The plans for him

As I held this precious blond hair, blue eye gift of a boy I kept thinking what will he become? Will he be this amazing mix of sassy, sweet and smart like his big sister? Will he be loyal, thoughtful and giving person like his mommy? Will he dream big dreams that turn into entrepreneurship like his daddy?  I pray he loves and protects his sister fiercely.  I pray he loves his mommy tenderly. I pray he seeks to love and honor God like his daddy. Mostly I pray he becomes the man God has already ordained him to be and discovers all the gifts God wrapped in just him. I know God has big plans for this baby boy can’t wait to see how they unfold.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11




Pure Joy

This little boy is a delight to his family. His big smile can light up a room.  It is fun to watch his mind figuring things out.  It was so much fun to take some time and capture Josiah at 6 months.  It seems like those 6 months have flown by, I know they have for his mommy and daddy.  My favorite part of this session was watching his mommy and daddy though.  They love this boy fiercely and it’s easy to tell he brings them pure joy.






















A Busy but Blessed Life

I photographed Jenny’s wedding almost 4 years ago.  It’s amazing how quickly ones life is filled with marriage and children.  Jenny moved to Arkansas but I have kept in touch with her via her mom.  It was great that we could work out a session when she was back in town for a visit.  She has two sweet little ones that are close in age, they keep her very busy but just as richly blessed!









Clouds saved the day

When photographing two active boys under 3 cloud covering can be a photographers best friend.  The weather even though cloudy was perfect for our session.  It allowed me to photograph these two adorable boys where ever they felt like going.  I love this freedom because I get to photograph them being themselves.  William and Issac kept me on my toes but it was so much fun to watch them both interact with their mom and dad.  This is a truly loving family.  It’s hard to believe just a year ago  they were little ones and how fast life changes and they grow.  Such a privilege to get to photograph this family again, especially on a cloudy day.

Spitting Image

Kaleb is the spitting image of his older brother Brinton as a newborn. It’s sort of crazy how closely they look a like.  It will be interesting to see if that continues as Kaleb grows.  Brinton is going to be a great big brother.  He is already a help to his mommy.  He even wanted to get in on the action and have some photographs taken.  This is a great family that Kaleb is blessed to be apart of.  I enjoyed the chance to capture this wonderful  family.

Another Milestone

John and Kim were married on a beautiful fall day and I was there to capture that major milestone in their life.  I was ecstatic to find out they reached another milestone when they brought their two boys home from Ethiopia and that they sought me out to archive the first family photographs.   These two boys steal your heart the moment you meet them.  John and Kim are so natural at parenting them.  Our session wasn’t without it’s breakdowns but overall it was a great morning on a gorgeous spring day.