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Bad Blogger!

Yes, I admit it. I am a bad blogger. Sometimes things have to go down the list of priorities and this has been the case with the blog. However, I hope to update it soon and often. In fact, if you subscribe to this blog you may get tired of getting these updates. I do have a lot of sessions I would like to blog but we shall see. Now it’s Christmas time and there is another flurry of activity. I think to begin with, I will start with the most recent session I had. It was just yesterday in fact. I had the pleasure of taking little Kaiser’s newborn portraits. Kaiser’s mommy used to babysit our kids years ago and now here she is a mommy to her own sweet little baby boy. I have continued to say it and I will say it again, “Time flies”!

Tracee and Kuofeng have got to have one of the cutest babies I have seen! Look at all his hair!

Look at those eyes! He is a smart boy, I can tell already! (If you don’t believe me, just ask his parents or grandparents.)

Sleepy boy! Isn’t he precious?  When I saw this next  image, these verses from Psalm 139 jumped into my head. They seem to be perfect for this image.

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

When we took these photos, baby Kaiser was 12 days old.

Hats? Yes, we have hats. Hats to wear…

And hats to sleep in.

Sweet little Kaiser, you don’t have a thing to worry about. Your mommy and daddy love you very much and will always take care of you and hold you close in their arms and close to their hearts. Welcome to the world, little one! God Bless You!!


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Emily and Jason’s Wedding Video

I just realized that I never posted an entry on Emily and Jason’s wedding back in September.        Their wedding was on 9-10-11. Isn’t that a great day for an anniversary? These are just a few of the images from their special day. God Bless you Emily and Jason, as you begin your life as husband and wife. Thank you for letting me capture your special day.

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Cortney and Lloyd

About a year ago, Cortney contacted me to talk about her wedding. I always recommend that brides really think about this decision and make sure we have the same goal in mind with the wedding photos. After all, this day only happens once! Cortney pretty much had her mind made up so away we went. This has been the farthest in advance anyone has ever booked me so I was excited about it. Then through a series of events, Cortney and I ended up working together at the dentist office for several weeks. I was still working at the office at that time. In March of 2011 I was blessed to make photography my full time job:)Anyway, I was so happy to get to know Cortney and spend a lot of time with her. We had a fun time getting to know each other. To start things off, here are a couple of Cortney and Lloyd’s engagement pictures.
Cortney and Lloyd got married on a beautiful sunny autumn day. Here are just some of my favorites from their day. I hope you enjoy looking at these. Cortney and Lloyd, God Bless you as you begin your life as husband and wife.
A little last minute advice from mom!If you are considering doing a “first look”, I highly recommend it.Just some of the beautiful details of this lovely autumn wedding and reception.When the dancing began this little guy was having a blast! He did the splits at least 10 times in one song. Ouch!He also had a dancing partner who really got into it too!

 

 

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A Day In the Country With Amelia

I am long overdue for updating my blog. I have had so many high school seniors lately I haven’t had time to update like I should, but smack dab in the middle of all of them I had a session with a 2 year old little girl. I just wanted to update my blog and I will warn you now. This is a looooong post. So here goes. I want you to close your eyes for a minute. Well, how can you read this blog with your eyes closed? I hope you have opened them now. OK, now think about a beautiful autumn day in the country on a working farm. Listen to the combine in the field, the sound of the breeze and then a little girl’s laughter and chatter. This is where little Miss Amelia lives. Actually she has the best of both worlds. She lives on a large farm just on the edge of town so everything she or her family needs is just a few minutes away but they get to enjoy the country life. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the best life.When I arrived I was greeted with a smile from sweet little Amelia. I don’t think she remembered me from last year (you can see some of those pictures here), but maybe so. Then I had something to show her, a big number “2” since she is going to be 2 soon. She really enjoyed playing with it! And by the way, what country girl’s wardrobe would ever be complete without a pair of cowboy boots?After a few minutes, we walked down the driveway…to smell the flowers. Amelia knows that you must never become too busy to stop and smell the roses.Of course while we were there we had to take some pictures in front of the roses.

Next it was on to a horseback riding adventure. Well, maybe not the kind you are thinking of. I brought my little horse along with me. He is a rocking horse.
Amelia liked him just fine.We then continued on a tour of the farm. Amelia showed me a couple of the fields, a barn and a silo.


By now, I thought that a little two year old might be ready for a break. So I decided to spread out my quilt. Amelia decided it was time to get her ever faithful and well loved bear named Barry. These next several images just melt my heart. If you have had children, think back to the days when just the feel of their beloved bear could bring them such joy. It was just yesterday (or at least it seems that way) thay my own children were rolling around playing with their bears. **sigh**


It was about this time, as I was actually rolling around on the ground with a sweet little girl, that I heard Amelia’s mom say something I didn’t quite catch. I asked her what she said and she said “You have the best job in the world!” I could not agree more. What a blessing to get to play with this little angel, make her giggle and smile, and all the while helping this momma capture what I hope is the essence of a day in the life of her two year old daughter. I am so blessed to get to do this wonderful work. But I digress, back to Amelia…
In the words of Hank the Cowdog, “Meanwhile back at the ranch…”

By the way, if you don’t know who Hank the Cowdog is, google him and then rush to buy the books, or better yet, the books on tape or dvd or however they come where you can listen to them. They will have you rolling in the floor.
Up next we had a very exciting adventure. We got to ride in the mule. Yes, in – not on. This mule is the 4 wheeled kind, not the 4 legged kind. The modern working farm has all the latest ways to get around. We went way out to get to the corn that had not yet been harvested. I ask you, what could be more fun than playing in the corn with Amelia? Well, and Barry too. He was getting a little hungry and needed some field corn. You’ll see. (She’s the cutest!)

As our time together was winding down, I hated to say goodbye to this adorable little face. But time marches on and so must we. Amelia, I am so happy your mommy let me take your pictures again this year. I had so much fun playing with you. Let’s do it again. Maybe when you are 3. Danielle, you are very blessed with this vibrant, happy and energetic little sweetie. God bless you and your family.

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