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!!

GRACE UPON GRACE

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,fifteen minutes in the life,just because,kiddos,lifestyle — admin at 11:32 am on Sunday, August 18, 2019

When I met Missy for her little guy’s 6 month photos – she told me she needed to recreate a photo that she had of her older son when he was little.

And we promptly forgot during the session. So we planned a playdate and I took the shot.

Fast forward 7 years – neither of us remembered to do one at Grace’s session – until her mom mentioned it!

BUT – now that Missy is more family than new friend – it wasn’t a problem.

She stopped by one morning and we got the shot – plus a few more!!

Also – she crawls now. She just woke up and started crawling one day – and she won’t stop moving!!

THAT’S THE SHOT!!

Or even that one!!

LOOK AT THAT SMILE!!

Isn’t she just LOVELY!!!

*S* FAMILY

Filed under: family,fifteen minutes in the life,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:14 am on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

I held a little contest on FACEBOOK recently – post a picture of your kiddos outside doing what they LOVE!!

And you get entered to win a FREE mini session at the creek!!

Desiree WON!!

Her littlest had just woken up – and was NOT in the mood for any creek exploring or photos!

MY FAVORITE SHOTS!! A different perspective – one I happen to LOVE!

Mini sessions can be hard for the kiddos that need time to warm up to the thought of a stranger with a camera in their face!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

ONE LAST CHANCE to get a smile!

DARLING!! I LOVE THAT ONE!

AND THAT ONE! SO SWEET!

I WON in the end – I usually do – a SMILE – even a few smiles!

Always let them be silly!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for making the trip to Mansfield! I hope I see your family again soon!!

*M* KIDDOS

Filed under: creek exploring,family,fifteen minutes in the life,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my town — admin at 12:28 pm on Sunday, July 7, 2019

I’ve photographed these kiddos off & on for quite a few years!!

This little guy was NOT so sure about me – or about the creek!!

I ADORE THAT SHOT!!

CUTIE!!

She did NOT like having her little feet wet!

THIS SHOT – in black & white – SO MOODY!!

He warmed up to the idea – eventually!

He REALLY started to love the creek!

CUTEST!!

Thank you SO much for making the drive and joining me in the creek! I can’t wait to see you next time!

KEVIN & CARLA

Filed under: animals,creek exploring,family,fifteen minutes in the life,just because,lifestyle,mini session,my town — admin at 11:48 am on Saturday, July 6, 2019

I’ve known Carla for a LONG time – we grew up in church together! This fall will mark their 8th wedding anniversary!!

I haven’t seen them since that day – so I was SO excited to hear that they wanted to bring their pups for a mini session in the creek!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

SWOON!!

LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL GIRL!!

She really did NOT want to get in that water!

Kevin & Carla – THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me to photograph you and your sweet pups – AND for traveling so far!!

*B* FAMILY

Filed under: creek exploring,family,fifteen minutes in the life,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,mini session,my town — admin at 11:20 am on Friday, July 5, 2019

I typically only hold mini sessions in the fall BUT I had an idea for creek sessions in June!

Creek exploring is our FAVORITE thing to do in the summer!

This little guy was SUPER excited to get in the water!!

He was SOAKED within the first five minutes – but it didn’t stop him!!

ADORABLE!! I LOVE THAT SHOT!!

NO!!! Don’t DRINK the water!!

THANK YOU so much for bringing your family to the creek! This might have been my favorite session with you guys yet!!