*G* TURNS THREE

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,parties — admin at 12:18 pm on Saturday, November 30, 2019

THIS GUY!!!

Big brother jut couldn’t resist!!

He REALLY wanted to eat that cake!!

OR WAS IT THE TRACTOR!?

ANOTHER bite of the tractor!!

STILL MORE!!

HILARIOUS!!

LOOK OUT!!

LOOK AT ALL THOSE BOYS!!!

*G* – you are SO VERY LOVED!!

Stephanie – THANK YOU so much for asking me to photograph these beautiful moments in your lives!!!

*G* TURNS THREE

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties — admin at 5:33 pm on Friday, November 29, 2019

Did you know that I’m available for birthday parties!?

I LOVE joining Stephanie & her family for their parties!!

He REALLY wanted to eat that cake!!

LOOK AT THAT FACE!!

The newest little guy to add to the group!! ADORABLE!!

SO SQUISHY!!!

Holding another sweet great grandson!!

THAT SMILE!!

I took a BUNCH of photos – so tune in tomorrow for the rest of the party!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSE

Filed under: family,friends,just because,lifestyle,parties,silhouette — admin at 12:37 pm on Saturday, November 23, 2019

If you follow me on FACEBOOK – you should know that we have a pretty awesome inner circle of people in our lives.

Sometimes I forget that Sierra & Jose are quite a bit younger than us!

In early November – Jose turned 30!! Sierra will turn 30 a couple of months after I turn 40!

ANYWAY – we gathered at their house with their people to celebrate!!

The night before the party – we got together for what was supposed to be friend-family photos around the fire pit – BUT – it was COLD & windy – so we just hung out in the kitchen eating dinner instead!

Fitzy is three weeks older than that guy in the red and about 2 years younger than the guy in the black! He considers Aaron his best friend!

Enoch & Aiden on the trampoline Friday night!!

I LOVE that our guys have each other to grow up with!!

OH MY HEART!!! THAT SWEET GIRL!!

It’s not a birthday party without some guns – right!?

That was a test shot – but LOOK AT MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND!!

I’m told it’s a rare thing to find people like this. It might be. I do know this – at the risk of sounding ridiculous – we are blessed!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

Jose’s little sister came to celebrate with everyone!!

GORGEOUS!!

THIS!! These people – this moment. We’ve all got stories & some of them are unbelievable. I have one word to explain why all these people are here in this picture – together.

GRACE. Meeting Jesus completely transformed Cody’s life. It’s not my story to tell – but I do think he’ll be sharing it sooner rather than later – because it’s amazing.

Watching him live his life & living this life with them – it makes me cry!

THANKS!!

Before we called it a night – we are those early bedtime friends – I had to grab a few silhouette shots from their back porch – BECAUSE – look at that!!!

PERFECTION!!!

Jose – HAPPY BIRTHDAY – here’s hoping this is the BEST YEAR YET!! WE LOVE YOU!!!

*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

Filed under: family,lifestyle,love,marry me,parties,portraits,wedding — admin at 12:05 pm on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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!!

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