Littles Family

Family Photos

Children are the sneak peek of what heaven is like up above!  I love capturing their sweet laughs and smiles.  These sweet cousins had the best time together taking pictures.  The time we had together was magical.  Photographing at the beach is one of my favorite locations, the kids just love being in the sand, running from the water, and the colors are beautiful!  I look forward to beach sessions every year.  I love watching the kids grow older and older and the families growing bigger and bigger.

These four sweet angels are especially dear to my heart, I call these “littles” family! 

Favorite things to photograph

Baby Photos

One of my favorite things to photograph are newborns!  Don’t get me wrong, I love photographing families, weddings, children, but newborns…well there is something extra special about them!  When I get to photograph a newborn, I want it to be perfect for their parents, after all these are the photos that they will have forever of their baby the first week of their life.

But when I get to hold these sweet newborns, there is something so special about it that its hard to put into words.  I take a hold of these new angels, I hold them tight, I cuddle with them, I can smell their sweet “newness” and I always say a sweet little prayer for them.  Many times, I have found myself having to hold back my tears so that my clients don’t think they’ve hired a crazy lady.  🙂  But I pray over them and their life, I pray that they will be healthy, that they will grow to their fullest potential, that they will do God’s will here on earth and that their parents will be blessed by them.  I know, I’m just suppose to be taking their pictures, but there is more to it then that.  I’ve been called “the baby whisperer”, but really I am just connecting with these little angels and letting them know they are loved!

Newborns means new beginnings and new hope!  What is there not to love about all of that and ten perfect little toes and fingers.  They won’t be little forever, these moments are priceless. 

When I fell in love with photography

Family Photos

One of the reasons I fell in love with photography was that as a young girl I always wanted to remember special moments in time.  I remember saying to my classmates…”smile, this may be the last time we ever”  I’ve always been keenly aware that as I grew up, there was no way I could remember all of the things I would want too.  I jokingly say to my family and clients that the reason I became a photographer was because I am the last of three children, so there are no pictures of me!  I maybe have five pictures of me as a child and the only reason those exist is because my brothers are in them, I just happen to be there. All joking aside, I really do wish I had my childhood captured so that I could share and remember those moments in time.

Mommy and me photos are some of my favorites.  There is a special bond between a mother and daughter and to be able to capture that moment in time for my beautiful clients, is priceless.  Mindie and Hailey’s photo shoot was extra special to my heart.  Last year while stepping in to teach 2nd grade while Haylie’s teacher was away on maternity leave, I met this little angel and quickly feel in love with her.  Hailey looks at life different from most people, she finds joy and happiness in everything!  When you think of what God’s angels on earth look like, I see her face!  This will forever be one of my favorite photo shoots.  I will forever remember capturing her running to me on a bridge with no cares in the world, laughing loudly, smiling, and showing me a little glimpse of heaven.