Category Archives: Relationships

A First Father’s Day

Happy First Father’s Day to this young, new daddy!

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“I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing, when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.”
~~Charles Dickens

A Wee Bit of Heaven

Almost a year ago …

A wee bit of heaven drifted down from above, 
   a handful of happiness, a heartful of love. 
   ~Helen Steiner Rice

Singing, dancing, clapping her hands, laughing and smiling, and trying her best to make a fast getaway — Willow is so good at all of these!

On a cold, windy Autumn day, I got together with her and her grandparents for an indoors playtime/photo shoot. Willow got to meet and greet Leo the Lion, my vintage puppet, who never fails to set the friendly tone for our time together.

This almost-year-old babe/toddler is pure joy–she fills many hearts with love!

Her grandpa already has her helping him in the garden, and grandma has shown her around the kitchen too. But for now, Willow prefers the bookshelf, where she sits surrounded by all her colorful storybooks.  In the Spring I look forward to capturing her with her trowel and watering can.

The P Family

God gave us a gorgeous afternoon for the P Family photo session at a park  …

Gianna recently celebrated her FIRST birthday. She’s a real-life doll with a  twinkle in her eyes.

Big sister, Mary Rene, is caring and sweet. She loved every minute on the climbing wall and the playground slides.

I hope the P Family enjoys their captures, and I thank the Lord for just the “right light.”

Chloe, Betty, & Her HS Friend

This clever saying was stitched onto a needlepoint pillow in Betty’s home:

“A dog has a master. A cat has a staff.”

So true!

I captured these snapshots last week when I visited Betty, who is healing well from a broken hip and surgery, and her H.S. friend.  Thank You, Lord.

Betty and her cat, Chloe, are true besties! They adore one another.

I truly think each is a “staff person/staff furson” for the other.

Six Month Old Sweetheart

Willow Sophia is six months old already and her sweet personality shines through every minute spent with her!

Her mommy and both grandmas thought it was about time for some new photos to go into their special frames.

Fresh as a daisy … three generations together …

and playtime in her Grandma’s beautiful backyard …

Willow wins the Miss Congeniality Award! And an Awesome Wardrobe Award too!



Thanks for the fun morning!

God blessed us with beautiful weather and a great time together!

 

 

iheartfaces — Motherhood

Waiting patiently is a huge part of motherhood!

Since this photo, Erin is now the proud mama of a baby boy! And Caiden’s grandma is mighty proud too!

Head over to iheartfaces to see the beautiful photo tributes to motherhood–this week’s theme challenge.

J & B – Formal and Playful

To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness. ~Robert Brault

B & J wanted a variety of photos this spring, so we found a pretty outdoor location in between the rain and wind storms. They’re a dear couple with great love for each other that shows through their natural photos. Except for a formal shot, no posing was allowed here!

I’m so glad we got together and made this session happen, despite Mother Nature’s constant barrage of bad elements. I’m so glad you endured the long drive to spend a recent weekend together.  My heart was warmed. 🙂

Thanks to both of you for letting me use my janeography time and talents with you and for you!

Sisters, Flowers, & Chocolate Chips

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.  ~Author Unknown

And my favorite “sisters quote”:

In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips. ~Author Unknown

These sisters are definitely flowers AND chocolate chips!

Singin’ in the Rain

and Baby, It’s Cold Outside were just two of the themes during this photo session with sisters R & R — they are such fun girls!

Their eyes sparkled and they played “Mary Poppins” when the wind gusted under their brightly colored umbrellas. Whoosh! Let’s have a tea party in the treetops! I actually thought we might! We laughed and laughed!

Instead, the girls and their mom and I agreed we’d all have hot chocolate with marshmallows once we got into our warm homes!

I count those pretty reflections in the puddles as bonuses in my photo-fun-day!  Thanks, sweet girls, for playing along with me on a chilly winter day!

December Debutante

Dreamy…Creamy… A few captures of baby Willow, just two weeks old, so fresh, soft, and sweet.

