New Seasons

Right now, we are in that strange transition between seasons. Summer is sadly about to end, and fall is just around the corner. School is back in session and my favorite stores are selling knit sweaters and suede boots. But...I'm not ready for bon fires yet. I'm still trying to squeeze in as many pool trips as I can before they close!

Side Note: Did you know that most pools have an end of season “dog splash”? Puppies joyously prancing around the pool, off their leashes and in the water. It might be the happiest day of the year. Have you ever been?

But before I know it, trees will change colors and the temperature will get cooler. As a photographer, fall is one of my busiest times of the year. I spend time capturing all of the change that has unfolded within families. Children are taller, teeth are lost and gained. She started driving and he's applying to colleges.

One of the great honors of my job is to document how a family is growing and evolving. Really, I'm capturing a season in their life, a moment that won't last forever.

If you're ready, I'm booking fall sessions now. Email me if you're interested!

Valere Family

She specifically asked me if there would be snakes... I said no (confidently I might add).  

Well, we only saw one anyway.  And at least it didn't come super close to us... right?  Here's the problem.  I love fields of grass, green grass, dead grass I don't discriminate.  Throw in a sunset?! I'm sold. It's the perfect combination for a beautiful photography session.  

To top of it all off, an adorable family shows up.  Are you kidding me? It's a photographers dream...not the snake, just the cute people, grass and sunset. 

After looking at how well this session turned out, am I crazy to think running into the snake was worth it?

Hiner Family

Pictures are powerful.  They can take you back to that place in time.  What I love most is not how you remember the session, but how the images trigger other memories.  Those dimples that made it impossible to tell her no... because it was too much cuteness to handle.  Or the way they held their daddy's face... it hurt a little but he loved it.  Those are the details of life I want to remember forever because they bring joy, and joy brings thankfulness. We have so much to be thankful for.  

This is the beautiful Hiner family!  I had so much capturing all the joy and love!  I hope you enjoy these memories forever! 

Chenoweth Family // Neighborhood Session

When we did this session, they were literally locking up the doors before the next family moved in. They bought this home (their first) shortly after their wedding. It's the place they brought home their son, celebrated two of his birthdays and watched him become obsessed with trains. It's the cutest house, on the cutest street but beyond the exterior it holds so many memories. We did a neighborhood session to document where this family started. Now they have moved on to a new adventure... together... because together is home.  

Brown Family

I’ve always been passionate about photography.  There’s something about this hands-on art form that has stuck with me over the years.  Recently, I’ve been working hard trying to figure out the direction of my business…weddings, couples, families, etc.  To be honest, families were originally at the bottom of my list.  I was happy for the job but that’s all I considered them, a job.  Ironically, I’ve stayed busy with family sessions and to my surprise, they’ve drawn close to my heart.  

Life goes by so fast, families change, children grow older and even our beloved pets grow grey hairs. I love giving families the ability to freeze time.  She will only wear those pink cowgirl boots for so long and he will won’t always fit on your lap.  All seasons of life are precious.  I know for me, I want to live a life that is present, free of wishing days away — though believe me, I often fall into that habit.  

So here’s to capturing the little moments — their age, those dimples, the missing teeth. May we never forget the details of life.