I remember when Jennifer was little. She was always the sweetest little girl and that sweetness continued throughout her teenage and now young adult years. She’s always been a care-giver, a baby lover and incredibly kind hearted. I think these amazing traits are a direct result of being raised by wonderful parents. Growing up, TJ & Debbie seemed like family members to Emy, Corey and I. We aren’t related in any way but we did life together…. trips to the river together… mission trips together…. church life together…. those were truly the good ol’ days and I wish we had more of them.
We lost TJ to cancer a few years ago. It was a hard season for everyone. There is nothing that could replace his joy and energy. He was one of a kind and he left an impact on everyone that he came in contact with. As Michael and I walked around with his daughter, Jennifer, and her fiance’ during their engagement session, every time we laughed and joked and had a good time, I thought about TJ. He would have loved how much fun we had together. As much as I wish he was here to see this new season in Jennifer’s life, I know that the greatest way that we can honor a man that was so full of life, is to be present and joyful in the life we have together here on earth. TJ would have wanted that. He loved his church, his family, his community and he adored his little girl.
It’s an honor to be a part of this season with Paul and Jennifer. As we walked around a gorgeous farm in Caroline County, the light was perfect, the cows were mooing in background and the location couldn’t have been more perfect! Give me a willow tree, a dried up soy bean field and a few white silos and I’m a happy girl! I loved getting to know Paul and Freckles (she’s the pup!) during our time together and I can’t wait to show you some of my favorites!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!