How sweet is this smile?! One funny look from Daddy or a goofy phrase from Mommy and this little beauty would grin ear to ear. It is so much fun to see their pure innocence at this age when they are beginning to explore the world around them.
I feel like the Summer has just begun and here I am buying school supplies for the FIRST time as our son enters Pre-School....:sheds a tear:...
We are trying to soak up the last ounces of Summer before we hop into a routine. I'm seriously not a good morning person and luckily my son likes to sleep in as well. So, we shall see how school drop off at 8am goes. Let's cross our fingers we aren't tardy!
But, seriously - I blinked and it was time for Back to School Mini Sessions. They were such a blast - each of these children are excited about what a new school year brings and they are all so adorable.
Happy School Year!
December 2, 2015 was the day I first met the sweet, chunky baby girl that was brought into a foster home just weeks before Christmas. I was asked to take newborn photos but the family had no idea how much this baby would change their lives forever.
Every couple of months I had the pleasure to capture a new milestone - we celebrated crawling, walking, a 1st birthday - we captured smiles, laughs, tears, and surprises. This family and this precious girl became more than clients, they became my friends and people who I am so grateful to have in my life.
I could see their struggle of not knowing what would happen to Bella - would she become a forever part of their family or would they have to say goodbye. I prayed so many times for them, I cried while watching videos of other foster children and knowing how much these families give up not knowing what will happen next, I especially prayed for the best outcome for Bella.
Fast forward to over 600 days later and this little ray of sunshine will forever be part of this same family - it is the only family she has ever known and the only family that has showered her with love.
Congratulations Bella! I'm thrilled that I can continue celebrating milestones with you and your family.
I know God puts certain people in your life that can impact you in ways you never imagined. This beautiful Mama here is an excellent example of that. Who would have thought that her winning a Mini-Session Giveaway last year would end up making her someone I cherish speaking and exchanging Mom-stories with.
I value her opinion, I love her kiddos, her family is the absolute sweetest, and she has a heart of gold.
What better way to celebrate her than with a Mommy+Me session amongst the sunflowers.
I have the most amazing friends! I can call them on a whim with just an idea in my mind and they will dress their kiddos up, hike them out to whatever new location I'm at and help my ideas come to life.
Truly, they are all so fantastic.
This cutie-pie woke up from her nap just to test lighting at the sunflower field for me. I honestly couldn't be more grateful for the friends God has placed in my life. And not just because of their willingness to take photos but because of how amazing each of them are.
I've been longing to shoot a session in a sunflower field this Summer and today I had the most gracious family agree to change up their original plans and meet me to do just that! And even despite the heat of the Summer, I am loving these photos - the sweat and the drive paid off!!! Best yet, her Grandma and Grandpa were able to make it for the fun too :)
I'm sitting here thinking, "There is no way this beautiful young lady is going to be a SENIOR in high school this year?!" Where did the little girl that I first met go? Even if we are in shock, we are so proud of her and her accomplishments.
I can't believe that it is already July and school starts backnext month. Didn't the school year JUST end?!
Even though we are wishing for Summer to last longer, don't miss out on the Back-to-School Mini Sessions July 29 and August 5.
Take a look at my Facebook and Instagram pages for a chance to win a FREE mini session :)
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
The weather this week has been a little crazy. Between a lot of rain, gray skies, and muddy grounds, sessions were moved around and rescheduled. I'm thankful for the few hours that I was able to work and for the many smiles those hours saw.
Sweet Wyatt won me over today with his blue eyes and sweet smile. It is easy to see how much he is loved by his adoring parents.
Mini Sessions are always a blast because I get to see so many of my wonderful clients all in one day! Whether it's a family, a young couple, or only kiddos - these sessions are wonderful.
This was my first year using the lavender fields, and I'm SO glad that I did! Even though the season is short, the sessions there turn out beautiful - even with rain :)
Summer Mini Sessions are kicking off this weekend and next week! I'm excited about both locations and the simple, Summer look I'm going with.
With two older brothers, Isaiah will have plenty of help playing in the mud, learning to ride a bike, and enjoying life on their family farm. Even at a week old you can already see how much he is loved by both of his brothers and how excited his family is to have him home.
Welcome Baby Isaiah!
A June wedding, a beautiful farm, a lovely couple, their handsome son, surrounded by love, unforgettable memories, one amazing Saturday.
This beauty is a joy to watch grow up. It really is hard to believe that she's already over a year old now. Her personality is budding, her smile is beautiful, and I wish I had her energy.
Weddings are always so special. I love witnessing how each couple makes their Big Day unique. From a Mother and Father walking their daughter down the aisle, a custom wedding band made from a Bride, or how written words can bring the Groom to tears - it is all so special.
Congratulations Ben & Logan and thank you for allowing not only myself but my family to take part in your special day.
The rain held off and today was a beautiful day for a wedding - especially for this beautiful couple.
Their story is that of love and of service to their community.
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Lollis!
She's a bundle of joy and will keep you on your toes but her smile will melt your heart. I loved running around, smelling flowers, and watching her draw.