If I loved my job any more than I do, I might just explode. I pinch myself all the time. Working with this family and working on these photos was no exception. Just so much beauty and love.
Yes, I'm behind on blogging. I know. But I am still taking photos, just in case you were wondering. I met up with these cuties a couple of weeks ago. These grown sisters wanted to give their daddy a photo session. Such a great gift! The expressions on this baby just crack me up.
These might just be my most favorite family photos that I've ever taken. Seriously. The colors, the light, the beautiful faces... And yes, I know there are more of the little guy than his brother and sister. I usually try to keep things fair around here, but I know that since he's child number three, there might not be as many photos of him. Plus, I just couldn't help myself.
This sweet momma is the director of the preschool that my kids attended. She has poured so much of her time into my three youngest kids, I just can't even tell you. It takes a village and she's been part of mine. What an honor to know them and capture these photos for them!
This is Jack's second session in his baby plan.* He and his sister are both little cutie pies! And their parents are just about the most relaxed parents I've ever worked with. So refreshing!! I'm looking forward to capturing this little guy as he learns to walk. Maybe the next session...so exciting! Thank you guys for allowing me the opportunity to watch your little ones grow.
*If you're interested in purchasing a baby plan for yourself or a loved one, shoot me an email and I'll get you the details. It's a good deal.
This wonderful family lives right across the street from us! They help us populate our street with lots of kids. There are times when there are 13 or more kids playing outside on our street at the same time. It's been an honor and privilege to live near these guys and call them friends. Here's to many more years of sitting in lawn chairs in your driveway, yelling "CAR!!" every few minutes. :-)
I had so much fun on this session. I love being around families who truly enjoy each other. And as a mom of young kids, it does my heart so good and fills me with so much hope, to be around families with older children who are such good friends! Thank you guys for making me smile so much that my face hurt.
These little ones grew up a bit over the last few years...
And they gained a precious little brother. Amiee and Jason, you guys make beautiful babies!
Is it really only 11 weeks until Christmas? Did I count wrong? It can't be! I have a few spots open for Fall family photos. If you want cards and photo gifts in time for Christmas, now is the time to book! If you book AND pre-purchase your gallery CD by October 15th, you will receive 25 FREE custom holiday cards. This offer will not be available after October 15th. So to sum it up, that's a one hour session, gallery CD with rights to print, and 25 custom holiday cards for $550, plus tax.
And just for fun, here's our family card from last Christmas. :-)
It was really important to these kiddos (adults) to get one last family session in before they left for college. I love when people value family photography, even if the kids aren't little anymore.
This little one wins "The Most Cooperative and Outstanding Two Year Old in the History of Ever" Award!! She was seriously so amazing!!! It's not secret that two and three year olds aren't always the *easiest* little people to work with. So I'm always kind of mentally prepared for whatever mayhem may arise, but Abigail was just so wonderful!! And it's been an honor to get to know her parents. They're just cool folks!
This session was before Christmas. Yes, I know... Anyway, the weather was not great and I have been wanting to take pictures here at out local Arts and Sciences Museum. This ended being a great place for the boys to play and explore. I love what we were able to capture!
And he's this same little guy a year ago. It's hard to believe how much they change in a year. Happy birthday, sweet boy!
I think this is the 6th birth that I've photographed and it was totally my favorite because this little guy is our new nephew!! It was just such an honor to be there and be able to help tell his birth story through pictures. I had a hard time narrowing it down for this post because I just want to share them all!! So anyway, meet our new nephew, Oliver. He cleans up pretty nice.
I don't typically work with families with older children. Not because I don't want to. I think it's just difficult to talk teenagers into family photos. And many parents don't really think of doing family photos once their kids aren't little anymore. But with their son heading off to college, it was important for these guys to remember this time. And I just LOVE these photos!
This sweet girl in these photos just stole my heart! I think she is stunning! And what makes a beautiful girl even more beautiful is when she doesn't seem to be aware of her beauty. Miss L... you are so beautiful! I hope you can see that in these photos. Thanks for humoring me and your mom so we could capture these.
I met up with these guys during the week of Thanksgiving. They are a funny bunch. I saved some of the more silly ones for their private gallery. It's got to be a crazy house with four boys! And now one of those boys is engaged and will soon be getting hitched. I hope you love the photos, guys. It was so fun hanging out with y'all.
This is seriously one of the cutest families I know. I loved working with these guys. I love the colors, the smiles, the personality. I love everything about these photos. And now that we're several weeks out, I can say that these photos were even worth getting chiggers for. That's right...me, my son, at least three of the folks in this family all got chiggers from rolling around in that grass! Itchy itchy!
I took these quick photos of us last night to hang on the wall in my new office! So excited! I can't wait to get these on the wall and take photos of my new office for the world to see!
These guys have been in Singapore for the last three (??) years. And they are now back home in the great state of Texas. They are good friends of our good friends, which pretty much makes them friends too. And they are expecting their third son. I have a feeling the new little guy will have beautiful eyes, quirky expressions, and lovely eyelashes. Just a hunch. What do you think?
A couple of months back, I asked for adoptive families to submit me their family story and a photo. I selected a few families to gift a session and images to. Adoption is close to our heart and I just strongly wanted to give back to some families who have given so much of themselves.
These folks have raised four biological children and they have 12 grandchildren. They began to foster through The Arrow Project several years ago and they have since fostered 33 children!! During the time of fostering, they felt led to adopt these three precious little boys! They decided if Abraham and Sarah could raise a small child later in life, then they could do it too! I fell in love with these boys too, especially the oldest, Robert. I wanted to take him home with me. He has such a calm spirit. His eyes seem so wise to me.
Is God calling YOU to do something remarkable like this family? Could you open your home to beautiful little ones who aren't yours biologically?
There are many more from this session that I really love and want to post, but this is all I can post tonight. These guys are so cute and they are so much fun to hang out with! I'm looking forward to getting to know these guys more as our kids grow up. There are more family members from this session that I'll post just as soon as I can. You know who you are. ;-)
So I'm skipping ahead with these guys. I'm kind of tired of my blog being so terribly behind! I'll go back and post some older stuff as I can find time. I've got several weddings I need to blog. Anyway... I met up with these guys last weekend. They were so much fun and the lighting was just beautiful at one of our local parks. I hope their love shines through in these photos!