“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
Who doesn’t like weaving spider webs for plastic spiders?
Or scraping the guts out of a pumpkin and saving the slimy seeds to roast?
Just a couple “lifestyle photos” in my Fall Family season collection! Super Fall Fun!
Posted in A Child's Play, Autumn, babies, Children, Families, Family Memories, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, natural light photography, Redheads, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures, Toddlers, Twos
Tagged Autumn, Children, creativity, Family, Life, nature, Parents, Photojournalism, Pumpkins Spider Webs Kid Activities, Relationships
Where did Summer go?
The watering cans, well-used, gave drinks to so many flowers and veggies
planted on our deck.
Now we’ve picked our last cherry tomatoes,
watered the impatiens and petunias for the last times,
and prepare to winterize soon.
But not too soon.
Give us more beautiful Autumn days to sprinkle thirsty flowers,
though spindly and fading,
just to enjoy the task.
Posted in Autumn, Backyard Play, Family Memories, Fauna, Floral Gardening, Gardening, Jane's Scripture Cards, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, My Gardens, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures
Tagged Autumn, Gardening, Life, nature
Oh, how I love to go up in the swing, up in the swing so high!
We had a beautiful Autumn day to capture some outdoor photos with this little P and her O’Pa. I love seeing her toothy smile and his big, caring hands in the photos. What fun it is to swing!
Posted in Autumn, babies, Backyard Play, Children, Families, Generations, Swinging Baby
Tagged Autumn, babies, child's play, Children, natural light, O'Pa, Outdoors, St Louis area photographer of families and children
Autumn … Ahh!
Leaf colors are beginning to change.
It couldn’t have been a more beautiful morning for this long walk in the park!
Posted in Animals & Insects, At the Park, Autumn, Botanicals, Families, lifestyle photography, Relaxation, Walk in the Park
Tagged Autumn, botanicals, Breathe, casual photos, Catching the Light, Dog Walking, Dogs, Enjoy the Moment, Leaf Colors, Relax, Walk in the Park