WELCOMING BABY *S*

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,newborns — admin at 12:28 pm on Sunday, August 25, 2019

I took Emily’s wedding photos nearly TEN years ago!!

I met up with her family last fall for a session and she emailed me this summer about photographing their family again – this time with a new baby!!

SAFE IN THE ARMS OF LOVE!!

It was an early morning – a BRIGHT morning – but I loved this shot anyway!

I LOVE THAT SHOT!!

THOSE TEENY FEET!!

As soon as I clicked that one – I KNEW it was a keeper!!

GAH!!! MY FAVORITE SHOT!!

OH GOODNESS!! I LOVE those shots too!!

Isn’t he the sweetest!?

Stay tuned for the rest of their session!!

 

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits — admin at 12:20 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2019

COUSINS!!

THAT SWEET FACE!!! The windswept hair – I CANNOT DEAL!!

ALSO – that GORGEOUS momma – how do you look THIS FIERCE roasting hot dogs on the fire with your kiddos!?

Sierra – YOU ARE WELCOME!!! I had to even out the GORGEOUSNESS from earlier!!

Back to our regularly scheduled programming! Continue with the gorgeous!

ANSD ALWAYS EAT THE MARSHMALLOW FIRST!!

I CAN’T. I’M DONE. SO MUCH LOVE!!

SIERRA & JOSE – THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! A MILLION TIMES!!

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits — admin at 11:35 am on Friday, August 23, 2019

I’ve been taking photos for Sierra and her family for the past FIVE years! HOW CAN THAT BE!!

She has become a dearest friend and our kids are like siblings!!

She doesn’t mind being in front of the camera AT ALL!!

GORGEOUS!!

Silly faces – mad faces – SAD FACES – happy faces!!

Jose & Sierra gifted his family with a photo session last year – and we were JUST able to fit it in!

SERIOUSLY PEOPLE – BUY YOUR FAMILY PHOTOS – THEY WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!

THE WHOLE FAMILY!!!

When was the last time you had your WHOLE family together – and got the photographic evidence to prove it!?

SISTER SISTER SISTER – just kidding – mom is in the middle – but you would NEVER guess!

Stay tuned for the rest of their session – HOT DOGS & MARSHMALLOWS!!

BROTHERS & SISTERS

Filed under: an hour in the life,creek exploring,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:21 pm on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Amy makes leather jewelry. And I happen to LOVE leather jewelry. And she happened to need some pictures taken!! WIN WIN!!

And these kiddos NEEDED a creek to play in!!

THIS SPOT!!! THAT SWEET BOY!! THIS IS WHY I LOVE THIS JOB!!

SWEET SISTERS!!

EVERY GIRL NEEDS A SISTER!

THAT SMILE!!! Those brothers – the sweetest!

The rain held off until just about THIS moment – but we were done – it was PERFECTION!!

Every child should experience the creek – and find a hiding spot!

Amy – thank you SO much for meeting up with me!! I LOVED spending time with you and your family!!

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:34 am on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Older cousins are there to help put your shoes on the RIGHT feet!

SO SWEET!!!

Those boys – brothers – they’ll be taller than their momma before you know it!

Photo-bombed again!! BUT LOOK AT THAT SILHOUETTE!!!

Let’s try for a few more shots with Grandma!!

SISTERS!!

BROTHERS!!

They LOVE this campground – they’re here EVERY weekend in the summer!!

Older cousins are also there to show you what arrows are for!!

Michaelia – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to spend the evening with your family!!

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:16 am on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Michaelia and her boys!! Travis & my brother were best friends in high school – it’s slightly surreal photographing his family now!

That little guy – he reminds me of my little guy – CANNOT sit still! But aren’t the little guys supposed to MOVE MOVE MOVE!?

I ADORE THOSE SHOTS!!

SO CUTE!!!

WE got photo=bombed a few times – this time by a golf cart!!

SISTERS!!

DARLING!! I LOVE THAT SHOT!

COUSINS!!!

This little thing – she can put her own shoes on! They might be on the wrong feet – but they are ON!!

ADORABLE!!

THOSE are the shots!!

ONE MORE POST!!

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:14 pm on Monday, August 19, 2019

Michaelia messaged me late spring about a family session in August – an extended family session!!

I’ve been taking Michaelia & Travis’s photos for TEN years – starting with their wedding!!

When I first pulled up – this little sweetie had her sunglasses on and I KNEW I had to get a few shots of that!!

