Month: September, 2009
I love photography because I can see life through the lens. Picking up a camera and looking through the lens affords me the chance to meet new people and see frames of life. When I see little girls giggling, honestly, I’m not sure I love anything more.
To me, this is life:
As I mentioned earlier this summer, we went back to a place that we love: Cheyenne, Wyoming. It had been way too long since we had been back. I wasn’t surprised by how much the girls loved it.
The lasso was a big deal at the rodeo. On the trip back to Wisconsin, Livy asked at each rest stop to practice her roping in the parking lot. She was roping the mirror on the F150….or a nearby fire hydrant. She really dug the cowgirl scene.
Lulu was also fascinated by the bull riding. This cowboy helped her on the mechanical bull at the fair. That’s one thing about Lulu – she doesn’t mind (in fact she enjoys) being the center of attention. She had a crowd of cowboys and cowgirls watching her and she thought that was cool.
I’ve never seen much of a resemblance in my girls before. Until I saw this photograph. I took this one earlier this summer and I think it’s one of my favorites of them so far this year.
Thank you to each one who have allowed me to capture your family! And thank you for following the blog! I am officially closing sessions and am not accepting any new bookings at this time.
I do have several sessions to complete editing and posting in galleries and I have a few left to shoot, however, I am not taking any new work.
If you are a client that has had photographs taken by me and are interested in Christmas cards, please let me know. I will do some design work between now and the end of 2009.
I photographed sweet little Savannah recently. It brought back so many fond memories of being a mama for the first time. Kendra and Mike were overjoyed and it was a complete pleasure talking with them about being first time parents. I remember the feeling of awe….which I saw in their eyes. They are enamored with their beautiful baby! Thank you both for inviting me into your home. Enjoy your southern belle!
I photographed the most delightful family this past weekend. Now, when you have a large family to photograph and little ones lots and lots of cookies are needed! The children were so wonderful; it is not easy to sit for photographs when your a wee one. Thank you to each of you for your patience with me. I asked you to sit, stand, play games and each of you did just what this photographer asked you to.
This photograph is one of my favorite group shots from the day. I love the casual-ness of this shot.
I was thankful to get a lot of random shots of grandma & grandpa with their grandchildren….cousins happy to be together and brothers and sisters enjoying one another. In all honesty, I was reminded so much of my own family by this family and the way they just hang together. I loved it.
A few shots when the cookies came out
Two of the most beautiful little girls I’ve ever seen:
I’ve mentioned before many times on this blog that sometimes photographs move me to tears. When I photograph a big number of people, I do try to capture some intimate moments. It’s often a hard thing to do because there is usually so much going on when you have a large group. I knew I captured this moment, but I had swung around in a hurry to try to catch it so I wasn’t sure if I actually got it. When I was proofing the session and stumbled upon this photograph, my eyes welled up with tears. The love that “A’s” uncle is embracing her with takes my breath away. As the mom of little girls blessed by an uncle who loves them like this, it’s an extra special image. I’m going to end this blog post with this photograph and I’m going to remember the abundance of love floating all around this family.
It’s a baby boom all around me! A dear friend of mine had a baby in June and I was honored to be able to take some photographs for her. I think you’ll agree that she’s just gorgeous. Thanks Katie, for letting me come and spend some time with you!
My nephew was born yesterday. And I was there when he entered the world.
There really is something magical about watching your baby sister labor & give birth. I’ve never been with someone through the entire birthing process. I’m certain that most women are *not* like my sister.
She was full of grace and elegance during the entire process. Her little 3 year old was in and out of the room and I was so proud of the way Julie handled him while she was in such discomfort and pain. She smiled at him, answered his questions about the rolling chair and played with a kaliedescope all while she was laboring. Yes. I was proud.
And then, well, then she had Big Jack. 9lbs, 9oz. Ah……….my beating heart. If only I had words like Shakespeare. He is beautiful.
She was beautiful during & after Jack’s arrival. She was amazing.
Papa was pretty cool himself. Julie & Dan have a lovely teamwork; that’s how their marriage is. I loved watching them yesterday.
One big brother and one big sister:
This is the other big brother. And this is the most moving moment of the day. When “A” walked in the room, his eyes immediately filled with tears of joy. Absolute tears of joy. He was in awe. ”A” has a tender heart; a heart for the things of the Lord. He kept his distance just taking Jack in. Then he looked at his mama with a love so deep that it moved me to tears (just look at him looking at her and hugging her). After he held Jack for a few moments, I walked over to him, gave him a hug and whispered, “it is amazing how God knits little babies together, isn’t it?” He agreed and we said nothing of his beautiful tears.
And finally, GrandMary & Beepa holding the new love of their lives.
Lord Jesus, thank you for such a beautiful blessing. Please make Jack strong and courageous and mostly make him to know, love and trust in You. Amen.