She’s as beautiful as the day we had.
Late afternoon golden sun..our location was filled with terrific variations and greenery, and I had such a great time working with Taylor.
She’s so pretty.
Late Summer, Early Fall..the colors are so warm and happy. She looks amazing..no matter where we went.
Ready for the next season of her life.
Warm sunshine sneaking in from the back/side..the strobe light on my right..just love this shot.
Perfectly poised in the garden.
Her smile makes me smile.
She is gorgeous and I just love this shot…so much……that she smiled and I love this one, too.
She fit perfectly in this window..so cute!
I truly love all of her shots..but this one is up near the top of my list…just makes me smile.
We had a lot of fun with posing. love~
You know..I loved her serious look as much as I loved her smiles.
It was an especially perfect afternoon, no wind, sun was extra golden, and she was the beautiful blooming rose in the garden.
I truly enjoyed focusing on you, Taylor, and chatting with your mom.
Blessings on your future and congratulations on all your hard work and sacrifices.
Thanks for being you: unique, quick to smile and oh so pretty.
“Honey is good for you, my children, and it tastes sweet. Wisdom is like honey for your life-if you find it, your future is bright.” Proverbs 21:13, 14
The sweet faces of Emily~
6 months and so wonderful to play with and talk to.
She loves to have long conversations and she loves to laugh.
Beautiful, like her mom.
She is so loved…
Lots of helping hands to care for and love on Emily and her sister.
And she’s happy about that.
Kiss that sweet girl..she is so precious!
Sisters and friends…slow down time.
Thanks for a wonderful afternoon..loved seeing everyone and catching up. I always enjoy my time with yall.
Such beautiful and sweet girls..thanks again!
“Praise the Lord! He is good. God’s love never fails. Praise the God of all gods. God’s love never fails. Praise the Lord of lords. God’s love never fails.” Psalms 136:1-3
Happy Almost Fall, Yall!
Hank is an adorable 9 months old, now.
Jack loves his little brother.
Jack is adorable, too!
Sweet guys…love their expressions~
Hank..you are so patient and kind..I LOVE You and those long eyelashes!
Wonderful family, here..and again..those expressions!
Isn’t he so cute! That sweet smile.
The Ninja Turtle look…lol
fyi, I was down on the ground..very very low, to get this shot..so little Hank looks higher than he was.
We took a few shots in the studio..his eyes are so blue.
And, he has very long dark eyelashes. So cute~
Their happy place..being with mom and dad.
I love this.
Those toes and his eyebrows..kiss those cheeks!!!
love~ just melts me
I love this shot, too..Hank seriously concentrating on his walking skills and Jack trying really hard not to let the crazy-tall grass sweep across him. So much to love!
And this sums up toddler life…eating Cheerios in your diapers..they have it good. lol!
Hank is a handsome little guy for sure. So precious!
Jack’s instructions on the best way to eat a Cheerio.
Follow his lead~
Then we went to the Mt Juliet Tn Fire Department.
Jack wore his Fireman costume.
Hank wore his Dalmatian costume.
They were tired and excited. lol!
Jack was allowed to check out all the cool stuff on the Fire Truck…ringing the bell…turning on the lights.
He was like, “Sign me up!”
Jack and Hank wrote and drew the Firemen a “Thank You” note and brought cookies.
These are our heroes.
We truly Thank You for all that you do!
Well, that sums up Hank’s 9 months session. It was wonderful, exciting, and I love so many of the shots we got.
Thanks so much for the fun visit. I always have a great time and my face hurt a bit after yall left, from laughing so much.
“Send your light and your truth to guide me. Let them lead me to your house on your sacred mountain. Then I will worship at your altar because you make me joyful. You are my God, and I will praise you as I play my harp.” Psalms 43:3, 4
Someone who holds your hand..who laughs at your jokes..who is often closer than a friend..your sister.
They are beautiful and so very sweet.
Lovely long and willowy arms..perfect dress for her.
She has her own style and looks so pretty.
I had such a good time working with her..I tried different lighting and she was so patient.
Such a fun color on a fun gal!
