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* FAMILY

Last year – Jan gave her mom a gift certificate for Christmas! LAST YEAR!!

We had been trying to schedule but couldn’t find a date that worked for everyone.

I took Jan & Nick’s wedding photos 5 years ago & their maternity photos in late August – I was secretly hoping they would wait till after their little girl arrived to schedule their extended family session!!

LOOK AT THAT LITTLE FACE!!

Just the girls!! This sweet little baby & I share a name – how cool is that!?

OH MY HEART!! I just LOVE that picture!

You’ll see more of these lovely faces next fall – when I shoot their wedding!!

I had no intention of creating such a moody silhouette – but that’s what happened!! I LOVE IT!!

Another moody silhouette!!

I LOVE extended family sessions!!

THAT HAIR!! OH – she is just so sweet!!

THIS IS US!!

She is SO happy about being an aunt!!

When I grabbed this crib – grandma said – OH!! I have an old quilt – can we use that!? ALWAYS!!

THE SWEETEST!!

I ADORE those last few shots! Jan – Caitlyn – THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me to photograph your WHOLE family!

I can’t wait to see you all next fall!!

*J* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,creek exploring,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits,silhouette — admin at 12:02 pm on Thursday, November 21, 2019

Another year – another hour spent in the creek with this fun family!!

THAT TREE!! It’s my new favorite place!!

OH MY HEART!! THAT SHOT – SO BEAUTIFUL!!

THAT GIANT SMILE!!

These are my FAVORITE sessions!

We had scheduled our session for early October – but alas – the weather said differently!

Thankfully we got a lovely late October evening!!

I love her. Wearing her fancy dress & playing in the rocks!!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS – so much happiness!!

*E* thought of this spot all on his own – that kid has an eye!!

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

I can’t WAIT to bring the boys over & explore the creek!!

*B* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits,silhouette — admin at 11:52 am on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

This family has been in front of my camera for the last EIGHT years too!!

I LOVE THOSE SHOTS!!

She could NOT stop laughing!!

A different take on the silhouette shot!!

Those might be my FAVORITE shots from our session!!

THAT FACE!!

A REAL SMILE!!

LOVE THOSE SHOTS!

LOVE!!

Sherry – thank you SO MUCH for coming up to the farm this year!!

I can’t BELIEVE how old these kids are getting!!

*S* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits,silhouette — admin at 11:53 am on Saturday, November 16, 2019

I asked if he wanted a photo with his niece – DO YOU SEE HIS EYES!!

ADORABLE!!

It’s good to know that ALL siblings act like this!!

I ALMOST forgot to grab a few shots of Grandpa and his girl!!

Courtney & Dave – THANK YOU for organizing this & asking me to spend the morning with you!!

I hope to see you all again SOON!!

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,silhouette — admin at 12:07 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Crystal LOVES the silhouette photos on THE hill – so we scheduled some!

She brought along her mother-in-law & grandmother-in-law – making it EXTRA special!!

Kisses from grandmas are EXTRA special too!

ADORABLE!!

THE SWEETEST!!

Crystal – THANK YOU for asking me to capture these special moments for you guys!!

 

 

WE ARE FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits,silhouette — admin at 12:36 pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

THAT SILHOUETTE!!

I CANNOT STAND THE CUTENESS!!

KISSES!!

THOSE LITTLE TEETH!!!

I ADORE THOSE SHOTS!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me to hang out with your family for a little bit! I hope these photos bring SO MUCH joy to your lives!

I really believe that EVERYONE should have photos JUST LIKE THESE to look back on their childhood!! I can’t WAIT to see you next year!!

*M* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,family,farmlife,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,silhouette — admin at 11:48 am on Thursday, October 31, 2019

MOMMA!!! FLIP ME UPSIDE-DOWN!!!

Every single time.

I am perfectly FINE not having a daughter – even though I really really want one – and then I take pictures of little girls & their mommas – and I really really want one again!!

COWS!!!!

Amanda told me that the truck holds a special place in her husband’s heart. His FIRST truck. Which makes these pictures all the more meaningful!!

OH MY HEART!! I LOVE THAT ONE!!

His eyes closed – my FAVORITE!!!

The sun was setting but I was still hoping dad would be able to join us for a few shots!!

ALWAYS LET THEM BE SILLY!!

HE MADE IT!!! JUST IN TIME!!

THAT SKY!!! Those MIGHT be my favorite silhouette shots EVER!!!

Amanda & Rob – thank you SO MUCH for asking me to photograph your family! I’m so happy we waited just a little bit longer for a few shots of the whole family!!!

I can’t WAIT to get you ALL the photos from your session!!!

DID YOU KNOW that most people think that the pictures they see on this blog are ALL the photos I’ll be giving them!?

NOT TRUE!!! The ones on the blog are just my FAVORITE ones that I HAD to show you!!!

You get about 150 to 300 photos at the end of our session – sometimes a little more – but NEVER a little less!!

MOM MOM & BACCA

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,mini session,my family,my town,portraits,silhouette — admin at 11:25 am on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

When the sun starts setting earlier – I need to be with you beautiful people before Jared gets out of work.

Jared’s parents live right next door & while they are still here and not traveling the winter away – they keep the boys for us.

She LOVES the silhouette shots and had been asking to fit them in somewhere – but my late fall schedule was completely packed!!

Unfortunately – someone had to cancel because their son was pretty sick and needed to recuperate.

So I scheduled a silhouette session for them!

She had asked if I would bring the boys along – I had planned to surprise them anyway!!

It’s a BIRD!! It’s a PLANE!!

I LOVE THAT ONE!!

OHHH!! THAT ONE TOO!!

He wasn’t scolding him – but it sure looked like he was!!

I LOVE THAT ONE TOO!!

THAT ONE!!!!

SWOON!!!

They said – can you get a picture of us fighting!?

BROTHERS!!!

THANK YOU for watching those sweet boys while I take photos of beautiful people!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!

FRIENDS

Filed under: friends,just because,lifestyle,portraits,silhouette — admin at 11:32 am on Sunday, October 6, 2019

And then Jose took some of the three of us – BECAUSE IT WAS SO GORGEOUS!!!

CAN YOU HEAR THE LAUGHTER!?

I ADORE THAT ONE!!

MISSY – were you a cheerleader!?

This one – hilarious!!

ALMOST – but not quite!!

SERIOUSLY!!! Get best friend photos – you will not regret it!!

I LOVE THAT ONE TOO!!

ONE LAST TRY – we need to work on our jumping skills – synchronized jumping skills!

Also – guys need best friend photos too!!

FIND YOUR PEOPLE – LOVE THEM HARD!!!

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