*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!!

*G* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:54 am on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Those might be my FAVORITE shots!!

OH WAIT – I LOVE THAT ONE TOO!!

THANK YOU for asking me to photograph your family again!!

*G* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:26 am on Thursday, July 4, 2019

The first time I took photos for Melanie – she was pregnant with her son – and he’ll be EIGHT this Christmas!!

And her little girl will be SIX this fall!!

ALWAYS spin when you have a fancy dress on!!

Check back tomorrow for the rest of their session!!

*L* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 10:53 am on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

And those baby toes!!

And moms & dads that can’t stop looking at their baby!!

GAH!!! ADORABLE!!

And that little chubby fist – and dad kissing her little chubby fist – TOO MUCH!!

LOOK AT THAT HAPPY FACE!!

THAT sweet face again!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me to photograph the meaningful moments in your life!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me back into your lives year after year!!

*L* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:05 am on Monday, July 1, 2019

You know I LOVE taking photos of you year after year after year – right!?

And you know I LOVE meeting a baby that we’ve prayed for – right!?

I’ve photographed Jessica & Chris for their engagement photos – at their wedding – last year when they were pregnant – and last month with their sweet baby girl!!

THAT SWEET FACE!!

I couldn’t decide which one I liked better – black & white – or color – which one do YOU prefer!?

We have a photo of them under this tree at their engagement sessions – wedding – maternity session – and NOW with their baby girl!!

And you know I LOVE baby rolls – right!?

As always – stay tuned – because I can’t just pick 12 favorite photos from a session!!

THIS NEW HOUSE

Filed under: just because,my town,newsworthy,project — admin at 11:46 am on Sunday, June 30, 2019

POST & BEAM!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

A STONE WALL IN YOUR HOUSE!? YES PLEASE!!

Did I mention that ALL the cabinets were hand-made – EXACTLY for this home!?

This is their FRIDGE!! Isn’t it AMAZING!?

AND A BRICK FLOOR!!! AMAZING!!

THAT BED FRAME!! SWOON!!

Joyce & Ron – THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me into your home!! It’s SO AMAZING!!

THIS NEW HOUSE

Filed under: just because,my town,portraits,project,promotional photography — admin at 11:17 am on Saturday, June 29, 2019

A friend of Jared’s asked me to take photos of her parent’s house – a labor of love and celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary!

BEAUTIFUL!!

SWOON!!! STONE HOUSES ARE MY FAVORITE!!

The pantry!!

Those cabinets!!

Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL!?

Stay tuned for the rest of the house!!

*R* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:36 pm on Friday, June 28, 2019

Kelly & Dane have two beautiful kiddos – and typically they are NOT excited for pictures!

SHE IS DARLING!!

And SO excited for pictures!!

SO SWEET!!

Such sweet moments!

Kelly & Dane – thank you SO MUCH for asking me into your lives over and over again! I LOVE YOU BOTH!

*R* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:36 am on Thursday, June 27, 2019

I met Kelly & Dane when I took their engagement photos TOO long ago!

I was scheduled to photograph their wedding but instead – I had a baby! Which means I’ve known them for more than 8 years!

I’ve met and photographed Kelly’s family but never Dane’s!

The WHOLE family!!

THE GIRLS!!

THE GUYS!!

KISSES!!

MY FAVORITE MOMENTS!!

Stay tuned for more of Kelly & Dane!!

 

FIFTEEN YEARS

Filed under: bardenisms,just because,wedding — admin at 1:04 pm on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

15 years ago we said yes. i do. always.

he loves me so well and the depth of my love for him is so different than that moment.

our lives are so different yet the same in some ways.

we’ve changed and grown. together.

it’s been happy and sad. fun and scary. slow and fast.

i wouldn’t want anyone else by my side through everything life has thrown at us.

we’ve gone through 5 vehicles. we’ve been in times of want and times of plenty. unbearable physical pain. losing jobs. moving in with parents. self-employment. one puppy. 3 miscarriages. infertility. 2 miracle babies here on earth. depression and mania. my love languages aren’t his strong points. his love languages aren’t mine. getting too close to someone else. skunks. raccoons. sleepless nights. babies in our bed. addictions. doubts. moving into this house and all that comes with it. moments of heartache and moments of heartburst.

we were supposed to be sitting somewhere with our feet in the ocean and only each other. but. this house happened. so instead we sit on the deck with our children and the people who have stepped into our lives. the people who have been in our lives. the people who have listened as we cried and said STAY instead of LEAVE. choose love. choose grace.

15 years. we cannot be old enough to be married 15 years.

he loves me at my worst and holds me at my weakest.

i love him.

LOOK AT THOSE BABIES!!!

and now – a few things have changed!!

i miss those people in the pictures from 15 years ago so much!!

it’s amazing how life doesn’t look anything like i thought it would yet i wouldn’t change it because it’s made us who we are.

and i’m so thankful for the people in today’s pictures!

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