*J* TURNS ONE

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties,portraits — admin at 11:43 am on Sunday, September 1, 2019

When you’re the baby of the family – you share your cake with your brother and sisters!!

Lauren – THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

I hope to see you at a football game this fall – capturing that oldest of yours in action!!

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!!!!!

WILLIE & KATE – 7.27.2019

Filed under: family,lifestyle,love,marry me,parties,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:35 am on Friday, August 16, 2019

She was NOT waiting for the bride & groom to cut the cake!! BAM!!

They were nice!!! But the crowd was NOT happy with that!!

SO – they smashed & she RAN!!!

TIME TO PARTY!!

GAH!!! That photo on the right – the father of the bride & his mom!!

I ADORE THAT SHOT!! I would like to tell you that it was my idea – but it was theirs!!

FAMILY!!!

I always try to get the bride & groom out near sunset for some shots – the hills hid most of the sunset but we still got some great shots!!

GORGEOUS!!

You HAVE to have fun on your wedding day!!

Kate’s sister & her hubby – a special request!!

A bench full of memories – old ones & new ones!!

White Hollow Acres in Wellsburg NY!!

The last few shots of the night!!

WILLIE & KATE – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to spend the day with you!!!

I cannot wait to get ALL your photos to you!

And hopefully I’ll see you again to capture your family for years to come!!

WILLIE & KATE – 7.27.2019 – PART SEVEN

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EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

I sob.

THE SWEETEST!!!

Kate danced with her dad AND her mom – PERFECTION!!

Kate danced with her uncle too – ALL the special people in her life!!

SO MANY SMILES!!

WILLIE & KATE – 7.27.2019 – PART SIX

Filed under: family,lifestyle,love,marry me,parties,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:48 am on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

This bench – it’s their guestbook and it’s made from a step at the farm. The farm where Kate’s grandfather lived – where SO many of her memories are!!

Maple syrup favors – DIVINE!!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!! I haven’t done one in a while and Willie’s sunglasses were TOO cool!!

She did NOT want Kate to dance with anyone but her!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Watching her son & his new bride – dancing their first dance. Starting their legacy!!

BEAUTIFUL!!

And now – dancing with dad …

The mother of the bride – nobody could keep it together!!

SUCH A SWEET MOMENT!!

Stay tuned for the mother of the groom dance!!!

 

WILLIE & KATE – 7.27.2019 – PART FIVE

Filed under: family,lifestyle,love,marry me,parties,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:06 am on Monday, August 12, 2019

Those precious memories. Holding her grandfather close.

SWOON!!!

I LOVE those shots!!

Kate – put your hand out.

Willie – put your hand on top of Kate’s.

This is the LAST time you will EVER have the upper hand!!

Kate’s niece was her maid of honor – and her speech was SO sweet!!

Kate – you’re my aunt but you’re more like a second mom or my sister!! THE SWEETEST!!!

And Kate’s dad said a few words – and we ALL cried!!

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY WILLIE!!

WILLIE & KATE – 7.27.2019 – PART THREE

Filed under: family,lifestyle,love,marry me,parties,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:55 am on Thursday, August 8, 2019

THE CEREMONY!!!

THE grandma!!!

They’ve got their own fan section in the crowd!!

HERE COMES THE BRIDE!!

So – Kate – do you!? YEAH!?

WITH THIS RING!! Are you a tongue-sticker-outter!? I am – and Kate is too!!

JUST MARRIED!!

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

Stay tuned!!

WILLIE & KATE – 7.27.2019 – PART TWO

Filed under: family,lifestyle,love,marry me,parties,portraits,wedding — admin at 11:40 am on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Those little piggies!!! ADORABLE!!

Kate’s grandma holds a VERY special place in her heart!!

Kate’s grandfather also holds a special place in her heart. Her grandmother brought his wedding ring for Kate to wear on her wedding day.

He’s right here. RIGHT HERE. He’s with you today.

So many emotions. Such a BEAUTIFUL bittersweet moment.

SQUISHY HUGS!!!

BRIDE TRIBE!

TIME TO GET READY!! REALLY READY!!

GORGEOUS!!

CLASSIC!!

Sometimes your bridesmaids need to get up close & personal – pick your tribe well!!

Kate had a first look with her dad. I met her dad at their engagement session & knew this would be an emotional moment!

Are you ready dad!? He said – no. I’m not. I’m not ready.

THAT FACE!!

AH! The tears – they flowed – ALL around!!

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!

Those beautiful details. Those emotional looks. Those wedding day moments.

WILLIE & KATE – 7.27.2019

Filed under: family,lifestyle,love,marry me,parties,portraits,wedding — admin at 12:04 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

I met Willie & Kate at the PENN WELLS OPEN HOUSE in January!

They won my FREE engagement session give-away – you might remember their session – at her grandparent’s farm!!

Their wedding was a HOT day in July – but even a HOT day is better than rain – right!?

THOSE FLOWERS!!!! Aren’t they JUST GORGEOUS!?

PHOTO-BOMBED by Rapunzel!!

SWEET MOMENTS!!

I LOVE reflections – every single shot!!

GORGEOUS!!

ALL the wedding rings!!!

Stay tuned for the rest of their wedding day throughout the next week!!!

*C* TURNS THREE

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties,portraits — admin at 11:10 am on Friday, July 12, 2019

At the end of our session – Carrie brought out some cupcakes to celebrate her youngest turning THREE!

Our session happened to be ON her birthday!

YUM!!

Her sister got to join in on the cupcake fun!!

I LOVE THAT ONE!!

Bare piggies in the grass – eating cupcakes as the sun goes down – SWEET SUMMERTIME!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE ONE!!

Carrie – thank you SO much for asking me to capture these beautiful moments in your life!!

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