This is my sweet beautiful niece. These two have been sweethearts for a LONG LONG time! Chelisa and Ben dated through high school and fell pretty hard for each other. They were best friends. He served a two year mission, then she served a one and a half year service mission, so the waiting to be together felt like a long time for them both. I am so happy they are together now, and I can’t wait to share their wedding photos! Congratulations you two!!
I love this girl!!!! She is also a photographer. She’s become a friend and I adore her to the bones! She is gracious and so sincerely kind. She loves her kids with such a fierceness, and she is so down to earth and easy to be around. I love getting to document her in her happy place - right along side her family!
E.E. Cummings said “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
I would have never understood that quote when I was younger. I was sure I knew it all. I was sure I knew my future and how it would all be laid out. I didn’t have a clue how much the years would teach me. And teach me they did. When I’ve been in the moments of learning lessons, I have often wanted out quickly. But when I look back at the heartache. The hurt. The trying times. These are the times that required me to stretch the furthest, to go the distance, to really find out who I was.
Find those experiences that will stretch you and walk through the fire. It will refine you and break you, but you will find who you truly are meant to be.
When you have littles that don’t have much of an attention span, a mini session (15-20 min session) is absolutely perfect. Most of the best photos are going to happen in that 15-20 minutes anyhow, since that is when your little ones are the most engaged. After that they are ready to get down and run around. So if you just want a quick session with a few fantastic photos, and have little ones who melt down quickly, this is the option you will want to choose. We will have fun, get smiles, and they won’t hate photos the next time around! I love this family, they are always so shy, but so much fun to photograph and so so beautiful!
I’ve known this family for quite some time now. Some families you photograph over and over again start feeling like family. Such is the case with this sweet girl. And I fell in love with her mama too. She was always so kind to me, would come to many of photoshoots for her grand babies, and would always give me heartfelt thanks and hugs. I was so sad when I heard she had passed away. Having lost a parent myself, I knew the grief this little family would be going through. It is never easy to lose someone you love so dearly. I know they have missed her so much. Especially these sweet little kiddos!
How have I not shared this session yet!! I plastered it all over my instagram so I think I thought I’d already done a blog post on it. It was such an awesome session! I have so much fun with this couple, they feel like instant friends. Easy to be around, easy to laugh with. I fell in love with her dress and the movement from it! So dang beautiful!
I know I know! You are seeing a million blog posts from me coming through. I’m playing catch up! I hate for any of my beautiful shoots to not be shared. My business had to be put on hold the last few mths for any of the little extras like blogging, facebook and instagram. I took what time I could and spent it visiting my brother in law and spending family time before he died in November. Then it was grieving time, then Christmas, and here we are. Months behind on posting, but it was needed. Thank goodness I work for myself and it allows me to take the time I need to put family first. But now I’m loving going through all my past shoots and getting them out there for the world to see.
First let me start off by telling you how much I love this pretty mama! She is strong, amazing, kind, gracious, talented, and such an amazing mom! She does all the things with her kids that I wish I could muster up the energy to do. Her kids are so kind, and so talented. I had such a wonderful time on this shoot with them all, and it turned out so beautiful thanks to these sweet kiddos participating in the experience so well!
I was waiting to share this cute families session until she announced her pregnancy!! They are such a gorgeous little family and they were so tough about hiking to this location to shoot. Sweet Jessica hiked pregnant without any complaints and we got the best views! Thank you for letting me take your darling families photos! And a huge congratulations on your new one! Can’t wait to see that baby!
This family has been my friends for years now. I love Khristen! She has such a big amazing heart! She is always reaching out and always so good at keeping in contact and checking up on me to see how I am. She is a tough mama who has been through so much in her life. She lives for her little family and loves being a mama. Its always so much fun to do photos for her family. They are so good at bringing out the silly and the laughs :)