Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tree Farm Engagement

This session was a beautiful March day that we recently had! Lauren + Cole love the outdoors so I knew the perfect location, a local tree farm! This beautiful lead to many beautiful locations for these two. 

When I first met Lauren + Cole last Fall their love for each other and excitement to get married was so contagious. Since starting my journey with photography, engagement shoots have quickly become my favorite! I find such joy seeing two people in love, smitten with each other and so stinking excited to get married! Sometimes the photos don't do justice with all love + spark I get to witness during a photoshoot. After a session I just take a moment once I get into my car and just thank God for this gift he has given me, the awesome people I get to meet + the great joy it brings to me each time.

I am so excited to also capture Lauren + Cole's wedding come September :)



Liam Dale is One

This little ham should probably be in a Gerber Baby commercial, but for now you can admire his cuteness on here! Liam's mom is my cousin who has been my friend for my whole life so to be able to watch her become has been so fun! Growing up we always played house + school and we talked about having families of our own one day and here we are now! I have a lot of catching up to do (wink). 

We celebrate his Birthday with an ABC party and Liam did a great job with eating his cake! I am so fortunate to have family + friends who are becoming moms, are moms and onto baby number 2 already! I will have all the wisdom in the world when it is my turn.

Happy 1st Birthday, Liam Dale. You are the sweetest + cutest boy!



Friday, March 2, 2018

Family Snow Shoot

This family is so beautiful and the idea of a winter outdoor shoot sure came to life! Last year when we attempted this I believe it was negative temps so we could not go outdoors! We lucked out with the fresh snow fall from the night before so it was a white blanket to play in. 

This family of three live in Colorado so I feel honored when they make it back home and request that I do their photos! Steph is the older sister to one of my best friends in high school and I even attend their wedding! It has been so fun to watch them grow and build their family. Kasen is the cutest kid + has the best style + smile :) 

I have hopeful thought that maybe the next shoot will be in Colorado, because that would be amazing with the beautiful views they have out there! I am so glad it is March now and seeing all the snow melt makes me do a happy dance 24/7 but, when I am able to capture beautiful shoots with snow like this, I am reminded how beautiful winter is here in the Midwest. Hats, mittens, big sweaters + boots are one of my all time favorite accessories, but there comes a time when you are ready for the next season + I so am, but who am I kidding, we will probably get a one more storm or two but, at least it wont stay!

Happy weekend friends,