Posted on March 21, 2016
Another beautifully styled organic session from the Illuminate Retreat… Sawyer is just one and she was absolutely adorable. Not yet walking, but full of smiles and she loved showing off all of her new little tricks. I love how these images capture just how proud Mama is of her beautiful baby girl and I can’t wait until the weather warms up enough that we can get back out into the fields and enjoy that warm golden sun!
Posted on March 18, 2016
Now that we’re halfway through March I find myself desperate to catch up on things that have fallen to the wayside. Editing and blogging personal pictures are the first thing to go when life gets busy, and since most of my kids are born in the busiest season of all (late fall, early winter) I find myself doing this each year… straggling. However, no matter how late it is, it’s better than no images, better than no letter at all. And so here we go.
My darling firstborn. How is it that you can be so much like me and yet we fight such a bitter fight? I look at you and see a reflection of myself, and I want so badly to help you through life. I can see you will struggle with many of the things I battled against and I want to protect you from all of those hurts. I want to wrap you up in a bubble, to give you a protective layer against every unkind word. You have a sweet, sensitive, caring and giving heart… and already it is learning to grow callous as you deal with rejection and pain. Growing up is so hard, especially as a sensitive girl. I pray every day that you will hold onto that sweet and caring heart, but that you will be strong enough to stand up for yourself as well. I pray that you will grow confident and always feel comfortable just being yourself. I pray that you will have wonderful friends who remain by your side your whole life long. I pray that you will always love God and that you turn to Him in every situation. Life is not always easy baby girl. I hope you always feel like you can talk to me but when you can’t, when it’s just too hard, talk to Him. He’ll always be there for you. Love, Mumma
Posted on March 11, 2016
Spend your days taking in their every detail, every nuance of their varied expressions, every tiny sound. Let yourself breathe in that sweet and perfect newborn scent. Gently stroke that downy soft hair and kiss those cheeks. Ignore everything outside of this moment and commit this to your memory.
It’ll be over before you blink.
Posted on February 26, 2016
Posted on February 25, 2016
This little guy was such a squishy little bundle and he and his brother were so good for me! Here are just a few of my favorites from his session. You can see some of my other faves here. Those adorable little bear ears get me every time!
Posted on February 22, 2016
I recently traveled to Texas to take part in the Illuminate Retreat with 17 other talented and inspiring photographers. It was an opportunity to recharge my batteries, to connect and build some really great friendships and to continue to grow in my craft, as well as in my business. During the retreat we photographed 4 beautifully styled sessions, including this gorgeous maternity session. I love the natural peaceful moments we were able to capture as she awaits her little one. Not only does she look amazing, but these images will be so special for her child to look at one day in the future.
Posted on February 18, 2016
The only world this babe knows is that within her (his?) mothers womb. She hears her voice, her laugh, she sleeps to the motion of her walks, dances to the music she listens to. In just a few weeks she will know a whole new world, experience her first hug, her first kiss. Her eyes will take in new faces and her fingers will wrap around Daddy’s. For now, safely, quietly, she is unaware. Her world is about to change. And so will theirs.