unger curry wedding story

When Rachel and Ryan’s wedding day finally arrived, clouds and rain loomed and threatened all morning. Eager and excited, but also anxious about the weather- Ryan and Rachel kept close eyes to the sky. Their wedding, that they had planned, perfected, and dreamed about for months before was set to be outside with the beautiful Mississippi in the background. Not ready to throw in the towel and eager for the outdoor wedding they pictured, the bride and groom eagerly waited as the ceremony inched closer and the clouds stubbornly hid the sun. But, just a time, a peak of sun and a break of rain. The sky cleared, chairs were placed with fingers crossed, and “plan A” was still a go!
The weather cooperated and the sun shone and the front lawn of Quarters 1 became a beautiful backdrop for a dream wedding!

stotts lifestyle session

I absolutely adore these kind of sessions! It means so much that these families are opening their homes and welcoming me in to capture these moments. I am so excited to share this one- I had a blast working with the Stotts family! Their little ones were so sweet and so fun in front of the camera. It was impossible to choose just a few favorites from our session together! So here are more than just a few from my most recent a day in the life session!

Thank you for sharing these moments with me Stotts Family!

a day in the life of the wolf family

I was more than excited to get a chance to work with this wonderful family again. The Wolf family is always so fun to photograph- the boys are an absolute blast and the love among them is tangible. It is easy to capture natural and fun images of them because it is just the way they are- on and off of the camera!

Also… how gorgeous is their home? They have breathed new life into this beautiful old house that sat empty and ignored for years. Now it has been polished back to its former glory- the rooms once again full of laughter, love, and memories.

Interested in a day in the life session? I am still offering special pricing, but only for a limited time! Soon these sessions will go up to regular pricing. Message me for more information on pricing and available dates!

 

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a day in the life of the klundt family

What can I even say about this wonderful family? They moved to the area recently- right across the street from us! They are new to the area, but you’d think they lived here all of their lives. They fit right into this community like a missing puzzle piece- their love for people, hospitality, kindness, and sense of humor makes everyone around them feel like old friends. Also their two beautiful girls are just the absolute sweetest! My littles adored them right away and love going over for playdates. I’m so blessed to call them neighbors and friends. Thank you for sharing these moments with me!

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a day in the life of the vidjecan family

I am having so much fun with this new style of photoshoots. These wonderful families are inviting me into their homes, into their right nows to capture their lives as they are in this moment. I first met Casie and Ethan at Olivet Nazarene University and after college, we all eventually found our way to the same small town. Our husbands both serving in ministry positions at local churches. I was so excited when Casie approached me about one of these sessions! I couldn’t wait to work with their sweet little family. Hadley was the perfect model, she loved the camera and was just all smiles!

I am still offering special pricing on these sessions, I would love to work with you! Message me for more information on how to book your “a day in the life” session.

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a day in the life of the robison family

People often say “home is where our story begins”. As I think about this sweet family and their story, these words could not ring more true. This family’s story at this home was 63 years in the making. This home saw a wedding, new babies coming home, and children growing and playing in the backyard. Like every good story, there are endings and new beginnings. Their story will continue on as they closed this chapter with this home.

When Emily approached me about having “a day in the life session” she brainstormed how to make this work– she knew her new home wasn’t an option for now, but they had already moved out of their old home. She came up with the wonderful idea to capture that last few memories at their old home before closing just a few days later! Saying goodbye as they danced in the empty living room finished out their story in this home. I am just so glad I got to be there to capture it!

Are you interested in capturing a day in your family’s life? Are you saying ‘goodbye’ to your home? Let me help you capture these moments! Email me for more details!

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a day in the life of the wingo family

Hello all! It has been a while since I posted in my blog, I generally use my facebook page to share sessions for easy social media sharing for my clients. I am turning to my blog today to share something very exciting with you all. I am looking forward to a lot of exciting things personally and professionally in 2018! One change to my business is that I would like to explore more lifestyle type photography. I also find these sessions to be so beautiful and real, like getting a peek into that exact moment in a family’s life. The real. The right now. The moments that all too soon will fade into new moments. Also, the winter season always gets this photographer stir crazy so I am always looking for new ways to stay busy!

Today I’d like to share a session I did with my own family, a sample of the new sessions I am offering called “a day in the life”. Right now I’m offering special discounts for clients wishing to book this type of session as I build up my portfolio. If you are interested in booking a day in the life session, contact me for more information!

 

 

abigail rose

somewhere over the rainbow
skies are blue
and the dreams that you dare to dream
really do come true

When I first began this blog a little over a year ago, I began with this blog post here. That post showed my heart and shared the story of my nephew Owen who left us too soon. It is with a glad heart that I write this post today- my sister Amy and her husband Josh had their sweet rainbow baby Abigail Rose on July 27th.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a rainbow baby is a baby born after loss.
“It is understood that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of any storm. When a rainbow appears it does not mean that the storm never happened, or that we are not still dealing with it’s aftermath. It means that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover, but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy, and hope.”  -Author Unknown

This post is a bit different than normal- there will be a few more images as it encompasses two separate photoshoots. One shoot was taken at the hospital during the first 48 hours of life and the second taken once Abigail was home. This is not so much a preview post as it is a “look-at-my-beautiful-new-niece-I-love-her-so” show off type post…

Anyway, it is with great joy that I introduce our sweet beautiful rainbow baby Abigail Rose!

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wascher-smith family shoot

We could not have picked a more beautiful night for a family photo session! I had a great time with these guys. The little ones were so patient and well-behaved, it made the shoot go so quickly and smoothly. I have a bad habit of over-shooting and getting WAY too many shots of one pose… the setting and the subjects were so perfect, that it was impossible to stop snapping! So glad Corbyn and Corrine allowed me to take their pictures- it has been such a blessing to see Barrett grow and to get to be the one to capture these moments!

I also have to give a shout out to the very talented John Havens who made a mini size wooden bowtie for me. Barrett was the perfect first little model to show it off!

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ethan shaner

Oh, goodness what can I say about this sweet little guy? Ethan and I had a great time- he and his parents are just as sweet as can be. We roamed around Perry Farms and it was so great just seeing him play, explore, and discover. His eyes shone bright as his dad pointed out turtles and fish in the lake below the bridge. He shrieked with glee when his mama pulled out his favorite toy trucks. Little boys are something so special, and I am so excited about this little guy’s personality shining through these shots!

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