TOO COOL!!

They really really wanted to showcase the lake for their session – and thankfully the sun cooperated with us for a few shots – ESPECIALLY this sister shot!!

This session was a surprise for Grandma! She REALLY REALLY wanted a photo of her grandchildren ALL together. With her. So that was our FIRST MUST-HAVE photo!

Sad faces … silly faces … mad faces … happy faces – nearly works every time!!

HUGGING PHOTOS!! I certainly LOVE these photos more than the standing in a spot and smiling for the camera photos! And I ALWAYS will!

JUST THE BOYS!!

BROTHERS!!! Those boys – they are some of our prayer list babies!!

I LOVE being asked to pray for babies to happen. And I LOVE it even more when I get to photograph them!!

That little brother – he doesn’t look SO sure about being in such an intense hug!!

THAT GUY – what a sweetie!!

Maybe we can get some of ALL the cousins – maybe …

AND EVERYONE!!!

She’s warming up – little by little!! A SMILE!!

That might be the ONLY shot I got of the two of them together – because toddlers are ON THE MOVE!!

OH WAIT – there’s a hug – I think!

OH GOODNESS!!! I LOVE THAT SHOT!!!

Stay tuned – they’ve got two more blog posts!!

 

GRACE UPON GRACE

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:48 am on Saturday, July 27, 2019

As promised – the rest of Missy’s session – because I can’t STOP!!

And because I can – this is Missy and her family 7 years ago compared to Missy and her family NOW!!

And it’s crazy – I was photographing my new friend Missy and now I’m photographing my best friend Missy!

She kinda loves her momma – just a little bit!!

BROTHERS!! And those crystal clear blue eyes!!

SO MANY SQUISHY KISSES!!

Missy SEVEN years ago with her baby boy! AND NOW – with her baby girl!!

I really wanted to recreate that photo from 7 years ago – but this girl will not gently sit on her dad’s arm and stay still!

SHE IS A MOVER & A SHAKER!!

She was SO HAPPY standing up and dancing!!

We’ve decided that Missy must be a vampire – has she even aged!?

Jared and the boys came with me to our session – because we were meeting up with Sierra for ice cream – so once we were done they NEEDED to take a photo of Missy & Cody themselves!

And I think this is one they took – but I’m not totally sure!

It must have been – because I moved in closer once I saw what they were snapping!

I couldn’t pass up that photo!! THAT was the face I was looking to recreate!!

MISSY & CODY – I know you know – but I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!

It’s amazing – because I picked up a camera and decided to write about our hurts – Missy and I went from new friends to BEST friends!

ONE decision – just ONE decision – shapes your ENTIRE life!!!

GRACE UPON GRACE

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,my town,portraits — admin at 11:57 am on Friday, July 26, 2019

If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time – you know who Missy is.

And you know she had a baby girl 6 months ago – CAN YOU BELIEVE it’s been SIX months!?

But – she also has this guy – who will be EIGHT this December!

And she has that guy – who is 19! And I’m gonna get that shot of those brothers for as long as I can!

GAH!!! CAN YOU STAND IT!?

Sweet baby girl – words escape me. This baby girl has been prayed for. Waited for. SO MUCH!!

That middle guy – the littlest big brother – he could NOT stop looking at that baby girl!

He said – Danielle. Do you know what!? Grace is BEAUTIFUL. Isn’t she just BEAUTIFUL!?

THOSE FACES!! Missy – I know you know – but LOOK at your CHILDREN!!

SERIOUSLY!!!

HIS BABY SISTER!!!!

HEY BABY GIRL!!

I CAN’T EVEN WITH THAT FACE!! MY FAVORITE!!

GORGEOUS GIRLS!!

Stay tuned for the rest of their session!!

*F* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:51 am on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I managed to catch a few shots of this little guy without him noticing!

THE WHOLE FAMILY – the ones that were able to make it!

Black & white moments – my favorite moments!

I LOVE THAT SHOT!! Exactly what motherhood feels like – beauty & chaos.

He wasn’t crying – but that face would tell you otherwise!

THIS IS THE LIFE – sitting on the lake – surrounded by your family – your grandchildren – enjoying the place you’ve loved for so long!

I LOVE THAT SHOT!!

Grandparents that jump in the lake with their grandchildren – are the BEST!!

Jenna – thank you so much for asking me to photograph your family at such a special place for you all!!

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