Monday, December 5, 2011

A Look at the S Family...

Here is a sneak peek at the S Family and little O.G. This little girl is filed under "S" for So Stinkin Cute! Thank you so much Mom and Dad for asking me to capture these sweet moments with you and your sweet little girl.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sneak Peek of the B Family...

This is one of my favorite families. The boys are so full of energy and fun, I just smile listening to them talk about, well whatever comes to their minds. All three of the boys are such good brothers to the lone sister in the group, their love and dedication to her is astounding. Thank you again, B family for letting me chronicle this time in your lives.

This one surprised me with how much he can be a ham. I totally didn't expect this from him.

I don't think they will use this one due to the cars in the background, but I love the look of all of them together like this.

These guys were fascinated with the train tracks.

So, in order to get the boys to co-operate with me, I made them a deal. You listen to me and I'll take pictures of you on the railroad tracks. Man, did it work!

Thank you again B Family!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall around here...

Just wanted to keep in the habit of posting every now and then. Hopefully I'll have some super cute photos next week, but until then here are a few from around my house. Hope this finds you enjoying your fall.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hello! I'm Back!

Hello everyone! Yes, I know it has been a while (well, a long while) since I have posted anything, but I'm here. Looking back, I didn't plan on taking this break, it just sort of happened. I just stopped posting photos, even when I had images to post. In all reality I quit taking pictures, I guess I felt like I really didn't have anything to say. Not with my words or with my photos. I had somehow lost the joy that I had found in photography. I started to doubt myself: Did I even know what I was doing? Did I even know how to work this camera, this software? Did I even know how to tell a story with my photos? Did I even have anything of importance to say? "From my heart to yours" this is the tag line I use at the top here. But my heart felt like I didn't have anything of value to give.

So what did I do? I just didn't do anything. Like a lot of us, I was stuck and I didn't know how to start again. But my God, my Father is so faithful! He knows my heart, He created it. He knows when I'm stuck and He knows how to fix it. He was waiting the whole, long time, waiting for me to get out of the way and to be in a place where I could hear Him. Hear that He loves me, that He has plans for me, that there are certain things that I need to do to fully get out of this stuck place. Am I out of the stuck place? Not fully, but I am getting there. This is the first time in a long while that I have been at peace. Peace with myself, my decisions, my husband, that inside place that always felt like I was constantly spinning. Peace.

The coolest thing about this is that my Father used photography, something that I love, that speaks to that creative part of me, to get me out of the stuck place. He used a weekend photography
workshop so that I was in a place that I could hear Him. Kind of like He snuck up on me from behind to start whispering truths into my ear while I was focused on something else.

Well, here I am, back at it. Here is the first look at what my heart wants to share. A family portrait session from yesterday. Good Friends, wonderful scenery, and beautiful girls. From my heart to yours.