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Monday, October 24, 2016

Fall Fun

Another Sunday fun day this Autumn.  I was crazy excited & honored to do portraits for the "P" Family.  We had spent the 2 days prior at sporting events wearing multiple layers to keep warm & this day was sunshine & nice enough to sport regular fashions.  I chose this capture because they are the very first family to use the fireplace mantel of my outdoor studio.  This "P" family were naturals at posing with genuine smiles & lots of laughing with each other in between.  Seeing them carrying on with each other & doing shots so effortlessly was a fantastic treat.  I imagine anyone seeing this capture and thinking, "Hey, they look like a great family!"  & you know what?  They truly are!!  We are very blessed to know them.  Thank You!!!  {{Hugs}}

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The "S" Family Shines

This was one of the biggest family session I've done in a long time.  Actually, it was a magnificent honor.  The gorgeous matriarch of this family wanted these done & every one of her amazing grandchildren and grandpuppy shined for her.  All 20 people, including 10 children & a dog all posed, & all looked at the camera.  That is typically hard to do.  I know with 3 kids & a dog of my own.  These little ones had to do group shots, immediate family shots, sibling shots and while I looked very much forward to this job I anticipated a lot of pausing for the little ones, but everyone just rocked it.  Including God with the weather.  If pictures could really speak to you this one would absolutely inspire.  Thankfully I am honored to know Mr. & Mrs. S & their most awesome children for many years.  These are the happy faces & beautiful hearts of a family who has worked so so hard, are dedicated & loyal not just to each other, but to their friends.  They exude love & light & I feel blessed to witness that such families exist in today's crazy world.  {{Hugs}}

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Let Your Dreams Blossom

How do I even begin to write such a special blog post?????  When I met this adorable little girl she was my boyfriends niece.  Soon after she was my fiance's niece,  9 months after that she was the Flower Girl in our wedding & she became my niece too.  Oh good comes the tears!! LOL!  She was a nibblicious girl who I always thought looked like a real live Precious Moments doll with her big eyes & squishy cheeks.  Always the best of manners even when I met her back at the age of 2.  I have no memories of her going thru the terribles or sassies.  Just beautiful, just smiles. A few years after her Uncle Ben & I got married she became my childrens cousin & she has loved them & played with them.  My lovies absolutely adore her & are always excited to see her & be with her.  She's gotten taller over the years.  Of course everyone is taller than me!  But I think I refused to really notice that she wasn't just getting taller.  Miss A was growing up.  I have a plethora of beautiful shots of her from yesterday.  It was a sweltering day & she rocked outfit changes, heels & lots of walking.  I chose this image because this section of photographing was when it really hit me that these are her senior pics & I started to get choked up.  I spent 20 minutes melting up in my barn loft looking for the 1st pic I ever took of her, but couldn't find it.  I think God wanted to pick this one because she was my flower girl & here she is still beautiful inside & out with flowers again.  The only think keeping me from being a hot mess of tears typing this is my excitement for her future because I know it will continue being beautiful & full of love just like her.  Love you Miss A!  xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The W Lovies

I was honored last year to do 1 year portraits for the beautiful Miss S.  I was extra honored to do portraits again for her & all her very handsome brothers.  It was a treat to see the dynamic of these siblings.  Miss S may be the tiniest, but she is tough & is the boss.  Which seems to work out because she has all of these lil men wrapped around her fingers.  They not only absolutely adore her, but for brothers - they needed no cue from me to wrap their arms around each other for a shot.  I have lots of gorgeous images of them from this session & it's always hard to pick 1 sneak peek.  I picked one that showed how beautiful they are inside & out.  Look at how close they are standing next to each other & their heads together.  Just melts my heart & my lens.  They have some very blessed parents.  Thank you W Family for a super fun morning!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Life Is the Bubbles...

Another magical session with Miss O.  Can't believe she is going to be 4 already.  She is always lots of fun & her mommy has rocked various, special birthday party themes for her from "Snow White", last year was "Alice In Wonderland" & this year, "The Little Mermaid".  I am always honored & tickled to carry thru these enchanted sessions for them.  Hope Miss O's upcoming birthday is filled with tons more wishes to come true!  Dream Big!!  {{Hugs}}

Monday, April 18, 2016

April Aligned

I've had many a special session with this lovelies.  But between filled calendars & uncooperative weather we haven't reconnected in about 3 years?  Finally the stars aligned this April & my camera & I were so so happy to see these beautiful faces & hearts again.  And as always & especially having been a few years it's amazing to see how tall the kids have grown.  The 2 oldest were of course not only taller than me, but taller than their mom too.  OH!!  Their baby man even had quite a boo boo on his ankle & never even complained about it till he was done.  They are all so amazing & it felt so good to be with them again.  Thank You!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016