“Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3
Posted in babies, Children, Collages, Families, Family Heritage, Family Memories, Grandparenting, Infants, Infants & Newborns, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Macros, natural light photography, Parents, Relationships, Snapshots, SOOC
Tagged babies, Children, Family, Hands, Infants, Life, lifestyle photography, newborn skin, Newborns, Parents, Photojournalism, Psalm verse, Relationships, Snapshots of daily life, Two weeks
Her great aunt wore this organza slip and dress as a flower girl about 70 years ago. She asked that I photograph her grand-niece wearing it, and this is just one of many captures as she played on her bed.
My style is simply to follow a child as he/she plays and capture the memories!
Sweet P phoned her cousins to ask them to come to her tea party. She was so excited!
Among her guests were Chloe Bunny, Barney Cabbage Patch, Benedict Bunny, and Piglet.
No one minded that this Two served tea and cookies in her pink and white slips.
A good time was had by all!
Posted in A Child's Play, Children, Families, Family Memories, lifestyle photography, Memories, natural light photography, Redheads, Relationships, Snapshots, SOOC, Tea Party, Toddlers, Twos, Vintage Style
Tagged Children, children's play, creativity, cuddle and kind, Family, Life, Relationships, Tea Party
It’s easier to tolerate winter when the sun shines and when you have a dog to walk!
Posted in Animals & Insects, Family Memories, Furson, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, Missouri Lakes & Rivers, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, SOOC, Walk in the Park, Winter
Tagged Dogs, Family, Life, Nature Walks, Relationships, Winter
“A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work!”
These two with their O’Pa at a favorite pond are simply happy to be casting and reeling and catching little biters.
Posted in Children, Families, Family Memories, God's beautiful creation, Grandparenting, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, Missouri Lakes & Rivers, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Reflections, Relationships, Relaxation, Senior Citizens, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures, Winter
Tagged Children, Family, Fishing, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Life, nature, Relationships
Today is All Saints’ Day on the Christian church calendar. It’s a day to celebrate those sinner-saints who have gone before us to their heavenly rest.
During this beautiful Autumn season I’ve spent some time walking and photographing in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, MO, not far from where we live.
When my parents moved from Ohio to the St Louis area in early 2015, they changed their plans so that this national cemetery would be their final resting place.
Our dad is now at perfect peace and has been committed to JBNC since his recent passing from this earth. It’s a sad/happy time for us. Sad because we miss him so much–almost daily visiting, laughing, eating ice cream together, singing and listening to polka music, hearing his great stories about family and World War II and travel experiences and more.
We’re happy and comforted to know that we’ll see him in heaven someday, because we believe Jesus’ promise that’s written in John 11:25-26: “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.”
God blessed Dad with almost 95 years of life on this earth, with a beautiful and loving bride of 70 years plus, and with a caring family and many friends. For all this, we’re so thankful.
See you later, Dad.
“In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song.”
“For every sin on Him was laid; here in the death of Christ I live!”
Posted in Autumn, Events, Families, Family Heritage, Family Memories, Generations, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, Memories, National Cemetery, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Relationships, Senior Citizens, Snapshots, SOOC, U.S. Military Veterans
Tagged Family, family memories, Life, nature, Parents, Photojournalism, Relationships
Little sister brought her baby brother her favorite book—The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle–and he was completely mesmerized by it, as you can see!
The cocoon and hat were crocheted by Lake Effect Creations. You can find her Etsy shop online at etsy.com
Isn’t he adorable in it? A beautiful creation in God’s world!
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Tagged babies, casual photos, Children, creativity, Families, Family, natural light, nature, Newborns, Snapshots of daily life, St Louis area photographer of families and children, summer
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