* Newborn Sessions *

Last year a few couples whose weddings we photographed years ago asked me if by chance I would photograph them with their sweet new baby. We have been asked this question for years, but last year I started saying YES! We were there to celebrate and document the happiness of their engagement and lucky enough to stand by their sides and capture the beautiful moments as they became husband and wife on their wedding day. Now to be with them as they enter the exciting new chapter of parenthood with their sweet little one has been nothing short of a m a z i n g. To be welcomed into their homes during this beautifully tender time is truly such an honor. I look back at that time in our lives when our son was just born with such unexplainable happiness and will always treasure when we became a family of three! There is such an indescribable joy that comes when photographing a growing family and life at the very beginning... 
 
While our main focus will continue to remain on photographing weddings and wedding related events, we are so very excited to announce that we will officially be offering a very limited number of in home newborn sessions each year! !!(*confetti toss*)!! To all of the couples who continue to open their hearts and homes to us, saying "thank you" doesn't seem even sufficient to explain the gratefulness we feel. What an honor it has been to document the beginning of your growing families! 
 
If you are interested in receiving more detailed information or to book your in home newborn session, please contact me! I can't wait to hear from you!
* Newborn Sessions *
Hello Sweet February
Feb 1, 2017

Hello Sweet February

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Hello sweet February. It's so good to see you. Oh how I have been longing and waiting for you. Now, just like that, you are finally here. Since last summer I have been counting down until our calendars would boldly declare that you have arrived. And with January now in the past, today they do. It's finally February! 
 
Before you came, there was anticipation, joy, fear, trust, sleepless nights and hope filled days. With you comes the reality that soon, well before you give way to March, I will be giving birth to the sweet baby girl that has been the answer to so many of our prayers and the longing of our hearts.  
 
Leading up to you February, God has been so faithful and showed His grace time and time again. Now that you are here, there is still a nervousness as we journey through this ever changing territory and excitement as this gift will soon be here. Both of my babies, before they even took their first breath taught me so much about myself and God's deep unwavering love. And so February, I know that with you will come more of that, lots of more that. More leaning into the truth of who God is and His promises. More of letting go and letting Him. More of surrendering my natural desire to control and plan what is truly not in my control anyway and hand this time over to my Heavenly Father... to the One who created this little life and simultaneously changed mine at the same time.  
 
February, I am so excited that you are here... with all of your hearts, your sparkle and love. You are going to be life changing and I can't wait!  
Jan 18, 2017

Our Heartfelt Thanks

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I feel like I am coming out of the beautiful swirl what was December... with birthday celebrations, Christmas, New Years and lots and lots of family visiting! Not to mention cookie baking, card writing, decorating, gift wrapping and all that good stuff that goes along with the last month of the year. Anyone else feel the same?! And now that we have put the last of the Christmas décor away (boooo!) and have vacuumed up the last of the pine needles from the tree, we find ourselves busy preparing for baby girl to make her debut in just a few weeks! Lots of nursery room preparing, painting, newborn clothes and bottle washing, and moving Greyson to his big boy room and bed! It's been so bittersweet as it becomes more and more real that our family of three is going to be four soon and that our sweet little boy isn't a baby anymore! I am trying to soak in and savor these last few weeks and can't wait for the next chapter to begin! 
 
We are so excited for all this new year has in store both for our family and for our business, and are so honored to have received the Wedding Wire Couple's Choice award again! I say this each year, but every year this award makes me stop in my tracks (usually literally lol) with an overwhelming amount of heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the amazing couples we have the honor of working with each year. Reading the reviews they take the time to write and pour into brings me to tears every.single.time. Chris and I can't put into words how blessed and grateful we are to do what we love and meet the most special, sweet and awesome couples. They welcome us into their lives for one of THE most important days of their lives and it's an honor we don't take lightly or for granted. We love hanging out with our couples, getting to know them and their families, and we get to be part of the most beautiful wedding celebrations, documenting such precious moments. We witness them giving their heart to the other as they begin the rest of their lives as husband and wife, and - as photographers, a married couple, artists, and people - it changes us for the better. 
 
THANK YOU. Thank you again and again to all of our 2016 couples who allowed us to continue to live our dream by chosing us to be their photographers and storytellers. We are so very thankful for each and every one of you! C H E E R S to all of you! 
Our Heartfelt Thanks
Happy New Year
Jan 3, 2017

Happy New Year

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Oh 2016, you were a sweet one. You had lots of firsts and lots of lasts. You were filled with laughter and beautiful once in a lifetime moments. You brought heartache and unimaginable joy. You brought life's lessons. You brought news of our baby girl coming in just a couple weeks and that, well that makes you one I will never forget and always be grateful for. Here's to a 2017 full of love and life and the things that really matter...  
 
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
Dec 8, 2016

Some Of The Greatest (and Scariest) Stuff

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I didn't hear it while reading the New York Times or watching Barbara Walter's Most Fascinating People interviews.  No, I actually heard it while crashing on the couch after making cereal for dinner and putting Greyson to early because it was one of THOSE days.  Those long days.  With my fuzzy slippers on and Remington laying next to us, Chris and I were watching one of the singing contest shows (well, I was watching, Chris was reading his favorite home improvement book).  I had just tuned in to hear Ben Folds providing his feedback to a group that had just preformed... "Some of the greatest stuff we do is the scariest stuff we are about to do."
Some Of The Greatest (and Scariest) Stuff
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