Love is in the air! I am so blessed to photograph families, children, newborns and every now and then I accept a few engagements and weddings. I absolutely love engagement photo sessions. This beautiful couple, Jacqueline and Corey and the epitome of true love! I got the spend just a few hours with them, within that short time, I already knew they were the real deal. They were so in tune with each other and each others needs. They were goofy, fun, loving, happy, and oh so in love! What I loved most about them though…was how they talked about how God brought them together.
Meet the Haag family! This gorgeous family is picture perfect! I love doing family portrait session, mainly because I love families! Ha! I love being able to capture a family together, in the moments when they are looking at the camera and also when they are just being goofy and silly together. I don’t think I have any picture of my parents and siblings all together. That’s so sad to say, but again, it’s one of the reasons I became a photographer. So often I hear a mom tell me, “I want to take family pictures, but I need to loose 15 pounds before I do.” What?? I say that’s just plain silly! You are here now, you are alive, you are beautiful, you are exactly how your children will remember you now. Every day is a gift, don’t wait until you think you look good enough. When you are long gone, your children will not remember the size you were, the outfit you were in, what shoes you put on, they will remember that sweet time they had with you. They will forever remember and cherish those beautiful photos of you together. So moms and dads, get in front of the camera, make those memories now and cherish them forever! These beautiful children will do just that, grateful the Haag family does just that!
Meet Beverly and Anthony! It was 4 years ago that I took the plunge and decided to start my own photography business. I was scared, nervous and totally feeling incompetent. I mean really??? Who was I??? There were thousands of amazing photographers in the world who went to school for years and years and had been doing photographer for as long as I have been alive and here I was trying to turn my passion and hobby into a business?? Well…that’s where Beverly and Anthony come into the picture. They were my very first “clients” ever. It was a free session, I didn’t feel comfortable charging anyone or even doing it at all. Bless my husband who had faith in me from the very beginning and told his boss at the time, Beverly, that his wife was starting a new business, she should come take photos with me. WHAT?? I was shaking in my boots. I was so scared at that time, I even had a friend go with me and we both photographed them and figured we to get at least one good photo right??
We got more then one, we got quite a few. To this day, that first session is dear to my heart and still some of my favorite photos. But now here were are, four years later and I get to capture this amazing mother and son again. Thankfully my skills have gotten better and I’m not so nervous anymore about whether I can capture at least one good photo, but now an entire gallery that will have them smiling for years. I still get nervous when I go on a shoot, but I think that’s a good thing! I want only the best for my clients, I want them to feel they had the best photographer and I want them to walk away loving our experience. I truly do have the best job in the world.
Meet some of my favorite people here on earth!! Oh how I love this sweet Family. The Marshall/White family moved in next door to our old neighborhood almost 10 years ago now. When our old neighbors moved out, we were crushed, we didn’t know who could possibly move in and would they be as wonderful as our last. Well…God heard our prayers because he sent us the MOST amazing family ever! Three generations of beautiful ladies! Although they were new to the neighborhood, they quickly came to our door to say hello and introduce themselves and us know they were moving in. We could not have been more blessed! “Miss Marie” as we affectionately called grandma, was as spicy as they come! She immediately found a place in our hearts and became our grandma next door.
Miss Joann and her beautiful daughter LaQuita were part of our family as well. These three ladies have found a place in our hearts and family. When we moved away last year, we were heartbroken to leave our neighborhood family behind. So when LaQuita messaged me and asked if we could have a photo shoot, I was over the moon to be able to capture three generations of the most amazing ladies that I love so much! I don’t get to see them often enough, but they are forever in my thoughts and prayers. This is why I do what I do…to capture those special moments forever!