“Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.”
“You are pregnant and you are powerful. You are bold and you are beautiful. Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty and in your contentedness. Trust your body to birth and know that the collective power of women worldwide will be with you.”
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new…and so in you the child, your mother lives on, and through your family continues to live… so at this time look after yourself and your family as you would your mother for through you all she will truly never die.”
“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”
“Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother’s Love.” – Maureen Hawkins
“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” –Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.”
I’m grateful to have captured these fun and precious moments in the park for this family who will soon meet their child #3!
Posted in A Child's Play, At the Park, babies, Children, Couples, Families, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, maternity, Memories, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Parents, Pregnancy, Spring, Sunlight, Toddlers, Twos
Tagged Children, expectant parents, Family, Life, maternity, nature, Neighborhood Park, Parents, Relationships, Toddlers
Posted in A Child's Play, At the Park, Children, Couples, Families, Family Heritage, Family Memories, Generations, Grandparenting, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Relationships, Senior Citizens, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures, Uncategorized
Tagged Autumn, Autumn Natural Light, Families, Family, generations, Life, natural light, 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
We made a wish, and you came true.
Once you’re parents, your marriage matters more, not less, because someone special is counting on you.
“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”
― Don Herold
I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May. Well, I guess you’ll say what can make me feel this way? My girl!
First we had each other. Then we had you. Now we have everything!
Posted in At the Park, babies, Children, Couples, Families, Generations, lifestyle photography, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Relationships, smooches, Snapshots, Summer Days
Tagged babies, casual photos, child's play, Children, Couples, Families, Family, Forest Park, Landscape, natural light, Relationships, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children, summer
It was a great day at the park with this family of three, and the bonus was that the rain held off until we were done capturing many special moments.
Seven months old is a magical age! Baby P was fascinated with the ducks and people paddling on the pond. She challenged us to keep her on her special quilt made by her grandma.
Love the love that was bubbling over during this session!
Posted in At the Park, babies, Couples, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, Reflections, SOOC, Summer Days
Tagged babies, casual photos, child's play, Children, Couples, Families, Family, Forest Park, natural light, nature, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children, summer
Baby Sprout was welcomed into the world a few days after this photo session! Congratulations, new little family, on your beautiful addition — you’ve grown by two feet!
Posted in Autumn, babies, Couples, Families, Infants, maternity, Newborns, Pregnancy, Snapshots, SOOC
Tagged Autumn, babies, casual photos, Couples, creativity, expecting a baby, Families, Family, Forest Park, lifestyle photography, maternity, natural light, nature, Newborns, Relationships, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children
A fun family + a beautiful day + a country setting = a GREAT time “shooting” this family!
These parents and their teens were a joy to capture and though we had just met, they were naturals and we had fun together. I loved how they coordinated their colors to brighten the country landscape and the rustic settings.
The H Family chose to have their photos taken near a very special, old tree in their neighborhood complete with the wooden wagon and the biggest rope and wooden swing I’ve ever seen. Can you imagine how high that swing might go?
When they asked if I’d shoot them as they held their guns, I knew I’d be safe with them!
This fun-loving couple celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in September … this would make a great celebration spot with wine, cheese and crackers, and moonlight!
Aren’t they the cutest? I love their bright blue eyes and happy smiles!
The country setting and great light made me grateful for this beautiful afternoon shoot … I’m glad they left this old stump in the yard!
We ended their family “shoot” by including their beautiful Labs — these guys are all brothers and couldn’t have been sweeter to pose for this shot. I hope they got some good treats! This would make one great canvas wall art for their home. What a pleasure it was to meet this family and capture some special moments for their memory albums and wall frames. One may even become their Christmas photo for 2014!
Thank you to the H Family for purchasing my photography gift certificate at the Silent Auction, and for supporting our Heart for Honduras mission trip! I was blessed in many ways, especially by going as part of the mission team and by meeting and photographing your dear family.
Posted in Autumn, Children, Couples, Families, Furson, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, Pets, Relationships
Tagged Anniversary, Autumn, Children, Country Living, Couples, Dogs, Families, Family, Landscape, lifestyle, natural light, Relationships, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children