Tag Archives: Couples

Paloma at Seven Months

We made a wish, and you came true.
Muuwah!

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Once you’re parents, your marriage matters more, not less, because someone special is counting on you.

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“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”
― Don Herold

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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!

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First we had each other. Then we had you. Now we have everything!

 

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Family of Three

 

 

 

 

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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!

Waiting for Baby — Week 40

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The H Family

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.

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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?

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When they asked if I’d shoot them as they held their guns, I knew I’d be safe with them! 

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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!

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Aren’t they the cutest? I love their bright blue eyes and happy smiles!

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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! 

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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.

The N Family — Baby Countdown!

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The last trimester — the nesting time — has begun, and both pink and blue and neutral colors were included in some special photos in a favorite park, documenting this couple’s waiting for baby who is due in early November. 

He’s so happy! She’s very radiant! We were all very wet in the rain, but glad we met and captured these special photos.

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And one more, SOOC — they don’t need anything to enhance their cuteness.

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The B Family – Life on Their Ohio Farm

When J and K asked me to capture their family’s lifestyle photos on their farm, I was excited to meet them. A day of thunderstorms almost thwarted our efforts. But late in the evening, a rainbow appeared over the soy bean fields, and the sky cleared for us to meet on their farm. I said a thank-You prayer. What a beautiful location!

I was in photographer’s heaven on earth to see all the colorful sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, gladiolas, marigolds, and sweet peas K had planted in addition to his corn and bean crops. I gasped when I saw the beautiful old barn wood, pallets, stone piles, and tractors to include in backgrounds. What fun we had moving from one spot to the next!

But most important, what a loving, caring family I was blessed to meet and get to know for a couple hours. How many parents have teens and pre-teens who beg to have their photos taken with their parents and never tire of the directions and suggestions? In fact, they had their own awesome suggestions for me to include in their photos.

This evening was above awesome! Take a look and see!

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A natural “frame” for dad and mom! And how about that girl power?

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Kudos to these parents! Their kiddos showed so much love and respect.

They definitely mimic what they see and hear.

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Awww! One of my many favorites. Dear Daughter’s expression makes me giggle.

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A hardworking TEAM B!

I didn’t bring tool props. They are REAL and we didn’t look far for them.

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The wildflower garden by their country home.

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The brick walkway and arbor that K built, leading to their home’s front door.

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These kids don’t just love each other. They LIKE each other too.

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The B Family and kitty Eenie. They told me an eagle nests in the woods behind them.

We didn’t see it on this evening though.

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This father’s love for his daughter is amazing to see. So protective.

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The guys enjoy their hobbies!

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Eenie gets a lot of love from her sweet and spunky friend! Oh does she have beautiful eyes too. Eenie’s friend, I mean!

Aren’t those denims drying on the clothesline the best?!

And the textures on this farm just made me over the top happy.

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Son #1

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Dear Daughter — I love how her initials had been painted on the barn by the previous farm owners.

Had to gobble up that opportunity for a perfect background for her!

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Now you see how much FUN I had with the B Family!

It was a blessing to be with you all. Let’s do it again sometime!

Waiting for Baby

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This sweet family welcomed their second daughter into the world just a few days after I captured these photos for them in a nearby park. 

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Lilly looks forward to sharing her beanie animals with her baby sister Abby.

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 Big sister Lilly was excited because she got to choose Little Sister’s shoes for some of the photos.

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Five Decades of Love

Five Decades of Love

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. ~~Martin Luther

Happy 50th wedding anniversary to this fun and loving couple!

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Live. Love. Dance.

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The original wedding party peeps came to celebrate!

And so did their 18 grandchildren (though missing one on this day) … showing some love …

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and some more LOVE in their family circles of children and grandchildren … here’s one of those “Ewww, they’re KISSing!” moments captured! Yes, grandparents still kiss!

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Backyard tables were tented and beautiful decorated with floral arrangements and “word” stones to capture the sentiments of the celebration …

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H and MS, thank you for the opportunity to capture moments during your family’s celebration! God’s blessings for many more happy, healthy, and fun years together!

Morning in the Park

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The G Family met me at the neighborhood park for some play time. Their youngest son just turned six months old and he used his core strength to sit well for the very first time without toppling over! Big brother (14) adores his little brother and was so helpful in keeping him happy by blowing bubbles and  supplying him with colorful props!

Look at little B’s beautiful eyes and eyelashes! His bright personality shined through the whole morning!

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I love to capture photos of a family having fun — they got some tickle time!

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We took a break and got out the St. Louis’ famous Fitz’s Root Beer, complete with old fashioned striped paper straws decorated with bow ties for the guys and a girly pink bow for mom! How cute is little B with his bow-tied sippy cup!

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What a handsome dad and son combo!

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Happy Father’s Day to this very special dad!

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Can They Get Any Cuter?

Can They Get Any Cuter?

G & C celebrated 13 years of marriage recently. Their zest for life and love for each other bubbles over to everyone who is around them! They are  cuteness and faithfulness and loveliness personified! So glad they asked me to capture some fun moments in the park!

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Love in the Sun

Love in the Sun

Gary & Cari’s love for each other and their “boys” shines as brightly as the sun. What a fun play time we all had at the park as I got some great captures for their walls and memory albums! Rufus, Roscoe, and Brian, you deserve some delicious treats!

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Little Details

Little Details

A mother’s brooch on a bride’s bouquet

Love Is in the Air

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How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!

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There are SO many quotes about love.

My favorite is “Love is a VERB.”

I pray that this dear couple experiences much love as they prepare to make a life together through marriage and family.

I pray that their third “cord” in their relationship as husband and wife is Jesus Christ, the One who demonstrates perfect love and forgiveness to us all.

I wish you much happiness, D and B!

A Celebration of 50 Years of Marriage

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D and E look at her original wedding band, now too thin to wear, but a perfect addition to her charm bracelet of life’s special memories.

For you see, each day I love you more today…

more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.  ~Rosemonde Gerard

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her wedding veil,

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chosen by her mother, and given to her as a gift from her groom.

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

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D and E in their beautiful yard …a special place

that holds wonderful memories of family and friends gathering together.

Every love story is beautiful, but OURS is my favorite.

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Live. Love. Laugh. Dance!

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How happy! How blessed! How thankful!

The roses they hold are from a special rose bush in their yard.

What a wonderful memory it is that D’s mother went along with him and E to select this rose color.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream!

~C.S. Lewis

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Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. 

~Corrie Ten Boom

God’s blessings, dear D and E!

I pray that you always know God’s love and care for you.

I pray that He gives you many more happy years together!

I pray that wherever you make your home, God is the center of it.

You are an inspiration to all who know you and love you dearly.

A Love-ly Day in the Park

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“Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.”  ~Kahlil Gibran

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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!