ENOCH TURNS FIVE

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties — admin at 12:10 pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

NOVEMBER 19th! The day our baby turned FIVE!!!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?

He’s been talking about this cake for MONTHS!! A FERDINAND CAKE!!

And this guy – closer to 8 than 7!!

BROTHERS!!

GAMES & BOOKS & BASKETBALL CARDS & CASH & MOVIE TICKETS!!

THANK YOU dear friends & family! THANK YOU for celebrating & loving our Enoch guy!!

JAKE & AMANDA

My cousin Jake messaged me about some announcements he needed to make – and was hoping I would photograph their happy news!

SURPRISE!!

There was a mistake in ordering the t-shirts – but nothing a sharpie can’t fix!!

A baby – a marriage – a new big brother! SO MUCH EXCITEMENT!!

Jake & Amanda – I am SO happy for you both!!

WAITING ON BABY GRACE

This guy – and his crazy hair!!

THOSE EYES!!

He LOVES his baby sister!!

I mean – I know I’m biased because she’s my bestest – BUT – SO BEAUTIFUL!!

It was a chilly afternoon – BUT – the pictures MUST GO ON!!

SERIOUSLY!! GORGEOUS!!

MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!

GORGEOUS!!

PERFECTION!!

THAT FANTASTIC LIGHT!!

Missy & Cody – I know you know how much I LOVE YOU GUYS – but I’ll say it again – I LOVE YOU GUYS!!

I cannot WAIT to meet this little girl!!

*E* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,animals,babes,family,just because,kiddos,newborns,portraits — admin at 12:00 pm on Saturday, December 1, 2018

Can I tell you something about this guy? It was COLD that day – not terribly cold but cold enough!

He never complained. He almost always had that giant smile on his face!!

I asked him to show me his teeth – he wasn’t wrong! I just meant SMILE with your teeth!

BROTHERS!!

Patti – THANK YOU for coming to Mansfield and braving the cold!!

I hope to see you all again soon!!

*E* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,newborns,portraits — admin at 12:10 pm on Friday, November 30, 2018

Patti messaged me hoping for a last minute session with her sweet family!

Turns out – I’ve taken their photos before – her son & his family!

That biggest little guy – I photographed him when he was turning ONE!

THAT SMILE!!

That littlest little guy – he’s BRAND NEW!!

My niece is only 3 months older than Fitzy – so I’ve never really known what it’s like to be an aunt without my own kids!

But – watching my sister with Fitzy – it’s THE BEST!! DO YOU SEE HER GIANT SMILE!!

I love those closed eyes!!

Stay tuned for the rest of their session – and an outfit change!!

WAITING ON BABY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,expecting,family,just because,portraits — admin at 11:57 am on Thursday, November 29, 2018

I met Mary Love when I started working at Phoenix! She’s a massage therapist and one of the kindest people I know!

AND SHE’S HAVING A BABY – a this point she’s HAD the baby!! She was BORN to be a momma!!

ISN’T SHE LOVELY!!

I was pretty sure we wouldn’t find a GORGEOUS spot to take photos – that still had leaves – but I was WRONG!

Do you SEE THOSE SMILES! I am so excited about this baby!! They are too!!

SO BEAUTIFUL!!

MARY LOVE – I am SO VERY HAPPY for you!!

You are absolutely GLOWING!! I cannot WAIT to meet this sweet baby!!

CELEBRATING GRACE ELIZABETH

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,babes,expecting,friends,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,parties — admin at 12:08 pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Have I mentioned that my dearest best friend is having a baby!? I think I might have!

Aiden couldn’t WAIT to help open ALL the presents!!

HOMEMADE BABY BLANKETS – THE BEST!!

That guy – he kept everybody laughing the entire time!

I am NOT a party planner. It’s NOT my thing! Turns out – it’s NOT Sierra’s thing either!

BUT – WE DID IT!!

MISSY – I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE IS GOING TO BE HERE SOON!!

*M* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,expecting,family,farmlife,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 12:16 pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

This is the THIRD year I’ve taken photos for Becca & Macy & their family!

If you haven’t noticed – it’s been a VERY VERY rainy season! The day we scheduled photos – after rearranging the farm chores – it called for LOTS of rain. It rained all morning – BUT – miraculously – in the early afternoon – it stopped!!

We still made sure to get some in the barn – because that’s their life!

COUSINS – I LOVED growing up with cousins!!

The last time I saw this sweetie – she was BRAND NEW!!

Growing up on a farm – they will have the BEST childhood!!

Aren’t they so sweet!!

SWEET SWET SISTERS!!

THANK YOU for asking me to come photograph your ever-growing family! See you in a few months to capture all THREE of your babies!!

*M* FAMILY

Filed under: family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,portraits — admin at 1:48 pm on Monday, November 26, 2018

Stephanie messaged me on FACEBOOK – and I’ve been doing this thing recently – if I don’t know you – I message you back and ask if I do!

Turns out – she’s friends with my Aunt LuAnn and wanted to schedule a photo session!

Since it’s rained off & on & more on than off for the past 3 months – we weren’t sure if the weather would stay clear!

It stopped raining when we started shooting! PERFECTION!

They’ve NEVER had family pictures – that’s ALWAYS hard for me to wrap my head around!

STUNNING!!

SUCH A GORGEOUS SPOT!!

On the way to our last location – the rain & the wind started!

Do you know many – or ANY 12 year old boys that would smile and NOT be miserable during a photo session like this guy!? I don’t!

Turns out Stephanie graduated high school with my brother & her husband helped replace the roof on my parent’s house! It’s such a small world sometimes!

THANK YOU so much for asking me to take your FIRST family photos! I hope it’s not your last!

*W* FAMILY

Filed under: . babies . babies . babies .,an hour in the life,babes,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle — admin at 1:07 pm on Sunday, November 25, 2018

The last Saturday in October – RAIN RAIN RAIN & MORE RAIN – but I had sessions & more sessions!

Heather really wanted to keep her appointment in the morning – so we met at the PA Welcome Center – they are always so awesome about having a photo session!

AND they have great spots outside that ARE covered! PERFECTION!

I CAN’T EVEN DEAL WITH THE CUTENESS!!

Isn’t he DARLING!!

That might be my FAVORITE shot of the session – Melvin’s hand on his littlest – his wedding ring.

Heather sweeping her little girl’s hair from her face – her hands clasped together. SO MUCH EMOTION!

OH MY HEART! THAT SHOT! Focus is so overrated sometimes! Sure – their faces in focus would be great – but can’t you just FEEL THE JOY!

THAT LIGHT! THAT PERSPECTIVE!

We ran inside to warm up a little bit – and this guy LOVED exploring!

Her oldest – always a special place in a momma’s heart!

Heather & Melvin – THANK YOU for meeting me on a chilly rainy cloudy October morning! I LOVE spending an hour in the life of YOUR FAMILY!!

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