more memories ahead

When you are thinking you have a just a few years left with your baby and are trying to hold on to every moment possible, don’t let him go to the junior/senior prom as a sophomore.  😦  It’s just another one of those first lasts, you know?  Oh, sure, I enjoyed it and I loved seeing him put on a tux (or suit for that matter) for the first time in his life.  He looked like such a man.  Maybe that’s what got me the most.  But I have him for 2 1/2 more years and I’m going to hang on to every, last second.  I might even let him go to the prom again when he’s a junior and a senior.  😉

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ansley | children’s documentary photographer

Even the very happiest of babies are no match for sore, teething gums.  But this sweet little did her very best in spite of it.  She tried her hardest to enjoy her big day and managed to squeeze in a few smiles for the camera.   But don’t you dare ask her to smash her cake.  She just wasn’t having it.  That’s okay, sweet girl, it’s your party and you can cry if you want to.

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hadley christmas | holiday lifestyle photographer

These kids!  I genuinely look forward to every single session I do with them and their parents.  But the ones with just the kiddos are always so much fun.  There is always an edible treat involved in some way.  I remember the first ones I did with them several years ago that involved a sweet tent made by their mama and a whole lot of candy.  Such adorable pictures.  Every photo shoot should involve sugar (and kitties).  Don’t you think so?

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brooke | lifestyle photographer

This sweet girl came into my life 13 years ago.  A beautiful baby girl who is growing into a beautiful young lady.   Sadly, I only get to see her once a year, but I take that opportunity now that she’s older to spend a bit of quality time with her.  Yes, that involves taking pictures, but that’s when I can usually get most teens to open up to me.  There’s nothing like having a camera in your face (sometimes literally) to make you let down your guard.  Thank you for humoring me every year Brookie!  I love you!

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baby jane | lifestyle infant photographer

This sweet, tiny didn’t come in the way any of us would have preferred, including her parents.  But we are all so thankful she is here.  In the last five months she has brought so much joy to our extended family and we can’t imagine what it would be like without her.  Such personality!  And those smiles!

Praying that she grows to have a relationship with the one and only God who created her.



twenty | lifestyle photographer

I’m not sure what happened this year.  Her birthday was the middle of August.  This is the end of November.  I always used to be spot on with birthday pictures.  I don’t know.  Maybe it’s because I’m getting old.  ??????

Anyway, it’s amazing what you can find in the middle of the city.  A wooded area all of about 400 square feet.  It helps when you know that the wooded area is there and has been your entire life.  Sure beats driving all over creation when you only have a short period of time before the turkey is ready.  Priorities!

Have I told you how much fun my kids are?  Well, they are SO MUCH FUN!

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