Nothing like a late night editing sesh 🧡 Nicole and Andrew, we had such a great time with you two last weekend!! You two are the cutest!!!
This sweet girl’s senior session is going out tonight ❤️
Fall colors showing off 🍁 These two cuties invited us to their home which happens to be a farm passed down from Robyn’s grandparents to her parents, and now these two are living in the home! How sweet is that? Three generations growing up in this adorable farmhouse. These gorgeous maple trees welcome you at the end of their driveway, and I think I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when we drove away. Such a beautiful evening for this beautiful couple!
🖤 This stage of life. It’s hard, you guys. I’m talking right now to you moms who are in your late 20's to mid 30’s. You have kids. Likely two, three, maybe four of them. They probably range in age from newborns to 7 or 8 year-olds. (Give or take a few, on all of the above mentioned stats). In this stage of life, you are dealing with exhaustion. Mental, physical, and emotional. In this stage of life, you are dealing with teething. With ear infections. With stomach viruses. You are juggling nap schedules, and feeding schedules and soccer, dance, or cheer schedules. A million balls you are juggling, and you probably feel like you are dropping most of them. In this stage of life, you are dealing with guilt. Guilt over having a career, and not spending enough time with your kids, or guilt over staying home with your kids, and not doing enough to contribute financially. Guilt over being too harsh with your kids. Too lenient. Guilt that your house is clean, but your kids were ignored, or guilt that you enjoyed your children all day, and now your husband is coming home to filth. Guilt. In this stage of life, you are bombarded daily with a whole host of decisions. Some of them life-changing, some of them not. None of them with clear cut answers. Do I vaccinate my kids? Do I not? Do I send them to public school? Homeschool? Charter school? Do I continue to breastfeed? Do I blow the budget so that I can buy all organic? Do I force my child to apologize, even though the apology will be insincere? You don’t know the answers to ANYTHING, but you feel constant pressure to figure out EVERYTHING. This stage of life is less and less about watching your friends get married and have babies, and more and more about standing by and witnessing your friends struggle in their marriage, and even get divorced. It’s a stage where you’ve got to put in the time and the effort and the work and the energy to make sure your OWN marriage stays healthy. And that’s good, but it’s hard, too. At this point, you or someone you know has experienced infertility. Miscarriages. Loss of a child. Continued in comments...
Reminiscing on these absolutely gorgeous bouquets by @lovegrowsfloraldesign 😍 Happy Friday, lovelies!!!
*10/10/10* it’s been 8 years living out my dream life with my dream man! 8 years dating, 3 years married, 2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 homes, 4 jobs, 4 countries, 16 states, 1 dream job, countless hours of laughter and our most precious son, Parker. I’m so lucky to have him for all of these reasons, but I’m most thankful for this man over the past few weeks when my sciatica has flared up to the most intense pain of my life. I’ve been bed ridden for days trying to take each day for what it’s worth. It’s been incredibly exhausting trying to care for our baby and myself. I’ve never openly posted about this because I feel like a failure. My body is failing me and it’s so so frustrating. I have so much support and I’m so thankful for how understanding all of our couples have been and the outpouring of prayers we’ve received over the past week. Sending out emails to clients asking to postpone sessions is one of the worst feelings, and we’ve just been so thankful for their patience and flexibility. So if you’re going through something that’s bringing you pain and sadness, just know you are not alone. Being in pain 24/7 feels extremely isolating. Reach out to friends and family. Or slip me a dm, and I will cheer you on and listen to your struggles. 💕 we are in this together, friends.
Those fleeting moments before becoming a Mrs! Love that sweet time for mommas as they button up their daughters. 😍
We’ve photographed countless numbers of puppies during engagement sessions and even senior sessions, but this was the first time one of our couples included their pup for a few portraits on their wedding day!! This little pooch looks awfully happy that her mom and dad are finally married!! Love!! Florals: @janekellyfloral Dress: @amelishanbridal
💕 Jessie+Connor 💕Time just doesn’t slow down! We’re cruising into a busy month full of engagement sessions and fall family minis! It gets pretty crazy around here this time of year, but when you’re surrounded by so much joy and love it hardly feels like working at all. 🙌🏽