GUS & EMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,holiday,just because,lifestyle,love,portraits — admin at 12:45 pm on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Krissy messaged me in the beginning of November hoping I might be able to photograph her daughter and her boyfriend over Thanksgiving!

I knew I would be at my parents – but I also knew I HAD to come back to Mansfield for this session!!

It was COLD. It was RAINY. But – do you see those smiles!? It didn’t matter!!

We went in their barn for a little break from the rain!

GORGEOUS!!

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Emily & her sister – Grace. When I came into their lives – they were kiddos – LITTLE kiddos! Emily & her momma!!

SO ROMANTIC!!

Stay tuned TOMORROW for the REST of their session!!

*C* FAMILY

Filed under: baby caamano,family,farmlife,holiday,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family — admin at 12:59 pm on Monday, December 10, 2018

It’s rare that my sister AND her hubby get to come home – so we grabbed a few shots of their little family!!

Jack Jack – I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! Samm & Xavier – I love you guys too!!

*B* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,holiday,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:15 pm on Sunday, December 9, 2018

I met with Janine & her family the Saturday after Thanksgiving – on another chilly day!

Thankfully D’Vine Winery was willing to let us use their barn for our session!!

We kept the kiddos in the warm car until the VERY last minute!!

ADORABLE!!

I ADORE those last few shots!

Janine – it was GREAT meeting with your BEAUTIFUL family!!

I hope to see you all again!!

*B* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,holiday,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:33 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2018

THE WHOLE FAMILY!!

SISTERS!! Turns out – my brother & sister graduated with TWO of these sisters!!

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!

Some candid shots of you & your adorable son playing the piano!? YES PLEASE!!

I ADORE THOSE SHOTS!! I hope his momma does too!!

A lollipop ALWAYS brings out the best!!

She’s got something that he VERY much would like to have!!

THANK YOU for asking me into your hearts and home!! I hope you LOVE your photos!!

I hope to see you all again!!

*B* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,holiday,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:54 pm on Friday, December 7, 2018

Thanksgiving was FULL of family sessions! Did you know that I LOVE extended family sessions!?

The Friday after Thanksgiving – I met with the *B* family!

It was a RATHER cold morning – so we opted to stay indoors!

OH NO!! A CHUBBY BABY!! I had to remind myself that OTHER people were in the room and needed to be photographed too!!

ADORABLE!!

OH MY HEART!! Isn’t she DARLING!!

OH MY!! I LOVE THAT SHOT!!

I CAN’T EVEN STAND IT!! SO CUTE!!

SO MUCH FUN!!

Such a sweet little family!!

AUNT LIFE IS THE BEST LIFE!!

THAT SHOT – SO MUCH EMOTION!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for the rest of their session!!

TROUT FAMILY CHRISTMAS

Filed under: baby barden,baby caamano,family,farmlife,holiday,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family — admin at 11:14 am on Thursday, December 6, 2018

We didn’t think my brother would make it home for the holidays this year – but he did! His wife stayed in Ohio and worked but he brought the kiddos out for Thanksgiving!

On Wednesday night – Thanksgiving Eve – Jared & Fitzy were in Cleveland for a BASKETBALL game!! They stayed at the Westin and had a GREAT time!

BUT – my controlling momma heart was kind of FREAKING OUT a little!! I wasn’t able to really breathe until they pulled in the driveway! WHEW!!

They got in a little after 2 on Thanksgiving and grabbed a plate of food and then opened Christmas presents!!

COUSINS!!!

Enoch 5 – Fitzgerald (who is asking to change his name to just Fitzy) 7 – Rowyn 7 (soon to be 8) – Jack 3 (so close to 4) – Judah 6 – QUITE THE CREW!

That’s only the 23rd gun to add to their collection!!

Rowyn wants to be an ARTIST!! BRING ON THE PAINTS & CANVAS!!

Judah – have you been noticing his faces!! They are the best!

Jack calls me Daniel – and Samm loves it! It IS pretty adorable!

SO MUCH CHRISTMAS!!

My sister is OBSESSED with the poop emoji – so my dad got her a special gift – PASS THE POOP!!

And every year we have to line the kiddos up and get the NEW picture – they are growing TOO FAST!!

We had a GREAT Thanksgiving with our families!!

*W* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,holiday,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:43 am on Saturday, November 24, 2018

I photograph Viky and her family every December – in the spirit of CHRISTMAS!

This year we got together for some fall photos too!

I cannot deal with the cat in the background!!

PUMPKIN PAINTING!!

He happens to love Jurassic World too!

Viky – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to come spend the evening with you!

SEE YOU SOON!!

BARDEN FAMILY

Filed under: bardenisms,family,holiday,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family,portraits — admin at 11:19 am on Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jared’s aunt and uncle were up for the 4th of July – so we got some quick family photos!

That’s my HANDSOME hubs!

Those CRAZY boys!

I hope you spent America’s birthday with the ones you LOVE!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,holiday,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,my family,my town,newsworthy,word of God — admin at 11:51 am on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Jared and I stopped giving Christmas gifts quite a while ago – typically because if we see something we want – we get it. Obviously – within reason.

We don’t really live life that way anymore – but we still don’t give gifts to each other.

BUT – Fitzy and Enoch shopped for us and for each other – so we were REALLY looking forward to opening those gifts!

That little handwriting – the excitement he could BARELY contain!

We LOVE our puzzles!!

Fitzy got Enoch a fence for his animals – his many many animals!

Enoch got Fitzy marbles and a car! And Enoch was SO surprised – he thought the things he picked out were for HIM!

We did get Jared a little gift – STAR WARS FOR LIFE!!

Fitzy picked out this sweatshirt for me! He said – MOM! It’s so ugly – I KNEW you would love it!

And the leggings – they were ONLY FOUR DOLLARS MOM!!

He asked if I would wear that sweatshirt EVERY CHRISTMAS! Yes sweet thing. Always.

Enoch got Jared a book of 5-minute STAR WARS stories!

And he got me a STAR WARS activity book and a mosaic sticker book!

Fitzy got a set of knives and his VERY OWN CUTTING BOARD!

We’ve played that game SO MUCH already!

Puzzles and games. Crayons and notebooks. Undies and matching shirts. And a lego set for Fitzy – one I’ve been holding onto for FOUR years!

I love that they didn’t need LOTS of presents under the tree. And almost everything I got them – I had bought on clearance throughout the year!! WIN WIN WIN!

Fitzy was VERY VERY excited about this lego set – he’s seen it in the closet for SO LONG! And he wasn’t expecting it because he isn’t 9 yet! And you should be 9 to build then on your own!

He worked most of Christmas day and the day after – with only a tiny bit of help from us!

I really really do not enjoy winter – but Christmas – I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas with the ones you love – snuggled up nice and warm doing ALL THE THINGS you love!

 

 

 

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!

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