Hello bed head.
Hello late mornings and couch snuggling.
Hello tree swings.
Hello sun-kissed cheeks and goggle eyes.
So fresh and raw is the new life that fills a hospital room. A room that is typically cold and uninviting suddenly turns into a place of warmth and privacy where a family is already building memories. A room where you hesitatingly peek your head in the door with a smile of anticipation for what you are about to see before you. Maybe a little striped hat through a distorted plastic bassinet or a tiny arm or foot in the air.
Take a break with me for a minute to soak in this family. A family that is doing family so well.
It may appear to be an ordinary day to some, but to a family that is trying so hard to invest every bit of goodness into their babies, it’s extraordinary. Filled with teaching opportunities and quality time. Isn’t that how a child spells love?
As a photographer who has finally found her niche, I come away confident this is where I should be and overwhelmed with joy that I was able to capture extraordinary and tender moments for another family. I know they will cherish each image.
Thank you for trusting me Michelle. Thank you for reminding me of what I love most.
Light, bright and airy is what Mandi and Miles envisioned for the atmosphere of their day. A beach ceremony and the open aired reception in the evening made for a spectacular setting. They opted for a first look for the sake of photos and the schedule of the day. It was clear to see this decision helped ease some pre-ceremony jitters and emotions as well. As soon as they saw each other, each of them breathed a sigh of relief.
These two and their entire family hold a special place in my heart. I’ve had the pleasure of documenting many milestones on Miles’ side of the family and it’s always such an honor to get a call from any of them with special news asking me to be there.
Congratulations Mandi and Miles!
Remember this precious couple and their engagement session?
Kendall and Christian were married in December at Cross Creek Ranch and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!