On the Farm

My in-laws probably wouldn’t consider their home a farm, but compared to our suburbia, it certainly is. It’s a white-sided home with a red barn, picturesque land, and cows practically in the front yard. And a tire swing! You just feel at peace there. Here are a few of my favorite shots of my one-year-old and five-year-old playing in the yard before church during our visit last weekend.

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Portrait Session | Lots of Smiles

I’m excited to welcome back one of my most loyal families. I’ve taken photos for them since their engagement – now their oldest is six and their youngest is almost three! It’s fun to watch the kiddos grow from the photographer’s perspective and see how much easier portrait sessions get as they mature. Although I always love a little bit of crazy thrown in!

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Family Portraits | Darn Cute Kids

Ok, so I’m a little biased. I did a portrait session for my in-laws last week, and I can’t help but think these kids (my 6-year-old niece and 4-year-old nephew) are pretty cute. Their best features? Beth’s pretty smile and Caleb’s ornery facial expressions.Which photo is your favorite?

Hang tight, photos with Mom & Dad will be posted tomorrow. I didn’t want to post too many at once, and I love keeping you all in suspense.

Days 350-352: All kinds of holidays

This weekend we experienced both ends of the spectrum when it came to holiday parties – from the bar scene to church, and from the young to the old. Friday evening Jerod and I went to his work holiday party at Howl at the Moon Piano Bar. Bright and early Saturday morning we made the drive to his parents’ house to celebrate four Christmases. (Gift opening with immediate family, Christmas with Grandma, a Christmas concert, and a celebration with extended family.) Here are my favorite photos from each day.

You've gotta love the expression on the face of Jerod's coworker. I'm not sure if this was chance or if he saw me taking the photo, but it's perfect!
Our sweet, yet ornery nephew Caleb was excited to open Christmas presents this year.
Grandma Verle opens her pj's with a smile. After Jerod's Grandpa passed away last year, she's had to live in a nursing home.

Days 42-44: Faces of life

This weekend was busy, so I didn’t get a chance to post photos until today. Jerod and I went out to eat and to a Maverick’s hockey game with friends and family Friday night. On Saturday, we hung out with my family and attended a Fountain City Brass Band concert. If you like music at all, you would love them – they’re absolutely incredible musicians. They have a concert about four times a year at Mid America Nazarene. On Sunday we visited my grandpa in the hospice house and attended my cousins’ 2nd birthday party – complete with a bounce house!

Face off

Mavericks face off against the Colorado Eagles. They won 2-1 in OT.

Horns to the face

Fountain City Brass Band musician Scott Watson performs an exciting solo.

Baby face

Izac and Devon play with their new keyboard at their 2nd birthday party. They’re growing up so fast – hardly babies anymore!