Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Johnny+Tia I Engagement

I took a cross country road trip with Dustin and his friend Johnny a few years back.  I actually meet Johnny the day we left for our adventure.  We had a blast and Johnny talked a whole lot about his girlfriend, Tia.  

Naturally, I meet Tia when we came back from the trip, and I was wowed. She is beautiful, genuine and so sweet.  Johnny and Tia are such a great couple, they've been together since High School, which is awesome in and of itself.  I don't want to get it wrong, but I believe they've been dating for 7 years! (correct me if I'm wrong Tia!)

So when Johnny popped the question to Tia in Germany, we were all very excited for them! How perfect, and in Germany?! I mean heck yeah! Congrats Johnny and Tia!!! You two are awesome! Can't wait to shoot your wedding in the Fall. 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day + Edlin Family

Happy Father's Day!!!

I know how hard being a parent is, and I can only imagine how hard it can be being the Dad.  Always having to succumb to Mama's request, feeling a little uncertain of your diaper changing skills, and never catching a break at home. So this one is for all the Daddy's out there doing their best, and making us Mama's proud!

There I said it, now get back to work.

On another note,
I am going to bless you with photos on this Father's Day & yes, they have a daddy in them.  Tis' the season!

This family is simply adorable.  The little girl, Lily, is extremely sweet and very laid back.  You can tell she has a good Mama (and Daddy)! Love this family, love, love, love.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Case is here!

A little post on a new family.  Very sweet one at that.

I shot Julianne's Maternity photos, you can see them here, and recently was honored to shoot the new man in her life, Case Daniel!  Adorable little boy, and an extremely nice family! 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Niece is Growing up!

Okay, so this is a recent shot of my niece, Tori.  I'm wigging out on how old she's getting! The girl is growing up, and I'm growing old. I keep telling her she should model. She has that serious look down pat, and is a natural in front of the camera. Beautiful! Did I mention she's really tall for her age? Even better for modeling...ah, what am I saying? Tori, you can be anything you want. Like a Doctor, Lawyer, or the next President! ;)  Love you, Tori!!! & stop making me feel so old!

Joyce + Bryan - New Home

Tucked back into a sweet corner on a lovely road in "Loo-ah-vul", you will find an old home with new owners.  A very nice couple, Joyce & Bryan, decided to buy this home and renovate it.  All of it. 

Below are some shots from our session in May.  It was almost overwhelming stepping into the old house, so enormous and full of history.  I would call it a dream home, with undeniable potential.  Awesome place.  Check out their blog here. Very inspiring to take on such a project, I hope I can do so myself one day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Happy Belated Memorial Day!

I've been MIA from my little blog for too long.  My deepest apologies to whoever's out there checking in.

I have so much to share with you from my trip to Kentucky, which is coming to an end this Wednesday. Lots of weddings, engagements, babies and families to post up.  Lots of love and laughter, and warm fuzzy wuzzies. But this post has a more serious tone.

Last night, I was honored to capture some of Matt's belongings, and I have throw together a little collage.  I don't mind if you want to use the image in Matt's honor for your Facebook or whatnot, just ask that you don't change the image in any way, and give credit to the photog, me. I trust ya.

I'd like to remember our dear friend, LCPL Matthias Numon Hanson, who lost his life in battle this past February.  It's easy to go on with our lives, and forget those who've fought for our freedom.  I catch myself going on about my way as if our lost hadn't just happened a few months back.  As the days pass, we grow farther from how it was, and more comfortable with how it is. I know it can feel shameful to have a moment where you've 'forgotten' all that has happened.  Just to recall/remember all too well the reality of our loss.  Matt is a true hero, and more brave than I could ever be.  He served his country and his family well, and I will always honor and remember him.  I'll always think of you Matt, when driving thru our country; the rolling hills, the sunsets, forests and oceans.  When the light is at it's glorious peak. You'll always be there with us.