Saturday, June 30, 2012

sneak peek | seniors - three cousins.

I posted about taking Sarah, Jacob and Austin's senior portraits.  But, I forgot to mention...they're all cousins.  My cousins.  We decided to take all of their pictures at the same time.  So, I had to get some of the three of them together!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

sneak peek | newborn - wells.

I took maternity pictures of Joy a few months ago.  And, a couple of weeks ago I had the honor of taking pictures of their sweet new baby, Wells [Can we take a moment to notice how awesome his name is?!?].  He was such a sweetheart.  We had a great time and I realized just how much a love the squishy, newborn phase :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

project 52.20


On the day you say, "I do", you really have no clue what you're getting in to.  You think you've got your relationship figured out.  You think you know what you need to know.  You think your days are all going to be easy and happy from there on out.  

But, thankfully, God designed marriage as a covenant.  Between not only husband and wife.  But also with God.  So that, when you realize that you don't really have your relationship figured out, and you definitely don't know all you need to and your days aren't always happy, it's okay.  Because you're committed.  You not only said I do, but you said for better or for worse.  You're in it for the long-haul.  

Your daddy and I celebrated four years of marriage this week.  And I am here to tell you, marriage is tough.  And frustrating.  And a constant challenge.  But, it's also beautiful and rewarding.  It's amazing to know that someone has promised to love you forever.  And that you have committed the same to that person. 

And, I will tell you, this fourth year has been incredible.  The two of you have made our marriage even sweeter than before.  We have become a team.  Working hard to care for and love both of you well.  I have seen your daddy become a daddy.  I've watched his excitement as you arrived in this world.  I've watched him love you. I've watched his face light up when he sees you.  And it has been amazing.  

So, although marriage is difficult, I want both of you to know that we are committed.  To making our marriage, the foundation of our family, great.  We are in it for the long-haul.  And we are excited about it.  Thank you, for making life even sweeter for us.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

4 years.

Today marks 4 years.

It's so hard to believe that we have been married for that long. But, I can honestly say, I love him more today than ever before.  Even though most of our friends would tell you we about kill each other all the time, we really do love each other.  We fight hard.  But we also love hard.  He was made for me.   And I am so, so thankful that I get to spend the rest of my days with him.  

Tonight we had a mini-photoshoot.  I set up the tripod and we took a few pictures in between changing diapers, attempting to feed babies avocado and oatmeal, bathing babes, and fixing supper.  Our house is a total wreck.  I am obviously a mess.  And I actually started to change clothes and try to fix my hair.  Or, at least put on some lip gloss.  But then, I realized, I want to capture us.  The real us. 

There will be time for high heels and makeup this weekend (when we leave the boys overnight for the first time!).  But tonight, it was real.  And messy.  But, it's us.

(And, no, contrary to what you might think when you look at this picture.  That is not a baby bump.  It is my lack of abs after carrying around two babies.  I'm working on it.

 And, we had to sneak in a picture of our new additions this year :)

I'm linking up with Emily for Embrace the Camera.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

sneak peek | engagement - leslie and taylor.

 I took Leslie and Taylor's engagement pictures a couple of weeks ago.  
Here's a quick sneak peek!

sneak peek | senior - sarah.

One last senior sneak peek.  
Sarah always makes my job easy :)  She gorgeous and totally willing to do anything.  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

sneak peek | senior - jacob.

We did Jacob's senior portraits the same day as Austin's.
He was also great.  Willing to walk through cow pastures, step over cow poop, walk all over and still smile while doing it all!  It was a lot of fun :)