David + Brittney + Kaila

When Brittney contacted me about maternity and family shots, she said something along the lines of "...you probably don't remember us, but..."  Pshawww!  Of COURSE I remember you!  But oh my goodness, how could it have been 3 years ago??!  Eek!

Kaila-girl is just as sweet as she is beautiful :)

I can't wait for baby boy to join your family!  And I seriously can't wait to see how thick his beard is when he's born!!  :)  Ha! 

Barrett Family

A little while back I did an extended family shoot for one of my past brides.  I'd also shot maternity photos for her sis-in-law, so I feel like I know this family well :)  So of course, I said I'd do it!  I also needed to get my hands on this little dude: 

And remember Austin & Erin??  Their session was waayyyyyy back when Cove was still in momma's belly!!

Did I mention these guys basically had their very own baby boom starting about 10 months ago?  ;-) 

Sweet little girl just couldn't stay awake in the warmth of the summer morning :) 

Thank you Barretts!!!!  xoxoxoxoxo

Brad + Danielle + Reese + Caine + Heath

Brad and Danielle exchanged vows this summer at their home and their neighborhood lake.  It was a small, intimate affair that was juuuuust about perfect (except for, you know, flower and cake disasters and 100 degree weather...small things ;-)).  But seriously, they've built such an awesome life together, this ceremony was just icing on their already yummy cake!  

This is the sign that I saw when I walked up to their front door.  And having watched Dani plan this wedding through her posts on Facebook and Instagram, I knew she really meant it.  Family and friends are so important, and that's just how they do life... with their friends and family by their side (if not right in the mix of it all)!  ;-) 

I loved these favors!  "we're kind of a big dill"  I meant to grab one for myself, and completely forgot (*hint, hint*)  ha!

Momma and her boys.  They wore their suits just for her, and took several pictures JUST FOR HER, because we all know they didn't really want to do either!  Good sons ;-)

Love that photo on the right with all the boys and "Brad Dad." 

Groom and HIS mom! 

Danielle never got an official proposal, so when Caine walked down the aisle he told Brad, "I think you forgot something" and handed him Danielle's ring.  Brad walked UP the aisle to Danielle and proposed to her right then and there.  It was completely unexpected and caught her a little bit off guard, as evidenced by the tears :-)  And just look at how he LOOKS at her!!  Aaahhh!

I don't know if my favorite thing about this picture is the kiss or the boys faces!! 

So quick side note.  One thing that intrigues me so much about Danielle is how she just has no qualms walking up to someone and dead pan telling them something that is completely incorrect, just to see their reaction.  And I mean, she lets the awkwardness sit for a while before she will ever fess up to joking with them (if she ever does)!  I could NEVER!  haha!!  

So we walked up to the golf clubhouse and they were having a costume party for someone's birthday, and Danielle's yelling at folks that they won't let her in because she wore the wrong costume, and I'm looking for somewhere to hide.  Ha!!  But after all that, we had to get a picture with these lovely folks, because WHY NOT?!!  

Danielle and Brad (and Reese, Caine, Heath *and Pierce*) - Can't wait to watch your family continue to grow!  You guys are killing it at this whole fun family thing, so just keep doing you and I know I'll keep getting new stories to tell each time I photograph you :-)  Love you all!  xoxo

Jay + Kandi + Thomas

Prepare yourself to fall in love... with the absolute cutest little stinker you've ever seen!

The below pictures show Thomas's newborn photo that I took 6 months ago, and then his update picture with Mr. Elephant :)  Soooooo sweet and so happy Momma brought the elephant back for a comparison shot! 

His little smirk/smile KILLS me!

Do you think Momma and Daddy are smitten??  <3

Thanks for bringing Thomas back for me to oodle over :)  Hope to see you again in another 6 months!!  xoxo

Ashley + Jake + Blake

One of my favorite times of year, getting to take pictures of these three!  The boys never fail to impress me with their manners and sweetness (while at the same time being silly 6/7 year old boys) :-)

We got all Jungle Book out in the woods since they'd just been to see that movie the weekend before.  I knew we were pushing it after about 10 minutes and finally the fun ended with Jake flat on his back when the "vine" broke.  Eeek!  He took it like a champ, though ;-)

My favorite below... because I can imagine it as a big canvas on their wall :-)  Thanks for another year of letting me capture you and your little BIG guys, Ashley!!  xoxo