“Everyone wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.” As April 3rd comes to a close, We’re sitting here thinking about the emotional roller coaster we’ve been on since July. Today marks my due date with our first child and we can honestly say through all the pain, tears, suffering, and stress, it’s bittersweet. We’ve come to learn how precious life truly is, how much stronger we are as a couple, and as difficult as it was, coming to terms with the realization that sometimes things are completely out of our control no matter how hard we try to plan. It’s sad to think we’ll never know what Baby White #1 would’ve grown to be, but we’re grateful to have shared happiness and excitement the day we found out we were going to be parents. Shortly after our miscarriage, we were again blessed with two pink lines and blood work to confirm: we’re on the road to parenthood once more. It took us a while to feel comfortable announcing our news out of fear that this nightmare could repeat itself. The first few appointments were overwhelmingly stressful and full of anxiety, however, coasting into the halfway point at 20 weeks and seeing a baby wiggle around on a screen was a huge relief and weight off our minds. Our squirmy little girl makes her debut in 14 short weeks and we are overjoyed to meet her :) She is already loved beyond measure and we couldn’t ask for more. Thanks to our family and friends for being there when we needed you and keeping our news private until we were ready to share. 💕 ***We could have eliminated the heartbreak in this post and shouted out the good stuff only, but it’s apart of our story and we want to share...somewhere out there couples are struggling with loss. It hurts emotionally and can be down right debilitating. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in a miscarriage...as common as it seems, it does not make it easy. If you’ve struggled with loss, know that you’re not alone and it’s OK to talk about it. Onesie by @littlefruittree
So finally through the first FULL week of 2019 and I had a WAVE of motivation wash over me. Step 1 (of many many things): blog your images! I have THOUSANDS of photos hangin out on a terabyte, just chillin’ waiting to be shared! @courtschwert and I did this ‘mini styled shoot’ 1 year ago today. I find it very fitting since we have a crap ton of snow from the last few days. Blog link in profile! @feger304 you’re in this one, too 😘
Who’s already tailgating?!?!? Couches will be burned tonight! Let’s Gooooo!!!! @wvubarstool @wvusports @wvufootball @westvirginiau
Another gorgeous wedding with @Twintailseventfarm! This is also the first time I've photographed at their new Woodland Ceremony site! Just stunning! So many things to love about Nicole & Tanner...here are just a few :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *They met at a gas station in 2012 while Nicole worked through college and Tanner worked for the oil & gas field *Their first date was a Pirates game, after a co-worker convinced them they should go out *Their love for Lilly & Forest (the best behaved pups I've seen!) * Nicole's fierce tribe of beautiful friends * Tanner's southern charm (and of course his accent!) * Tanner's brother Joe giving his Best Man speech, he was so nervous his hands were shaking * Nicole's Dad, Brain, and her brother, Brian, share the same name...and share the same birthday! (how cool is that?!) * Nicole taking a shot with Grandma Elaine :) * Witnessing two families join together in celebrating the start of a new life
How I feel about today’s wedding!!!😄😄😄 Eeek!