MOTHER & DAUGHTER

Filed under: babes,family,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits — admin at 11:17 am on Saturday, October 19, 2019

I tried to take a few photos of Ericka & her girls when we did their silhouette session – but her littlest was NOT having it!

Ericka spent the weekend with my sister at my parents – and they wanted an awkward family photo!!

On Sunday – we tried for some shots of Ericka & her girls – but that little thing was STILL not happy about it!!

TEN!! SHE IS TEN!!!

SUCH A SAD LITTLE FACE!!

THERE’S A SMILE!!!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

ERICKA – you are AWESOME & STRONG. I LOVE YOU!!!!

 

IRON KETTLE PUMPKIN FARM

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,family,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle — admin at 11:04 am on Friday, October 18, 2019

After the CMOG we went to IRON KETTLE for the afternoon – and it was a GORGEOUS afternoon!!

THAT FACE!!

That handsome hubby of mine & the sweetest baby!!

Enoch guy LOVES his baby Grace!!!

That adorable little girl is Missy’s god-daughter! Isn’t she SWEET!?

ENOCH!! You cannot climb on the trains – BUT let me take a picture first!!

Do YOU go to Iron Kettle every fall!?

I MADE GLASS

Filed under: family,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,newsworthy — admin at 10:48 am on Thursday, October 17, 2019

For the past SIX years – Missy & I have taken our kiddos to Corning to make a pumpkin!

Ericka & Samm joined us last year – so we all planned another trip this year!

JACK JACK!!

Missy brought along her sweet little god-daughter – isn’t she ADORABLE!?

Fitzy had been WAITING & WAITING to make a LAKERS pumpkin this year!!

LOOK AT THAT TOOTHLESS SMILE!!

We LOVE this time of year!!

 

FRIENDS

Filed under: friends,just because,lifestyle,portraits,silhouette — admin at 11:32 am on Sunday, October 6, 2019

And then Jose took some of the three of us – BECAUSE IT WAS SO GORGEOUS!!!

CAN YOU HEAR THE LAUGHTER!?

I ADORE THAT ONE!!

MISSY – were you a cheerleader!?

This one – hilarious!!

ALMOST – but not quite!!

SERIOUSLY!!! Get best friend photos – you will not regret it!!

I LOVE THAT ONE TOO!!

ONE LAST TRY – we need to work on our jumping skills – synchronized jumping skills!

Also – guys need best friend photos too!!

FIND YOUR PEOPLE – LOVE THEM HARD!!!

FRIENDS

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,family,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,my town — admin at 11:26 am on Sunday, September 15, 2019

Mara got her turn with Grace too!

GAH!!! THAT HANDSOME HUBBY & THAT GORGEOUS BABY GIRL!!

We went looking for caterpillars but didn’t find any – Aiden wanted a picture in the field!

THIS MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD!!!

Aiden & Enoch wanted to take pictures of ME!!

THAT SWEET FACE!!!

I ran inside to grab that sweet girl – because I NEEDED some photos of her in the flowers!!

MY FAVORITE SHOTS!!!

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!!

Enoch needed a turn with Grace too!!

Did you know that I wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic and NEVER photograph people – unless they were in those remote places that Nat Geo sent me to!?

NOW – ALL I do is photograph people. Babies. Toddlers. Kiddos. Families. Seniors. Engagements. Weddings. And then it starts all over again!!

AND I WOULDN’T CHANGE ONE THING!!!!

FRIENDS

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,family,friends,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,my town — admin at 11:22 am on Saturday, September 14, 2019

On Friday we had a fire and fireworks with our friends and then on Saturday we celebrated Jared’s birthday with our family and friends – and THEN on Sunday we had lunch AND dinner with said friends!

It was a GLORIOUS weekend!!

EVERYBODY wants a turn with that sweet baby!!

Grace LOVES Fitzy’s face – I mean – who wouldn’t!?

She also LOVES grabbing handfuls of his hair!!

And I LOVE taking pictures of the scene instead of interfering!

She KNOWS that she’s got everyone wrapped around her finger!

