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I’ve always enjoyed quotes. They’ve inspired me, encouraged me and often evoked a particular emotion or feeling. I find beauty and intrigue in the simplicity of their ability to capture my attention in just a simple phrase. Quotes tell a story. They are a verbal or written snapshot of a specific moment of time that can’t be redone or duplicated and yet when quoted have the ability to bring about those same emotions as when it first took place.

Photography is a vessel that allows me the privilege of capturing the moments that tell your story, a history, a personal unique and individual time that can’t be repeated or reproduced. My hope is that the story told in your photographs will allow you in years from now to share the original feelings your special day evoked with a world that otherwise wouldn’t have been able to experience it, feelings of pure joy, excitement, anticipation, pleasure, friendship and of love.

There is a story waiting to be told between each set of quotations and since pictures speaks a thousand words... let's give the world your stories.

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Archive for 'Children'

This little man has turned TWO! It was great once again hanging out with this beautiful family as they celebrated his birthday. Ethan was fast and on the move! Mom is expecting baby number two so we trailed behind as the boys ran ahead.

Milo… no words. This little man was just the sweetest, I seriously wanted to squeeze him! His smile lit up the room and I couldn’t get over the poppin shirt buttons haha. I was absolutely honored that Mom and Dad asked me to take some photos in celebration of his adoption.

When it comes to day-homes I wish there was an award (or two or three or four) that I could give to Kara. To say she is absolutely amazing doesn’t come close to putting into words how great she is with each of these kids.

Deciding to go back to work wasn’t easy. My mom was a stay at home Mom who also did daycare out of her home so there were some pretty big shoes to fill when it came to deciding where to send Breslyn. My Mom went above and beyond when it came to taking care of the kids, she set some pretty high expectations and I doubted I’d find someone even close to providing the level of care that she did … I was wrong. Kara is that person! She is simply spectacular and I couldn’t imagine Breslyn spending her days with anyone other than her and this crazy bunch of kids.

Anyway… Kara wanted to so something special at Christmas, she put on a delicious dinner for all the families and we headed into the studio for a photo shoot. The summer one didn’t go so well so we thought cookies would be a slam dunk – nope. It was for two of them, but the other two were not having it (one of which was mine) haha Kids! It made for a good laugh and some pretty cute photos that’s for sure!

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When Sara asked if I could take some Christmas photos of Rosie I was so excited, I also couldn’t believe she was EIGHT months old already! I couldn’t believe it had been that long since her newborn photos… 2016 was moving SO fast!

Rosie was adorable and I had a lot of fun finding some decorations for the shoot. I think next year I’m going to have to start offering some different themed mini sessions though out the year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to 2017 so far!

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These two were just the cutest in their matching sweaters, they weren’t overly impressed about getting their photos taken but we managed to get a few smiles! I couldn’t believe how composed and absolutely beautifully photogenic mom stayed through all the tears – I couldn’t have done it! They were some of my favorite photos though, and usually I only included one or two but this time I thought they were way two sweet to not send them in the gallery. Mom loved them, and she said she might even make a collage for their home of the meltdowns haha.

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It’s hard to believe my baby girl has turned two! It seems like just yesterday we were snuggling this tiny little baby in our arms, everyone said it would go by quick…. but I don’t think I realized just how fast time would go by.

It’s been a whirlwind two years with lots of ups and downs (as I try and write this she is pulling my hair and laughing… and laughs even more when I flick her hand and say no. Some days…. I tell ya)

Despite this beat up your mom phase, she’s our cheeky, spunky, helpful, compassionate, loving and fearless little girl and I wouldn’t change a thing about her. Every day she amazes me and reminds me to take moments to soak the world in and to see life through her eyes.

She has been loving the most random things these days, Cinderella, trucks, penguins, puzzles, cleaning, and painting. A few days don’t go by without her asking to paint, so there wasn’t a more perfect thing for us to do to celebrate than with a painting photo session! She LOVED it and could have sat there all morning painting away. I can’t get over how grown up she looks and how much of her little personality came out during the painting, she was very proud of her finished masterpiece.

Happy Birthday Love Bug!

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The kids are growing up way too fast!! This is Sawyer and it’s hard to believe almost TWO years ago now Jenn and I had brand new babies around the same time.  Sawyer did awesome for the photos…. and then he discovered the park. It was a good thing we were done with the family ones and were able to get a few there after because there was no way Mom and Dad were going to easily get him away from the park haha

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With all the photos I’ve been doing of everyone else lately we figured it was about time we took Breslyn out to do a couple of her! Thankfully the rain stayed away but with only an hours nap she wasn’t the most cooperative! We had a lot of fun and she enjoyed playing with her new baby. She’s done such a great job taking care of and feeding the baby, she shares all her snacks and makes sure she is covered with a blanket for bed. It’s been so sweet to watch this compassionate caring side of Breslyns personality (until she gets mad and throws it down the stairs haha) Thanks SO much to Triona who hand made signs, Grandma Braun for the blanket, Megan for letting me borrow the teepee and Great Grandpa Braun for the rocking chair and cradle!

Hope you enjoy!!

 

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When Mom called and asked if I was available to do a gender reveal cake smash, to say I was excited was an understatement! What an awesome idea!!!! Cailen was the most expressive munchkin ever and had an absolute blast. I was honoured to be a part of sharing your exciting news! I can wait to meet him or her in November!!!

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A little while ago I had the chance to snap a few quick photos of Breslyn, I can’t believe how quickly she has grown and how little “good” photo’s I’ve taken of her! OOPS! I love her little personality and all of her expressions. She is turning into such a little lady and as one friend has said before in regards to love “I love her more than I did yesterday but not as much as I’ll love her tomorrow” It is SO true!I used to gag at the ooohs and awwwes Mom’s would have towards their children, I really didn’t get it until I had her.

It hasn’t been easy figuring out my roll as a Mom and my relationship as a wife to Josh since she arrived. You go from zero to 100 and sometimes it feels like you just need to know it all, but the beauty is … you don’t. And just because I didn’t do something right, or different from someone else doesn’t mean I failed. There is always going to be something new to figure out, trial and error, an adjustment, something new to learn and there’s going to be fights about stupid things and that’s ok! The important thing is we’re in it for the long haul and with all the downs there are that many more ups

Motherhood has been quite the adventure so far, I had no idea how challenging yet rewarding it would be. Some days I wish I could call in sick or run away or be able to pee without this little munchkin watching me from the bed (and I only have ONE kudos to all you Moms of multiples!) But then there’s the moments when Josh comes home from work and she can’t contain her excitement, or the dog walks by and she literally laughs so hard she cries till her pants are wet from tears or how she grabs your face and pulls you close and open mouth “kisses” your cheek and my favorite, when I’m putting her to bed and she looks around at the nursery then looks at me with her sleepy little eyes, smiles, cooes, and then wraps her arms around my neck and snuggles in. It’s those moments that make it all worth it.

I am so incredibly thankful for my amazing extended family and friends who’ve been such a huge support to both Josh and I. It takes a village! And thank you to Josh, he has been and is the most amazing father, I couldn’t have asked for a better man to not only spend my life with but to raise a family with as well. That man works SO hard and is constantly giving so unselfishly, he is patient, beyond forgiving and loves us more than we will ever know. I can’t wait for the day the Breslyn wants to marry her Daddy and I know she’ll be on the right track to find a special man of her own one day with a Dad like Josh setting the example how a girl deserves to be treated. xoxo

Hope you enjoy the photos! I’m defiantly a little biased but I think she is ADORABLE. I’m for sure going to have to ake my good camera out a little more often 🙂

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