adventure is out there!
dear dean august,
I write this to you hoping that you are going to have the opportunity to see these images and these moving pieces of life that I captured the evening you were about to be born and
Remember childhood at the end of the school year? the closing chapter of spring and its restlessness, the beginning of warm summer nights of playing outside? remember attending funerals for birds?
This is one of my favorites.
and I don’t just say that for drama’s sake.
I say it because it is true.
I am a firm believer that things happen at exactly the time they are supposed to.
I had a random conversation recently with a random gentleman.
him: what do you do for a living?
me: I make photos.
him: like a photographer? .. cool. what kind of photos do you make?
I remember distinctly the first time we saw the car. It was an experience even getting to see it driving down the street. It was 5 years ago in our (beautiful) little neighborhood in Kansas City.
Oh how we love stories like this. We love adoption because it echoes what we have experienced, deeply and firsthand. We love that adoption says really clearly what God says to us, as His kids: “
Maria and Steve have known that they wanted to adopt for a long time. And yesterday, Asher saw his home for the very first time – met the dogs, slept in his room, and cuddled his mommy and
we interrupt our regular programming to bring you a quick photo session with the most beautiful family in the world, who also happen to be some of our dearest friends
rachel and landon, friends and neighbors of ours, had their second baby. I remember taking photos for them after the birth of their first baby, London, and it was such a joy to do it all over again
I am in total shock at the depth of life we have been blessed to share with jessi and dave. just over 3 years ago, they came to us as strangers to hire us to photograph their wedding day. we shared
thank you jess and thank you dave for being the dearest of dear friends, amazing associates in business, and for giving us the chance to shoot you again – truly, it never gets old. :)
they also have a family blog where emily shares her stories of mommyhood and adoption.
hop on over for your mommy blog fix!
Remember these guys? We do! We LOVE this family! They called again, now with a fresh faced one year old baby girl – “Poppy” – and kids that have GROWN!! The constant?
yes, most of the time, we photograph couples who are in love and getting married. and we love doing that…a lot!
but once in awhile, there is someone who comes along and has a beautiful story
christine and matthew are exceptional. she’s a photographer (who we met at our last don’t give up project!). he’s a touring musician.
and then there’s lennon.
Mitch, Hillary, and grace rule. we love them, and their home, and the memories we have made with them as some of our closest friends over the past few years. and to remember it all before they
here are a few snapshots of our thanksgiving holiday this year – we shared it with my sweet mom (aka the mops), jer’s family (minus his sister, sarah, who is living in haiti and working
Jenae’s a great photographer who came to the first DON’T GIVE UP project and wanted us to do some family pics for her, which is a huge huge honor! Her and Doug are an amazing couple.
We have been so thankful at the awesome response for our portrait promo. Since so many have taken us up on this – and we definitely won’t have time to blog each individually, here’s
Tomorrow, as we stuff our faces with 4800 calories of nap inducing deliciousness….and for others, tofurkey – we begin a most sacred season. A season of “family togetherness”,
When the Bash family invited me to wonder into their lives for a morning and photograph their family, I was thrilled. Not only are they wonderful, generous, kind, joyful, beautiful people with the
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