Those self photos of photographers giggling as they tuck their hair behind their ears...that’s just not the season we are in. It’s not who we are right now. This year has been tough, there is no other way to describe it. From the life shattering diagnosis of cancer and all of the major surgeries and chemotherapy that come with that, to giving birth and figuring out how to be responsible for another human being. From debilitating back pain and an upcoming surgery to being exposed to the most extreme kindness and selflessness from others. Individually and collectively this year we’ve experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. It has not been an easy season but it has exposed so much of what is important in life and what is important in photographs. This season has taught us to see more beauty in people, in simple moments, and in each other. It has been a year of challenges that have helped expose who we are and what is important to us: We used to see differences in each other as unproductive, we now appreciate them and use those differences to move forward. We learned how to be better business partners, love our families more tenderly, and really see our clients for who they are. We understand better than ever the moments that when documented, will have value for a lifetime. When we photograph couples, we want them to slow down in the crazy busy fast-paced life and to really see each other. To be present together in the moment with their walls down. We want to see them laugh and express how they feel. We want our photography to be a catalyst to opening up their relationship and feelings while we document that to have for forever. What we hope to do is more than take a snapshot. We strive to see you, and have you truly see the ones you love most. Amidst the crazy, the difficult, the differences...the value is in truly seeing and knowing who you do this life with.
There's no place I'd rather be. You feel like home.
Little Louise is 4 years old. She's holding a photo of her and her daddy from the day she was born. This month is the one year anniversary of losing him. On October 4th, 2017, this family's worst fears had been confirmed. Their daddy and husband was diagnosed with an angry cancerous tumor in his pelvis. They lost their best friend, a first true love, a husband, and a daddy just a month after his diagnosis. Jane will tell you that she lost herself the day that her husband passed. She'd also tell you that little Louise is the one who saved her, the one who helped her survive this first year of loss and grief. Jane is waiting on the plan she knows God has for them, grateful each day for the little miracle she has in Louise
Two of my favorite human beings. You're the embodiment of true love. :)
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Sometimes when you get married in October it snows...and then it rains and then it sleets and then it snows again.... 🤣
These hands will try to make all of your dreams come true. These hands will grow wrinkled and old with you.
The best way to predict your future is to create it
I'm fall......ing for you.....-in a Doctor Evil voice with my pinky in my mouth... 😜