We went out back for a few shots..LOVE this~
Natural poser..and her eyes look so blue. love~
Mid-day shooting isn’t all that bad under my Pin Oak Tree.
Nice gust of wind, perfectly timed..so pretty.
I personally love this shot of her. Definitely makes her look older, but getting a peek into the future..well..she’s just very pretty.
She also has a beautiful and very powerful voice..and sweet disposition and she loves to laugh…and that’s beautiful to me as well.
Thanks for a wonderful lunch-time..it went by too fast!
“Our Lord, we ask you to bless our people again, and let us be like streams in the Southern Desert. We cried as we went out to plant our seeds. Now let us celebrate as we bring in the crops. We cried on the way to plant our seeds, but we celebrate and shout as we bring in the crops.” Psalms 126:4-6
Mr. Drake is 1!
I think he’s kinda happy about it.
Mom even brought his original Ultrasound picture.
We had to work a bit to get this shot..but Drake came through..no composite..the real deal. Yay Drake!
That’s his Dad’s dump truck from when he was little.
This is his Mom’s blanket from her childhood.
He’s showing us his teefers and toesies.
We’ve used his Teddy Bear in every session…he’s really grown…
Seriously..Teddy looked so big..3 months.
Kiss those cheeks…goodness.
Every stage in growing up has its ups and downs..but right now..looking at him..you just want to stop time..and enjoy..hold him..tickle his tummy..smell that sweet sweaty-little-boy smell when he’s been playing outside..snuggle..pick him up to keep him safe..aww..he’s just precious.
There’s no stopping time..so we will have to enjoy the present moment and look at pictures from yesterday.
Mr. Drake will give you a sweet smile to get you through the day~
Always enjoy our visits..and this fella continues to bring his “A” game. yay~~~
Thanks so much for a wonderful morning.
“Lord God of Israel, no other god in heaven or on earth is like you! You never forget the agreement you made with your people, and you are loyal to anyone who faithfully obeys your teachings.” 1 Kings 8:22
Precious Hallie..she 6 months old now.
Beautiful almond-shaped eyes..she is just so pretty.
The beauty runs deep in her family..beautiful mom and big sister.
Squeeze that sweet girl..I love this.
And..I LOVE this so much!
I love her giggles and laughs.
So much love~
I just love this so very much!
Take it from Hallie..just lay back and enjoy life..laugh and smile because of all the love that surrounds you~
I loved shooting this session outside..it was bright and hot, but again, I love all the shots and everyone did a fantastic job. YAY~~
Thanks for sharing this sweetie-pie with me for a little bit, and it was good to see everyone.
“Day after day announce, ‘The Lord has saved us!’ Tell every nation on earth, ‘The Lord is wonderful and does marvelous things!’ The Lord is great and deserves our greatest praise! He is the only God worthy of our worship.” Psalms 96:2-4
Summer, Sunflowers, Sisters
What beautiful subjects to photograph.
I love to work on my back acreage for future photo session..so I’m just thrilled with how this session went.
The ladies were perfectly wonderful and beautiful..my flowers and tall grass were exactly what I wanted..so I will plant another patch for next year.
Beautiful features for sure..sweet..and a good big sister.
I love this shot.
Backdrop of Sunflowers.
They all have distinct and very pretty blue eyes..similar, but unique to each one.
They definitely look good surrounded by yellow.
I had my strobe for the more formal shots, earlier, but went natural once we went “one on one” near the flowers.
The sun went behind the clouds from time to time, and it was between 5pm-6pm, so instead of fighting the light, I made the best of it.
She is so pretty.
Her features remind me of a young Lisa Marie Presley (Elvis).
I love how you can tell they are sisters, but they have their own unique looks and features..all so pretty and sweet.
Little Miss Priss..honestly can’t decide which I like better…color or bw.
But, I love this shot.
She was facing South..looking over the Sunflower patch..soft, diffused light.
My husband and I built this shed 6 or so years ago out of old weathered bard wood..I have loved using it and am so glad we built it.
Her blouse and shorts..and that smile. love
I have a few wildflowers on the other side of my sunflowers..bright sunshine..and she looks just lovely.
So many things I love about this shot..I made her walk towards me about 3 times..and I love every shot I got.