I had a session Sunday night – and I wasn’t sure if I would make it back home in time to grab my camera – so again – I brought it with me!

And am SO GLAD THAT I DID!!! Because we ALL need pictures of us just hanging out – doing our every day things – because we will forget.

That beautiful friend of mine and her beautiful baby girl – they NEEDED these moments captured!!

FRIENDS

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,bardenisms,family,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,my town — admin at 10:59 am on Friday, September 13, 2019

Last week we met up with my friend Megan at our FAVORITE place in Mansfield to have our family photos taken!!

When I get them ALL back – I’ll show you!

But here are a couple – just because!!

This might be my FAVORITE picture of us – EVER!!! This is my favorite spot on the creek – and that’s my favorite guy!!

When we started – I told Megan I wanted mostly all lifestyle shots of us just exploring the creek – like we’ve done SO MANY days this summer!

But I did want one of all of us looking at the camera – THIS IS PERFECT!!

And THIS ONE!!! This is EXACTLY what I had envisioned in my head!

It’s SO VERY hard to NOT take your own family photos – and while I ALWAYS love our photos with Megan – this year – they were AMAZING – exactly what I envisioned!!

And I’ve only seen a handful of shots!

After our photos we went to dinner – ICE CREAM!!

Those boys – those amazing miracles!

Did you know that I never buy clothes for family photos!?

Typically I pick my outfit and then Jared picks his around that. And then I go through the clothes for the boys and pick out something that will compliment the colors we have!!

The boys are OBSESSED with basketball right now and I found these REAL basketball jerseys on clearance at WAL*MART and they LOVE them.

So when they asked if they could wear them for family photos – ABSOLUTELY!! Because that’s how I want our family captured – REAL.

After ice cream we went to Mara’s for a little fire and some fireworks to celebrate Becca’s birthday a little late and Jared’s birthday a little early!

This is the first time my kids have ever really SEEN fireworks! When Fitzy was little – we took him but they were too loud and he never wanted to see them after that!

MOM – LOOK!!! I’M DOCTOR STRANGE!!

That Mara – WE LOVE HER!!!

Get together with your people. As often as you can. I promise you – it will make ALL the difference!!

Becca and her baby Grace – you MUST make sure to grab that little girl before Becca does – because you will NEVER get her after she grabs her!!

Did you know that I LOVE grainy photos!? They’re my favorite!!

I am SO glad that I thought to grab my camera before we left!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECCA

Filed under: bardenisms,family,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,my family,parties — admin at 2:15 pm on Friday, August 30, 2019

Our friend Becca had a birthday. We were planning on getting together for a bonfire – a FANCY bonfire as per Becca’s request – but storms were in the forecast.

SO – we moved the party to our house!

Enoch wanted to make some signs for the party!

It wasn’t a SURPRISE – but the WE LOVE YOU SORTA – all their idea!!

Fitzy wanted to DRESS UP too – so he borrowed a skirt and a jacket from my closet!!

I LOVE THAT ONE!!

SHE BENT MY BROOM HANDLE!!

Becca really does care about us – but give her that baby – and we don’t exit anymore!

Because babies are the BEST birthday gifts!!

BECCA – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!

FRIENDS

Filed under: family,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle — admin at 11:23 am on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

After I took photos of Sierra & Jose’s family – I realized that we NEED to have friend photos at their fire-pit!

After a mis-communication and a later start to the night than we thought – we will have to hope for those photos to happen this fall at some point!

BUT – I HAD to get some shots of the kiddos on the trampoline!

I am SO THANKFUL that our kids get to grow up with each other!!

RUN!!

Filed under: bardenisms,friends,just because,kiddos,newsworthy — admin at 11:20 am on Monday, July 29, 2019

On Tuesdays – I have Sierra’s kids – every other Tuesday that is!

Her youngest son was intrigued by the DINO picture we have on the wall – so I told him I could give him one!!

I will never pretend to be a PHOTOSHOP expert – but it will make some kiddos happy!!

Which one is your favorite!?

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