Newborn Session


I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD. 1 Samuel 1:27–28

6 Month Session

Just a little fun - down on the farm!  There were so many textures and scenes for this cutie to explore that deciding which was his favorite would be tough.  From fields, trees, bubbles, and toys he had such an exciting time.

And, I'd say he is pretty excited about football season!

Mommy + Me

When you have wonderful weather, amazing clients, big smiles, and a lot of fun during a session - I'd say that is pretty amazing!  And to top it off, we found some really neat painted rocks hidden among the grass.  We had a blast re-hiding those and trying to figure out what each one was :)

Family & Fishing...

Hopefully we are past the HOT, HOT days and starting to cruise into cooler evenings that are actually enjoyable enough to spend time outside!  That's what I loved about this session, as the sun started to set, the smiles got sweeter, the laughs were louder, and it was the perfect time to try to catch a fish...or two!

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Tea Party for Three

"I had a little tea party
This afternoon at three.
'Twas very small-
Three guest in all-
Just I, myself and me.
Myself ate all the sandwiches,
While I drank up the tea;
'Twas also I who ate the pie
And passed the cake to me."

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Engagement Session - My brother is getting MARRIED!!!!

Okay, so tears definitely flowed as I watched my "little" brother propose to his beautiful girlfriend! 

When he first asked me to capture this moment for them, I was so stunned I couldn't speak...you see, I've been waiting for him to pop this oh, so important question for quite some time!!!  A little white lie had Megan convinced that I needed her help scouting new locations at her beloved Alma Mater.  But, this "regular session" turned into so much more than she imagined :)

To be there and witness the moment when she was so surprised just brought tears to my eyes (and even fogged my camera up a little haha)!

Congratulations Jonathan and Megan - I love you both so dearly!

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Newborn Session

Such proud siblings of their little sister - they loved being able to hold her, look at her, and smile for a photo.  Not only did they share funny stories with me but they also were pros at finding the coolest bugs while waiting their turn! 

And during all of this, a new sweet baby just slept. 

E turns 3!

He's such a cool THREE year old! When we pulled the car up for him to ride, he immediately propped up on the side, crossed his arms, and had that "yeah, I'm cool" look right towards the camera.  It was absolutely adorable and priceless!!!

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Happy 3rd Birthday E!!!!!

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1st Birthday Party

Cake, strawberries, sunflowers, and smiles made up this day!  With family surrounding, cake was devoured (and a big mess was made), presents were opened, laughs were shared, and hugs were aplenty. 

 

 

Leopard + Hillegeist Wedding

"One look at you; my whole life falls in line.
I prayed for you; before I called you mine.
I can’t believe it’s true, sometimes.
I can’t believe it’s true.

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I get to love you, it’s the best thing that I’ll ever do.
I get to love you, it’s a promise I’m making to you.
Whatever may come; your heart I will choose.
Forever I’m yours, forever I do.
I get to love you, I get to love you.

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The way you love, it changes who I am.
I am undone and I thank God once again.
I can’t believe it’s true, sometimes.
I can’t believe it’s true.

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I get to love you, it’s the best thing that I’ll ever do.
I get to love you, it’s a promise I’m making to you.
Whatever may come; your heart I will choose.
Forever I’m yours, forever I do.
I get to love you, I get to love you.
I get to love you, I get to love you.

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They say love is a journey, I promise that I’ll never leave.
When it’s too heavy to carry, remember this moment with me.
I get to love you, I get to love you,
I get to love you."

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Three Generations

I love getting requests for gift cards because the gift of capturing memories is so special.  This adoring family used theirs for a session to capture all three generations!  The fur babies kept everyone laughing and the location is not only beautiful but it holds a special place in this families heart.  For some, it's where they started their journey together, others it is where they spent years working and for this day it is where they all came together to celebrate being a family.

Granny + Me

What an absolute treat this was to photograph a Grandmother and her Granddaughter as a surprise for the Mom!  Between twirls, finding flowers, reading books, and laughing it wasn't like a session at all - it was just a day they spent outside having fun! 

1 Year Session

Just a relaxing stroll around the park capturing this wonderful family and celebrating as their little girl turns ONE!  Each milestone is so special and I adore being able to save these memories for the family. 

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  JAMES 1:17

6 Month Session

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.