“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
Whether you’re a business professional, a CEO, a college grad, a student/entrepreneur, a child model, a singer/dancer, or a stay-at-home-parent re-entering the work force, you need a great head shot for your business cards and your website!
Does your headshot communicate professionalism? your joy in living? your passion for a career or hobby? If someone sees your headshot, will he or she take you seriously?
These are just a sampling of headshots in my portfolio — you’ll see a variety of ages and styles and messages that these want to convey to others!
Be sure to contact me if you need a new headshot!
Posted in Advertising Commercial Marketing, Business, Child Models, Dancers, Dancers & Singers, Education, Graduate, Headshots, HS Senior, lifestyle photography, natural light photography, Senior Citizens
Tagged Business, Chickens, Children, dance, Graduates, Headshots Winter sunlight, Life, Models, Relationships
The bumblebees have found my purple coneflowers! I’m still waiting patiently for the Monarchs to arrive. I’ve spotted one Tiger Swallowtail so far.
The “blanket flowers” and butterfly weed and many more plants that attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and yellow finches are just waiting for visitors! I think our cool, wet Spring has affected the pollinators and butterflies so far. So I’ll keep watching!
Posted in Animals & Insects, Botanicals, Butterflies, Butterfly Garden, Collages, Fauna, Floral Gardening, Garden Blooms, Gardening, Gardens, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, My Gardens, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Peace-filled Retirement, Perennials, Pollinators, Relaxation, SOOC, Spring, Spring Blooms, Summer Days
Tagged butterfly garden, Flowers, Gardening, Life, nature, Pollinators
“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