WELCOMING BABY *S*

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,newborns — admin at 12:28 pm on Sunday, August 25, 2019

I took Emily’s wedding photos nearly TEN years ago!!

I met up with her family last fall for a session and she emailed me this summer about photographing their family again – this time with a new baby!!

SAFE IN THE ARMS OF LOVE!!

It was an early morning – a BRIGHT morning – but I loved this shot anyway!

I LOVE THAT SHOT!!

THOSE TEENY FEET!!

As soon as I clicked that one – I KNEW it was a keeper!!

GAH!!! MY FAVORITE SHOT!!

OH GOODNESS!! I LOVE those shots too!!

Isn’t he the sweetest!?

Stay tuned for the rest of their session!!

 

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits — admin at 12:20 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2019

COUSINS!!

THAT SWEET FACE!!! The windswept hair – I CANNOT DEAL!!

ALSO – that GORGEOUS momma – how do you look THIS FIERCE roasting hot dogs on the fire with your kiddos!?

Sierra – YOU ARE WELCOME!!! I had to even out the GORGEOUSNESS from earlier!!

Back to our regularly scheduled programming! Continue with the gorgeous!

ANSD ALWAYS EAT THE MARSHMALLOW FIRST!!

I CAN’T. I’M DONE. SO MUCH LOVE!!

SIERRA & JOSE – THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! A MILLION TIMES!!

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits — admin at 11:35 am on Friday, August 23, 2019

I’ve been taking photos for Sierra and her family for the past FIVE years! HOW CAN THAT BE!!

She has become a dearest friend and our kids are like siblings!!

She doesn’t mind being in front of the camera AT ALL!!

GORGEOUS!!

Silly faces – mad faces – SAD FACES – happy faces!!

Jose & Sierra gifted his family with a photo session last year – and we were JUST able to fit it in!

SERIOUSLY PEOPLE – BUY YOUR FAMILY PHOTOS – THEY WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!

THE WHOLE FAMILY!!!

When was the last time you had your WHOLE family together – and got the photographic evidence to prove it!?

SISTER SISTER SISTER – just kidding – mom is in the middle – but you would NEVER guess!

Stay tuned for the rest of their session – HOT DOGS & MARSHMALLOWS!!

BROTHERS & SISTERS

Filed under: an hour in the life,creek exploring,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:21 pm on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Amy makes leather jewelry. And I happen to LOVE leather jewelry. And she happened to need some pictures taken!! WIN WIN!!

And these kiddos NEEDED a creek to play in!!

THIS SPOT!!! THAT SWEET BOY!! THIS IS WHY I LOVE THIS JOB!!

SWEET SISTERS!!

EVERY GIRL NEEDS A SISTER!

THAT SMILE!!! Those brothers – the sweetest!

The rain held off until just about THIS moment – but we were done – it was PERFECTION!!

Every child should experience the creek – and find a hiding spot!

Amy – thank you SO much for meeting up with me!! I LOVED spending time with you and your family!!

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:34 am on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Older cousins are there to help put your shoes on the RIGHT feet!

SO SWEET!!!

Those boys – brothers – they’ll be taller than their momma before you know it!

Photo-bombed again!! BUT LOOK AT THAT SILHOUETTE!!!

Let’s try for a few more shots with Grandma!!

SISTERS!!

BROTHERS!!

They LOVE this campground – they’re here EVERY weekend in the summer!!

Older cousins are also there to show you what arrows are for!!

Michaelia – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to spend the evening with your family!!

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 11:16 am on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Michaelia and her boys!! Travis & my brother were best friends in high school – it’s slightly surreal photographing his family now!

That little guy – he reminds me of my little guy – CANNOT sit still! But aren’t the little guys supposed to MOVE MOVE MOVE!?

I ADORE THOSE SHOTS!!

SO CUTE!!!

WE got photo=bombed a few times – this time by a golf cart!!

SISTERS!!

DARLING!! I LOVE THAT SHOT!

COUSINS!!!

This little thing – she can put her own shoes on! They might be on the wrong feet – but they are ON!!

ADORABLE!!

THOSE are the shots!!

ONE MORE POST!!

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:14 pm on Monday, August 19, 2019

Michaelia messaged me late spring about a family session in August – an extended family session!!

I’ve been taking Michaelia & Travis’s photos for TEN years – starting with their wedding!!

When I first pulled up – this little sweetie had her sunglasses on and I KNEW I had to get a few shots of that!!

TOO COOL!!

They really really wanted to showcase the lake for their session – and thankfully the sun cooperated with us for a few shots – ESPECIALLY this sister shot!!

This session was a surprise for Grandma! She REALLY REALLY wanted a photo of her grandchildren ALL together. With her. So that was our FIRST MUST-HAVE photo!

Sad faces … silly faces … mad faces … happy faces – nearly works every time!!

HUGGING PHOTOS!! I certainly LOVE these photos more than the standing in a spot and smiling for the camera photos! And I ALWAYS will!

JUST THE BOYS!!

BROTHERS!!! Those boys – they are some of our prayer list babies!!

I LOVE being asked to pray for babies to happen. And I LOVE it even more when I get to photograph them!!

That little brother – he doesn’t look SO sure about being in such an intense hug!!

THAT GUY – what a sweetie!!

Maybe we can get some of ALL the cousins – maybe …

AND EVERYONE!!!

She’s warming up – little by little!! A SMILE!!

That might be the ONLY shot I got of the two of them together – because toddlers are ON THE MOVE!!

OH WAIT – there’s a hug – I think!

OH GOODNESS!!! I LOVE THAT SHOT!!!

Stay tuned – they’ve got two more blog posts!!

 

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!!!

STARTING KINDERGARTEN

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,my family — admin at 11:57 am on Monday, August 5, 2019

I had a wedding last weekend – did you know that I LOVE weddings!?

I was charging batteries and checking over my equipment and Enoch wanted some pictures taken!

And now that I have this BRIGHT kitchen and a WHOLE LOT of space – I didn’t even have to ask him to move to the living room!

He’s lost his two bottom teeth and those two top teeth and just hanging there!

Sometimes I forget that he’s only 5 – closer to 6 than not – and then sometimes he feels so little still!

THERE’S the REAL smile!!

He starts kindergarten soon – THREE WEEKS!!

I remember trying to figure out what grade Fitzy would be in when Enoch went to kindergarten – and HERE IT IS ALREADY!

We’ve had such a fun summer and I plan on doing ALL the fun things with the three weeks we have left!!

HOW WAS YOUR SUMMER!?

Do you have a youngest kiddo at home going off to school this year!? What will you do with your time during the day!?

*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!!

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