He is Risen

He is risen, indeed! It’s another cold Easter for this books – this may be the coldest I can remember. I’m happy we celebrated with family yesterday with a nice meal, Easter egg hunts, and our church’s Saturday Easter service. The cold front started coming in yesterday afternoon…today, it is sleeting!

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Spring Portraits

With spring comes warmer weather…and wind! We definitely fought wind this portrait session, but the kiddos (and parents) did great. I couldn’t believe how much little Ethan smiled and posed for the camera. I’ve been doing this family’s photos since their engagement session close to a decade ago. Those photos were actually at the same park – in the wintertime! They live on the other side of the country now, but we’re always able to catch up when they come back to visit.

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Easter Sunday Joy

This past weekend was packed with Easter fun! We discovered Lil’ Miss K loves the Easter bunny 10 times over Santa Clause (who she was afraid of). When she saw him at the egg hunt, she ran up to him waving and saying, “Hiii!! It’s me!!” She showed him her most prized possession (her baby), gave him a hug, and posed for photos. (Is this my girl??)

Sunday morning, Lil’ Miss K hunted some eggs before we rushed around to make it to church. Since we just moved, we tried out a new church. We really enjoyed the service, but we sure missed our pastor and friends. Afterward, we hosted our first official meal in our new house. For the first time in several years, the weather on Easter was beautiful – so we thoroughly enjoyed the day.

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Palm Sunday Portraits

Lil’ Miss K was hesitant to parade down the aisle for Palm Sunday in front of the entire congregation, but by the end of church and Sunday school yesterday, she couldn’t stop dancing around with her palm. She even told us how Jesus rode on a donkey and people laid down their palms for him. I love this girl and her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.

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Portrait Session | Midwest Weather

I took these portraits last weekend in about 70-degree weather. This weekend it snowed. That’s the Midwest for you! I’m hoping for more spring and less winter in the near future. I love this family…and the fact that they always bring grandparents to the photo shoot to help wrangle the kids and make them laugh. It works like a charm!

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Lil’ Miss K | Spring Photo Shoot

My daughter’s daycare does “school” photos twice a year. I sent her to school with her Easter dress, hoping to buy a cute pose for the grandparents to hang on their wall. We ended up with four proofs – the one everyone liked the most was the one with a giant tear in her eye. She cried the entire time! So, I set up a sheet and had an impromptu photo shoot in the middle of our dining room right while we were all trying to get our Easter meal together. (The light was good!) Luckily my family expects no less of me – they were patient and supportive and kept cooking right around us. Lil’ Miss K wasn’t very smiley since I was delaying her lunch and nap, but I still got a few cute shots.

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