on the creek – and that’s my favorite guy!!

When we started – I told Megan I wanted mostly all lifestyle shots of us just exploring the creek – like we’ve done SO MANY days this summer!

But I did want one of all of us looking at the camera – THIS IS PERFECT!!

And THIS ONE!!! This is EXACTLY what I had envisioned in my head!

It’s SO VERY hard to NOT take your own family photos – and while I ALWAYS love our photos with Megan – this year – they were AMAZING – exactly what I envisioned!!

And I’ve only seen a handful of shots!

After our photos we went to dinner – ICE CREAM!!

Those boys – those amazing miracles!

Did you know that I never buy clothes for family photos!?

Typically I pick my outfit and then Jared picks his around that. And then I go through the clothes for the boys and pick out something that will compliment the colors we have!!

The boys are OBSESSED with basketball right now and I found these REAL basketball jerseys on clearance at WAL*MART and they LOVE them.

So when they asked if they could wear them for family photos – ABSOLUTELY!! Because that’s how I want our family captured – REAL.

After ice cream we went to Mara’s for a little fire and some fireworks to celebrate Becca’s birthday a little late and Jared’s birthday a little early!

This is the first time my kids have ever really SEEN fireworks! When Fitzy was little – we took him but they were too loud and he never wanted to see them after that!

MOM – LOOK!!! I’M DOCTOR STRANGE!!

That Mara – WE LOVE HER!!!

Get together with your people. As often as you can. I promise you – it will make ALL the difference!!

Becca and her baby Grace – you MUST make sure to grab that little girl before Becca does – because you will NEVER get her after she grabs her!!

Did you know that I LOVE grainy photos!? They’re my favorite!!

I am SO glad that I thought to grab my camera before we left!!

WAITING ON BABY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,expecting,family,just because,lifestyle,love,portraits — admin at 11:03 am on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Jackie & Dane were more than happy to try BOTH locations – which I was VERY thankful for!!

I have fallen in love with fall colors more and more with each year that passes!!

GORGEOUS!!

Jackie LOVES Halloween and she is LOVING having a little pumpkin to join her this year!!

GIVE ME ALL THE FALL COLORS!!!

I LOVE that you all trust me to lay in the grass – for THE shot!!

SO BEAUTIFUL!! Forever one of my favorite shots of expecting mommas!!

I love the last shots of the night – they are almost ALWAYS my favorite shots of the night!!

Jackie & Dane are waiting to find out if they’re having a boy or a girl on THE birthday!!

Something that I envy!! I wish I could have the patience to wait!!

I wanted to take them to the property for some silhouette shots – but it was quite cloudy!!

We managed a few shots though!!

While it wasn’t the shots I was hoping for – I do LOVE the moodiness of these!!

Jackie & Dane – thank you SO much for asking me to capture this amazing chapter of your life!!

I cannot WAIT to meet your little pumpkin!!!

WAITING ON BABY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,expecting,family,just because,lifestyle,love,portraits — admin at 12:32 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Jackie messaged me in August hoping to schedule maternity photos!

She went to high school with my friend Sierra and saw her pictures and what she had to say about her experience with me – and THAT made her schedule!!

Did you know that advertising is GREAT! Facebook is AWESOME!

BUT the BEST referral source is STILL & will ALWAYS be YOUR voice!

I couldn’t decide on ONE location – I really really wanted to take them to our FAVORITE spot in Mansfield – but I also wanted to take them to the property outside of town – both are SO beautiful!!

She couldn’t decide on ONE outfit – so it was a perfect excuse to use BOTH locations!

THIS PLACE!!! It’s in my friend’s backyard – a completely hidden GEM!!

BEAUTIFUL!!

I ADORE THAT SHOT!!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS TOO!!

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

I love summer – don’t get me wrong – LOVE IT!!! BUT – this pictures – the leaves – the moss – the boots – the plaid – IT SCREAMS FALL!!!

I LOVED this session!!

Stay tuned for their second location!!!

WAITING ON BABY

Kellie messaged me about a mini maternity session – and as much as I LOVE full sessions with you – I totally understand the want for a mini session!

We met a little later on a Saturday morning and caught some shots while their baby boy is still on the inside!!

BIG SISTER!!

The sweetest moment!!

BEAUTIFUL!!

Kellie & Jason – thanks for meeting up with me! I can’t WAIT to see that sweet little brother!!

WAITING ON BABY

Filed under: an hour in the life,expecting,family,farmlife,just because,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:39 am on Saturday, September 7, 2019

As promised … the rest of Jan & Nick’s GORGEOUS session!

BEAUTIFUL!!

I asked Jan if there was any spot she NEEDED to have a photo – that tree – he proposed under that tree – SO – THAT TREE IT IS!!

ALSO – can you lay in the field for me!? Can you see that GIANT cricket on her neck in the shot on the right!?

I LOVE COUNTRY LIVING!!

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!

Can we go in with the cows!? YES!!

I LOVE THAT SHOT!!

AND THOSE BOOTS!!

As soon as I snapped those – I said – OH JAN – is there ANY WAY you can get on the wood pile too!?

BECAUSE THE SILHOUETTE WOULD BE GORGEOUS!!

GORGEOUS!!!

JAN & NICK – THANK YOU FOR ASKING ME BACK INTO YOUR LIVES to capture this beautiful moment for you!

I hope to see you again SOON!!

And as an added bonus – you get 10 points if you can tell me exactly WHERE I was standing when I took this last picture on my way back home!!

I’ve always wanted to capture it at sunset but this time I had my camera with me!

 

WAITING ON BABY

Filed under: an hour in the life,expecting,family,farmlife,just because,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:22 am on Friday, September 6, 2019

FIVE years ago I took Jan & Nick’s wedding photos – FIVE!!

Make sure to check out their photos – HERE!!

FIVE YEARS LATER – they’re expecting their first baby – a daughter!!

When THAT is the first picture you snap – you KNOW it’s gonna be GOOD!!

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

OH MY WORD!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jan – pregnancy is BEAUTIFUL ON YOU!!

If you glanced at their wedding photos – you’ll notice this corn – it’s the same field!!

I could have stayed in that corn with her all night – absolutely STUNNING!!

FAVORITE!!! I ADORE THAT SHOT!!

SO BEAUTIFUL!!

GORGEOUS!!

I LOVE THOSE!!! REAL SMILES – make ALL the difference in the world!

Stay tuned for the rest of their AMAZING session!!

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