*J* TURNS ONE

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:01 pm on Friday, December 15, 2017

I took Sadie’s senior pictures – a VERY long time ago – or so it seems!

I also took Forrest’s senior pictures – an almost equally long time ago!

And now – their baby boy!

Isn’t he a DOLL! I can’t believe it’s been a WHOLE year since I photographed him as a brand-new baby!

OH MY HEART!!

Sadie – thank you for asking me to photograph this little guy! You are a FABULOUS MOMMA!

*W* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:11 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

I am SO HONORED to be YOUR photographer for all the things. For all the years!

I didn’t photograph Heather’s wedding – but I have been photographing them since their little-now-big *S* was nestled in her tummy!

This sweet girl – *J* – her eyes just sparkle!

Those tiny baby moments that are all too easy to forget! Those newborn days and nights are long and hard but fly by SO VERY QUICKLY!

Now this little sister is a BIG sister!

Focus is overrated! Sometimes – the blurry and grainy ones are my FAVORITE!

LOOK AT THAT LITTLE GUITAR! And those curls! And that smile!

Lifestyle sessions – my absolute FAVORITE sessions – look at all the little details – the seemingly unimportant moments.

Moments that you miss when you watch your children. That’s what I’m here for – to capture EVERY LITTLE THING!

ADORABLE!

OH MY HEART!!!!

Heather & Melvin – thank you SO VERY MUCH!

Your sessions are always some of my favorite ones!

You just – do what you do – and let me me follow you around with a camera – it’s the ABSOLUTE BEST!

 

JACKSON TURNS ONE

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties — admin at 12:08 pm on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

I’ve been taking Autumn’s pictures for … honestly – I’ve lost count how many years!

I always look forward to seeing her family every year – and THIS year – I would be seeing her TWICE!

I CANNOT stop laughing at that picture! PURE JOY!

ISN’T HE JUST ADORABLE!!

OH MY HEART!!!!

Autumn – thank you for asking me to capture your beautiful moments!

Those boys – they are certainly special!

*K* – 6 MONTHS

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,portraits — admin at 11:22 am on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My cousin Vanessa has the sweetest little baby! She had some breastmilk that didn’t make it into the freezer in time and she wanted to have a milk-bath session with her baby! We couldn’t find a tub to put outside to fit both of them – but we did find a metal tub for *K*!

OH MY HEART!

I ADORE THOSE SHOTS!

The vision in my head was EXACTLY what I shot!

Vanessa is such a WONDERFUL momma to her little PUMPKIN!!

I don’t typically have my kids with me while I shoot a session – but since this was family – Fitzy was there – and wanted to take some pictures too!

He stood where I stood and shot those ones! He did such a GREAT job!

But those shots – and the next ones – those are all HIS eye!

Saying yes more – to things that I can say yes to. Yes – you can help paint the house. Yes – you can cook dinner. Yes – you can clean the bathroom. Yes – you can do laundry. Yes – you can take some pictures. The confidence on his face SHONE SO BRIGHT!

Empower your kids – they can do AMAZING things – when you say YES!

BARDEN BOYS AND A BABY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,baby barden,bardenisms,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family — admin at 12:43 pm on Sunday, September 10, 2017

My friend Ericka is AWESOME! She’s a single momma and she LOVES LOVES LOVES her girls!

She asked if I could possibly watch her squishy baby – and the boys said YES! NOW! LET’S KEEP HER! FOREVER!

I mean – who says NO to that SWEET FACE!

She is quite possibly the happiest baby I’ve EVER MET! And I had two HAPPY babies!

That morning – Enoch got bit by a bug – next to his eye – almost IN his eye – and he looked like someone beat him up!

Fitzy was doing dishes for me while I was helping E hold his favorite little baby!

She will be my squishy. She is SO VERY SQUISHY!

He absolutely ADORES her! It makes me sad that he doesn’t have a little baby – but not sad enough to HAVE another little baby!

We FACETIME my sister often – almost everyday – especially when we have fat babies to show her!

LOOK AT THAT CHUBBY GOODNESS!!

I LOVE CHUBBY BABIES!!

After our little baby left – it rained and rained – and the boys JUMPED at the chance to play in it!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

His little eye – I was hoping it would get better – but it only got worse!

I ended up taking him to the doctor the next morning because his eye was swollen shut! She gave him a shot of antibiotic just in case his eye was infected! Poor guy – he was NOT happy about that! But by Sunday – the bite had gone down and he was back to normal by Tuesday morning! He looked in the mirror and said – my eye isn’t squished anymore! I CAN SEE!!

*M* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:18 am on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I’ve been SO looking forward to this session with Aszur and her sweet family!

LOOK AT THAT FACE! SHE IS GORGEOUS!

I CAN’T EVEN DEAL!

I love her little hand on her big brother!

Make sure to notice that little butterfly on her foot and her shirt! She MUST be as sweet as sugar!

SO SWEET! Aszur finally got her blue-eyed baby girl!

It was a PERFECT day to take some shots of the boys enjoying their pool!

I LOVE THAT SHOT!

OH MY WORD! I LOVE THAT ONE TOO!

Aszur & Dave – it was SO GREAT to see you guys! Thanks for asking me to come up and capture your family HAVING FUN!

*R* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties — admin at 11:41 am on Monday, August 28, 2017

Kelly & Dane have been loyal clients for over 6 years – not only that – they’ve become friends too!

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!

OH MY WORD!!

LOOK AT THAT WRSIT CHUB!!

I LOVE THAT LAST SHOT!

Kelly – I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU THIS FALL WITH ALL THE COUSINS!

 

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:33 am on Friday, August 25, 2017

I cannot BELIEVE that this sweet little girl is TWO!!

I absolutely LOVE those shots! He is SO good with her!

OH MY WORD! SO SWEET!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS ONE!

She was really NOT feeling photos – but then her grandpa brought out the POPS!

Kelly – THANK YOU so much for spending the evening with me!

I hope your parents cherish these pictures!

*E* FAMILY

Filed under: babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:48 am on Monday, August 21, 2017

We’ve known this family for about 13 years – I think!

We watched their two youngest grow up from their late elementary years!

And now – Laura – the oldest – has her own little family! That’s her brother with his little nephew!

Becoming a grandparent – might be the BEST THING EVER!

That little guy – he is the center of their world right now!

I will never know what it’s like to be a doting Aunt – but these two – are just soaking up their little nephew!

That little guy just LOVES riding and waving!

I LOVE watching grandparents with their little grandbabies!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT ONE!!

I cannot BELIEVE that they’re SO GROWN UP!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me to come capture your growing family!

And thank you for being such an amazing influence in our lives over the past 13 – or so – years! WE LOVE YOU!!

*W* FAMILY

Filed under: babes,family,holiday,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties,portraits,Uncategorized — admin at 11:50 am on Sunday, August 13, 2017

HOW ABOUT THAT AMAZING CAKE!!

I’ve been taking pictures for Vicky and her family for about 6 years! This is the first time I’ve met her husband’s side of the family!

The party was a bit of a surprise – an ANNIVERSARY surprise for this wonderful couple!

I love seeing the brand new babies with the great-grandmothers!

A few weeks ago – my MIL introduced me to this wonderful woman in the pictures – and she said – OH YES! We’ve met! She took pictures for our family and they were BEAUTIFUL! (I’ve heard my in-laws talk fondly about this couple over the years – but never made the connection of who they were!)

Vicky – I’ll see you again after Thanksgiving! THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me to spend the afternoon with your family!

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