“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues
Walk in a favorite place. Soak in the sunshine. Bask in God’s goodness and love. Pray in adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication. Delight in all His blessings to you and yours. Breathe deeply and feel grateful. Go and serve others. Catch the sun. Share the Son.
Posted in At the Park, Autumn, Botanicals, Fauna, Floral, Gardens, God's beautiful creation, Missouri Grasses, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Sunlight, Walk in the Park
Tagged Autumn, Flowers, Life, Missouri grasses Sunlight, nature
Autumn is a favorite time of year to capture children’s photos amid the gorgeous Fall glowing leaf and sky colors!
Being able to document these children and their sweet personalities is pure joy. Each one is so different, so caring and kind, so special! They have great parents and are so blessed in many ways! I feel blessed to know them and see them often!
Posted in A Child's Play, At the Park, Autumn, Children, Collages, Families, Family Heritage, Family Memories, Farm Living, Friendship, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Parents, Reflections, Relationships, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures, Walk in the Park, Woods
Tagged Autumn, Children, creativity, Family, Friendship, Life, natural light, nature, Parents, Photojournalism, Reflections, Relationships
Golden sunshine blessed us with great light on the afternoon of this dear couple’s anniversary photo session! These are just a handful of the captures for their anniversary book. I can’t wait to see which one they chose for their canvas wall art! I couldn’t have asked for more natural subjects! They are a great example of love and commitment for all who know them and witness their kindness and service to others.
Posted in At the Park, Botanicals, Couples, Events, Families, Family Heritage, Family Memories, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Reflections, Relationships, Senior Citizens, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures, Wedding Anniversary
Tagged 50th wedding anniversary, Autumn, Forest Park, Life, lifestyle photography, Love, natural light, Reflections, Relationships
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The sun began to set.
And then she flew.
Posted in At the Park, Backyard Play, Children, Dancers, Families, Family Memories, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Uncategorized
Tagged child's play, Children, creativity, Dancers, Families, Family, Landscape, natural light, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children, summer
Parenting isn’t “a walk in the park”! But this daddy makes it look easy as he and little one reach for each other’s hand and walk on a mild winter afternoon.
So little. So big. Looking up. Looking down. Reaching up. Reaching down. So trusting. So giving.
It’s great to see a father’s love and a daughter’s trust. May it grow and grow, bloom and blossom!
Posted in At the Park, babies, Backyard Play, Children, Families, Generations, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, natural light photography, Parents, Relationships, Snapshots, Walk in the Park, Winter
Tagged child's play, Children, Families, Family, generations, natural light, Parenting, Parents, Relationships, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children, Trust, Winter
This young miss SHINES at whatever she does! She dances, she sings, and she excels in middle school too! She has love in her heart that radiates to everyone around her, and that love beams through her beautiful blue eyes. She shares Jesus’ love with those around her, both near and far, in family, church and school family, and mission opportunities.
I captured her sweet personality along with a bit of her impish nature at various locations for her headshots — these samples are from inside a horse barn to outdoors on a snow-covered path. I do have a favorite! Each is very different with the natural light settings — from cool to very warm — that we found along the way.
With a smile and sparkling eyes like these, I know whatever photos her parents submit for her 2016 Muny Opera application headshots will shine for the decision-makers. Better yet, I know she’ll nail her auditions! I look forward to seeing her in the summer productions!
Lord, I pray that Your light will shine through this young girl, that she will grow in her faith and stand unashamed of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior and Friend. Help her words and actions to always reveal Your light that lives in her and draw others to You! Give her the confidence and boldness to always take a stand for You in her life experiences. Guide her as she grows to be the young woman You want her to be!
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
Posted in At the Park, Families, Headshots, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, natural light photography, Snow, Winter
Tagged Children, Headshots Winter sunlight, natural light, St Louis area photographer of families and children, Winter