*K* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Carie and I have been WAITING and WAITING for warm weather!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE when families come back to me year after year to document them!?

This is the first time I met little *J* – he’s SO GORGEOUS!!

And that little sweetie – she’s such a doll baby! I love those imperfect pictures!

Aren’t they ADORABLE!!

You can send me all the perfectly posed pictures you want – but sometimes – MOST times – kids are kids – and when a 2 year old doesn’t want to lay down and get the perfect picture – you improvise!

WHO? ME? Could you possibly be talking about me?!

THE SWEETEST!

And sometimes you have to break out the BUBBLES! Because sometimes the only way to get the 2 year old to stop screaming and squirming is to break out the bubbles!

And I LOVE how those turned out!

DARLING!!

Sometimes you need to see behind the scenes to truly appreciate what goes into a photo session!

HE IS SO BEAUTIFUL!

AHHHH!!!

We were really hoping for a group picture with these outfits – but that little sweetie was DONE!

I happen to like these shots better than any perfectly posed smiles!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Also – WHERE ARE THE BUBBLES!?

Carie & Michael – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to capture your family year after year!

*B* FAMILY – DOTERRA

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,DoTERRA,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,newsworthy,portraits — admin at 10:30 am on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I met Carrie through our MOPS group AND her daughter goes to preschool with E!

She needed some photos for an article in an upcoming DoTerra publication about her success within the company!

MY FAVORITE SHOTS – the unexpected ones!

SISTERS!

I LOVE THOSE!!

SNACK BREAK!!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

ADORABLE!!

SO SWEET!!!

ADORABLE!!

SO ADORABLE!!

Those are my FAVORITE!!

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! SWEET SWEET SISTERS!!

BALANCE!!

Carrie – I CANNOT wait to photograph your family this summer! Thank you SO MUCH for asking me to capture this EXCITING time in your lives!!

COUSINS

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,bardenisms,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,my town — admin at 10:55 am on Sunday, May 13, 2018

We visited my grandparents last time we were home and Vanessa brought up that sweet baby of hers!

That sweet little thing!

Speaking of sweet little things – when we walked in the house – I assumed my uncle was there chatting with grandpa in the kitchen.

NOPE! Just Zach being all grown-up and deep-voiced! It’s so strange when you aren’t there to watch them grow up.

We spent so much time with Vanessa & Zach when they were little tots – and then college came and marriage and not living in the same town.

In my head – they are the little guys that were in my wedding. When I hear Zach talk or really think about the fact that Vanessa now has a baby of her own – it’s SO WEIRD!

THAT HAIR!!

OH BLACK & WHITE – HOW I LOVE YOU!

She LOVES my dad!

Some of my first photographs were taken RIGHT HERE ON THIS LAWN! When Vanessa & Zach were Kinley’s age! ALL THE FEELINGS!!

Now that little chubby baby girl has her own little chubby baby girl and I have a successful photography business! SO CRAZY!

Vanessa – I love watching you with your daughter! It was so great to see you!

 

*R* TURNS ONE!!

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties — admin at 12:04 pm on Monday, April 16, 2018

*R* is the happiest baby in the WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD!

AND SHE’S ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE AND SO SQUISHY!!

HOW ON EARTH IS SHE SO BIG!

My sister and Ericka have developed quite the friendship over SNAPCHAT! Samm was in town for the weekend – so she stopped by!

And this little thing – she’s TOO adorable!!

This kid – he LOVES his cake!

She was quite the tired little girl!

*R* – I’ve said it before – but I’ll always say it! YOU ARE SO LOVED BY SO MANY PEOPLE!!

*C* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:51 am on Saturday, April 14, 2018

Can you see his little shoes – on the opposite feet!

Sometimes there’s a miscommunication – especially over messenger and text – and sleepless mommas.

So the location wasn’t what I was thinking it would be for this time of day with the bright sun and harsh shadows – but isn’t life about the bright mountains and the dark valleys?

I ADORE THAT SHOT! ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!

That top shot – I knew it was going to be a good one when I snapped it!

And that smile – pure joy! That’s what I love capturing your families!

She is such a FANTASTIC big sister!

And sometimes you crack heads with your brother – but that’s also real-life!

FRECKLES!!

THOSE MOMENTS – those are my favorite! Things you do everyday and never really think about it – tying your son’s shoes. Seemingly unimportant moments.

MY FAVORITE!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

LIFE WITH LITTLES!!

ADORABLE!! ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!

LOOK AT THOSE EYES!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE – especially that black & white!

I actually love the shadows in that one!

Did I mention she’s a GREAT big sister?!

Sometimes it doesn’t work out the way you imagined – but life is EXACTLY like that.

*K* TURNS ONE

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,parties — admin at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 5, 2018

I seriously CANNOT believe where the last year went! I feel like I was just getting a text that Vanessa was pregnant and now her little girl is ONE!

And she just toddles around like she owns the place. Like she’s ALWAYS been walking.

I love how she crosses her little ankles!

Those little red curls!!

She’s always on the move!!

Little girl clothes – BE STILL MY HEART!!

She REALLY did not like that tutu!!

She also did NOT like her hands all yucky!

That’s my mom’s sister – my sister looks so much like her!

I couldn’t decide between black & white or color – so you get to see both!

Vanessa – I love watching you as a momma! WE LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET LITTLE *K*!!

 

SWEET BABY GIRL

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle — admin at 11:48 am on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

My friend Ericka is a working single momma – she’s brave and strong.

Sometimes – when school is cancelled or her sitter for her sweet little one is closed – she needs someone to watch her girls!

We had a snow day a while ago – and her girls came over!

It’s really a shame that this little guy won’t be a big brother! He ADORES babies!

This guy does too! Especially sweet chubby ones!

She is the happiest baby on this earth! I promise you!

*R* – you are loved by SO MANY PEOPLE – you little sweet thing!

AND – TODAY happens to be her birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU SWEET LITTLE CHERUB!!!

CHRISTMAS EVE

Filed under: babes,baby barden,bardenisms,family,holiday,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,my town,parties,RAY,word of God — admin at 12:29 pm on Monday, February 19, 2018

My mom has had this nativity for as long as I can remember – and she let us borrow it for our Christmas Eve service!

Our Christmas Eve service had cookies and hot chocolate and some cookies and fireworks and bonfires and cookies – did I mention the cookies!?

That guy – he wants to be a hunter like his Pa!

My bestest – she’s the bestest!

Those boys love their Mara!!

That gorgeous little guy – he’s super sweet!

That special bond between a grandmother and her little guy!

I love witnessing the world through a child’s eyes! Everything becomes so MAGICAL!

Enoch really didn’t LOVE the fireworks – he ended up inside – away from the BOOMS!

I hope your Christmas was spent with the ones you love – we LOVE our church family!

*C* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,holiday,just because,kiddos,love,portraits — admin at 12:20 pm on Monday, February 12, 2018

Victoria took advantage of my mystery sale LAST year and got a free mini-session!

I hope to see you next year – I LOVE photographing your family!

*C* FAMILY – PART TWO

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,expecting,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,newborns,portraits — admin at 12:09 pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

As promised – the rest of their session!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

I ADORE THOSE SHOTS! Such a sweet moment!

Seemingly unimportant moments in time – moments in your day that you do over and over again. You never even think that they’re photo-worthy.

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS! I love when newborns fit perfectly right on your chest – next to your heart!

Rachel & Riley – thank you so much for asking me into your lives! I loved spending the morning with you!

I can’t WAIT to see you again!

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