Mason was such a handsome, laid back little chunk! I just loved how peaceful he was. It was my pleasure to meet him and his mommy and daddy. He is one loved little guy!
It was my absolute joy and pleasure to meet Evan and his family. Evan is 5 years old, and was diagnosed with an extremely rare chromosomal deletion which causes him to suffer from many physical and mental delays. However, in an email his mom wrote to me, she said “Despite all of these things, Evan has been such a blessing to our family. When he is happy and feeling well, his smile just lights up the room! The strength that he displays to get through each and every day is truly what makes him my hero!”
After reading what mom wrote about this little guy, I was really looking forward to meeting them. However, as I was driving to our session, I started to see dark clouds forming. I began thinking through ways I would have to try and find light on this now-dreary day. Then, I pulled up to the location, and literally the second I stopped the car, the rain drops started….and then grew heavier. I had barely been able to say hello to the family before we each had to jump into our cars. Neither of us knew what to do. I was fine with rescheduling, but mom had told me that Evan only has a few good (happy) days a month, and this was one of them! So, we all sat in our cars and stared at the sky, praying that God will take away the rain. And, amazing, it was about 5 minutes later that I started to see the clouds breaking up and a bright blue sky showing through. About 10 minutes later, the wind had totally blown the clouds away, and we were out of our cars looking at a beautiful evening.
It was such a pleasure to meet sweet little Evan, and it was an even greater pleasure to see how absolutely loved he is. His older brothers are so amazing with him – the way they talked to him, touched him and took care of him was so beautiful to see. I was honored to meet such a wonderful family – they are each heroes to me!
We had an absolutely stunning spot for our June Mini Sessions. A huge field of black-eyed-susans added so much color and classic beauty to these pictures. We only had a small group of sessions, but I had such a great time connecting with old friends and meeting new ones.
Daniel and his mommy are ‘starting fresh’ in their lives, and these picture capture such a love and bond between them.
It was so nice to see baby Zachary and his family for Zach’s 3 month pictures. He has changed so much from his infant session. They even brought their very well behaved pup for the pictures!
The next family is one I absolutely love to photograph. Mom doesn’t want super posed pictures – she wants to capture her kids’ personalities as they laugh, love, and have fun together. These kids are just so cute too – this next picture is one of my all time favorites. Just look at that expression!
And, last is little Brayton and his family. I met Brayton about a year ago when he was in the middle of a serious battle for his life. I’ve watched him grow and experience many setbacks along the way. But, I’m so happy that he has finally overcome his illness, and his body is now able to grow the way a 2 year old should. He is such a happy little boy who brings joy to everyone around him!
I firmly believe that God puts people in our lives for a reason, and I’m so thankful that he has recently put a group of women photographers in my life. I really needed to have that connection with others who are as passionate about photography as I am. And, the reason I’m saying that in this post, is because this adorable little guy is the newest addition to one of those photographers. Meet 14 day old little Benji. An adorable little chunk who was so mellow and sleepy. This session was extra fun as I was able to do it with another fellow photographer and friend, Nicola from Nicola Herring Photography.
Sweet little girl, it was so nice to finally meet you! I’d been talking to your mommy for months about the ideas she had for your session. This little pink ruffled romper is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!