JAKE & AMANDA

My cousin Jake messaged me about some announcements he needed to make – and was hoping I would photograph their happy news!

SURPRISE!!

There was a mistake in ordering the t-shirts – but nothing a sharpie can’t fix!!

A baby – a marriage – a new big brother! SO MUCH EXCITEMENT!!

Jake & Amanda – I am SO happy for you both!!

WAITING ON BABY GRACE

This guy – and his crazy hair!!

THOSE EYES!!

He LOVES his baby sister!!

I mean – I know I’m biased because she’s my bestest – BUT – SO BEAUTIFUL!!

It was a chilly afternoon – BUT – the pictures MUST GO ON!!

SERIOUSLY!! GORGEOUS!!

MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!

GORGEOUS!!

PERFECTION!!

THAT FANTASTIC LIGHT!!

Missy & Cody – I know you know how much I LOVE YOU GUYS – but I’ll say it again – I LOVE YOU GUYS!!

I cannot WAIT to meet this little girl!!

WAITING ON BABY

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I met Mary Love when I started working at Phoenix! She’s a massage therapist and one of the kindest people I know!

AND SHE’S HAVING A BABY – a this point she’s HAD the baby!! She was BORN to be a momma!!

ISN’T SHE LOVELY!!

I was pretty sure we wouldn’t find a GORGEOUS spot to take photos – that still had leaves – but I was WRONG!

Do you SEE THOSE SMILES! I am so excited about this baby!! They are too!!

SO BEAUTIFUL!!

MARY LOVE – I am SO VERY HAPPY for you!!

You are absolutely GLOWING!! I cannot WAIT to meet this sweet baby!!

CELEBRATING GRACE ELIZABETH

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Have I mentioned that my dearest best friend is having a baby!? I think I might have!

Aiden couldn’t WAIT to help open ALL the presents!!

HOMEMADE BABY BLANKETS – THE BEST!!

That guy – he kept everybody laughing the entire time!

I am NOT a party planner. It’s NOT my thing! Turns out – it’s NOT Sierra’s thing either!

BUT – WE DID IT!!

MISSY – I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE IS GOING TO BE HERE SOON!!

*M* FAMILY

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This is the THIRD year I’ve taken photos for Becca & Macy & their family!

If you haven’t noticed – it’s been a VERY VERY rainy season! The day we scheduled photos – after rearranging the farm chores – it called for LOTS of rain. It rained all morning – BUT – miraculously – in the early afternoon – it stopped!!

We still made sure to get some in the barn – because that’s their life!

COUSINS – I LOVED growing up with cousins!!

The last time I saw this sweetie – she was BRAND NEW!!

Growing up on a farm – they will have the BEST childhood!!

Aren’t they so sweet!!

SWEET SWET SISTERS!!

THANK YOU for asking me to come photograph your ever-growing family! See you in a few months to capture all THREE of your babies!!

WAITING ON A MIRACLE

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6 years ago I met Jessica & Chris to take their engagement photos – and 5 years ago – their wedding photos!

I recently met with them again – in the same place as their engagement & wedding photos – to capture their pregnancy!

Jessica wasn’t sure about keeping our session scheduled. It rained WAY TOO MUCH the second half of the summer and into fall – and the place where we wanted to do pictures was very very soppy & muddy.

We kept the session scheduled and prayed for the rain to stop and a GREAT sky. And I brought my mud boots!

I’M SO HAPPY WE KEPT THE DATE!!

SWOON!!

THAT TREE!!

When you’re waiting to be a momma – time NEVER moves fast enough.

THAT REFLECTION!!

THOSE SHOTS MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE!!

THE PERFECT SKY!!

Jessica & Chris – thank you SO MUCH for asking me back into your lives to capture this MIRACULOUS time!

I’m so excited for you both! I can’t wait to see you with your baby in your arms!

*O* FAMILY

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I’ve been taking Autumn’s photos for the past 6 or 7 years! Their engagement – wedding – babies – family – birthday parties – ALL THE THINGS!!

This year – we met at their newly acquired property – which is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

LOOK AT THAT FACE!!

OH MY HEART!!

BASEBALL BROTHERS!!

And soon – a little sister will make her debut!!

You know what my FAVORITE thing about that picture is? Autumn’s fingertips barely brushing her little boy’s head. THAT MOMENT.

That little glance. THAT MOMENT!

Reaching for his momma’s hand. THAT MOMENT!!

That little baby girl at the edge of the frame! AN HOUR IN THE LIFE OF YOU!!

ISN’T HE DARLING!!

This little guy – he’s gonna be a baseball player when he grows up!

I MEAN – SERIOUSLY! LOOK AT HIM!!

Autumn & Ryan – thank you SO MUCH for asking me into your lives year after year!! I can’t WAIT to see you as a family of FIVE!!

 

*R* FAMILY

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AN HOUR IN THE LIFE of your family – it’s my FAVORITE way to photograph!

THAT SMILE!! THOSE CLOSED EYES!! MY FAVORITE SHOT!!

BE STILL MY HEART!! I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

It’s absolutely AMAZING that God created a woman’s body to CARRY & NOURISH her child. That’s a living & breathing LIFE inside that womb! MIRACULOUS!

 

Isn’t he ADORABLE! Aren’t they BEAUTIFUL! Angie – I cannot WAIT to meet your new addition next time we meet!

THANK YOU so much for asking me to photography this miraculous time in your lives!

*R* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,expecting,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle — admin at 11:46 am on Thursday, September 27, 2018

I met Angie through her sister Amanda. I met Amanda because of her friend Arica. And I’m not sure how Arica found out about me – but I think it might have been through Stephanie!

When you tell your friends and family about me. When your friends and family see the pictures of YOUR family. THE BEST REFERRAL SOURCE OUT THERE!

Angie & her little family are waiting to add one more!

He really wasn’t sure of me – but to be fair – it was 9 in the morning on a Saturday!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

I won him over – in record time!!

I’ll post the rest of their session tomorrow!

WELCOMING BABY JACK

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I love being part of the family with you WONDERFUL people!

Lauren & Dan asked me to photograph their pregnancy with their oldest YEARS ago – and I’ve been back for ALL the babies after that!

SISTERS – the middle two!

The oldest and the youngest – BROTHERS!!

EVERYONE wanted to hold the baby!

LOVE LOVE LOVE those shots!

That sweet girl – she is NOT the baby anymore!

LOOK AT THAT SWEET BOY – he only has eyes for his momma!

Those sweet babies – VERY RARELY do I get sleepy babies!!

Lauren & Dan – THANK YOU for asking me to capture ALL the moments over the years!!

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