Willow with her two very happy, proud, and thankful grandmas — Grandma Linda and Grandma Sandy ADORE her! Willow, you are indeed a heaven-sent gift!

Here’s Willow in a little Christmas red… While Mommy was at a meeting, I captured this special Daddy & Willow love!

The S Family: Our Three Sons

Three bright-eyed, fun brothers — bright plaid shirts — a sunny November afternoon — what more could a photographer want?

I enjoyed trying a new lens and capturing these sweet faces as we walked from one location to another on a pretty day. Boys are SO MUCH fun! Rocks, sticks, leaves … silly stuff … gotta love it.

I just hope and pray Little Brother gets his five new teeth soon–they were really bothering him today, but he was a trooper and got through the session with flying colors. Thanks, guys, and thanks to your very fun parents too!

Stan

In September I was blessed to meet Stan, his wife, Pat, their children and grandchildren. They asked me to photograph their family in their yard and home and capture relationships and playful settings. I was so touched to see their loving interactions and how much everyone loved Stan, aka “Grumpy.” What an endearing nickname. He was anything but grumpy. He was full of loving words and hugs, and his eyes twinkled as he gathered the little grandkids to him, read them books, shared treats, and talked with them.

Stan entered heaven’s glory this past week after a challenging illness. I wish I had had the time to get to know Stan better. However,  I’m grateful for the two occasions we had to talk. I’m so thankful that Stan and Pat and their family know and believe that Jesus is their Savior and Friend! It’s always a comfort to know that a loved one is safe and in perfect joy in Jesus’ everlasting arms. And that all Christians will someday rejoice together in the heavenly home Jesus prepares for us!

Jesus said to Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.” John 11:25-26

The A Family

The A Family braved the hard frost and cold temps this morning and gave lots of smiles! In between locations at the park, we had our coats and gloves on, and they just kept the smiles a’comin’.  At times I couldn’t see the boys’ hands ’cause they tucked them into their sleeves. So we kept moving–jumping, skipping, and everything boys like to do.

Such a cute group of kids and grownups! Baby A and Toddler L were a happy pair with their cold, red noses. I was happy to get some of the sun’s flare today too. God shined on us and He warmed our backs and our hearts.

Thank you, A Family, for the opportunity to capture your dear family and your love for one another!

Magical Mia

Mia is a magical three-year-old who loves to go barefoot, eat strawberry ice cream, and spend vacation time with her grandparents.

As we roamed around the back yard, we kicked the dry, rustling leaves, and I captured Mia’s spirit–a little bit magical and a little touch of mischievous in her cute grin and sparkly eyes.

Mia wore a very special dress her grandma chose, with tiny yellow flowers embroidered down the front pleated sections.  It seemed appropriate to create a vintage black/white photo to showcase such a special little girl in her dress. And isn’t her haircut adorable?!

I hope you come back another day to play, Mia! And bring your grandma again too!

Easy Going Evan

This sweet little guy just celebrated his first birthday!

He was so content to sit in the grass, wiggle his feet, look at his Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar book from all angles, and watch the leaves fall.

A big thank you to Evan’s daddy and mommy for asking me to capture his sweet nature!

The H Family

Seven grandchildren, three family units, and three generations comprised an Autumn family photo session at a pretty park. This is a sampler of the shots straight out of camera from our evening time together as the sun began to set and the shadows grew long. 

What a beautiful loving family they are! And what polite and helpful children — their parents and grandparents can be proud and so thankful! I’m blessed to have been your family’s “shooter”!

Precious Moments Together

It was a great privilege and honor to follow three generations of the R & C Family yesterday and capture some everyday-living snapshots of them in their beautiful yard and home. What a blessing to have five beautiful grandchildren age 5 and younger! They alone made the day quite exciting!

They laughed and played. They read books and had snacks. Rain fell while we made our own sunshine.

Just being together was a gift–their real presence in the present. 

Thank you for having me shoot you all during your precious moments!