Better than Dreams!

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ―Dr. Seuss

When this beautiful little lady contacted me, I was scared and so excited as it is my first ever couples session (minus a few of my brother who is a tough customer!). I prepped as much as I could to get a large variety of shots in one of my favorite locations and went with my best jokes in hand. It’s always a different session with no children running around and mamas apologizing (why do we always do that? kids are little hyper messes!) but it’s so enjoyable to see and photograph love like this! So thank you for loving my work so much you decided I was worth documenting part your love story!

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Little Boy, Big Laughs!

“Happiness [is] only real when shared.” ―Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

When our boys were itty, I met this mama and I have loved how hard she works and how much she loves her baby. With both her and daddy being in the military, their life is anything but easy! They travel a very difficult path and I don’t envy them but I have so much respect for how much grace and love they use to get through it. Mom and dad are so in love with baby and so in love with each other, it’s a treat to have shared this morning with them!

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Lifestyle – The Sandbox

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ― Alan W. Watts

There is beauty in the crash between J’s playing and my own.

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Featured: Snap Love Grow {New Life}

This evening, I clicked on the Snap Love Grow post to see who had been featured for their latest prompt {New Life} and as I scroll down, I see this image:

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I’m going to be real legit with you guys, I had no idea what to do with myself I was so excited. This is such an honor and I am so over the moon to have been featured on this site where the work is always top notch and so inspiring. I am filled with pride and happiness and feel so driven to keep pushing myself to work harder for my clients to create art.

See more of this gorgeous little girl and her lovely parents here: Fresh48 – Hey There Little One and Lifestyle – Littlest Girl at Home.

I was also featured recently at Cozy Clicks – Photo Feature: Red White and Blue

Another Little Boy Dreams Big

“I dream my painting and then paint my dream.” -Vincent Van Gogh

I couldn’t adore these paint sessions more though I think this may be our last–and messiest!–one while we’re in Belgium. This little boy was so sweet and so shy. He didn’t really want his picture taken but he really did love painting and putting his paint cups together. He had the most gorgeous eyes and made such a lovely mess!

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Chubby Baby and the Ones that Love Her!

The other day, you got to see my biggest family yet and today you get to see a tiny offshoot of that family. It’s such a hard thing when you’re a military family to build and maintain the relationships of extended family. It’s hard to know how many people are out there that love your children from afar so when they’re all together, it’s always a gift! And this family, all of them, are nothing but love! It’s such a joy to share in that love! So a huge thank you to this big, big family and their littles for letting me be apart of that love!

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The Biggest Family Yet!

Sorry for the delay in posting, we’ve had a busy week here welcoming a new family into our unit, preparing for our own move, and taking care of out little mess maker! I have been working diligently on some amazing sessions in the mix of all of that so be prepared for some gorgeous family portraits!

I had the pleasure of working with this cute BIG family and we had such a blast and it was such a challenge to make sure we captured all of the small connections and the big. But I think we succeeded in getting a ton of laughs and a ton of great memories to have for a lifetime! Stay tuned to see more of the littlest one here with her mom, dad, and big brother!

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