At this age..not so self-conscious..just enjoying herself..no matter the sun or the shadows.
In this shot..she is facing North..the sun was behind a cloud..again, soft diffused light.
Then the sun came out..blaring light..she turned and I loved her profile.
The way her hair grows along her hairline..I just love it.
All the natural highlights from the summer sun..her lightly freckled button nose..pursed lips..long eyelashes..so so pretty…love
Playing hide-n-seek from the bright sun..we managed to do it and she looks good surrounded by all the greens and yellows.
One of my favorites..baby blues…sweeping eyelashes..her hair..pose..love
Tucking a sunflower behind her ear…so precious~
I’m not sure if sunflowers have a smell, but I love this shot.
Whether you’re walking through a summer field or one of life’s paths..take is from her and face the sunshine…
…and keep walking and smiling.
I sure had a great time..yall were wonderful..it was so hot but worth it.
I’m already thinking about 2 more flower fields in addition to another Sunflower patch for next year.
I love how everything turned out.
“The heavens keep telling the wonders of God, and the skies declare what he has done. Each day informs the following day; each night announces to the next. They don’t speak a word, and there is never the sound of a voice. Yet, their message reaches all the earth and travels around the world. In the heavens a tent is set up for the sun. It rises like a bridegroom and gets ready like a hero eager to run a race. It travels all the way across the sky. Nothing hides from its heat.” Psalms 19:1-6
Family of 4 in this season of their lives right now.
They are headed out West to live and we will miss them so so much, but are excited for their future.
Sure..they had time for a photo-session before they left.
It was an unreasonably hot evening..but that didn’t stop us.
Perfect for each other~
2 precious guys that fill their hearts and lives with love and purpose
This handsome fella is full of energy and ideas..he even posed himself in a lot of the shots.
He’s adorable and full of curiosity..such a sweetie.
Not only are they a good-looking couple..but they are both smart, creative, and hard-working. Not much they can’t do..together~
Love this~..and this~
Love his smile and thick wavy hair.
haha..love their playfulness.
It was a beautiful evening..a little too hot, but I love all the shots we got..it was so worth it.
We will miss yall, but our hearts and prayers go with you…until we meet again.
Thanks for all the wonderful years of friendship, happy memories, and all the projects you have both done, to make our lives easier and better.
We love yall!
“We depend on you, Lord, to help and protect us. You make our hearts glad because we trust you, the only God. Be kind and bless us! We depend on you.”
Psalms 33: 20-22
Land-locked here in TN..we have wonderful lakes and man made beaches..it’ll do in the hot summertime!
Little sister and her brothers.
I loved that she let me follow her around with my camera..granted..the boys went into deeper waters. Such a pretty little lady~
Isn’t he a cute guy?
Big brother is a handsome fella. They are all funny and love to laugh.
It was a bright, late afternoon…just my camera..tried to use the sun to my advantage..but the shots of them playing, being kids, having fun..making me laugh, showing me things, just being in the moment..that’s the art I was after that day..and the bw tempered the odd green cast of the lake. I want to be a kid when I grow up.
She is just beautiful
She was telling me something..I can’t quite remember, but it was about the sand.
the many cute faces of Ivy~
awww..I love this~
Often, I get out of my comfort zone..leave my flash at home..shoot earlier in the day..have an idea, but leave the rest to capturing the moment..finding the sweet expressions, being patient, and having fun. It was a good day.
“Suppose I had wings like the dawning day and flew across the ocean. Even then your powerful arm would guide and protect me.” Psalms 139:9, 10
Good fashion never goes out of style and sweet little girls should be cherished forever.
Using her hands and imagination..she creates beautiful things.
Miss Fashion Bug makes time to play, too.
Her version of the cat walk.
She can work and still look cute.
She loved the sand.
Why yes, Ivy, I will play ball with you..cutie~
hold her hand when she needs you..
…and just appreciate the sweet little girl that she is..truly, sugar and spice.
This Lake-Side 1940s shoot was so much fun!!!
“Love and loyalty will come together; goodness and peace will unite. Loyalty will sprout from the ground; justice will look down from the sky above.”