As with most little boys, my Maxwell has responded to the age-old question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” with the typical little boy answers: a policeman, astronaut, firefighter and even paleontologist. But more often than not these days, he tells us that he wants to grow up to be “a knight that fights for right.” I’m not exactly sure what that means to him in that vivid imagination of his, but how special it will be if God uses his zeal and uniquely passionate approach to life in such a noble way. Maxwell, may you always find the courage and conviction to stand in life for what is right, lovely and true!
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A mother’s love is special. I’ve always known this…everyone does. But it wasn’t until I became a mother myself and held my first child in my arms for the first time that I truly understood what that meant. I began to love in a way that I never had before. I loved that tiny little person so completely, so differently. And I think becoming a mother helped me to love others in my life better too. I loved my husband in a deeper way now that we were officially a family, and I gained an appreciation for all that my own parents had done for me and why.
A mother’s love is special. I love it that we documented that for this beautiful mamma and her two little ones, and it makes me realize how badly I need a photo session of my own!
It’s the little things that are making our summer special. He’s just going off to Kindergarten, not college, not a boarding school. But I’m trying to savor every moment with both of them this summer, because for our family, this summer marks the end of one stage and the beginning of the next. I’m excited about all that lays ahead of us, but I know that as we enter “big boy school” and all the activities and to and fro that will naturally accompany that, we will inevitably have less time for just hanging out…for doing things like drawing pictures on the sidewalk and hugging in the sunshine….just ‘cuz we felt like it.
is to have energy. I think that’s a fairly universal fact. And I know in our family’s experience, to be boy is to have a. lot. of. energy. In a very wonderful, love-to-be-alive, contagious kind of way, but I’m really not sure if I could keep up with three. This family of all boys, however, makes it look like a piece of cake and oh so much fun. And their boys? Well, they not only have a healthy dose of that fun-to-be-around boy energy, but they are also caring, loving and sweet. Their love for each other this evening was simply palatable.
H’s you are raising some great boys, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you this next go around…boy or maybe girl! 😉
We saw the most amazing fireworks display this year. It was truly spectacular. But before all the glitz and sparkle began, we watched a poignant short film on the sacrifices our men and women in uniform have made for our country. I was so moved by it (literally teared up on the lawn in the dark!) and was thankful for the reminder of all that has and continues to be sacrificed so that we can enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted. I hope that as my two grow, they learn to appreciate this great country we are so fortunate to call our own!
Miss. C is five, and boy did she have fun celebrating with her friends, Texas style! There was a petting zoo, horseback riding, jump houses with crazy fun slides, a My Little Pony pinata and plenty of all out birthday fun!
And it would be a shame if I didn’t show you the album her mamma chose to preserve their memories. It is absolutely gorgeous. I was so excited when I picked it up, and I can’t say that I didn’t drool over it a few times before I delivered it to its rightful owner. As I’ve said before, the Forbeyon albums I offer are so incredible. The quality is among the best in the industry, and they are just so darn cool! From the brushed metal cameo on the front to the endless high grade cover options, there is just so much you can do to personalize them. I just love the idea of my clients having these to keep their memories alive for years and years to come!
Stay tuned for more album posts to come. There are endless cover options, and I’m sure I’ll have to show off some more!
Things on the blog are going to be changing slightly, for the better! You might have noticed over the past couple of months that I haven’t been posting as many pictures as part of my clients’ “sneak peeks.” I’ve been doing this for a couple of different reasons. First, I want to get each family’s sneak peek up on the blog as quickly as possible, within the first day or two after the session. When we have our family photos taken, I know how anxious I am so see something! And secondly, I like to sit down and edit sessions as a whole, which is usually not possible that quickly after a session. As your photographer, I aim to tell your story — to capture your connections and what it means to be where you are as a family right now. I think editing sessions all at once gives them a more coherent, seamless feel and allows me to tell your story better. But I’ve realized that by doing this, I haven’t been showing that much of my work, and those of you who might be on here to try to get to know me might like to see more. A few pictures here and there certainly doesn’t give you a very good sense of my style and what you will be getting if you book a session with me. So … I’ve decided to come back and post more photos from each of my sessions after all the editing and ordering is done, just for fun and just for those of you who’d like to see a little more! I probably won’t be posting every photo in a gallery (don’t want to overwhelm you!), but I am going to try to give you a more complete look at what a session with me entails. I hope you’ll enjoy these deeper looks into who I am as a photographer.
And you also might have noticed that I’ve been posting more of my own family’s pictures lately. Expect to see more of that too! I unfortunately fell into the trap of spending so much of my time and creative energy capturing and preserving other families’ memories, that I was neglecting my own. Wow, that’s not OK! After all, my little treasures are the main reason why I starting learning more about photography to begin with. I wanted to capture our connections and family memories in a beautiful way. So don’t be surprised if you see a little more of us too!
So let’s rewind back to my very first session of 2011, you might remember these two beautiful sisters who shared a very special bond.
This was a special session for me. I know I’ve said it before, but photographing sisters has extra special meaning for me. I am from a family of two girls, and my own sister and I were very close growing up. I still consider her one of my dearest friends, but we were absolutely inseparable as little girls. We were as different as different could be but loved each other dearly and were constant companions. We pushed each other to do things we might otherwise have avoided. She had me climbing trees and trying to keep up with the boys, and I had her playing school and treating our dolls to imaginary tea parties. We were very fortunate to have each other. These two sisters remind me a lot of the way we were. They have very unique and distinct personalities but are very, very close friends. A friendship like this is unique. It is special, and it is to be treasured.