I took these pictures awhile ago but am sadly just now getting around to blogging them. Natalie was my roommate in college and great friend still to this day! It was a joy to be able to photograph her sweet little kiddos! Here are just a few of my favorites from the session…..
Christmas is just around the corner….or at least that’s what all of the retail stores make you think. Christmas card pics won’t take themselves! I have a few spots still open for mini sessions this next week for Fredericksburg and weekend for San Antonio. Call, email, or message me to reserve your spot and time!
It’s that time of year again! Fall mini sessions are just around the corner! This is a perfect time to have your Christmas card pics taken or just update a family photo! You can book your session now….space will be limited.
These precious girls were photographed back in the Spring (hence the bluebonnets) but I am just now getting around to blogging their session. I had so much fun with the bluebonnet mini sessions and cannot wait to do it again this next Spring! The bluebonnets were tall and thick and just perfect for pictures!
Kindergarten. That just seems like such a big word. Let me start with the cliche, “it feels like yesterday that we were bringing him home for the hospital.” Okay, it doesn’t exactly feel like yesterday but it sure doesn’t feel like it was that long ago! Tomorrow is his first day and let me be honest, I’m sad. I’m sad because I am “sending him off.” He is going to be with someone else more throughout the day than with me. That’s huge! I am entrusting my little five-year old boy to someone else to teach and mold him for many hours during the day, everyday. It’s a good thing that we like her and she happens to be a friend of ours . In my state of being irrational, I told Shane just before he left for a work trip today (yes, I am on my own to drop off our first born at kindergarten tomorrow and I’m not okay with that) that I feel like my parenting stops here and someone else takes over. As he tried not to laugh at my ridiculousness, he told me that couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth is that parenting is just going to get sweeter with Gage. He is going to have new questions, new struggles and new adventures that we get to walk through with him. We get to be there when he gets home to “unpack” his day and hear all about what he learned, loved, struggled with and has questions about. It’s going to be a whole new adventure for us and I am trying to get excited and ready for it. That doesn’t exactly change the fact that I haven’t been able to stop crying for the past few days thinking about it, but I know that I am not alone in this. It’s hard to believe, but as much as I love him and have his best interest in mind, God loves him that much more. His plans for Gage are perfect. He loves Gage and is more concerned with Gage’s well-being than I ever will be. If that’s not comforting, then I don’t know what is. Of course, this doesn’t guarantee that it’ll be easy for him or that he won’t struggle, but it does guarantee that I’m not the one in the driver’s seat.
So here’s to a great year, Gager. You make us so proud and we can’t wait to see how much you will grow this year! We love you to pieces. Love, Mom and Dad
So after taking a LONG break this summer, I have decided that I can’t put off blogging anymore. It’s probably one of the hardest things for me to keep up with. So for the next few weeks/month, I’m going to commit to blogging some sessions that should have been up awhile ago. So to start it off, here is the ADORABLE little Parker Smith! He has the cutest smile and often little smirk. He was a little wary of me at first with a camera in his face, but that was nothing a few jelly beans couldn’t fix! However, he started to catch onto the trick and decided to work it to his advantage. He was on a sugar high by the end of the session. It was fun though! Here are some of my favorites…
These past few days our family spent time at one of the greatest camps on earth, T Bar M. At the end of each summer, they offer a family camp and we have been attending for the past four summers. My sister, Cat, and her family also go which makes it extra fun and special for us! It’s such a great time of teaching, playing, adventures, trying new things and just spending good, quality time with our family and friends. We leave each time feeling refreshed, connected as a family and ready for the busy weeks ahead. These are just a few pics, mainly from our super hero night. I didn’t pull my camera out much (except for my phone camera) so that I could just enjoy our time and not get too carried away with pics.
Goodbye Family Camp! See you next summer…
It’s about time for me to start blogging again! I’ve taken a “summer break” or maybe the thought of sitting at the computer anymore these days is not so appealing . We’ve had a busy summer, to say the least, but now that school is just around the corner I feel like maybe life will get back to “normal.”
In the meantime, I did manage to take some bridals pics of the beautiful Becca Mechler! Here are some of my favorites…
Sally might be one of the cutest babies EVER! She is like a little angelic doll. Her big blue eyes and lips are to die for! That might sound weird for me to say but once you see her, you’ll totally get it. I’ve known her parents, Katie and David, for awhile and love that we live in Fredericksburg together! I grew up in the same hometown as Katie, and I know David from working at camp together. What a crazy, small world that we are living in the same small town now! It’s been fun getting to hang out with them here and watch sweet Sally “grow up.” I had to include the first two pics because I was cracking up at her expressions! She was so unsure about that bow.