There is something so amazing about being inspired. Actually, everything about being renewed by inspiration is amazing. And every single thing about this location was inspiring. I've driven by these silos a million times and have ached to shoot here. I'm such a sucker for great textures, glowing light, and accessibility (it's a HUGE deal for my clients with little kiddos and one of the first things I take into consideration when scouting). The steel, rust, concrete...it just
Last Saturday I got to finally meet the oh-so-sweet Coronado family. SJ had contacted me months ago to schedule a session to commemorate her baby boy, Ethan’s first birthday. We had been chatting back and forth about ideas and locations for what seemed like forever. I remember thinking when she booked, “Laynie will be one by then…that seems like so far away.” Well, it wasn’t, and the time went by super fast. SJ and I both stalked the weather all week, and we were so fortunat
The last morning session of spring mini day was reserved for the Kiser sisters. Ava and Indie are the crazy gorgeous daughters of my sister’s childhood friend Jenae. She and her husband, Preston were high school sweethearts and are now trying to keep up with these two little lovebugs. I’ve known Jenae since she was in about 7th grade, and I would get into epic battles with Courtney (my little sis) because the two of them would go through my closet when I wasn’t around. These
This bright eyed boy is going to be a big brother to a sweet baby girl in April…unless she decides to make her entrance sooner, like mom is predicting. The Muhlbeiers booked the first spot in my Spring mini’s, so I’ve been looking forward to their session for a long time, and Dalton, Amanda, and Knox did not disappoint. It took Knox only a few minutes to warm up, and I’m sure it had nothing to do with my sister trading Smarties for big smiles. He was the absolute sweetest. He
Everyone says that the first year flies by. I couldn’t agree with this more. During our babies’ first years, we’re consumed with feedings, weight gain, counting diapers, nap schedules, rolling over, starting solids, sitting up, teething, growth spurts, sleep regressions, first words, crawling, talking, walking. I mean…how could it not fly by? That’s an insane amount of growth and development within a relatively short period of time. Being on the brink of celebrating my own li
I have no idea where to even begin this post. Literal, legit, writer’s block. This is about my best friend…why is it so hard to try to find words to talk about how awesome she is. I have zero issues filling up a post about a family that I’ve only spent a couple hours with. But where do I even start trying to write about someone I’ve spent the last sixteen years with? This girl and I have experienced just about every major life milestone together, usually not from the same cit
Over the weekend, I got to photograph the Galneau family who will be adding a little boy to their clan in February, completing their family of five. As a mama of two, who feels like there are zero spare moments in a day, I have crazy respect for Heather being a full time teacher and mommy to two little girls, all while experiencing a not so easy-peasy third pregnancy. I'm a self proclaimed lover of pretty things, but 90% of motherhood is just plain messy. Blowouts, spit up so
Today's post is going to be all about one of my very favorite humans...my sweet baby Laynie. this little bit turns eight whole months old today. My little Laynie pop is very much the stereotypical second child. Her older sister is always in control of our schedule and activities for the day, so Laynie doesn't usually have any other choice than to just go with the flow. And she is a champ at it. She is so sweet, but CRAZY curious. She wants to be into everything all the time.