Welcome to my blog! I'm thrilled to be able to share with you my favorite images from weddings, engagements, maternity, and more! Grab a cup of coffee and get snuggly cuz this blog will give you all the feels!
During the past Christmas season I was blessed to be able to take pictures of 3 gorgeous babies! 1 teeny tiny little newborn girl, Gia, and two 3 month old chubby little bundles of joy, Daniel and Ava! None of them are related but they’re all just so cute I want to eat them! Yes…I’ve gotten to that phase in my life where I want to eat babies…I never thought i’d succumb! Their JUST SO CUTE! AHHH! You ladies out there will know exactly what I’m talking about…but the rest of the world….yeah just give me that weird look, I’m expecting it.
Any who, since these shoots were all so close together I thought I’d combine them into one! Prepare yourself…you may want to find a place where no one is looking or can hear you because you WILL be making a fool out of yourself staring at the computer screen. There’s just no way not to when there are babies with THIS MUCH CUTE!
We’ll start with the youngest, baby Gia! You may remember her parent’s Michelle and Bill from their Baby Bump session this past autumn. They sure made a gorgeous little girl! It was such an honor to meet her and I can’t wait to see her in just a few months for her 6 month session!
Next let me introduce you to Danielle. He’s as sweet as little boys get! After he woke up from his nap he was a ball of energy and funny faces. I especially love the stink eye shot I got!
Last, but certainly not least is my new friend Ava. She is such a little beauty! Her big blue eyes coupled with her dark locks, her Dad will need to keep her under lock and key when she gets older!
Now that spring is upon us, I’m receiving more calls and emails. It’s the light at the end of the looong winter tunnel! Soon wedding and portrait season will be in full swing! Hooray!
I’ve been reflecting a lot on my photography during the cold winter months. I’ve really been able hone the direction I’d like it to go. If you’re a frequent visitor to my blog then you might have noticed I’ve recently changed the “About Me” section a bit.:
“The significance of a photograph is greater than any of us imagine. It can be breath taking, emotional, and precious. It can capture a moment that may never happen again. We need to cherish these moments and that’s why it’s so important to me to capture them.
In this digital age it’s so easy to find a friend with a camera or throw all of your images on a disk and forget about them. What’s not easy, and never has been, is capturing the true essence and beauty of a person and the moments they share with others. That is what I strive to do. To not only take pictures, but to capture moments that will become an heirloom and a legacy.
Every day I thank God that He’s blessed me with a unique eye. An eye that expresses how beautiful and important God’s children are to Him. He is my Savior, my joy, and my life. ”
This concept of how precious our images truly are really hit me hard the past couple months. I mean, do we really have all of the pictures that we want with our loved ones? Can we honestly say that we have too many pictures? Too many memories? This idea tugs at my heart strings every time I think about it. It has prompted me to revamp some things as well as create some special projects in the future.
For now, I hope it compels you to break out your point and shoot or your DSLR and snap a shot with someone you love. Print it out and frame it. Make it hard proof that they exist and you feel deeply for them. Time is too short and too precious. I pray you make the most of it!
My Parents and I when I was born
My parents and I last spring
My brothers and I (typical Nate, not a fan of pictures ;oP)
Ben and Melissa
Nate and Lindsey
Babyn Mabyn (Insert cute noise here)
Ethan, my nephew, the new love of my life!